Wizard of Oz

Production Officials

Producer/Director: Andy Poulton

Musical Director: Karl babarczi

Choreographer: Lindsey Grant

Lighting Director: Alec Corbett

Sound Engineer: Ian Davies - Black Country Audio

Costumes: Triple C Costume Hire & Tamason Poulton

Scenery: UK Productions Ltd

Stage Manager: Lisa Bird assisted by Scott Parker


Synopsis

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls of her age, often dreams of what may lie over the rainbow. One day a tornado hits her home town and carries her away to picturesque Munchkinland, at the other end of the rainbow.The Munchkins treat Dorothy as a hero because, in landing, her house accidentally killed the Wicked Witch of the East, who had long tormented them. Dorothy wants to go home to Kansas and seeks help from the kind Sorceress of the North. Only the great Wizard of Oz, says the Sorceress, can help Dorothy to get back to Kansas.Dorothy persuades three friends to accompany her on the trip to the Emerald City to see the Wizard. They are the Scarecrow, who lacks a brain, or so he thinks; the Tin Woodman, who has no heart; and the Cowardly Lion, who would like to have some courage.The Wicked Witch of the West, sister of the Witch killed by Dorothy's arrival, vows vengeance on Dorothy and does all she can to stop Dorothy and her new friends from getting to the Emerald City.However her plots are in vain and Dorothy and the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion reach the Emerald City and meet the Wizard.He will only help them if they kill the Witch of the West – an apparently impossible task. They do, however, succeed, they all get their wishes and then Dorothy realises that she has the power to return home.

DOROTHY GALE

TOTO

EMILY GALE (AUNT EM) / EMERALD CITY GUARD

HENRY GALE (UNCLE HENRY)

HUNK / SCARECROW

HICKORY / TINMAN

ZEKE / COWARDLY LION

MISS ALMIRA GULTCH / WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST

PROFESSOR CHESTER MARVEL / WIZARD OF OZ

GLINDA (GOOD WITCH OF THE NORTH)

TREES

CROWS

WINKIE GENERAL

NIKKO (COMMANDER OF MONKEYS)

JITTERBUG (LEAD DANCERS)

Lydia Tidmarsh

Ivy

Naomi-Leeanne Millard

Garry Homer

Kian Terry

Wayne Butler

Chris Dowen

Phaedra Brickwood

Steve Taylor

Jamie-Leigh Butler

Caterina Churm, Diana Thompson & Alexandra Blunt

Lee Connelly, Shaun Austin & Garry Homer

Lee Connelly

Tilly Bradley / Milly Raybould

Beth Hill & Katie Rabone

Chorus

Shaun Austin, Alexandra Blunt, Caterina Churm, Sophie Clarke, Suze Colbourne, Lee Connelly, Chris Hallett, Claire Hallett, Susanne Hayward, Garry Homer, Deb Jones, Sukhwinder Kaur, Bex Lewis, Charlotte Poulton-Dowen, Steve Robotham, Kathleen Taylor-Millard, Diana Thompson, Emma Thorp, Chyanne Todd-Thrower

Dancers

Maisie Addinell, Ruby Addinell, Jessica Bradbury, Megan Cooper, Hannah Corbett, Sophie Courtnell, Olivia Evans, Beth Hill, Emily Lloyd-Hickman, Freya Poulton, Katie Rabone

Ruby Team

Emelia Brain, Olivia Chambers, Nieve Davies, Alicia Evans, Freya Griffiths, Tara Hill, Elena King, Rosey Muldoon, Joshua Nabbs, Milly Raybould, Nicole Shingler, Bethany Tibble

Emerald Team (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Evening Performances)

Harry Andrews, Jaydan Annakin, Effie Bladen-Hayes, Tilly Bradley, Maisy Cattell, Olivia Davis, Violet Flynn-Jones, Alex Higgs, Lexie Pemberton, Millie Ann Preece-Horden, Aoife Smith-Round