Family entertainment awaits audiences with the Wizard of Oz

December 19 2017
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A SHOW being staged by the Parish Players in Tockington will be a real family affair.

A SHOW being staged by the Parish Players in Tockington will be a real family affair.

Many young people, their siblings and parents are involved both on and off-stage in the Wizard of Oz, which is due to run during the February school holiday.

They include Isobel Lambie, who shares the role of Dorothy with Aggie Barnes. Isobel’s sister, Bryony, plays a Munchkin and Aggie’s sister, Jemima, is dance captain of the production.

Among other well-known characters is Scarecrow, played by David Proud, Tin Man, a role filled by newcomer Paul Dimery, and Cowardly Lion, performed by Ray Hale. Richard Newley appears as the Wizard.

Favourite songs such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead will feature in the show, which opens in Tockington Parish Hall on Wednesday, February 14, and runs nightly at 7.30pm until Saturday, February 17.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, January 6, in Olveston Stores, where they can be bought from 9.30am-11.30am. They cost £10 for adults, £7 for children and £12 for premium seats and can also be bought from January 7 by phoning 01454 202011.

The production’s creative team is led by director Linda Evans, with Chloe Allsopp Jones as musical director.