Cradley Player Present The Wizard of Oz
30 November -1
Cradley CofE Primary School (WR13 5LL)
From Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 7.30 pm.
From the sublime to the magical! In 2016, Cradley Village Players celebrated Shakespeare’s special birthday with an evening of poetry and prose. They begin 2017 with something bigger and brasher.
For its first production of the year is The Wizard of Oz - a colourful stage adaptation of the fabulous MGM musical film. It comes complete with those ‘hummable’ songs - Over the Rainbow, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, Follow the Yellow Brick Road and many more - and with the loveable characters we’ve come to cherish.
Jude Sanderson joins CVP from Malvern Theatre Players to play Dorothy while Bill Chadney is the Scarecrow, Russ Shalofsky the Tin Man and Cress Dunnett the Cowardly Lion. David Creed-Newton is the Wiz himself and Judi Creed-Newton the Wicked Witch of the West. Sandra Dudley is the Good Witch, Poppy Stanley plays Aunt Em and Tom van Vuren takes on roles as the General and the Coroner.
Among CVP’s younger players, Lucy Eastham is the Munchkin Mayor, Adam Dudley plays both the Munchkin Farmer and Tibia the Witch’s sidekick, while Ellie Henry, Emma Dudley and Vicki Merker are witches, ghosts and Jitterbugs.
Wynne Harries provides the musical accompaniment for what promises to be a treat for the whole family - young and old. And while he and the cast fine tune their words, the technical team are finalising a sound, lighting and scenic extravaganza.
Directed by Meg Monk - who was responsible for CVP’s hugely successful Christmas Carol - The Wizard of Oz is at Cradley CofE Primary School (WR13 5LL) from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for children of 15 and under and are available from The Butchery, Cradley, online from www.cradleyvillageplayers.com or on the door.