Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends as the Lynden Players promise to grant your Christmas wishes – with the help of the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Based on the beloved children’s book by L. Frank Baum, this year’s production, written by James Barry, takes the original story and weaves in some of your favourite pantomime traditions.
“It’s a classic story for all the family.” said director Joanna Bailey. “The show is based on the book, not the Hollywood musical, so we won’t be going ‘over the rainbow’, but there are definitely songs that you will know and we encourage you to sing along!”
In the story, Dorothy, played by Abigail Woodhead, must travel to the Emerald City to ask Oz the great and powerful wizard to help her get back home to her family. Along the way, Dorothy and her little dog Toto meet a scarecrow (Miles Doughty), a tin man (Greg Cole, making his LP debut) and a cowardly lion (Jess Cherry), who each have their own requests for the Wizard, played by Gill Peeling. Their mission is aided by the beautiful good witch Glinda (Chloe Cardin-Stewart) and hampered by the Wicked Witch of the West (Jemma-Louise Smith at her absolute scariest) and her reluctant sidekick Riff Raff (Justin Clinch). As you will expect from Lynden Players, the show features a hard working supporting cast of munchkins, woodland creatures, monkeys and townsfolk who sing and dance their socks off.
The Lynden Players have cut their ticket prices this year to try and make a seasonal trip to the theatre a little more affordable. Tickets are £10 adults/£8 under 18s. Book online at ticketsource.co.uk/lyndenplayers or call the box office 07849 062739