Riel Theatre presents: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L Frank Baum’s, The Won­der­ful Wiz­ard of Oz, made famous by the icon­ic 1939 musi­cal film is giv­en a dis­tinct­ly dif­fer­ent treat­ment in our drama­ti­sa­tion by Lin­da Mar­shall Grif­fiths which rein­states some of the events and char­ac­ters of L Frank Baum’s clas­sic book.

When a tor­na­do strikes Dorothy’s farm­house in Kansas, she is lift­ed to the mag­i­cal world of Oz where she embarks upon a ter­ri­fy­ing and per­ilous jour­ney to find her way back home.

Imme­di­ate­ly she makes some pow­er­ful ene­mies by acci­den­tal­ly killing the Wicked Witch of the East and claim­ing her sil­ver shoes. Des­per­ate to return home her adven­ture takes her to the City of Emer­alds to meet the Wiz­ard of Oz.

On the way she makes some new friends, a Scare­crow, a Tin Wood­man and a Lion who have their own rea­sons for want­i­ng to see the Wiz­ard. Pur­sued by the fright­en­ing Kali­dah beasts, the vio­lent Fly­ing Mon­keys and the all see­ing Wicked Witch of the West will they make it to the Emer­ald City and have what they most desire?

Drama­tised by Lin­da Mar­shall Grif­fiths

DOROTHY.….….….Amelia Clark­son
WIZ­ARD OF OZ / KALI­DAH / UNCLE HENRY..Jonathan Kee­ble
SCARECROW.….….….…Kevin Eldon
TINMAN.….….….….Burn Gor­man
LION.….….….….…..Zubin Var­la
WITCH OF THE NORTH / SOUTH / WEST / AUNT EM .……Emma Field­ing
KING MON­KEY / MINER.….….…Andrew West­field
MUNCHKIN / GATEKEEPER.….….Graeme Haw­ley

Orig­i­nal Music by Olly Fox
Sound Design by Steve Brooke
Direct­ed by Nadia Moli­nari.

Join us at the Claren­don Con­ser­va­to­ry from 7pm SLT on Thurs­day night or tune in to
http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

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