Talented children from a Wimborne school are bringing one of the best loved musicals back to life with their stage production of The Wizard of OZ.
Students from St Michael’s Middle School are set to wow audiences when they tread the boards as Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion and the whole host of characters who make up the magical world of Oz.
They will also be joined by their four-legged friend Molly who is taking on the famous role of Dorothy’s dog Toto.
Their production of The Wizard of Oz will be held across two nights at QE School, Wimborne on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 April.
Headteacher, Ron Jenkinson, said: “Our musical theatre productions are becoming one of the most anticipated events in the school calendar.
“It’s great to be able to perform at the QE School once again, with its professional staging and lighting.”
“This year’s cast and crew have done a brilliant job bringing The Wizard of Oz to life and we’re incredibly impressed with the talent that’s on show.”
The show stars Year 8 student Felicity Legg as Kansas girl Dorothy who, along with her dog Toto, is swept up in a Tornado and transported to the magical world of Oz.
On her quest to get back to Kansas she needs to meet the infamous Wizard of Oz (played by Aidan Tollet) and defeat the Wicked Witch of the West (Jemima Vivian).
She is helped on her way by the Good Witch of the North (Sophie Spencer-Hales) and three new friends – Scarecrow (Kaela Shaw), Tin Man (Justin Anderson) and Lion (Floyd Hurst). Year 7 pupil Andrew Rae plays the guard to the Emerald City who eventually lets them through the gates to meet Oz.
Altogether, 54 children from Years 7 and 8 have been involved in the production as either cast or crew and several others were involved in the creation of the set in the lead up to the show.
Tickets for St Michael’s Middle School’s production of The Wizard of Oz are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/123314 Tickets will stop selling online an hour before the show starts but any remaining tickets will be available to buy on the door.
St Michael’s Middle School is one of seven First and Middle schools in Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, St John’s First School, Merley First School, HayeswoodFirst School and WitchamptonFirst School.
All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
WAT was formed in March 2015.
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