FDS - The Wizard of Oz poster

The Wizard of Oz

A pantomime by L. Frank Baum
Thursday 13 January 1994 - Saturday 15 January 1994
& Thursday 20 January 1994 - Saturday 22 January 1994
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Carolyn Taylor and Lucy Walden
Producer: Jo Webster
Musical Director: Debra Warner

Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Matinées on Saturdays only.
Tickets were available from John Maxwell Hair Studio, 2 London Street, Faringdon.

wizard-of-oz-1994-4Dorothy, an orphan who lived with her uncle and aunt in Kansas, was accidentally brought by a cyclone, as the cyclone lifted the house Dorothy and her dog, Toto, were in, to the Land of Oz. The house accidentally landed on a Wicked Witch of the East and killed her, which made the Munchkins freed from the Wicked Witch slavery. Despite the beauty of the Land of Oz and the gratefulness of the Munchkins, Dorothy still wanted to go back to Kansas. Thus the Good Witch of the North, which came to the Land of the East after the Munchkins sent her a message about the incident, suggested Dorothy to see the Great Wizard in the City of Emerald and ask him for help. So then with the kiss of the Good Witch of the North on her forehead, and the silver shoes of the killed Wicked Witch of the East on her feet, she went to see the Great Oz…and her adventures begin.

The action starts in Kansas where Dorothy is whisked away to the land of Oz.

More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz

Wizard Of Oz 1994 3

Sarah Nutbrown; Claire Green; Christina Willett


Christina Willett; Kate Peer

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Kate Peer (witch); Christina Willett

Wizard Of Oz 1994 1

Christina Willett; Joan Lee; Dave Headey

Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)

This was our first production to include a Saturday matinée.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Aunt Em - Jo Webster
Joe - Matthew Wisbey
Uncle Henry - Tim Reeves
Dorothy - Christina Willett
Sorceress of the North - Debbie Lock
Munchkin Farmer - Naomi Whale
Mayor - Lubna Yaqub
Barrister - Jenny Crosby
Coroner - Sarah McDougall
Witch of the West - Kate Peer
Scarecrow - Dave Headey
Tin Man - Tim Reeves
Lion - Joan Lee
Generals - Kate Lord; Roger Leitch; Debbie Lock
Private - Walther Schoonenberg
A Lady of Oz - Irene Schoonenberg
Lord Growlie - Ieuan Thomas
Gloria - Claire Green
Gloria's friend - Sarah Nutbrown
Visiting Witches - Helen Barter; Jo Webster
Tibia - Rory Willett
The Wizard of Oz - Roger Leitch
Ozmas - Julian Probert
Jitterbug dancers - Hayley Benton; Laura Carter; Leanne Clarke; Jenny Crosby; Laura Hussey; Karen Pugh; Kelly Smith
Farmhands / Munchkins / Ozians - Emma Carter; Tamsin Irving; Jessica Lee; Sarah McDougall; Emily Payne; Julian Probert; Laura Reeves; Theo Smith; Rebecca Steele; Naomi Whale; Hannah Wilkinson; Matthew Wisbey; Lubna Yaqub
Skeleton dancers - Leanne Clarke; Jenny Crosby; Laura Hussey; Kelly Smith
Musicians - Debra Warner; Joyce Carter; Shelley Mobbs; Emma Warner

See programme for further details.

Production No.114 (8 shows were performed over 6 days)