Despite the recent flurries of snow, this Christmas Trinity Theatre invites you ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ with their magical production of The Wizard Of Oz, running from this Thursday (14 December) to Wednesday 3 Jan 2018.
After four years of negotiation, Trinity has secured the rights to the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation. The show is realised by the creative team behind Oliver! and last year’s spellbinding production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and featuring an adorable Toto, all the iconic songs from the Oscar-winning movie score will be brought to Tunbridge Wells including “We’re Off To See The Wizard”!
When farmgirl Dorothy (and her dog, Toto!) are carried off by a tornado to the magical Land of Oz, she must unite with a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and find her way back home to Kansas. The show combines the spectacle of flying monkeys and the Emerald City with a timeless message that we already possess the qualities of bravery and compassion most important to us, and is sure to provide a feel-good boost of festive optimism this Christmas season.
In celebration of Trinity Theatre’s 35th year, The Wizard of Oz is their most ambitious and spectacular family Christmas show yet. Trinity continues to place great emphasis on involving young people in the arts through their Youth Theatre and work with local schools, and are proud to be including 24 local young people in the Oz Company. For many, this will be their first opportunity to work with professionals, providing a unique and inspiring experience for all those involved.
The Wizard Of Oz is produced by Trinity Theatre Productions, directed by John Martin, with musical direction from Tony Stenson, and choreography by Elizabeth Witt.
****In order to kick off your Christmas early, My Tunbridge Wells has a family ticket (4) for the 1pm performance this Saturday (16 December) to give away!***
So grab your ruby slippers and click your heels, a lucky winner is off to see The Wizard! Enter the competition over on the My Tunbridge Wells Facebook Page HERE and Instagram HERE. A winner will be chosen at random this Thursday at 10am.
Tickets can be purchased here, or by calling the Box Office on 01892 678678.