Programme & Press Cutting

Production Date:  July 1992

Directed by: June Colledge

Playwright:  Frank Baum

Genre: Musical Fantasy

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill




Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em and her little dog Toto. One day their farmhouse with Dorothy inside is caught up in a tornado and deposited in a field in the country of the Munchkins. The falling house kills the Wicked Witch of the East. The Good Witch of the North comes with the Munchkins to greet Dorothy and gives her a pair of magic slippers that the Wicked Witch of the East was wearing when she was killed.


In order to return home to, the Good Witch of the North tells Dorothy that she will have to go to the "Emerald City" and ask the Wizard of Oz to help her. On her way down the road paved with yellow brick to the Emerald City,


Dorothy frees the Scarecrow from the pole he is hanging on, restores the movements of the rusted Tin Woodman with an oilcan and encourages the Cowardly Lion to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City. The Scarecrow wants to get a brain, the Tin Woodman a heart, and the Cowardly Lion, courage. All are convinced by Dorothy that the Wizard can help them too. Together, they overcome obstacles on the way.


PLAYWRIGHTS: Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), adapted by Frank Gabrielson

Stage Manager

Deputy Stage Manager

Set Design & Artwork

Assistant Designer

Set Construction & Backstage Crew


Wardrobe Mistress

Wardrobe Team



Technical Manager

Technical Team

Front of House Manager

Box Office

Jon Fox

Geoff Twyman

Geoff Twyman

Jaimie Todd

Keith Griffiths, Lucy Harris, Leslie Robbins,

David Bevan, Allan Herbert, Mark Herbert,

Laurie Parsons,Terry Thompsett & Adam Wallace

Pat Griffiths

Val Herbert & Jo White

Hilary Smith, Helen Wiggins & Jill Glasgow

Julia Clark

Tim Kendell

Brenda Upton, Chris Childs & Gavin Hacket

Rosalind Wood

Graham Wood





Graham Knight

Pearl White
Frank Oakley

Bekki Adams

Daphne Mainwaring

Maureen Thomas

Michael Wright

Linda Parry

Leon Figg

Gina Paul

Alex Monroe

Rebecca Powell

June Colledge

Jaimie Todd

Neil Batsford

Peter Case

Nicola Wood

Rachel Dingle

Ellie Peckham

Karren Bennett

Sally Doxford

Isla Glaister

Leon Figg

Norma Somerville

Jim Wilson

Melinda White

Alan Carter

Jo White

Linda Parry

Michael Wright


Aunt Em

Uncle Henry


Farm Lady

Farm Lady

Munchkin Farmer

Munchkin Lady

Mayor of the Munchkins

Sorceress Of The North



Wicked Witch Of The West




General 1

General 2

General 3

General 4

General 5

General 6


Oz Lady

Lord Growlie


Wizard of Oz

First Witch

Second Witch

Tibia / Oz Man




Choreography by: Suzi Allan



Jamie Bannerman, Hannah Bristow, Samantha Childs, Jodie Culshaw, Alicia Davison, Sarah Hall, Kimberley Keys, Daniel Keys, Debbie Knight, Natalie Langston, Chris Marshall, Kirsty McCulloch, Elaine Oliver, Claire Parris, Linda Parry, Hannah Peckham, Tim Rowland, Kelly Waner & Kelly Webb



Karren Bennett, Caroline Hall, Daniel Knight, Caroline Ridley, Kate Saunders, Emma Sutherland & Nicola Wood.Dancers: Rachel Dingle, Sally Doxford, Isla Glaister & Ellie Peckham




Piano: Alan Barker 

Drums: Ted Haskell 

BHTC Production Number: 160

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