CBBC star to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in York

The Wicked Witch (Kelly Burley) confronts Dorothy
7 Jun 2017 @ 10.22 pm
| Entertainment

Visit The Joseph Rowntree Theatre this month and you’ll be transported into fantasy land.

With two exciting new plays being showcased by We Are Theatre, it looks set to be an entertaining month.

So what’s on?

Wyrd Sisters

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

June 20 and 21


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Don’t miss Stephen Briggs’ adaptation of Wyrd Sisters, from one of Terry Prachett’s Discworld novels.

Meet Granny Weatherwax, played by Karen Kitching, who is considered the best witch in the whole of Discworld, or how about Nanny Ogg, played by Caroline Rigden, who is considered the joker of the three sisters.

Cast of Wyrd Sisters

And of course, not forgetting Magrat, played by York student Jaia Genet, the youngest of the Wyrd trio, to whom Ben Butterworth, the fool, falls hopelessly in love with.

This highly entertaining comedy will have you laughing your socks off! It is filled with murder, ghosts, stimulating characters and witty humour.

The Wizard Of Oz

They’re off to see the wizard…

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

June 23 and 24


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If one play isn’t enough for you, then be sure to join Dorothy and the gang in their adventure to find The Wizard of Oz.

The play stars 13-year old Indie Star Ramsay-Wilson, previously seen on CBBC’s Sam and Mark’s Christmas Wind Up, as well as featuring in the PQA production The Lazy Ace playing the lead role of Angel.

This time, she takes on the role of Dorothy, as she explores the magical land of Oz on her journey along the yellow brick road.

Along the way, you will join her in meeting some well-known friends including Scarecrow, played by Meg Badrick, Tin Man, played by John Hawker and the cowardly Lion, played by Mike Kimpton.

And not forgetting Toto, the cutest little dog in the whole of Oz, played by Reggie the Shih Tzu. He will steal your heart right from the very beginning.

But watch out, the Wicked Witch, played by Kelly Burley, will do whatever she can to steal the ruby red slippers from Dorothy and stop her from getting back to Kansas.

Featuring all of the classic songs from the original film, such as Over the Rainbow and We’re off to see the Wizard, this is a must-see production that is made for all ages to enjoy.