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GO OVER THE RAINBOW AT STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE THIS FEBRUARY

Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th February, 7pm and Saturday 9th February at 2.30pm.

Wildcats and Stamford Youth Theatre bring their dazzling production of the timeless classic The Wizard of Oz to the stage!  Meet the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion, who join Dorothy in her quest to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Join them on the yellow brick road for this unforgettable story that captures the hearts of children and the child in all of us.  With songs to sing along to and some unexpected classics too this performance is one not to miss.

Children and Young People aged 7-16 have been working for a number of months on this production with Director Darren O’Sullivan and Choreographer Jessica Auciello. Developing dance, acting and singing skills the cast have worked hard to create an exciting version of this classic tale.  The cast are joined by an additional ensemble made up of children who attend Wildcats classes in both Stamford and Peterborough. 

Amelia Thompson Collins, age 11 from Ketton attends Ketton C of E Primary School and is playing the Tin Man. Amelia said ‘

Lois Bull, age 12 from Stamford who attends Casterton College said  "I’ve really liked being part of a proper show. I’ve enjoyed working with different people from different schools and different age groups and I’ve learned a lot. I’m excited to be playing Miss Gulch because I’ve never played a bad character before and it’s fun being evil! My favourite song is No Bad News.'

The show project has been run by Stamford Arts Centre and managed by Caz Dolby, owner of Wildcats. Caz said ‘The cast of Wizard of Oz have worked hard over the past months to put on this performance for family, friends and a wider audience. It has been lovely to see how all of them have grown and developed in their performance abilities and I look forward to seeing the end result at the theatre soon’.

For tickets go to the  Stamford Arts Centre website or call 01780 763203.