Storyhouse in Chester has announced the cast for The Wizard of Oz taking place at the multi-award-winning venue this Christmas.
Storyhouse’s artistic director Alex Clifton will direct the RSC production of the classic MGM motion picture.
Performing in the company will be:
Consuela Rolle as Dorothy – Remember, Remember (Other Palace Theatre); Into the Woods (Bernie Grant Theatre).
Ben Oliver as the Tin Man – Kiss me, Kate (UK & International tour); Annie (Piccadilly Theatre); Mary Poppins (UK Tour); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).
Natalie Woods as the Scarecrow – (West End Theatre: Horse in Wind In The Willows (London Palladium); Agnes in Gypsy (Savoy Theatre)
Richard Colvin as the Lion – Sunshine on Leith (UK Tour); A Christmas Carol, Threepenny Opera, Singing in the Rain (Bolton Octagon)
Fergus Rattigan as the Wizard of Oz – Twelfth Night, A Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well and Merry Wives of Windsor (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Ketch in Our Country’s Good, (Ramps on The Moon, national tour)
Kenny Thompson as Uncle Henry – Crowther in The History Boys (Royal National Theatre/national tour); La Paco in Chamaco (Home Manchester)
Natasha Bain as Aunt Em – Mrs Nordstrom in A Little Night Music and Tituba in The Crucible, Storyhouse) and Francisca in Wonder Girl (First Bites festival at The Oval House)
Zara Ramm as the Wicked Witch of the West – Bristol Old Vic: Pink Mist, Treasure Island, Beasts and Beauties)
Rory McNerney as the Jitterbug – West Side Story (Royal Albert Hall / BBC Proms)
Megan-Hollie Robertson as Nikko Commander of the Monkeys – Fredrika in A Little Night Music and Betty in The Crucible (Storyhouse).
Alex Clifton said: “We’re thrilled to have cast this incredibly talented group of actors to perform one of the most celebrated and well-known stories of all time.”
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E Y Harburg, dance and vocal arrangement by Herbert Stothart and orchestration by Larry Wilcox.
Director Alex Clifton
Designer James Perkins
Musical Director Alex Beetschen
Lighting Design Prema Mehta
Sound Design Chris Bogg
Choreogaphy Carl Parris
Tickets are on sale now from £15. Book here.
For more information contact:
PR Manager, Storyhouse
01244 409113, 07886 743 531 firstname.lastname@example.org