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Preview: Wizard of Oz at Newcastle Theatre Royal

North East Musical Theatre Company Returns To The Theatre Royal

Wizard of Oz
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 25thJuly to Saturday 29th July 2017

Rehearsal images -
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Toto
Newcastle Musical Theatre Company (NMTC) will take audiences somewhere over the rainbow at Newcastle Theatre Royal in a magical performance of the classic musical Wizard of Oz from Tuesday 25 July to Saturday 29 July 2017.

Rehearsal images
The beloved favourite sees Dorothy Gale, a young girl from Kansas, swept from her home by a tornado and land in the fantastical world of Oz. With her dog Toto, and help from her newly found friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, she battles a Wicked Witch on an adventure to find her way home.

Rehearsal images -
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Toto
Directed by Pauleen Gilbert, choreographed by Sandra Laidler and with musical direction by Malcolm Moffatt, audiences can sing along to favourite songs If I Only Had a Brain, Jitterbug and of course Somewhere Over the Rainbow as they follow Dorothy on a journey of imagination, courage and friendship.

Rehearsal images - Munchkins
Victoria Monaghan and Lucy Conroy share the lead as wide-eyed Dorothy, with Jonathon Hill as the brainless Scarecrow, Dan Greener as the Tin Man, and Jonathan Cash as Cowardly Lion, as well as Claire Blake as the Wicked Witch of the West and Nikki Cunningham as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South.

Rehearsal images
In this dazzling and energetic performance, the 35 strong adult cast are this year joined by more than 30 children playing the parts of the Munchkins.

Newcastle Musical Theatre Company
Established in 1948, NMTC have performed a major production at Newcastle Theatre Royal, every year for the last 60 years (excepting 1986, due to the theatre’s refurbishment). Although an amateur dramatics company, each show is directed, choreographed, set and staged to a professional standard and a major under-taking with production costs exceeding £100,000 per show.

Each year, the company chooses to support fundraising for a local charity. This year NMTC have chosen to assist Northumbria Blood Bikes.

Whilst technically amateur performers, NMTC has performed at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal for over 60 years, staging exceptional productions that have, on occasion, even beaten London’s own West End ticket sales.

NMTC’s Newcastle Theatre Royal production of Wizard of Oz will take place from 25-29 July at 7.00pm with addition matinee performances on 27-29 July at 2.00pm, with tickets available at £10.00.

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