Careline Theatre Alcalali

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

The Director

Dorothy M. Fish

Director's Notes
It’s panto time again. So hold onto your seats, click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Dorothy with her little dog Toto as they journey through a magical land, helped and hindered along the way by the three Witches, to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and fulfil their hearts desires. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the cast and all the crew behind the scenes for their hard work and support.

Director Dorothy M. Fish

 

Cast of Characters
(In Order of Appearance)

Munchkin 1

Lily Hamer
Munchkin 2 Max Davis
Munchkin 3 James Harris

Princess Margarette

Olivia Partington
Dorothy Elysha Fish
Aunt Em Dennis Arthurs
Witch of the North Kaye Stubley
Witch of the West Candida Wright
Witch of the South Lynne Martin
Scarecrow Brenda Smethurst
Lion Roger Brown
Tin Man Robin Baxter
Woodlander Tony Lawley
Gatekeeper Scott Hamer
Chamberlain Tony Lawley
Prince Emerald Andy Orr
The Wizard Hugh Norton

 

Chorus

Leah Brett, Yanna Geylenberg, Sara Hamer, Arnica Honing, Janet Walker, Liz Yardley, Poppy Campbell

 

Junior Chorus
Lily Hamer, Max Davis, James Harris, Megan Birch, Olly Clay, Emma Clay, Justus Honing, Rosalie Honing, Isabelle Borger


Stage Manager

Sonia Crabb
Stage Crew Andy Crabb, Alan Gill, Dave Henderson, Mike Wadsworth
Back Cloth Design & Painting Andy Crabb
Assisted by Imane Mia Belanouane, Marian & Neil Carter, Alison & Kirsty McInnis, Lynn Wishart
Set Constructors & Painters Pollit, Dave Henderson, Lee Walker, Don Hanson, Alan Gill, Mike Wadsworth, Elaine Farrow, Roger Fis
Lighting Director Don Hanson
Assisted by Ellie Hanson
Follow Spots Helen Baxter, Maggie Lawley
Wardrobe Mistress Janet Walker
Milliner, Wigs & Accessories Kaye Stubley
Props Sylvia Johnson, Lynn Wishart
Dame’s Dresser Lynn Wishart
Dresser, Chorus/Cast Lynn Mace
Junior’s Chaperones Jayne Harris, Caroline Clay
Front of House Managers Gill Ward, Hazel Worrall, Jenny Hart
Front of House Staff Anna Cameron, Marian & Neil Carter, Peter Clague, Keith Hart, Anne & Derek Martyr, Alison Mclnnes, Patricia Taylor, Ken Ward, Sandra & Dave Williams, Mary Wood, Cohn Worrall
Bar Manager Elaine Farrow
Bar Staff Helen Wadsworth, Lee Walker Peter Hooker
Box Office Sara Hamer, Debbie Conolly
Photography Scott Hamer
Press & Publicity Candida Wright, Sara Hamer
Poster & Programme Candida Wright

 

Choreographer
Suzanna Mace
 
Musical Director
Roger Dean
Suzanna Mace   Roger Dean


Elysha Fish - Dorothy

Elysha Fish — Dorothy

This is Elysha’s first principal role in a pantomime, but she is not new to the world of theatre! She has had various roles including Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, and Lily St. Regis in Annie. Elysha is thirteen & has taken 12 LAMDA examinations in acting, verse, prose and musical theatre, gaining mostly distinctions. She has also performed in numerous dance shows, not only proving her ability to dance, but also her talent as a singer.

Dennis Arthurs- Aunt Em

Andy CrabbDens theatre experience started with his playing a Tree in a Storm. Since then, he’s taught Drama, as well as Theatre Arts, in a variety of senior schools. After retiring, he’s enjoyed directing and performing with Careline Theatre. This is his third outing as a Dame. And hopefully not his last!

Brenda Smethurst - Scarecrow
Brenda Smethurst — ScarecrowBrenda is one of the founder members of Careline Theatre, appearing in numerous roles starting as a quite slim Dandini in Cinderella! Since then she has found her niche playing
character roles and has often been referred to as Mrs. Pantomime! Brenda’s cousin is playing alongside her as the Tin Man, although this is the first time they have acted together. Their parents will be looking down with pride!
Roger Brown- Cowardly Lion
Roger Brown — Cowardly Lion

After forty years and more than eighty shows as singer, actor or director back in the UK, this
is Roger’s debut with Careline Theatre. He is delighted to be a part of such a great team and
looks forward to many more outings in the future.

Robin Baxter- Tin Man

Robin Baxter — Tin ManRobin joined Careline in 2002 and was happy working back stage. But in 2008 he had the chance to play Pike in Dad’s Army and then there was no stopping him. This is now his ninth major role, and this time Robin has used all his Blue Peter skills to make the Tin Man costume himself.

Andy Orr - Prince Emerald
Andy Orr — Prince Emerald

Andy is not a stranger to the stage. When he was fourteen years old, he appeared in the chorus for Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He was then offered the part of the lead boy in Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood and played Oliver in his high school production of Oliver Twist. It wasn’t until now, in 2012, when he auditioned for the Emerald Prince for this year’s panto that his passion for theatre was reignited.

Olivia Partington - Princess Margarette
JoshuaOlivia Partington - Princess Margarette

Olivia’s love for theatre started when she joined Careline in their 2006 pantomime, Treasure Island. Since then she’s caught the theatre bug, gaining lead roles such as Annie, Ashgirl, Jane Eyre and Brigitta — all lovable characters. However she’s happy to be wearing a tiara again as The Princess in this year’s pantomime.

Candida Wright - Wicked Witch of the West

Candida Wright - Wicked Witch of the West Comedy is her forte and Candida as a baddy in panto brings you the chance to laugh and boo at the same time. Performing on stage since primary school has given her a chance to dance, sing and act in many shows and many parts. Candida also directs for Careline and hopes to do so again in 2014 with the new script of, The Full Monty... Watch this space, boys!

Kaye Stubley - Good Witch of the North
Kaye Stubley — Good Witch of the North

For this year’s Panto, Kaye is swapping her last role in Sandcastles as social climbing Bernice to broomstick-riding Clarissa. Having appeared in many productions in the UK & Spain, Kaye first tasted the stage at the age of four. A member of Careline for many years Kaye is also responsible for making the amazing hats for the Careline productions too.

Lynne Martin - Good Witch of the South
Lynne Martin - Good Witch of the South

Lynne has been on and off stage since the age of four. Since moving to Spain some twenty years ago she has been involved with several other local theatre companies and has enjoyed many varied roles through the years. This is her first outing with Careline and she is thoroughly enjoying her time in panto with everyone - OH YES SHE IS!!

Tony Lawley - Woodlander & Chamberlain
Tony Lawley — Woodlander & Chamberlain

Tony has appeared in four previous Careline pantos and a variety of other productions, most recently as Alan (‘The Dabbler’) in State of Affairs and William in Sandcastles. Lured back to panto after several years’ absence he is looking forward to not one but two minor roles, described in the script as “weird, eccentric” and ‘a pedantic snob’ - typecast again?

Hugh Norton — Wizard of Oz
Hugh Norton — Wizard of Oz

Lynne has been on and off stage since the age of four. Since moving to Spain some twenty years ago she has been involved with several other local theatre companies and has enjoyed many varied roles through the years. This is her first outing with Careline and she is thoroughly enjoying her time in panto with everyone - OH YES SHE IS!!

Scott Hamer Gate Keeper
Scott Hamer - Gate Keeper

This is Scott’s first performance since his Primary School Nativity, aged ten. He’s loving being back on stage as well as helping with other aspects of the pantomime. Scott has only lived in Spain for eighteen months and enjoys meeting new people, both from his own hairdressing business and on stage!

Lead Munchkins -

1 - Lily Hamer
2 - Max Davis
3 - James Harris

Dancers
  Chorus
 
 
 
Chorus & Dancers

 


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