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The Wizard of Oz

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

December 28 [+mat], 29, 30, 31 1993 – January 1 [+mat] & 2 [+mat] 1994

The Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum – adapted by Frank Gabrielson
Music & Lyrics from the MGM Motion Picture Score by Harold Arlen  &  E. Y. Harburg

Directed by
Betty Dawes

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“Colourful and exciting”
– Publicity–


Brian Moulton – Joe [a farmhand]

Ralph Dawes – Jim [another farmhand]

Daphne Thornton – Aunt Em

Ron Cheesman – Uncle Henry

Tanja McGhie – Dorothy

Kevin Isaac – Munchkin Farmer

Frances Moulton – Mayor of the Munchkins

Jane Porter – Munchkin Coroner

Hazel Starns – Sorceress of the North [The Good Witch]

Margaret Ockenden – The Wicked Witch of the West

Matthew Bartlett – Scarecrow

Andy Chalk – The Tin Woodman

Ray Hopper – The Cowardly Lion

Ron Cheesman – Private

Linda Mostyn – Oz Lady

Ralph Dawes – Lord Growlie

Joanna Chalk – Gloria [his daughter]

Rebecca Faggetter – Girl

Peter McGhie – Wizard of Oz

Iris Roberts – First Witch

Judith Berrill – Second Witch

Brian Moulton – Tibia

Kevin Isaac – Ozmas

Joan Bearman – Munchkin & Citizens of Oz

Judith Berrill – Munchkin & Citizens of Oz

Joanna Chalk – Munchkin & Citizens of Oz

Rebecca Faggetter – Munchkin & Citizens of Oz

Margaret Hilchey – Munchkin & Citizens of Oz

Shereen Jones – Munchkin & Citizens of Oz

Linda Mostyn – Munchkin & Citizens of Oz

Sue Whittaker – Munchkin & Citizens of Oz

Steven Allnutt – Child

Rachel Bennett – Child

Joanna Benson – Child

Laura Isaac – Child

Stuart Isaac – Child

Ross Martin – Child

Natasha McGhie – Child

Aimee Sadler – Child

Sandra Shimmen – Child

Gemma Smith – Child

Emma Tunbridge – Child

Hayley Whitehead – Child

Joan Bearman – Dancer

Shereen Jones – Dancer

Sheila Neesham – Dancer

Jane Porter – Dancer



Karen Smith [flute]

Leigh-Ann Floate [clarinet]

Louise Sharp [clarinet]

Samantha Chandler [tenor saxophone]

Nick Ryder [piano]

Bob Ryder [guitar & bass]

Jonathon Dawes [drums]


Production Crew

Assistant to DirectorJane Porter

Musical DirectorNick Ryder

ChoreographerJane Porter

ChoreographerMeriel Taylor

Set DesignAmanda Dawes

Stage ManagerDave Comber

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingJudith Berrill

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingBrian Box

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingDave Collis

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingDave Comber

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingMichael Davy

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingRalph Dawes

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingMark Flower

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingSheila Neesham

Stage Crew, Set Building & PaintingFrances Thorne

Lighting & SoundFrances Thorne

Lighting & SoundTrevor Langley

Lighting & SoundPatrick Roberts

Wardrobe MistressFrances Moulton

Lion Costume [Designer & Maker]Amanda Dawes

Tinman, Scarecrow Costume [Designer & Maker]Frances Moulton

PropertiesMargaret Davy

PropertiesSue Whittaker

Box OfficeJill Redman

Front of House ManagerMargaret Murrell

PublicityJudith Atkinson

PhotographyGeorge Laye