Friday, 20 April 2018

Yellow bricks lead to Mapledurham

A STELLAR cast of actors is coming to Mapledurham House next week to stage an all-new open-air adaptation

A STELLAR cast of actors is coming to Mapledurham House next week to stage an all-new open-air adaptation of

The Wizard of Oz
.

You are invited to click your heels and head on down the Yellow Brick Road to the show being staged by Immersion Theatre on Thursday (August 4).

Gates open at noon for picnics and the performance starts at 1pm.

Rachel Stratton will play Dorothy, having previously starred in international tours of



Shrek the Musical
as well as the West End production of

Rainbow Magic Live
.

Matthew Forbes plays the brainless Scarecrow, straight from his role as associate director of puppetry and movement on the National Theatre’s worldwide smash hit production of

War Horse
.

Other notable credits include the lead in Dundee Rep’s



The Witches


and voicing the title role in Disney’s



Boyster

Rachel and Matthew are joined by Rob Gathercole as the Tin Man, James Clifford as the Lion and Rochelle Parry as the Wicked Witch of the West, all of whom have extensive experience across the West End, UK touring productions and pantomime.

Tickets are £9 for adults and £7 for children and seniors, with family tickets £28. To book, call 0118 972 3350 or visit the website www.mapledurham.co.uk



AN “experimental” arts and music festival is coming to Braziers Park at Ipsden next weekend.

Supernormal runs from Friday, August 5, to Sunday, August 7. Around 1,500 people are expected on site.

A spokesman for the organisers said: “It offers a platform for artists, performers and musicians to work collaboratively and creatively for a new kind of audience seeking experiences out of the mainstream.”

For full details, visit www.supernormalfestival.co.uk



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