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Go over the rainbow this Autumn

Dorothy Gale lives a rather mundane and ordinary life on a farm in Kansas, where she daydreams all day about life over the rainbow, that is until a twister picks her and her faithful companion Toto up and whirls them to the magical land of Oz!

Once there, Dorothy must follow the Yellow Brick Road, battle Wicked Witches, and find the great and powerful Wizard of Oz who will, hopefully, get Dorothy and Toto back home to Kansas. She will have plenty of friends to help her along the way including a scatty Scarecrow, a tender-hearted Tin Man, and a lily-livered Lion. The Creative Team behind last year’s smash hit production of Oliver! - return to Beccles to help bring a little bit of Ozian magic to the merry old land of Beccles. Join Beccles Public Hall and Theatre this Autumn as we travel over the rainbow and realise there really is no place like home. 

 

Not seen the show? Take a look at the trailer from the professional London show

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CREATIVE TEAM

The team behind bringing the second community musical production to the stage this Autumn.

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Thom Bailey   Director

Thom has worked extensively in both commercial and community theatre for over ten years. Over this time, he has worked on the London Stage, at the Edinburgh Fringe and in numerous regional tours, as well as directing three world premieres of new works. Thom has worked as a theatre manager at two separate theatres, for Arts Council East and has taught drama at numerous schools and youth theatres.

Directing credits include Pantomime at Beccles Public Hall and Theatre, ASB0! The Musical, Lorca’s Yerma, The Lady in the Van, the monologue series Queers, Disco Pigs, Ghost Stories for Christmas, Brief Encounter, Matilda, Chekhov’s Comedy Shorts, The Glass Menagerie, Sweeney Todd, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Community Projects include theatre work for Out There Arts, The Alzheimer’s Society, InAura, the Theatre Royal Norwich Stage Two, the Wellbeing Service (NSFT) and MensCraft. 

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Rachel King   Musical Director

Rachel studied at the ‘Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’ in Cardiff for 5 years studying classical Violin and Piano and gained a B.Ed (Hons) degree. 

Rachel has worked as a Multi-Instrumentalist and Vocalist on Cruises ships, Hotels, Theatre Shows, Clubs and Holiday Parks all over the world travelling to China and New Zealand, Caribbean, Mediterranean and places in between.

 

In between travelling, Rachel has taught in schools all over the country and is now Head of Music at a local high school. 

She is heavily involved in local amateur projects particularly with the local schools and community. She has worked as Musical Director on ‘School of Rock, ‘Our House’, ‘Bugsy Malone’ to name a few.

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Darcie Fiske  Choreographer

Darcie is trained in a range of dance styles, as well as appearing in countless shows in the area.  Darcie decided a career in choreography was for her after establishing her own dance class whilst still at school. Darcie progressed to studying dance at Sixth Form where she developed her talent and explored her own creative abilities. 

 

Darcie has choreographed productions of The School of Rock and a version of The Greatest Showman. She has choreographed and appeared in Here Comes the Sun and the Madness musical Our House at St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth.

Darcie continues to run her own dance classes and is excited to be choreographing this production of The Wizard of Oz

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