Wizard of Oz Poster
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 7:30pm - Armstrong Hall
Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 7:30pm - Armstrong Hall
Friday, 28 October 2016 - 2:30pm - Armstrong Hall
Friday, 28 October 2016 - 7:30pm - Armstrong Hall
Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 2:30pm - Armstrong Hall
Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 7:30pm - Armstrong Hall

The Wizard of Oz is a colourful fantasy musical. It provides family entertainment containing many familiar songs like “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and “Follow the yellow brick road”. Dorothy finds herself over the rainbow in Munchkin land following a cyclone. Her house has squashed the Witch of the East, leaving her loved and admired by the Munchkins but hated by the Wicked Witch of the West, the sister of the Witch of the East. Whilst following the yellow brick road she makes acquaintance with a brainless scarecrow, a heartless tin man and a cowardly lion.  The four journey on together to meet the Wizard but he isn’t everything that they expect! A timeless classic with a moral twist.

Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas until a cyclone arrives, and picks her, her house, and her dog up and deposits them in the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. She begins to travel to the Emerald City where a great wizard lives and on her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them. Dorothy is helped by the Good Witch of the North, but she's also sought by the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks revenge for the death of her sister; the Wicked Witch of the East, for which she blames Dorothy. After many twists and turns, Dorothy returns to Kansas knowing now that “there’s no place like home”.

Rose Bowl Awards 2017

Last night members of TMTG represented the group and all the nominated shows at the Rose Bowl Awards 2017 after receiving a total of nine nominations across the adult and junior group.

We would like to offer a massive congratulations to Marvin Harris who has won the Rose Bowl for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

Well done everyone who was nominated this year, we're so proud of you all

Lovely Opening NIght Comments

Wow, what lovely comments we have had from the opening night of our production of The Wizard of Oz, thank you everybody! If you're looking forward to seeing the show this week, here some pictures of rehearsals to keep you going until then.

Opening Night Tonight

So who's excited...the opening night of TMTG's "The Wizard of Oz" is tonight! What's more, tonight's performance is officially SOLD OUT!

Setting Up

Look at this amazing time lapse video of our set up for The Wizard of Oz, taken over the last few days by Oli (who's also our lighting extraordinaire!) at the Armstrong Hall. If you pay attention you can even get a sneak peak of our first dress rehearsal which was last night!

Show Week Has Arrived

*ALERT* Show week has arrived and we have now sold over 90% of tickets for The Wizard of Oz! If you want to see the show, we advise you book soon so you don't miss out. Best availability is currently on Thursday night.

Wizard of Oz - Competition - Can you find them all?

Are you able to find Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion around Thornbury?

For your chance to win 2 free tickets to see our 2016 production of The Wizard of Oz as well as to have your photo with Dorothy and trio, have a go at our competition.

One Week to go!

Just ONE WEEK to go until Wizard of Oz opening night, we're so excited!
Not bought your tickets yet? We asked our cast why they think you should come and see the show, so let them try and persuade you...

One Week to go!

Just ONE WEEK to go until Wizard of Oz opening night, we're so excited!
Not bought your tickets yet? We asked our cast why they think you should come and see the show, so let them try and persuade you...

Competition Scarecrows

Looks like someone has been accessorising one of our competition scarecrows in Thornbury

Toto the Director

Not content with her starring role as Toto, Maisie the dog has decided that while she is with TMTG she'd like to try her paw at directing too.

People and Creatures of Oz

We all know the Wizard of Oz's most famous characters, but what about all the other people (and creatures!) who inhabit the magical land of Oz? Introducing our wonderful chorus who will be playing everything from Munchkins to Flying Monkeys to Ozians, and lots more in between...

Matinee Almost SOLD OUT!!

"Wait, did you say the Wizard of Oz Saturday matinee is already almost sold out?"Dorothy and Scarecrow

It's true, there are just a few tickets left for our afternoon performance of the Wizard of Oz on Saturday 29th October, so if you were planning on coming to see us that day then you better be quick!

Get Your Tickets

TMTG are so excited to be performing the classic show "The Wizard of Oz" at the Armstrong Hall in Thornbury from 26th-29th October, 7:30pm nightly with matinees at 2:30pm on the Friday & Saturday.

If you can't wait that long to see it, here are some pictures from our recent photoshoot to keep you going until then!

Wizard of Oz Shirts

Look at our fab Wizard of Oz polo shirts and t-shirts! See if you can spot our cast and crew wearing them around the local area in the coming weeks (they're quite hard to miss!) and don't forget those tickets...

Meet Our Witches

Meet our two Wizard of Oz witches, Steph Griffiths as 'Glinda, the Good Witch of the North' and Jo Hachani as the 'Wicked Witch of the West'. As Dorothy travels to Oz, will good win over evil?

Rehearsals

A few pictures from tonight's rehearsal for "The Wizard of Oz", it's exciting seeing the show take shape!

Toto News!

Shhh, nobody tell Maisie who's playing Toto in our production of The Wizard of Oz about this, she might start getting ideas!

Dorothy and Toto

Say hello to Nadia who will be playing Dorothy in our upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz", along with Maise who will be playing her trusty dog Toto. It's the first time either have performed with the group and we're really looking forward to seeing them up on stage!

Photoshoot

Think we surprised a few people in Thornbury this morning whilst doing our Wizard of Oz photoshoot. Funnily enough, everyone passing by seemed to know what show we were doing! More pictures coming soon.

Sign Painting

We've been taking advantage of the good weather to do some Wizard of Oz sign painting outside. You'll be able to spot these around Thornbury later in the year!

Toto

Maisie the dog was extremely happy to attend her first rehearsal for The Wizard of Oz tonight.

Another amazing show

Well done all for another amazing show from the acting and staging to the props and make-up. The orchestra were wonderful and there was some great singing, I am looking forward to the next show!

Lucy

It Was Brilliant

We saw The Wizard of Oz yesterday afternoon and it was brilliant!!!! Well done to all the juniors ☺ You we're all amazing and we loved all of your costumes and dancing. You we're all brilliant but our particular favourite was "Little Crow", good job Cameron and all of juniors xxx

Julie (on Facebook)

What A Show!

A s a grandparent visiting Thornbury during half term I took my grandson son to see the Sat matinee of Wizard of Oz. What a show....it was superb. The musical and dancing talents were far superiour to any previous amateur shows I have seen in West Sussex. With the limitations with the size of the stage you did a fantastc job and in my opinion worthy of mainstream theatre production as would be the lead characters in particular Dorothy. ...Her performance was brilliant.....long may you continue with such shows and I will endeavour to be in Thornbury when they are on. Thanks

Roy

You All Work So Hard

Fabulous show tonight! Really enjoyed it. You all work so hard. Well done! X

Emma (on Facebook)

Fabulous

Went to see the matinee today,fabulous, well done all and one

June (on Facebook)

Put a Smile on Our Faces

We really really enjoyed watching your performance of Wizard of Oz tonight !! It was just what my family and I needed and put a smile on our faces , thank you to you all it was as always fantastic xxx aww

Michelle (on Facebook)

Outdid Yourselves

Well tmtg u outdid yourselves! Amzing show and performances. Massive shout out to the girl who played dorothy she was spot on. Well done guys

Jenny (on Facebook)

Congratulations to One and All

Congratulations to one and all - cast, musicians, back stage crew etc etc fantastic opening night. Really enjoyed the show - well done! xx

Ruth (on Facebook)

What a Nostalgic Trip

Really enjoyed tonight Guys! You are vocal powerhouses and loved all the characterisations!!! Buzzing now, what a nostalgic trip. Pat on the back to all the crew and the band!!! I love a big band congrats on a great opening night

Ben (on Facebook)

Well Done You Guys

Well done you guys. Another show well done Awesome performance from every single one of you!

Olly (on Facebook)

Awesome Show

That was an awesome show well done @ThornburyMTG such a good performance thoroughly enjoyed should all be very proud

Sean (on Twitter)

Absolutely Amazing First Night

I have just returned home after watching an absolutely amazing first night performance of The Wizard of Oz at The Armstrong Hall. I thought that I had been privileged to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's production in London on its opening night several years ago after the TV search for Dorothy but I can say, hand on heart, that the TMTG production this evening was far superior in every aspect.

Amanda Ellard

Cast

Dorothy Nadia Murphy
Glinda / Aunt Em Stephanie Trott
Wicked Witch / Miss Gultch Joanna Hachani
Scarecrow Marvin Harris
Tinman Rich Prior
Lion Mark Collins
The Wizard / Professor Marvel David Wrench
Guard / Uncle Henry Pete Berry
Munchkin Mayor / Crow / Chorus James Barnes
Munchkin 1 / Chorus Julia Taylor
Munchkin 2 / Chorus Alice Walton
Munchkin Barrister/ Chorus Helen Cornes
Coroner / Chorus Olivia Mills
Crow / Chorus Joe Porter
Winkie General / Chorus Keith Glasspole
Chorus Rachael Barnes
Chorus Melanie Knight
Crow / Chorus David Walker
Chorus/Dorothy Understudy Natalie Britton
Chorus Kate Coyle
Chorus Esther Beales
Chorus Alan Stansfield
Chorus Libby Pengelly
Chorus Julie Clerc
Chorus Carys Harvey
Chorus Grace Attwood
Chorus Jaime Wilkinson
Chorus Ian Cornes

Crew

Director Heather Collins
Musical Director Stephanie Harrison
Choreographer Julia Edwards
Production Coordinator Cheryl Wrench
Sound Engineer Brian Holder
Makeup Lorna Minshall
Costumes Helen Brooks
Videography Philipp Störten...
Set Designer David Wrench
Treasurer Ian Cornes
Assistant Stage Manager Paul Dolan
Vision Engineer Peter Minshall
Publicity Manager Helen Cornes
Stage Manager Martin Brooks
Makeup Kate Glasspole
Poster & Programme Design Lizzie Lindsell
Lighting Designer Oliver Barton
Props Gillian Dimond
Box Office Manager Angela Moran

The Wizard of Oz is a colourful fantasy musical. It provides family entertainment containing many familiar songs like “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and “Follow the yellow brick road”. Dorothy finds herself over the rainbow in Munchkin land following a cyclone. Her house has squashed the Witch of the East, leaving her loved and admired by the Munchkins but hated by the Wicked Witch of the West, the sister of the Witch of the East. Whilst following the yellow brick road she makes acquaintance with a brainless scarecrow, a heartless tin man and a cowardly lion.  The four journey on together to meet the Wizard but he isn’t everything that they expect! A timeless classic with a moral twist.

Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas until a cyclone arrives, and picks her, her house, and her dog up and deposits them in the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. She begins to travel to the Emerald City where a great wizard lives and on her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them. Dorothy is helped by the Good Witch of the North, but she's also sought by the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks revenge for the death of her sister; the Wicked Witch of the East, for which she blames Dorothy. After many twists and turns, Dorothy returns to Kansas knowing now that “there’s no place like home”.

Rose Bowl Awards 2017

Last night members of TMTG represented the group and all the nominated shows at the Rose Bowl Awards 2017 after receiving a total of nine nominations across the adult and junior group.

We would like to offer a massive congratulations to Marvin Harris who has won the Rose Bowl for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

Well done everyone who was nominated this year, we're so proud of you all

Lovely Opening NIght Comments

Wow, what lovely comments we have had from the opening night of our production of The Wizard of Oz, thank you everybody! If you're looking forward to seeing the show this week, here some pictures of rehearsals to keep you going until then.

Opening Night Tonight

So who's excited...the opening night of TMTG's "The Wizard of Oz" is tonight! What's more, tonight's performance is officially SOLD OUT!

Setting Up

Look at this amazing time lapse video of our set up for The Wizard of Oz, taken over the last few days by Oli (who's also our lighting extraordinaire!) at the Armstrong Hall. If you pay attention you can even get a sneak peak of our first dress rehearsal which was last night!

Show Week Has Arrived

*ALERT* Show week has arrived and we have now sold over 90% of tickets for The Wizard of Oz! If you want to see the show, we advise you book soon so you don't miss out. Best availability is currently on Thursday night.

Wizard of Oz - Competition - Can you find them all?

Are you able to find Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion around Thornbury?

For your chance to win 2 free tickets to see our 2016 production of The Wizard of Oz as well as to have your photo with Dorothy and trio, have a go at our competition.

One Week to go!

Just ONE WEEK to go until Wizard of Oz opening night, we're so excited!
Not bought your tickets yet? We asked our cast why they think you should come and see the show, so let them try and persuade you...

One Week to go!

Just ONE WEEK to go until Wizard of Oz opening night, we're so excited!
Not bought your tickets yet? We asked our cast why they think you should come and see the show, so let them try and persuade you...

Competition Scarecrows

Looks like someone has been accessorising one of our competition scarecrows in Thornbury

Toto the Director

Not content with her starring role as Toto, Maisie the dog has decided that while she is with TMTG she'd like to try her paw at directing too.

People and Creatures of Oz

We all know the Wizard of Oz's most famous characters, but what about all the other people (and creatures!) who inhabit the magical land of Oz? Introducing our wonderful chorus who will be playing everything from Munchkins to Flying Monkeys to Ozians, and lots more in between...

Matinee Almost SOLD OUT!!

"Wait, did you say the Wizard of Oz Saturday matinee is already almost sold out?"Dorothy and Scarecrow

It's true, there are just a few tickets left for our afternoon performance of the Wizard of Oz on Saturday 29th October, so if you were planning on coming to see us that day then you better be quick!

Get Your Tickets

TMTG are so excited to be performing the classic show "The Wizard of Oz" at the Armstrong Hall in Thornbury from 26th-29th October, 7:30pm nightly with matinees at 2:30pm on the Friday & Saturday.

If you can't wait that long to see it, here are some pictures from our recent photoshoot to keep you going until then!

Wizard of Oz Shirts

Look at our fab Wizard of Oz polo shirts and t-shirts! See if you can spot our cast and crew wearing them around the local area in the coming weeks (they're quite hard to miss!) and don't forget those tickets...

Meet Our Witches

Meet our two Wizard of Oz witches, Steph Griffiths as 'Glinda, the Good Witch of the North' and Jo Hachani as the 'Wicked Witch of the West'. As Dorothy travels to Oz, will good win over evil?

Rehearsals

A few pictures from tonight's rehearsal for "The Wizard of Oz", it's exciting seeing the show take shape!

Toto News!

Shhh, nobody tell Maisie who's playing Toto in our production of The Wizard of Oz about this, she might start getting ideas!

Dorothy and Toto

Say hello to Nadia who will be playing Dorothy in our upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz", along with Maise who will be playing her trusty dog Toto. It's the first time either have performed with the group and we're really looking forward to seeing them up on stage!

Photoshoot

Think we surprised a few people in Thornbury this morning whilst doing our Wizard of Oz photoshoot. Funnily enough, everyone passing by seemed to know what show we were doing! More pictures coming soon.

Sign Painting

We've been taking advantage of the good weather to do some Wizard of Oz sign painting outside. You'll be able to spot these around Thornbury later in the year!

Toto

Maisie the dog was extremely happy to attend her first rehearsal for The Wizard of Oz tonight.

Another amazing show

Well done all for another amazing show from the acting and staging to the props and make-up. The orchestra were wonderful and there was some great singing, I am looking forward to the next show!

Lucy

It Was Brilliant

We saw The Wizard of Oz yesterday afternoon and it was brilliant!!!! Well done to all the juniors ☺ You we're all amazing and we loved all of your costumes and dancing. You we're all brilliant but our particular favourite was "Little Crow", good job Cameron and all of juniors xxx

Julie (on Facebook)

What A Show!

A s a grandparent visiting Thornbury during half term I took my grandson son to see the Sat matinee of Wizard of Oz. What a show....it was superb. The musical and dancing talents were far superiour to any previous amateur shows I have seen in West Sussex. With the limitations with the size of the stage you did a fantastc job and in my opinion worthy of mainstream theatre production as would be the lead characters in particular Dorothy. ...Her performance was brilliant.....long may you continue with such shows and I will endeavour to be in Thornbury when they are on. Thanks

Roy

You All Work So Hard

Fabulous show tonight! Really enjoyed it. You all work so hard. Well done! X

Emma (on Facebook)

Fabulous

Went to see the matinee today,fabulous, well done all and one

June (on Facebook)

Put a Smile on Our Faces

We really really enjoyed watching your performance of Wizard of Oz tonight !! It was just what my family and I needed and put a smile on our faces , thank you to you all it was as always fantastic xxx aww

Michelle (on Facebook)

Outdid Yourselves

Well tmtg u outdid yourselves! Amzing show and performances. Massive shout out to the girl who played dorothy she was spot on. Well done guys

Jenny (on Facebook)

Congratulations to One and All

Congratulations to one and all - cast, musicians, back stage crew etc etc fantastic opening night. Really enjoyed the show - well done! xx

Ruth (on Facebook)

What a Nostalgic Trip

Really enjoyed tonight Guys! You are vocal powerhouses and loved all the characterisations!!! Buzzing now, what a nostalgic trip. Pat on the back to all the crew and the band!!! I love a big band congrats on a great opening night

Ben (on Facebook)

Well Done You Guys

Well done you guys. Another show well done Awesome performance from every single one of you!

Olly (on Facebook)

Awesome Show

That was an awesome show well done @ThornburyMTG such a good performance thoroughly enjoyed should all be very proud

Sean (on Twitter)

Absolutely Amazing First Night

I have just returned home after watching an absolutely amazing first night performance of The Wizard of Oz at The Armstrong Hall. I thought that I had been privileged to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's production in London on its opening night several years ago after the TV search for Dorothy but I can say, hand on heart, that the TMTG production this evening was far superior in every aspect.

Amanda Ellard
Dorothy Nadia Murphy
Glinda / Aunt Em Stephanie Trott
Wicked Witch / Miss Gultch Joanna Hachani
Scarecrow Marvin Harris
Tinman Rich Prior
Lion Mark Collins
The Wizard / Professor Marvel David Wrench
Guard / Uncle Henry Pete Berry
Munchkin Mayor / Crow / Chorus James Barnes
Munchkin 1 / Chorus Julia Taylor
Munchkin 2 / Chorus Alice Walton
Munchkin Barrister/ Chorus Helen Cornes
Coroner / Chorus Olivia Mills
Crow / Chorus Joe Porter
Winkie General / Chorus Keith Glasspole
Chorus Rachael Barnes
Chorus Melanie Knight
Crow / Chorus David Walker
Chorus/Dorothy Understudy Natalie Britton
Chorus Kate Coyle
Chorus Esther Beales
Chorus Alan Stansfield
Chorus Libby Pengelly
Chorus Julie Clerc
Chorus Carys Harvey
Chorus Grace Attwood
Chorus Jaime Wilkinson
Chorus Ian Cornes
Director Heather Collins
Musical Director Stephanie Harrison
Choreographer Julia Edwards
Production Coordinator Cheryl Wrench
Sound Engineer Brian Holder
Makeup Lorna Minshall
Costumes Helen Brooks
Videography Philipp Störten...
Set Designer David Wrench
Treasurer Ian Cornes
Assistant Stage Manager Paul Dolan
Vision Engineer Peter Minshall
Publicity Manager Helen Cornes
Stage Manager Martin Brooks
Makeup Kate Glasspole
Poster & Programme Design Lizzie Lindsell
Lighting Designer Oliver Barton
Props Gillian Dimond
Box Office Manager Angela Moran