2021 productions


May 2021

Wicked is a Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, itself a retelling of the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz.

The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas, and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's private fall from grace.

Aftern 12 months of no income, Wicked is the massive production the Society needs to get back on our feet financially. 

Starring Shannen Toole as Galinda, Hannah Symonds as Elphaba, Matt Prow as Fiyero, Henry Best as Boq, Georgia Sideris as Nessa Rose, Christie Green as Madam Morrible and Aaron Kingham as Dr Dillamond, this production will be quite different to traditional versions - with a modern, edgy feel in direction and costuming. 

Tickets are on sale now. 

Turning Tables

August 2021

Turning Tables tells the story of five women, all different, all unique and all with their own “baggage” to carry. When one of them is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, each of the women reflect on their past experiences, the relationships they have endured and the strength and resilience they have gained from the friendships they forge with each other, despite the differences in age or social status.

However, beneath the surface lies a secret that will floor the girls and make them all question their journeys in life.

Turning Tables is an original musical written by Lyn Townsend boasting a stellar cast of Christie Green, Ruth Barnes, Shev Brown, Maddison Collits, Miles Hollaway and Christa Radley. The musical features hit songs such as Just the way you are, Born this way, My Immortal, Because of You, Danger Zone, This is me, Punk Rocker, You are the Reason, Believe and many more.  

Turning Tables premieres on 7th August.  

Big the Musical

November 2021

Big The Musical is a 1996 musical adaptation of the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks. It was directed by Mike Ockrent and featured music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., with choreography by Susan Stroman. It involves Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old boy who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar Speaks machine at a carnival. With the aid of his best friend, Billy, he must cope with his new adulthood while finding the machine so that he can wish himself back and more.

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