Wilstead Players’ Newsletter

Auditions have been held for our next production.  This will be ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and will be performed on Friday and Saturday, the 20th and 21st of March next year, with a matinee on the Saturday.

The Director will be Sam Lee, who is new to Wilstead Players, and she will be assisted by Charlotte Minards as Co-director.  Jen Billington and Pete Tanswell will also be helping.

A number of talented youngsters, almost forty in all (and some older players) turned up at the Village Hall last month.  They were put through their paces – singing and dancing – and presented Sam and Charlotte with some difficult and important decisions regarding the casting.  In all, almost thirty youngsters will be performing in the show with some new actors in adult leading roles.

The cast approved by the Committee is as follows –

Dorothy - Chloe Price 

Glinda - Lily Sjollema 

Wicked Witch - Rebecca Woodhall 

Scarecrow - Charlotte Minards

Lion - Steph Dimmock

Tinman - Bill Smullen 

Queen Munch - Emma Henson 

Wizard/Gatekeeper - Tim Wyatt 

Aunt Em - Jackie Tanswell 

Cousin Henry - Calum Hollands

Farmhand 1 - William Bown 

Riff - Samuel Rodney 

Raff - Kai Williams

On Saturday, the 7th December a few of Wilstead Players members got in the Christmas spirit by singing some carols at the Pre-School Christmas Bazaar in the Village Hall.  This was a departure from what Wilstead Players normally present at Christmas, however, it was well received, and we have been asked to repeat the event next year.

All it remains for me to say is on behalf of Wilstead Players, I wish all our Members, Patrons, audiences, friends and supporters a wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

Colin West

Chairman/Secretary – Wilstead Players

01234 743752


17th December 2019