The Wizard of Oz
The Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion are in great jeopardy. The Wizard of Oz has banished them from Oz… until they have learned how to be lead their people without catastrophes. Right now they are lost, confused and desperately need your advice. Unfortunately, they are easily distracted. So learning how to be a great leader – one that uses heart and brains and courage is an uphill task. Only you can help them get back home.
Expect clowning, chaos and mischief in this three-man strolling street performance: a contemporary re-telling of Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
All photographs by Kev Ryan
Ben Adwick: Scarecrow
Ben trained at the University of Chester in Drama and Theatre Studies and has worked in the theatre since. He is a founding member of Lost Boys Productions and has performed within a range of theatrical, event based and street theatre performances. He is an associate actor of 1623 Theatre company who perform Shakespeare in non-traditional theatre spaces. Ben also had a number of roles in BBC Radio 2’s production of War Horse.
Antoinette Burchill: Lion
Antoinette gets out of bed in the morning with the intent to cause mischief. She has been a professional artist, writer and performer for over twenty years. Since 2011 she has focused on devising and touring street performance. From 2011 to 2013 Antoinette was co-artistic director of The Delegates, and co-produced and performed in three shows that each toured to street arts festivals in the UK including Mintfest, Devizes International Street Festival, Derby Festé, Bedlam Fair, Widcombe Rising, Masquepony and on the Lakes Alive Banquet Tour.
Paul Broesmith: Tinman
Paul is a professionally trained actor, having studied at Bretton Hall and Birmingham School of Acting. Paul has extensive performance experience in street theatre, outdoor performance, theatre and film. Paul has performed all over the UK including; Mintfest, Feste, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and theatres across the country. He is also a screen and stage combatant and this work has seen him perform in film and TV including BBC hit drama ‘Peaky Blinders’.
Holly Stoppit: Artistic Director
Kitty Winter: Movement Director
Tim Heywood: Costume Designer