2008 – Wizard of Oz

12th February – 16th February 2008

Kings Theatre, Glasgow

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journeyed through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires!  No doubt you have heard of the saying “Never work with children or animals” well PMOS are very glad that they decided to ignore this advice and incorporate both in this production.  2008 marked the 100th anniversary of PMOS and what better way to celebrate the Centenary than embarking on a magical adventure from start to finish, a joy to rehearse and a credit to the members past and present.

“PMOS attained its Centenary with a fine production of the RSC version of “The Wizard of Oz”.  This was certainly the show to involve as many society players as possible and of all ages.  There was a huge number of Citizens of Oz, withthe Wizard’s Team of Munchkins and the Oz Team playing on alternative nights.  There were also the Winkies and such extraordinary characters as Crows, Trees, Poppies, and Snowflakes.  What a thrill for those young ones! Lorna McAtasney took the leading role as Dorothy, with Hayley (stage name Toto) playing yerself as Dorothy’s white terrier.  The Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion were all there in the substantial forms of Martyn Agnew, Iain Condie and Andrew Rodger.  And of course there were the two Witches – Glinda the Good Witch (Jocelyn Nelson) and the Wicked Witch of The West (Sam McClelland) with interesting pyrotechnics which put Scarecrow in fear of his straw! Norman MacMillan was the Wizard (with real beard) and the redoubtable Robbie Menzies took the part of the fierce Guard.  The show was very enjoyable, with excellent characterisations and singing.  The enthusiasm of the cast, young, medium and mature alike shone through to make this a most memorable contribution to the Centenary Year.”  Ian Gray, NODA News Scotland, May 2008

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