Pitch Battle star Maddie lands lead role in Wizard of Oz at Stockport Plaza

Maddie Hope CoelhoYoungsters young and old will be transported on a magical journey Over The Rainbow at the Stockport Plaza next week as Pitch Battle star Maddie Hope Coelho takes on the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. 

The Regal Entertainment’s production begins its North-West tour at the  Plaza on Monday August 7.

The show’s producer, Chantelle Nolan said: “We are delighted to welcome Maddie to the cast and cannot wait to see her onstage as the beautiful Dorothy when the show opens next week at Stockport Plaza. We are just about to start rehearsals which are always great fun, and it promises to be a fantastic family show. If you haven’t booked your ticket already, what are you waiting for! It is a perfect treat to bring the kids to this Summer holiday.”

Maddie, who was a contestant on the recent BBC talent show Pitch Battle, trained at Laine Theatre Arts, West End MT and The Royal Ballet School. Her theatre credits include Fairy Goodapple in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Devonshire Park Theatre), Mary Margaret in Singin’ in the Rain (Gordon Craig Theatre) as well as appearances in Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin. She was also a vocalist onDisney’s Pandora: The World of Avatar soundtrack.

 On getting the part of Dorothy Maddie said: “I am delighted to be playing Dorothy and hope that audiences have a magical time!”

Maddie joins Cheryl Fergison, best known for her portrayal of Heather Trott in Eastenders, as The WickedWizard of Oz - New Cast Image Witch of The West. X Factor star David Heath plays the Scarecrow and the show aslo features Blood Brothers star Olivia Sloyan as Glinda; Philip McGuiness as the Tinman; and panto favourite Simon Foster as Cowardly Lion.

The show was a huge success during its run at St Helens Theatre Royal last October playing to a packed-out auditorium, and runs till August 12 in Stockport.

The Wizard of Oz is a firm family favourite which tells the story of young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as they embark on a wondrous adventure over the rainbow in the magical land of Oz.

Dates: Monday 7 – Saturday 12 August

Times: 1pm and 5pm

Tickets: From £13 (Groups 20+ from £12)

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