Morecambe Warblers search for Dorothy

Linda Clarkson, producer of The Wizard of Oz, holds the elusive ruby slippers as the many wannabe Dorothys who have auditioned for the part look on.
Linda Clarkson, producer of The Wizard of Oz, holds the elusive ruby slippers as the many wannabe Dorothys who have auditioned for the part look on.
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THE yellow brick road beckons for one of 24 hopefuls who could get to play Dorothy on stage in The Wizard of Oz.

The Morecambe Warblers have had a massive response to their search for the lead in their Grand Theatre production – reminiscent of the TV hunt for a Dorothy called Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Although Andrew Lloyd Webber will not be casting the girls this time, Warblers director Lynda Clarkson and musical director Phill Allcock are overwhelmed by the response from girls aged between 13 to 19 who are all desperate to slip on those famous red shoes.

See The Visitor (22-06-11) for full story.