Dorothy, played by Amy Power.

The cast of Downham Amateur Dramatic Society will be walking down the yellow brick road this week.

The society, which has been entertaining audiences for more than 70 years, stages around three or four productions a year including dramas, comedy, a panto in January and musicals.

This year’s musical offering is The Wizard of Oz, based on the classic 1939 film staring Judy Garland.

Performances will be at Downham Town Hall and the opening night was yesterday (Thursday) continuing to Sunday. Shows will be at 7.30pm and there will also be 2.30pm matinee performances tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday.

Tickets costing £12 for adults and £10 for children and concessions, are on sale from Mobility Plus at 40 Bridge Street, Downham, or online at: 

Production director Phil Melia said: “We are well and truly down the yellow brick road and close to the Emerald City. There has been a really fun atmosphere, especially when Sweep the dog rocks up to play Toto – it  makes for an interesting rehearsal. 

“With more than 180 props and 100 costumes it really is a team effort and the whole society is getting involved.”

Cast includes: Dorothy played by Amy Power, Scarecrow/Hunk, Wesley Harper; Tinman/Hickory, Dale Hornsby; Lion/Zeke, Brian Reeve-Hayes; Glinda/Aunt Em, Megan Abbott; Wicked Witch of the West, Sarah Melia; Wizard of Oz/Professor Marvel, Phil Melia and Emerald City Guard/Uncle Henry, Stafford Fomes.