Success for leading disability charity Enham Trust’s inspirational Drama Group ‘Choices’ as their unique adaptation of the 1939 silver screen sensation The Wizard of Oz, performed at the Landale Wilson Hall in Enham Alamein on 27th February, ended with a standing ovation from a raucous crowd!
Choices Drama Group have been working together for several months to create a truly original and breath-taking experience – editing the script, creating the choreography and designing & building the sets and decorations themselves.
The group were supported throughout the process by Producer Adele Daly, she said. “I’m so proud of them all. The Wizard of Oz has been really challenging for many of the people who took part, having the confidence to perform in front of family and friends and to learn new songs and lines was really hard work for them, but they did it and it was an amazing performance.”
Enham Trust supports over 7,500 disabled and disadvantaged people across the country to live the lives they choose and gain greater independence in every aspect of their lives; Choices representing one of many long-standing initiatives set up by the charity to achieve this.
Proud performer Simon, who played the Scarecrow, said afterwards: “It was really good! I really liked The Wizard of Oz!”
This sell-out show was attended by staff, Trustees, Friends & Family, and key supporters of Enham Trust, including The Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley Councillor Jan Lovell who said, “It was my first time seeing The Wizard of Oz – it was a fantastic experience! They put so much effort in and I want to say thank you to everyone involved.”
At the end of the night, everyone who took part in making the show an outstanding success was presented with a single rose and certificate.