A CORNISH theatre group is gearing up to give audience members an ‘unforgettable adventure’ as they prepare to take on a classic in Falmouth this August and September. 

Tickets are now on sale for Starlite Theatre Company’s upcoming performance of The Wizard of Oz, which will take to the stage at The Poly, Falmouth on August 30 and 31 and September 1.

Over three nights, 28 of the young acting and singing talents from Falmouth and surrounding areas will bring to life the much-loved story of Dorothy and her friends. Theatregoers will join them as they travel to the Emerald City, encountering obstacles and overcoming the menacing Wicked Witch of the West along the way.

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth young theatre group, Starlite Falmouth young theatre group, Starlite (Image: Starlite)

The Wizard of Oz comes hot on the heels of That’s Entertainment, which the youth theatre group performed in the spring. It will be Starlite’s fourth show since it was founded in 2019 by Helen Richards, Demelza Kitts and Marina Walls, bringing together decades of performing arts experience between them.


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Founding member and director of the show, Helen, said: "Our young people have been working incredibly hard and have created a show that will light up The Poly. I can't wait to see them take to the stage. 

"Those lucky enough to be in the audience can expect an unforgettable adventure along the yellow brick road with a generous sprinkle of Starlite magic.

Falmouth Packet: Starlite will perform The Wizard of Oz at the Poly in Falmouth this month Starlite will perform The Wizard of Oz at the Poly in Falmouth this month (Image: Starlite)

"This is a real community performance and a chance to round off the summer with a great evening of entertainment courtesy of Falmouth's young people. Grab your ticket now!"

Tickets are available from The Poly at £8 each by calling 01326 319461 or visit www.thepoly.org. The performance begins at 7.30pm each day.

Starlite welcomes new members and has availability from September. For more information, search ‘Starlite Theatre Company’ on Facebook.