Boarders meet the Wizard


A hand full of our boarders have been very busy over the past few weeks, singing and dancing themselves ‘Over the Rainbow.’

Our boarders turned their hands to many different things.  From costume making to sound and lighting technicians. From performing on the stage to working hard backstage with scenery, props and crewing.

A few of our boarders also had leading roles.

The leading lady of ‘Dorothy’, for both evening performances, was played by Katie Hodgson, one of our senior boarders in Willerlsey House.


“I was in York Minster Choir for 6 years and did various plays and performances at my old school. I love to play music and acting is a big passion of mine! It’s a great thrill to have been asked to play the lead role, and I hope that my musical experiences prove invaluable in this wonderful musical.”

The Cowardly Lion’s role on Thursday night was played by Youssra El-Khatib, Deputy Head of Willerlsey Girls Boarding House.


“I am playing the Lion/Keke in the Wizard of Oz, I really enjoy playing the role because it is a ridiculously accurate representation of my personality, and his character is very lively and amusing.”

The Tin man was played by Euan Harker, one of our Bramcote House boys.


“I Wizard of Oz is a production that I’ve longed to be in and I feel honoured to have been chosen to play this part. The Tin Man is a shy character, and quite the opposite of how I view myself, though I do feel that I have brought a timid side to the role.” 

Well done to everyone in the cast and crew, for what was a truly magnificent production.

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