West End Matilda heads Playbox’s Wizard of Oz

Playbox Theatre today announce that Tasha Chapple, who starred as Matilda in the RSC’s West End production from 2014 to 2015, will play the iconic role of Dorothy Gale in the theatre’s all-new production of the world’s most loved musical The Wizard of Oz.

Tasha joined Playbox Theatre aged 3 and was put forward to audition for Matilda by Playbox Agency Director, Juliet Vankay. Tasha, who lives with her family in Stratford-upon-Avon played Dahl’s revolutionary role for a year at London’s Cambridge Theatre. She now returns to Playbox Theatre to tackle the smart, brave, compassionate and selfless heroine Dorothy, originated in the MGM musical by a young Judy Garland.

Mary King directs The Wizard of Oz and said today, “I am thrilled to have Tasha as our Dorothy in this all-new production. Playbox Theatre was both proud and thrilled when she took on Matilda, so it is doubly rewarding to have her back in the company and playing this role.”

Rehearsals started in Warwick this week with Tasha and a company of over 70 young actors, singers and dancers from across the region attending the acclaimed young people’s theatre.

The Dream Factory, Warwick

Weds 20th Dec, 5.00pm
Thurs 21st Dec, 5.00pm
Fri 22nd Dec, 5.00pm
Sat 23rd Dec, 3.00pm & 7.00pm
Sun 24th Dec, 11.00am
Thurs 28th Dec, 3.00pm & 7.00pm
Fri 29th Dec, 3.00pm & 7.00pm
Sat 30th Dec, 3.00pm
Sun 31st Dec, 3.00pm

£17 Standard
£8 Concessions & Groups

Box Office
01926 419555


About Playbox Theatre

Playbox Theatre is a professional creative organisation developing theatre for and with young people. Based at its own custom-designed complex in Warwick, it aims to develop the skills talent and confidence of young people in the performance arts through exciting and innovative methods.

Founded in 1986 Playbox serves young artists and audiences across the Warwickshire and West Midlands regions with training and performance studios supporting its main creative base. Playbox Theatre places at its heart young people as artists and audience.

The Dream Factory is a creative collaboration between Playbox Theatre, Glenn Howells Architects and Sceno-Plus (Montreal). It stands on land provided by Warwickshire County Council.

Playbox Theatre is a key client of Warwick District Council and acknowledges support from RLSDAFAS.


Nikki Claire Cross   Playbox Theatre Ltd
Tel: 01926 419555   Email: nikki@playboxtheatre.com

Posted on: 31st October 2017