Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

Sudbury: Dogs have their moment to shine in auditions for a Ormiston Sudbury Academy musical

14:00 17 January 2014

Dogs audition for the part of Toto in The Wizard of Oz at Ormiston Academy in Sudbury in the schools latest production. Laura Barnard auditions Lacey.

Dogs audition for the part of Toto in The Wizard of Oz at Ormiston Academy in Sudbury in the schools latest production. Laura Barnard auditions Lacey.

Archant

Seven dogs have had the chance to prove whether they are worthy of a pivotal role in a school production.

Dogs audition for the part of Toto in The Wizard of Oz at Ormiston Academy in Sudbury in the schools latest production. Laura Barnard auditions Lacey.Dogs audition for the part of Toto in The Wizard of Oz at Ormiston Academy in Sudbury in the schools latest production. Laura Barnard auditions Lacey.

Yesterday, canines with acting promise auditioned for the part of Toto in Ormiston Sudbury Academy’s adaptation of The Wiz musical.

The pet will appear alongside Dorothy, played by Laura Barnard, in the modern portrayal of family favourite The Wizard of Oz, which is packed full of Motown and soul music.

Leo Cox, head of performing arts at the school and show director, said there had been about 12 applicants for the role, which were whittled down to seven.

Ted, Ruby, Jolly, Daisy, Lacey and Bramble and Nuggett were the lucky pets who made it through to the auditions stage.

Mr Cox said: “We are looking for someone the audience is going to respond to. A dog that’s well-behaved, but at the same time doesn’t just sit really still, and has some kind of acting skill - if that doesn’t sound ridiculous.”

The dog they are looking for will also have to be able to focus despite flashing lights and a live band.

Mr Cox described the role of Toto was “massive” as Toto running to Dorothy at the end indicates she is back in Kansas.

“If Toto doesn’t run on it could be quite awkward,” he said.

The successful dog will be revealed today.

0 comments

Work started in summer 2012. It was supposed to be finished by Easter 2014.

Sports editor Mark Heath says Travel Ipswich has made his journeys to and from work a misery as traffic continues to back up around the town centre on a daily basis.

Border Force officers have foiled the biggest ever attempt to smuggle cigarettes into the UK after uncovering more than 11million cigarettes at the Port of Felixstowe.

Staff at Stansted Airport have taken to social media in an attempt to reunite a lost toy bunny with its owner.

A man in his 70s was assaulted by a group of men riding trail bikes in an area of woodland in Suffolk.

A Suffolk MP delivered a masterclass in public speaking today by refusing to be distracted by a bizarre distraction at a radio industry conference.

Investigations are under way after a man died at a go-karting race circuit.

A teenager punched a taxi driver several times while he was on the ground after his mum gave the cabbie a tip, a court heard.

Strictly Come Dancing officially started at the weekend, with Daisy Lowe now at the top of the leaderboard and Ed Balls at the bottom.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24