A wizard of a show

FOLLOW the yellow brick road to east Durham next month for a show which should be a wiz.

MalDo productions is a young performing arts group, based in Seaham and Easington.

Its next show will be The Wiz, which organisers have described as The Wizard of Oz with attitude.

Publicity officer Sarah Taylor said: "The songs are catchy, the singing is spectacular, the dancing is fantastic. It would be a great family night out."

Performances are planned at 7.15pm on Tuesday, February 1, and Thursday, February 3 at Easington Social Welfare Hall, in Easington Colliery.

Tickets cost 7 and 6 for adults, and 5 with concessions.

Sarah added: "We were originally meant to present the show in early December but then, with the unexpected snow, we had to cancel four days before opening night.

"The cast were understandably devastated, but after a lot of planning and negotiating, we now have the new dates, and want to make sure it's the success that it deserves to be."

For more details, contact 07723 302561.