Rushden Amateur Theatrical Society

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The R.A.T.S. has been providing live theatre to the town of Rushden in Northamptonshire for more than 50 years. We perform regularly at the Pemberton Centre in the town, with a pantomime every January, and most summers we perform a play, which is usually a comedy. New members from the age of 5 upwards are always welcome.

The Wizard of Oz

16th - 19th February 1977 at the Rushden Boys School.


DorothyAileen Stott
Aunt EmmMandy Rogers
Uncle HenryJohn Catlin
JoeJackie Willmott
Witch of the westPat Richardson
SorceressRosemary Keech
MayorDuncan Hope
FarmerAndrew Billington
BarristerDavid Stott
ScarecrowSue Newman
TinmanSally Baish
LionKatie Hadderway
Lord GrowlieJamie Ewen
GloriaLinda Denney
PrivateJohn Catlin
Ladie of OzJane Whiteman
1st Visiting Witch/2nd Visiting WitchJanice Rooney/ Wendy Stott
Tibia Duncan Hope
Wizard of OzDavid Stott
OzmaCraige Eady


Elaine Benning , Sarah Chambers, Teresa Coles, Pat Crisp , Lorina Desborough, lisa Dunmore, Linda Edwards , Michele Fuller, Tessa Holloway, Jennifer Lewis, Lorine Martin, Mandy Rogers, Christine Smith, Wendy Stott, Jane Whitby, Jackie Willmott

Junior Chorus

Lois Vaughan, Janice Rooney, Susan Keech, Wendy Horn, Carline Hart, Sarah Harbour, Joan Friday, Jean Friday, Craige Eady, Carol Bowers


Julie Wilber, Margaret Pateman, Collette Newcome, Nicola Mayers, Sandra Helsdown, Joane Bland


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