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‘Spellbound’ bring favourite Dr Seuss characters to life in ‘Seussical’ the musical

Frome Musical Theatre Company’s youth section, Spellbound, present ‘Seussical’ from Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th August at 7pm, with a matinee also on Saturday 4th August at 2pm, at the Frome Memorial Theatre.

The musical is based on the well loved books of Dr Seuss, featuring favourite characters including The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two, Horton the Elephant, The Grinch, The Whos of Whoville, Yertle the Turtle and many more!

Seussical is about a little boy called Jojo who is always getting into trouble for letting his imagination run riot! He meets the mischievous Cat in the Hat and his naughty team Thing One and Thing Two, who help him create the story of Horton: an elephant in the Jungle of Nool who discovers a speck of dust floating through the air that contains the Planet of Who and all its inhabitants!

Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust by placing it on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie La Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial with only his loyal neighbour, Gertrude McFuzz, believing him. Will Horton save the Whos? Book your tickets and come and find out!

Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love and teaches us the power of being unique, the importance of fighting for what you believe in and that “a person’s a person, no matter how small”.

Spellbound say, “This is going to be a fantastic show for all the family with amazing musical numbers, hilarious characters, show-stopping choreography and stunning costumes.

Spellbound was founded in 1989 to offer young people an introduction to musical theatre and to provide a pipeline of young people into the main group’s productions. Many ‘Spellbounders’ have gone on to perform in FMTC pantomimes and spring shows, as well as taking technical roles backstage.

The Cast:

Storytellers; Jojo; Dominic Evans. Cat in the Hat; Nick Rose. Bird Girls; Izzy King, Lucy Twigger, Lucy Cooke, Rose Whelan, Charlotte Fowler. Thing One; Ella Evans, Thing Two: Maisie Wood.

Jungle of Nool: Horton the Elephant; Harvey Joseph. Gertrude McFuzz; Millie Weare. Amayzing Mayzie La Bird; Jess Golay. Sour Kangaroo; Megan Wright. Young Kangaroo; Flo Caiden. The Wickersham Brothers; Ed Twigger, Archie Stewart-Cox, Grace Woodham. The Wickersham Tribe; Elliot Wood, Emma Davis, Cole Lewis, Isobel Dalais, Orla Walker. Judge Yertle the Turtle; Lochlan Presley. Morton;  Florrie Walker.

Whoville: Mr Mayor; George Langley. Mrs Mayor Who; Lauren Nolan. General Gengus Khan Schmidtz;  Hannah Stamp. The Grinch; Daniel Hancock. Cindy-Lou Who; Olivia Wood.

Jungle Animals: Oliver Andrews, Emily Andrews, Florrie Walker, Elle Corcoran, Bethan Steel, Lauren Penny, Maisie Evans, Noah Hardy, Phoebe Upton, Imogen Lines, Grace Sneade, Emily Taylor, Ruby Seviour.

Whos: Yasmin Cox, Evie Saunders, Ella Hargreaves, Frankie Wareham, Dillon Endicott, Millie Steel, Elodie Newman, Matilda Evans, Willow Pincombe, Bethan Davis, Lucy Meadows.

The show runs from Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th August at 7pm, with a matinee also on Saturday 5th August at 2pm.

Tickets are on sale from the Frome Memorial Theatre box office, open 9.30am – 1pm Monday to Saturday. Call 01373 462795 or visit www.fmt.website

Tickets £12, concessions £11, under 16s £9, group bookings of 10 or more people £9 each.

Photography – Ellen Day.

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