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Performance Dates:
12th & 13th April 2024 at 7pm
14th April 2024 at 3pm & 7pm

John Lees Centre
Level 1, 15 Evan Street, Penrith

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Written by Todd Wallinger
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Murray
Directed by Glenn Levett


Celebrate the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled, and musical way!

The enormously popular children’s play, The Enchanted Bookshop, is now a musical!

An ordinary used book shop by day, A Likely Story becomes a magical place each night. Thanks to a spell from the Book Fairy, the characters inside the books come alive each and every night. Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.


So when a pair of bungling smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?

Including appearances by other literary characters such as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Doolittle, and with a toe-tapping score from Stephen Murray featuring jazz, march, and pop tunes, this charming musical will enchant audiences young and old.


Margie --- Nicole Smith

Bombalurina --- Hunter Phippen

Mom/Pierott --- Yasmin Stenson

Timmy/Harry Potter --- Sebastian Sheaves

Lady in Red/Mary Poppins --- Corina Thompson

Officer Ketchum/Ringmaster --- Andrew Thorpe

Fingers --- Louise Gal

Eddie --- Ellie Gal

Book Fairy --- Cindy Partridge

Robin Hood --- Kayne Kohler

Tom Sawyer --- Oskar Partridge

Sherlock Holmes --- Bryce Medlen

Toto --- Dominic Sheaves

Dorothy --- Willow Sczyzgiel

Heidi --- Natasha Jones

Pollyanna --- Aaliyah Edwards

Fagin --- Rhys Mannering

Long John Silver --- Blake Reeves

Customer/Dr Dolittle --- Nitesh Narayan

Queen of Hearts --- Lorie Tabone

Frankenstein --- Ron Crowe

Customer/Wicked Witch of the West --- Eilidh Quinn

Hopalong Cassidy  --- Joe Tabone

Customer/Red Riding Hood --- Hayley Ramsay


Director --- Glenn Levett

Musical Director / Assistant Director --- Linda Holland

Costume Design --- Leone Sharp

Makeup Design --- Sophie Van

Sound Design --- Ken Phippen

Lighting Design --- Rhys Ward

Stage Manager --- Hayley Ramsay

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