The Cast of Oz
Playing the central role of Dorothy Gale herself is Kara Dennison. Regular listeners will remember her as the Computer in the Doctor Who Crossover Adventures, but that’s only the start of what Kara gets up to. Writer, presenter, performer, artist, and costumer, she’s also one of the faces behind ReGeneration Who, the mid-Atlantic’s premier Doctor Who convention.
We’re very pleased to have Kara on board to play this iconic role.
Playing the Scarecrow is Aron Toman, who also writes and directs the Chronicles of Oz. You’ll remember Aron as the Doctor in the Doctor Who Crossover Adventures, and has been making himself known around the amateur theatre circuit in Melbourne, Australia as Artistic Director of Pop Culture Theatre.
Playing the Scarecrow has been a life-long dream of Aron’s, and he’s thrilled that he’s finally got the opportunity to bring him to life.
The Tin Woodman
Scobie Parker is taking on the role of the Tin Woodman. He may be new to the audio drama world, but has had over twenty years of experience in theatres across Melbourne and Australia, as well as small roles in a number of long running TV shows and short films.
We’re very much looking forward to hearing him show his metal as the Tin Woodman!
Tom Denham is a familiar voice to many audio drama listeners, and now he’s adding the Cowardly Lion to his repertoire. One of the founders of Illusionist Productions, and soon to launch a new series of Doctor Who audios under Hive-Mind Media, Tom’s finally appearing in a Crossover Adventure Production. But does he have the courage to get to the Emerald City? Of course!
The Wizard of Oz
You can’t adapt The Wonderful Wizard of Oz if you don’t have a Wonderful Wizard – and Rob Lloyd is definitely that! You’ve seen him on ABC3 as Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver, you’ve seen him on stage in the comedy shows Who Me and others, you probably know him as that guy that looks a bit like David Tennant. His list of credits are as long as your arm, and we’re very pleased that we’re adding The Chronicles of Oz to that list.
You can read more about Rob at http://www.roblloyd.com.au
The Wicked Witch of the West
Elise D’Amico is another new voice to audio drama – but given how frightening she is as the Wicked Witch of the West, perhaps that’s for the best! Elise is a regular performer on the Melbourne stage, with key roles in My First Time, Hotel Sorrento, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and dozens more. She’s clearly having a blast defying gravity in Oz, and is sure to finally achieve that ambition of terrifying small children across the world.
Glinda, Good Witch of the South
Whenever there’s evil, there’s always good, and witches of Oz are no exception.
Playing Glinda the Good Witch of the South is Wendy Robinson. Regular listeners will remember Wendy as the Angel of Blinding Light in our most recent Doctor Who adventure. In the rest of the world she’s a freelance voice actress, having worked for Swarovski, ProActive and Mercedes Benz Melbourne (to name a few). Wendy says that her happy place is behind the mic, and these audio dramas have been great fun to be involved with.
Make sure you like Wendy’s Facebook Page VocalEssence!
Omby Amby, Guardian of the Throne
A well-run Emerald City needs a well-organised Chief of Staff, and as Guardian of the Throne, Omby Amby keeps everything running to schedule! At least until some girl from Kansas turns up…