Twin-filled wizard show will have audiences seeing double

4 sets of twins opne one produyction of "The Wizartd of Oz"....'Top back Poppy and Sasha h(right) Curtis;'Eden and Lily (right|) Cooper;'Katy and Faye(right)Tweedle'and front Katie and Lucy Parsons
4 sets of twins opne one produyction of "The Wizartd of Oz"....'Top back Poppy and Sasha h(right) Curtis;'Eden and Lily (right|) Cooper;'Katy and Faye(right)Tweedle'and front Katie and Lucy Parsons
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A TWINTASTIC theatre production is coming down the yellow brick road to Sheffield.

For there are not one, but four sets of twin girls dancing in a specially-adapted production of The Wizard of Oz at the Crucible Theatre.

The pairs – ranging in age from four to 19 – all hail from the city’s June D Gill School of Dancing in Broomhill which is putting on the magical show.

And they are rehearsing to make audiences see double on the night.

June Gill, school director, said: “My school has been in business 40 years and this is the first time we’ve had four sets of twins.

“I’ve had three sets of twins, but these are all going to be in the same show together.

“I thought it was a little bit different.”

The talented twins are four-year-olds Poppy and Sasha Curtis, five-year-olds Eden and Lily Cooper and Katy and Faye Tweedle and 19-year-olds Katie and Lucy Parsons.

June said: “It can get a bit confusing sometimes, they will pick you up on their names.

“The oldest twins are 19 and have been with the school since they were three.

“I know, but people still now can’t differentiate between Katie and Lucy.

“The show is a children’s fantasy which has been specially written for the school and is suitable for all the family.

“We’re inviting people to join the wizard, lion, twins and lots of other beautiful dancers on the yellow brick road.

“I put on a show every two years and I’m just thrilled to be back at the Crucible.”

The Wizard of Oz with a twist is to be staged at the Crucible on Monday and Tuesday, July 9 and 10.

It is part of the Sheffield Children’s Festival – a creative event which aims to get children working with professional artists and performers and then showcases their skills.

The festival runs between Monday, June 18, and Saturday, July 14.

Tickets for the Wizard of Oz are available from Sheffield Theatres box office on 0114 249 6000.