Just about everyone must have seen that movie classic, The Wizard of Oz, adapted from L. Frank Baum’s novel of the same name. Well, not a lot changes when this family favourite takes to the stage.
First staged in 1987 by the Royal Shakespeare Company this production follows the 1939 film faithfully and features all the most loved songs and characters and brings them to life onstage.
Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of wonderful characters - good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things that will amaze and entertain.
To find her way home to her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, she and her dog Toto, must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends – the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion - but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.
Peppered throughout by instantly recognisable melodies, from Over the Rainbow to Follow the Yellow Brick Road, from We’re Off to See the Wizard to Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, from The Merry Old Land of Oz to If I Only Had a Brain, this show has something for everyone.