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The Wizard of Oz
Information for The Wizard of Oz at Empire Theatre, Sunderland (Musical). Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart's desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family. Based on the classic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz includes the iconic songs Somewhere Over The Rainbow, If I Only Had A Brain and Follow The Yellow Brick Road, as well as new music and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Join the Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City in search of a way back home - but in the technicolour wonderland of Oz, nothing is quite as it seems!
Approximate runtime 2 hours 5 minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 6+

Cast/Performers

Aston Merrygold (Tin Man), The Vivienne (Wicked Witch of the West until 5th May 2024 and from 30 Jul 2024), Craig Revel Horwood (Wicked Witch of the West from 7 May 2024 to 28 Jul), Gary Wilmot (The Wizard - selected dates), Aston Merrygold (Tin Man - Liverpool only), Jason Manford (Cowardly Lion - Manchester only), Nic Greenshields (Cowardly Lion), Gary Wilmot (Wizard - selected dates), Allan Stewart (Wizard - selected dates), Alex Bourne (Wizard - selected dates), Aviva Tulley (Dorothy), Benjamin Yates (Scarecrow), Emily Bull (Glinda), Abigail Matthews (Toto), Adam Craig (Onstage Swing), Alexandra Regan (Offstage Swing), Cole Dunn (Ensemble), David Burrows (Uncle Henry / Ensemble), Fanja Parent (Ensemble), Kelsie-Rae Marshall (Ensemble), Martin McCarthy (Offstage Swing), Nathan Routledge (Ensemble), Olivia Kate Holding (Ensemble), Rose Oulette (Onstage Swing), Sadie Levett (Ensemble), Sydney Spencer (Ensemble), Thomas Kalek (Ensemble), Tyler Ephraim (Ensemble)

Creatives/Company

Author: L Frank Baum
Music(s): Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen, Andrew Lloyd Webber (additional music), David Cullen (orchestrations), George Dyer (orchestrations adapted)
Lyrics(s): E Y Harburg, Tim Rice (additional lyrics)
Adapted by(s): Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jeremy Sams (from the book by L Frank Baum)
Producer: The Curve
Director(s): Nikolai Foster, Kay Magson (CDG - casting director)
Choreographer: Shay Barclay
Design(s): Colin Richmond, Rachael Canning (puppets), Douglas O'Donnell (projection)
Costume: Rachael Canning
Musical Director: George Dyer (and musical supervisor)

UKTW News/Reviews

The Wizard of Oz review
28Mar24: Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (tour) >

Tuesday, 6th August 2024 to Sunday, 11th August 2024.

Details of the The Wizard of Oz tour.
This performance is at Empire Theatre
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The Wizard of Oz at Empire Theatre, SunderlandQTix Codes:
Listing: L0211168713
Production: T1128103078
Event: S1756
Venue: V577

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