This highly contemporary reworking of The Wizard of Oz
stays closely to the much loved story as Dorothy is once again whisked off to the land of Oz on a whirlwind, so that she can skip along the Yellow Brick Road with familiar characters such as the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Lion, an extremely Wicked Witch and a Wonderful Wizard. The powerful new score is a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul that provides inspiration for some electrifying dance numbers.Performers Treyc Cohen (Dorothy), Clive Rowe (Lion), Peter Straker (The Wiz), Wayne Robinson, Horace Oliver, Allyson Ava-Brown, Melanie La Barrie.
Music Charlie Smalls. Lyrics Charlie Smalls. Book by William F Brown. Producer West Yorkshire Playhouse. Producer Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company. Director Josette Bushell-Mingo. Design Rosa Maggiora. Choreographer Paul Medford. Musical Director Warren Wills. Sound Ed Clarke. Lighting Philip Gladwell.