The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

Gillian Lynne Theatre

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  • Opens: Thursday, 15 August 2024 -
    Booking until: Sunday, 8 September 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 20min. Incl. 1 interval
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The Wizard Of Oz description

Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group are delighted to confirm that The Wizard of Oz, the vibrant musical based on the iconic story by L. Frank Baum, is set to play for a strictly limited season at the London Palladium for summer 2023, the perfect venue for a big, bold spectacular family musical.

Michael Harrison was responsible for producing the huge hit, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He presents Curve's fresh new production of The Wizard Of Oz on Friday 23 June.

What's the story of The Wizard Of Oz?

Meet young Dorothy and her little dog Toto too. When a tornado whisks them both up into the air and away from their home, it lands them in the strange, weird and wonderful land of Oz. Determined to find her way home, Dorothy meets amazing characters along the way: the Tin Man, the Lion, the Scarecrow, the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

The history of The Wizard Of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the 1939 movie, was directed by Victor Fleming, starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton.

The musical follows the plot of the movie, complete with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, with additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and additional lyrics by Tim Rice. The orchestrations are by David Cullen, adapted by George Dyer.

The story comes directly from the gorgeous book by L. Frank Baum, based on the movie and produced with permission by Warner Bros, Theatre Ventures, and EMI Music Publishing.

The director is Nikolai Foster and the choreographer is Shay Barclay. The set designer is Colin Richmond, the projection designer is Douglas O'Connell, with costume and puppet design by Rachael Canning. The lighting designer is Ben Cracknell, with the sound design by Adam Fisher.

The show's creative consultant is Mark Kaufma, musical direction and supervision by George Dyer, and magic consultancy comes from Scott Penrose. The casting director is Kay Magson CDG, the props supervisors are Marcus Hall and Anna Josephs, and Anna is also supporting with costumes. Wigs, hair and makeup design comes from Elizabeth Marini.

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Playing at Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB (venue info)

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Age restrictions

Ages 6+. Children under 4 years of age (including babes in arms) will not be admitted into the auditorium. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.

Performance Times
Mon - - -
Tue - - -
Wed - - 19:00
Thu 14:00 - 19:00
Fri - - 19:00
Sat 14:00 - 19:00
Sun 13:00 17:00 -
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB The Wizard Of Oz Cast
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB The Wizard Of Oz Cast
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB The Wizard Of Oz Cast
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB The Wizard Of Oz Cast
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB The Wizard Of Oz Cast
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB The Wizard Of Oz Cast
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB The Wizard Of Oz Cast
The Wizard Of Oz news
The Wizard of Oz Returns To The West End This Summer The Wizard of Oz Returns To The West End This Summer 21Mar

The Wizard of Oz Returns To The West End This Summer

GEORGINA ONUORAH announced in the starring role of Dorothy at the London Palladium this summer GEORGINA ONUORAH announced in the starring role of Dorothy at the London Palladium this summer 26Apr

GEORGINA ONUORAH announced in the starring role of Dorothy at the London Palladium this summer

New casting announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ at the London Palladium this summer New casting announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ at the London Palladium this summer 19Apr

New casting announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ at the London Palladium this summer

Palladium legend Gary Wilmot to play the wizard in THE WIZARD OF OZ this summer Palladium legend Gary Wilmot to play the wizard in THE WIZARD OF OZ this summer 15Mar

Palladium legend Gary Wilmot to play the wizard in THE WIZARD OF OZ this summer

Brand new production of the beloved musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ, to play the iconic London Palladium next summer Brand new production of the beloved musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ, to play the iconic London Palladium next summer 01Dec

Brand new production of the beloved musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ, to play the iconic London Palladium next summer