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What's it all about?
The Wizard of Oz tells the classic tale of a young girl, her little dog and a pair of ruby slippers and has cast its spell for generations. Now you can re-live the wonder, as wicked witches, winged monkeys, Munchkins and more are brought to life on stage (and sometimes even closer to you than that).
The price of your tickets gets you more than just your favourite songs from the much-loved, Oscar-winning film score. They're all present and correct, but there are brilliant new tunes from master of musicals Andrew Lloyd Webber as well.
Join Dorothy and friends on the Yellow Brick Road, and get ready for an evening's enchantment with The Wizard of Oz.
What's the story?
Can a stage show measure up to one of the most magical movies of your childhood? When all your favourite moments and characters from The Wizard of Oz are lovingly recreated 'live' in glorious technicolour before your very eyes, the answer is Yes.
This glittering stage version of The Wizard of Oz tells the same great story you know and love from the movie. After a whirlwind strikes her farm and sweeps her up, innocent Dorothy finds herself stranded in the weird and wondrous land of Oz.
Hounded by the Wicked Witch of the West and befriended by Glinda the Good Witch, a Lion, a Scarecrow and a Tin Man, Dorothy must experience an adventure like no other before she can learn that there really is 'no place like home'.
Who's in it?
Judy Garland's signature role as Dorothy in the film version of The Wizard of Oz is a hard act to follow. But as soon as she starts to sing 'Over The Rainbow', you'll need no further persuasion that Sophie Evans is a perfect fit for those famous ruby slippers.
The show's other songs are just as fresh and brilliant as you remember, from 'We’re Off To See The Wizard' to 'Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead'.
Don't forget those Lloyd Webber ‘bonus tracks’ too. When the Wizard breaks into 'The Wonders of the World' and the Wicked Witch almost steals the show with 'Red Shoes Blues', you’ll be won over by the sheer, sparkling quality of these classics-to-be.
Finally, be sure not to miss peerless Palladium veteran Des O'Connor as the Wizard during this final season of The Wizard of Oz (click on 'Inside Track' above for details of days when he will not be performing).
Who is The Wizard of Oz suitable for?
The Wizard of Oz is fantastic family fare. As you peer into the depths of a twister and gasp at the shimmering spectacle of the Emerald City, you’ll be amazed at how faithful this show is to the film, and dazzled by the technological wizardry behind the on-stage magic.
Get tickets for your kids and have a blast watching their faces when the curtain goes up. They’ll be asking you for days how the ruby slippers got on to Dorothy’s feet at a certain moment, and pestering you to trade in poor old Tiddles for a flying monkey.
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Did You Know?
In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s tearaway terrier Toto is actually played by four dogs – Bobby, Razzamatazz, Dazzle and Topper.
The show's original Dorothy, Danielle Hope, admitted that working with the posse of pooches was a challenge. “It's so hard because a dog knows if your emotion is real," she said. "And they’re heavy too – I did free-weight training with bags of sugar.”
Joining the canine quartet on stage for the show's final season is the incomporable Des O'Connor, giving the lie to the expression 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks', as he takes on the role of the Wizard.
He looks to be in better shape than most men in their fifties but Des is, astoundingly, 80 years of age. A star of stage, screen and music for decades, he's shifted more tickets at the Palladium box office than most, having appeared there more than 1,200 times. But The Wizard of Oz is only his second musical, his first being Dreamboats and Petticoats in 2011.
Des was awarded the CBE in 2008 for his services to Entertainment and Broadcasting and is one of the the UK's best loved and most respected stars.
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Sophie Evans stars as Dorothy, alongside Des O'Connor as the Wizard of Oz.