The Wizard of Oz musical to return to West End this summer

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The Wizard of Oz is to return to London’s West End this summer!

The production, currently on a UK tour, will transfer to the Gillian Lynne Theatre for a limited season, running 15 August – 8 September 2024. Tickets go on general sale on 28 March at 10AM.

The cast will feature The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch of the West, Aston Merrygold as the Tin Man, Aviva Tulley as Dorothy, Benjamin Yates as The Scarecrow, Nic Greenshields as The Cowardly Lion and Abigail Matthews as Toto. Femi Akinfolarin will play the Tin Man at certain performances.

The musical features new music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, as well as iconic songs from the original MGM film.

The production is directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster with choreography by Shay Barclay, set design by Colin Richmond, costume and puppet design by Rachael Canning, projection designs by Douglas O’Connell, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Adam Fisher, wigs, hair & makeup design by Elizabeth Marini, musical direction by George Dyer and casting by Kay Magson CDG. Mark Kaufman is creative consultant, magic consultant is Scott Penrose, props supervisor is Marcus Hall Props and costume supervisor is Anna Josephs.

Producer Michael Harrison said: “The Wizard of Oz was seen by an incredible 185,000 people at the London Palladium last summer and is currently smashing box office records on its U.K. tour, so it feels absolutely appropriate that we return this spectacular production to the West End during the summer holidays for 38 performances only, with an incredible cast led by Aston Merrygold and The Vivienne.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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