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Wizard of Oz Tickets

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins *approx
Venue: London Palladium
Venue Directions: Take the Central/Victoria/Bakerloo lines to Oxford Circus, exit via Argyll Street. Turn left (away from Oxford Street) the Palladium is 50 metres on the left.
Seating Plan: London Palladium

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About Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a musical version of the original 1939 film of the same name, adapted for stage by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. Making use of the original story as well as all the original songs from the film as well as a number of new songs by Lord Lloyd Webber and Sir Timothy Rice.

Although not the first adaptation of The Wizard of Oz for stage (it was previously a musical for stage before it took to the big screen to become the film we all know so well), it is the most recent and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's 18th musical, which he claims successfully fills the holes that the film gets when usually transferred to stage.

Whipped up in a tornado, Dorothy is torn from her home in Texas and finds herself in the unusual land of Oz where she meets some unusual creatures who become her companions as she travels down the Yellow Brick Road to see the Wizard of Oz and find her way home. The Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys have other ideas. It's a wonderful story for all the family to enjoy.

The set is marvellously constructed and critics have commented on how effects and design bring the world of Oz to life on the stage. The Yellow Brick Road, for example, is on a revolve from which a variety of locales appear including poppy fields and forests as Dorothy, Tin Man, the Lion and Scarecrow make their way through Oz to see the Wizard. The costumes and props add to the immersion and add magic to the story.

Michael Crawford stars as The Wizard – best known for his role as Frank Spencer in 'Some Mothers Do Have 'em' – but later starred as the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Phantom of the Opera', a performance for which he won several awards, including Best Actor. Now he returns to play the grand role of The Wizard, adding a big name to the cast list of this West End production.

Danielle Hope, who plays Dorothy, won the part after taking part in the BBC smash hit 'Over The Rainbow' – a talent search show where Graham Norton and Andrew Lloyd Webber sought to find the main stars of the show. She is studying an intensive musical theatre course while making her professional debut on the stage as Dorothy in this production of the Wizard of Oz.

Buoyed by the success of 'Over The Rainbow', the musical has taken over £10 million since opening its doors, but it's continued to success is a tribute to the dedication of the cast and crew and the talent of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and everyone else involved. It's a wonderfully enjoyable musical outing for all the family. Book your Wizard of Oz tickets by using our comparison tool below.

If you're looking for something similar in the land of Oz, you might also like to consider Wicked the Musical which is said to be ‘the untold story of the witches of Oz’.

Wizard of Oz Reviews

A spellbinding performance

My wife and I went to see Wizard of Oz several months ago just after it opened and we were amazed at how good the show was. Michael Crawford was excellent as we expected and played his part exceptionally well, as did Danielle to be fair.

Thoroughly enjoyed the show and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Review submitted by:  Harry B

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