Andrew Lloyd Webber's new The Wizard of Oz promises to be the biggest theatre event of the year, combining all the much-loved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score with new songs. Now, the full cast for the much anticipated show has been revealed.
Previously announced Michael Crawford (Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), Danielle Hope (Dorothy), Edward Baker-Duly (Hickory/Tin Man), David Ganly (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), Paul Keating (Hunk/Scarecrow), Emily Tierney (Glinda), and Hannah Waddingham (Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West) will be joined by: Sophie Evans (Alternate Dorothy), Stephen Scott (Uncle Henry/Ensemble, first cover Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), and Helen Walsh (Aunt Em/Munchkin Barrister/Ensemble).
The ensemble will include: FLORENCE ANDREWS, MATTHEW BARROW, MARIANNE BENEDICT, DAVID BIRCH, ADAM BRACEGIRDLE, ASHLEY DAY, A C GARCIA, EMILY GOODENOUGH, RYAN GOVER, EDWARD HAYES-NEARY, EMMA HOUSLEY, REBECCA HOWELL, LUKE JOHNSON, TOM KANAVAN, CARLY MEYERS, TEREL NUGENT, CEILI O'CONNOR, RICHARD ROE, OLIVER ROLL, ADAM SALTER, RACHEL SPURRELL, CARRIE SUTTON, JAY WEBB, ANNA WOODSIDE, LIAM WRATE and ZEPH..
Developed from the ever-popular 1939 MGM screenplay, The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team who delighted audiences of all ages with their recent London Palladium revival of The Sound of Music. Audiences will be captivated as The London Palladium is transformed into the mythical Emerald City with breathtaking special effects and scenery to bring to life the real story of Oz.
The London Palladium, arguably the world's most famous theatre and this year celebrating its 100th birthday, is a great favourite with performers and audiences alike and has a very rich entertainment history presenting variety, pantomime and spectacular family musicals. Just one aspect of the elaborate stage design for The Wizard of Oz will be a restoration of the legendary revolving stage which everyone remembers from the finale of Television's Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum is directed by Jeremy Sams, choreographed by Arlene Phillips, music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E Y Harburg, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice with the set and costumes designed by Robert Jones. produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bill Kenwright.
Tickets are available from The London Palladium Box Office on 0844 412 2957 or online from