The Wizard of Oz has released rehearsal pics ahead of the show returning to London this Summer, to the London Palladium.
This lavish new production at the Palladium features songs from the iconic MGM movie, including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See the Wizard, and some brand new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
The rehearsal images by Johan Persson showcase the cast of the musical, including Georgina Onuorah in the lead role of Dorothy, Jason Manford as The Cowardly Lion, Ashley Banjo as The Tin Man, Dianne Pilkington as The Wicked Witch of the West, Louis Gaunt as The Scarecrow, Christina Bianco as Glinda The Good Witch, and Gary Wilmot as The Wizard/Professor Marvel.
The full cast is completed by Ben Thompson (as Toto), Annie Southall, Charlotte St.Croix, Claire O’Leary, Eamonn Cox, Emily Ann Potter, Geoff Aymer, Harrison Wilde, Jacqui Dubois, Jessica Daley, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Lauren Stroud, Marley Fenton, Michael Lin and Sam Stones.
The Wizard of Oz is directed by Nikolai Foster (Billy Elliot The Musical, A Chorus Line), with choreography by Shay Barclay, Set Designer is Colin Richmond, Projection Designer is Douglas O’Connell, Costume and Puppet Designer is Rachael Canning, Lighting Designer is Ben Cracknell, Sound Designer is Adam Fisher, Creative Consultant is Mark Kaufman, Musical Director and Musical Supervisor is George Dyer, Casting Director is Kay Magson CDG, Props Supervisor is Marcus Hall Props and Wigs, Hair and Makeup Designer is Elizabeth Marini.
The Wizard of Oz runs at the London Palladium from 23 June to 3 September 2023.