First-look: The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium – in pictures

Photos have been released of the big new production of The Wizard of Oz, now playing at the London Palladium starring Jason Manford and Ashley Banjo.

Featuring songs from the much-loved movie, including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See the Wizard, plus new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, The Wizard of Oz is a spectacular new production directed by Nikolai Foster (Billy Elliot The Musical, A Chorus Line).

The show’s cast includes Georgina Onuorah as 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 creative team also includes 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 playing at the London Palladium from 23 June to 3 September 2023.

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📷 Main photo: The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. Photo by Marc Brenner

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