‘The Wizard of Oz’ to open at London Palladium in summer 2023

Follow the yellow brick road to the West End.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

There’s no place like the West End, especially with the The Wizard of Oz in town. The Wizard of Oz begins previews at the London Palladium on 23 June, ahead of an opening night on 6 July, and performances to 3 September.

The Wizard of Oz follows Dorothy and Toto as they are swept from Kansas to the fantasy land. In Oz, Dorothy meets a tin man, a lion, and a scarecrow and the quartet journey down the yellow brick road in the hopes of Dorothy going back home.

“The London Palladium is the home of the summer blockbuster musical, and there really will be no place like the Palladium for Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion, as they embark on their journey down the Yellow Brick Road” said producer Michael Harrison.

The Wizard of Oz features music from the 1939 Judy Garland film, including “Over The Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” There’s also additional songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, including "Bring Me the Broomstick". Find out more about Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.

Nikolai Foster directs The Wizard Of Oz, with choreography by Shay Barclay, set design by Colin Richmond, costume and puppet design by Rachael Canning, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Adam Fisher, projecction design by Douglas O’Connell, creative consultancy by Mark Kaufman, musical direction and supervision by George Dyer, and magic consultancy by Scott Penrose.

The production is currently at Leicester's Curve Theatre. Casting for the London production will be announced at a later date. The Leicester cast includes Christina Bianco as Glinda, and Georgina Onourah as Dorothy.

When is The Wizard of Oz in London?

The Wizard of Oz is at the London Palladium in summer 2023. Performances begin on 23 June, and the opening night is on 9 July. Performances will take place throughout summer 2023.

The Wizard of Oz is at the London Palladium.

Photo credit: The Wizard of Oz at Leicester Curve (Photo courtesy of production)

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