The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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Dramatisation by Linda Marshall of L Frank Baum's children's classic.

When a tornado strikes her farmhouse in Kansas, young Dorothy is lifted to the magical world of Oz, where she embarks upon a perilous journey to find her way back home.

Dorothy....Amelia Clarkson

Wizard of Oz/Kalidah/Uncle Henry....Jonathan Keeble

Scarecrow....Kevin Eldon

Tinman....Burn Gorman

Lion....Zubin Varla

Witch of the North/South/West/Aunt Em....Emma Fielding

King Monkey/Miner....Andrew Westfield

Munchkin/Gatekeeper....Graeme Hawley

With Original Music by Olly Fox.

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

Dramatisation of L Frank Baum's children's classic.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Written by L Frank Baum

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths

The story made famous by the iconic 1939 musical film is given a distinctly different treatment in our dramatisation by Linda Marshall Griffiths which reinstates some of the events and characters of L Frank Baum's classic book.

When a tornado strikes Dorothy's farmhouse in Kansas, she is lifted to the magical world of Oz where she embarks upon a terrifying and perilous journey to find her way back home.

Immediately she makes some powerful enemies by accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East and claiming her silver shoes. Desperate to return home her adventure takes her to the City of Emeralds to meet the Wizard of Oz.

On the way she makes some new friends, a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman and a Lion who have their own reasons for wanting to see the Wizard. Pursued by the frightening Kalidah beasts, the violent Flying Monkeys and the all seeing Wicked Witch of the West will they make it to the Emerald City and have what they most desire?

Original Music by Olly Fox

Sound Design by Steve Brooke