Following the smash hit show Peter Pan at Blackpool Opera House this year, 2018 will see audiences following the yellow brick road to spend an unforgettable Christmas with Dorothy and her friends in the merry old land of Oz as the musical adventure The Wizard of Oz is now on sale at www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/wizard-of-oz with performances running from Friday 7th December to Sunday 30th December 2018.
After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of OZ, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin man and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. But will she be defeated by the Wicked Witch of the West? You’ll have to come along to find out.
This highly acclaimed adaptation from The Royal Shakespeare Company is produced by the award-winning Selladoor Family, leading producer of mid and large-scale family productions including The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, James and the Giant Peach, Guess How Much I Love You and The Broons.
A stunning musical featuring the timeless and instantly recognisable classics We’re Off To See The Wizard, Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead!, The Merry Old Land Of Oz and Over The Rainbow, prepare for a magical adventure for the whole family with live music, lavish sets, spectacular costumes and a sensational cast to be announced.
A representative from the Blackpool Opera House said: ‘The Wizard of Oz is such a universally loved show that we really couldn’t think of a more perfect title for our second Christmas outing from Selladoor. We can’t wait to get to work on the project and replicate the same success of 2017 Selladoor shows such as Flashdance and of course Peter Pan. We’re confident that the incredible RSC version of this iconic musical will bring joy to all of Blackpool as it’s a show that everyone from Grandparents to Grandchildren will embrace’
David Hutchinson, Artistic Director of Selladoor Family said: ‘Bringing this RSC version of The Wizard of Oz to the Opera House in 2018 marks the second year in our partnership with the Winter Gardens, to share another classic family story on stage during the festive season. Once again, we’re delighted to be working alongside the team at the Winter Gardens to create an exciting musical theatre experience for the whole family and introduce many youngsters to theatre for the very first time’
Let the joyous news be spread, The Wizard of Oz at last returns! Click your heels together and book your tickets today for special early bird offers from just £12.50, and discover there’s no place like Blackpool Opera House!