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Wicked – The Grand, Leeds

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them? Wicked is a musical phenomenon. Since opening in 2006 the show has garnered over 100 major international awards and already been seen by nine million people in London alone. Seemingly ...

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The Wizard of Never Woz – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Iain Gordon Writer: Iain Gordon Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Joining Dorothy and her pals as they adventure through the magical land of Never Woz, The Wizard of Never Woz offers a distinctly Scottish twist on the classic tale. The Wizard of Never Woz may be the Glasgow Pavilion’s best panto offering in recent years. Packed with audience participation, bright lights ...

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The Wizard of Oz – Theatre Royal, St. Helens

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: Emma Boswell We’re off to see the Wizard…in St. Helens Theatre Royal! Regal Entertainment provides a wonderfully wicked medley of magic, villains and lots of giggles in St. Helens Theatre Royal this half term. The Theatre Royal acts as a warm and welcoming host to this fun-filled pantomime adaptation of the Wizard of ...

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The Wizard of Oz – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: L Frank Baum Director: Andy Johnston Reviewer: Dominic Corr   We’re all at least partially familiar with MGM’s 1939 adaptation of classic fantasy book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Young farm girl Dorothy Gale (Anna Chidgey) finds herself swept away from Kansas and into the mesmerising world of Oz. Here she encounters a host of unique creatures; some friend ...

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Wizard of Oz – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Director: James Shone Reviewer:Louise Sharp The Wizard of Oz is an adaptation of the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the 1939 film production starring Judy Garland becoming one of the best loved musicals of all time. The story tells of a young farm girl from Kansas whisked away by a tornado, and ...

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The Wizard of Oz – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Director and Producer: Paul Hammond Choreographer: Emma Rogers Musical Director: Joe O’Connor Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating:3] The pantomime begins at Christmas time in Kansas where Dorothy and her family are ready for the upcoming festivities. Very quickly, after rowing with her Aunt Esme about keeping Toto, her dog, under control Dorothy runs away and bumps into Wilfred and Archie, a ...

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