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The Wizard of Oz tour reveals tour cast

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The Wizard of Oz tour reveals tour cast

The final casting has been revealed for the UK and Ireland Tour of The Wizard of Oz as the crew begin rehearsals today.

The new musical, based on the iconic story by L. Frank Baum, opens its UK and Ireland tour following a celebrated run at the world-famous London Palladium. The tour begins at the Liverpool Empire where it plays an extended festive season from Wednesday 13th December – Sunday 7th January 2024.

Joining previously announced JLS star Aston Merrygold as The Tin Man (Liverpool only), Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch of the West and Gary Wilmot as The Wizard, additional principal casting is confirmed as Jason Manford who will reprise his role as The Cowardly Lion (Manchester only) with Allan Stewart and Alex Bourne as The Wizard. All perform at select dates across the tour.

Principal company members appearing at all venues are Aviva Tulley as Dorothy, Benjamin Yates as The Scarecrow, Nic Greenshields as The Cowardly Lion, Emily Bull as Glinda The Good Witch and Abigail Matthews as Toto. The company is completed by: David Burrows, Adam Craig, Cole Dunn, Tyler Ephraim, Olivia Kate Holding, Thomas Kalek, Sadie Levett, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Martin McCarthy, Rose Ouellette, Fanja Parent, Alexandra Regan, Nathan Routledge and Sydney Spencer.

Join Dorothy, Toto and friends on an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz. Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film, including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See the Wizard – with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice – this spectacular production will be a truly magical experience for all the family.

The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

The Wizard of Oz on tour is presented Michael Harrison, Gavin Kalin Productions, David Mirvish, Crossroads Live, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Nick Thomas, Rupert Gavin and Mallory Factor, Jake Hine and Playing Field, by arrangement with the Really Useful Group Ltd.

To book tickets and for information about specific casting at all UK and Ireland tour venues, go to www.wizardofozmusical.com.

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