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Last chance to see The Wizard of OZ at Liverpool Empire

2 months ago

By Chris Grundy

The Vivienne, Aston Merrygold and critically acclaimed cast are a huge hit as mega-selling Christmas production enters last few days… 

The final few seats remain for The Wizard Of Oz’s thrilling run at the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

The musical, starring the UK’s No.1 drag superstar The Vivienne and JLS hero Aston Merrygold, is the brightest star in Liverpool’s sky this winter with critics and audiences alike raving about the hit show online and in print. 

Diane Belding, Liverpool Empire Theatre Director, said:

“The reaction from the people of the Liverpool City Region and beyond has been fantastic.

“The Wizard of Oz has captured the imagination of the city more than any Christmas show I can remember during my time here. Congratulations to the cast and crew of the production and thank you to theatre-goers across the region for making the Liverpool Empire a memorable part of your family’s festive fun.” 

The musical, based on the iconic story by L. Frank Baum, opened its UK and Ireland tour in the city on December 13 following a celebrated run at the world-famous London Palladium and continues at the Empire until Sunday January 7.

The Vivienne, who plays The Wicked Witch of the West, said:

“I’m very proud to have been part of this huge achievement,.

“To bring The Wicked Witch Of The West to life this Christmas on the famous Liverpool Empire stage after years of seeing productions there is a complete honour!”

Join Dorothy, Toto, and friends on an unforgettable adventure down the Yellow Brick Road to the merry old Land of Oz.

Here’s 5 reasons you need to see this show:

Timeless tale

Liverpool Empire
Credit: Marc Brenner

Follow the iconic Yellow Brick Road alongside Dorothy and her companions—the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion—as they journey through the magical land of Oz.

This timeless story of courage, friendship, and self-discovery has captivated audiences for generations, and this stage adaptation promises to bring it vividly to life.

Spectacular visuals and stunning set design

Credit: Liverpool Empire / Wizard of Oz
Credit: Liverpool Empire / Wizard of Oz

Prepare to be mesmerised by the stunning visuals and breathtaking set design that transports you straight into the heart of Oz.

The all-new production boasts awe-inspiring scenery that creates a spellbinding atmosphere for theatregoers.

Unforgettable musical numbers

Credit: Liverpool Empire / Wizard of Oz
Credit: Liverpool Empire / Wizard of Oz

You know you will be humming these all day long!

Get ready to sing along to beloved classics such as “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and “If I Only Had a Brain.”

There’s also additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice!

The show’s vibrant musical score, coupled with dazzling choreography and electrifying performances, promises a toe-tapping, heartwarming experience for all.

Perfect family entertainment

Credit: Liverpool Empire / Wizard of Oz
Credit: Liverpool Empire / Wizard of Oz

Treat the whole family to an unforgettable outing this festive season.

The Wizard of Oz is a magical adventure promising moments of joy and wonder that will create lasting memories for kids and adults alike.

Captivating Performances

Credit: Liverpool Empire / Wizard of Oz
Credit: Liverpool Empire / Wizard of Oz

With a talented cast bringing these iconic characters to life, expect spellbinding performances that infuse new energy into the timeless tale.

Starring JLS sensation Aston Merrygold as The Tin Man and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner and Dancing on Ice star The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch of the West.

This spectacular production of The Wizard of Oz at Liverpool Empire guarantees a magical journey filled with laughter, heart, and an abundance of holiday cheer.

So, gather your loved ones, click your heels together three times, and say to yourself “there’s no place like the Liverpool Empire this Christmas”.

Catch The Wizard of Oz at Liverpool Empire from Wed 13 Dec 2023 – Sun 7 Jan 2024, and join in the joyous celebration of one of the greatest tales in theatrical history. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the magic!

Tickets for The Wizard of OZ at Liverpool Empire are available from ÂŁ13 to book yours click HERE.

Visit our calendar to see what’s on across the city region HERE.



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