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Liverpool Empire Theatre has announced its 2023 Christmas show

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Liverpool Empire Theatre has announced its 2023 Christmas show
The Wizard of Oz

Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group are thrilled to announce that The Wizard of Oz, the musical based on the iconic story by L. Frank Baum, will embark on a UK Tour, following this summer’s forthcoming season at the world-famous London Palladium.

The Wizard of Oz will open its tour with a Christmas season at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, beginning performances on Wednesday 13 December, with subsequent tour dates announced today through to Spring 2024.

Michael Harrison, the producer of the smash-hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which thrilled audiences on its UK Tour in 2022, now presents Curve’s brand-new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals.

Liverpool Empire
Credit: Marc Brenner

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 magical experience for all the family.

Directed by Nikolai Foster (Billy Elliot The Musical, A Chorus Line) The Wizard of Oz has choreography by Shay Barclay, Set Designer is Colin Richmond, Projection Designer is Douglas O’Connell,Costume and Puppet Designer is Rachael Canning, Lighting Designer is Ben Cracknell, Sound Designer is Adam Fisher, Creative Consultant is Mark Kaufman, Musical Director and Musical Supervisor is George Dyer, Casting Director is Kay Magson CDG, Props Supervisor is Marcus Hall Props, and Wigs, Hair and Makeup Designer is Elizabeth Marini.

Liverpool Empire
Credit: Marc Brenner

Michael Harrison said:

“There really will be no place like the Liverpool Empire this Christmas, as Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion embark on their journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Nikolai Foster and his team have created a new and magical production of this beloved musical, and we can’t wait to take the show to Liverpool and then to audiences all around the country.”

Liverpool Empire
Credit: Marc Brenner

Diane Belding, Theatre Director at the Liverpool Empire, said:

“Dorothy’s not in Kansas anymore, Toto…because she’s in Liverpool! We’re so excited to finally announce our Christmas show, which is always the biggest and best in the city. We can’t wait to bring the yellow brick road to Lime Street to kick off the UK tour of this epic production of The Wizard of Oz. Theatre and Christmas and fun, oh my!”

Credit: Marc Brenner

Star casting for The Wizard of Oz is to be confirmed.

Michael Harrison, Gavin Kalin with David Mirvish, Crossroads Live, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Rupert Gavin & Mallory Factor by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited, present the Curve production of The Wizard of Oz.

For more about the show here or book tickets on the Liverpool Empire Theatre website here.



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