There’s no place like Curve this Christmas because the theatre reveals the total solid of its festive musical The Wizard of Oz.
Operating in Leicester Saturday 19 November 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2023, the beforehand introduced Georgina Onuorah (Dorothy) will probably be joined by Leicestershire’s Jonny Fines (Curve’s My Stunning Laundrette and An Officer and a Gentleman) as Scarecrow, Paul French (Curve’s Grease, Dominion Theatre) as Tin Man and Giovanni Spanó (Bat Out Of Hell, London Coliseum) as Lion. Ben Thompson (101 Dalmatians, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) will tackle the position of Dorothy’s canine companion Toto, dropped at life on stage utilizing puppetry.
Stage, display screen and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco will play Glinda, whereas Charlotte Jaconelli (Heathers the Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket and Britain’s Obtained Expertise runner-up) will be part of because the Depraved Witch of the West. Leicester actor Mark Peachey, who first made his Curve debut within the theatre’s group manufacturing of Richard III and has lately appeared in Expensive Evan Hansen within the West Finish, will tackle the position of Professor Marvel and the Wizard.
Dorothy’s Aunt Em will probably be performed by Jacqui Dubois (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, UK tour) and Uncle Henry will probably be performed by Geoffrey Aymer, who was final seen on Curve’s stage within the WhatsOnStage Award-winning Made at Curve manufacturing of The Shade Purple.
The solid is accomplished by Andrew Dillon, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Martin McCarthy, Ellie Mitchell, Natasha Mould, Mervin Noronha, Amy Oxley, Andrew Patrick-Walker, Christina Shand, Charlotte St. Croix, Tom Watson and Daisy West.
This manufacturing of The Wizard of Ouncesmarks the regional premiere of the musical which options extra songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, in addition to Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s iconic songs from the unique MGM movie, together with ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘Observe the Yellow Brick Street’ and ‘We’re Off to see the Wizard’.
Be a part of Dorothy and Toto as they’re swept up from sepia-soaked Kansas and transported over the rainbow to the technicolour wonderland of Oz.
On her journey down the Yellow Brick Street Dorothy meets new mates Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion who assist her on her method, however the villainous and frightfully glamourous Depraved Witch has different plans for Dorothy, and in Oz – nothing is kind of because it appears.
Via the deep Darkish Forest to the brilliant neon lights of Emerald Metropolis, Dorothy and her mates seek for the highly effective and mysterious Wizard of Oz, the one one who can grant their hearts needs, and possibly even a method residence.