By L. Frank Baum with Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard with Orchestration by Larry Wilcox Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co.
and distributed in all media by Warner Bros
The Award-Winning Reading Operatic Society is proud and privileged to present, by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Tams-Witmark, an Easter treat for the whole family, “The Wizard of Oz”.
Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz has thrilled audiences worldwide.
This stage adaptation, originally presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company, premiered at the Barbican Centre in London, starring Imelda Staunton as Dorothy and featured Bille Brown as the Wicked Witch of the West, Paul Greenwood as the Scarecrow and John Bowe as the Tin Man. Imelda Staunton’s husband, Jim Carter (of Downton Abbey fame) played the Cowardly Lion.
With the Creative Team of Director Jake Turnell Willett, Associate Musical Directors Amy Bingham and Neil Matthews and Choreographer Kim Coulson this promises to be a splashy, spectacle – driven, fun extravaganza suitable for all ages, which should not be missed.
Date & Time:
WEDNESDAY 27th – SATURDAY 30th MARCH 2024
Evenings: 19.30 Matinee: (Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March) 14.30
Ticket Prices: Adult £23.00, Concessions £21.00, (includes a £1 Restoration Levy, a £1.25 Booking Fee and a 25p Community Fund Levy) Concessions are: Senior Citizen, Student, Under 18 and Keepers/Friends
(For Group Booking Details Please Contact the Box Office)