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Posted 14th May 2024

Full Casting Announced for The Wizard of Oz at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

Exciting news, theatre fans! The beloved musical “The Wizard of Oz” is making its triumphant return to the West End this summer, promising a magical experience for audiences of all ages. After a record-breaking tour across the UK and Ireland, the production is set to enchant London audiences with a strictly limited four-week summer season at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, starting from Thursday, August 15.

Full Casting Announced! 

Today, the complete cast has been unveiled, and it’s star-studded to say the least! Joining the production are Aston Merrygold, known for his sensational performances in JLS and on Strictly Come Dancing, as the lovable Tin Man, and the fabulous The Vivienne, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, as the Wicked Witch of the West.

But that’s not all! Allan Stewart and Alex Bourne will be reprising their touring roles as The Wizard, adding their own magic to the show. The talented ensemble also includes 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.

Limited London Season 

Mark your calendars because this enchanting production will only run for 38 performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, offering families a perfect summer holiday treat. With its timeless story and unforgettable music, “The Wizard of Oz” promises to transport audiences over the rainbow for a truly magical experience.

Producer Michael Harrison expressed his excitement about the upcoming London season, highlighting the incredible talent of the cast and the joy they’ve brought to audiences across the UK and Ireland.

Aston Merrygold and The Vivienne Shine Onstage! 

Aston Merrygold will dazzle audiences on select dates as the Tin Man, bringing his electrifying stage presence to the iconic role. From his chart-topping success with JLS to his recent ventures in theatre and television, Aston continues to captivate audiences with his talent and charisma.

Meanwhile, The Vivienne will cast her spell as the Wicked Witch of the West, showcasing her star power and theatrical prowess. As the UK’s top drag superstar, The Vivienne brings a unique flair to the role, promising a performance that’s wickedly entertaining.

Book Your Tickets Now! 

Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of “The Wizard of Oz” live on stage! Tickets are on sale now, so don’t wait to secure your seats. For specific casting information and performance dates, be sure to check the website.

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto as they journey through the Land of Oz in this timeless classic. Whether you’re a fan of the original film or experiencing the story for the first time, “The Wizard of Oz” promises an unforgettable theatrical adventure for the whole family.