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Jason Manford and Ashley Banjo Join the Cast for The Wizard of Oz

Posted 23rd February 2023

Further casting to be announced


The news is out: Jason Manford and Ashley Banjo, will star in The Wizard of Oz, the musical based on the iconic story by L. Frank Baum, which plays a strictly limited season at The London Palladium this summer.

Jason Manford, who is a multi-award-winning stand-up Comedian, Actor, Singer, Hedgehog, Writer, Radio and Television Presenter, will play The Cowardly Lion.

Ashley Banjo is the founder, creative director and choreographer for the dance group Diversity who found fame in 2009 after winning Britain’s Got Talent. He will make his West End musical debut in The Wizard of Oz, in the role of The Tin Man.

Further star casting is to be announced.

Michael Harrison, the producer of the smash-hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, presents Curve’s brand-new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals, beginning performances on Friday 23 June 2023.

For more information and to book tickets to The Wizard of Oz, click here.