The production is the theatre’s Christmas musical production and will begin performances on the 19th November.

Georgina Onuorah is set to star in the Leicester Curve’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz, which will be performed at the theatre until the 8th January 2023. Georgina was part of the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, appearing as alternate Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. She made her stage debut in Dick Whittington at the National Theatre and has recently appeared at The Other Palace Studio in Millennials. In 2021 Georgina was nominated for Best Recent Graduate at the Black British Theatre Awards. Further casting has yet to be announced.

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “We live for the moment when an actor walks into an audition and blows the roof off the room with their voice, vision and ideas for a role. Georgina did exactly that and set out a compelling vision for her Dorothy. Listening to Georgina’s heart-wrenching rendition of “Over the Rainbow” is worth the price of admission alone! Georgina leads an incredible company and we are proud to introduce her to audiences here in Leicester, as we prepare to journey up the fantastic yellow brick road together.”

This is the regional premiere of the production which features new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, as well as the well known songs from the original MGM film. The musical will be directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, whose recent productions have included the acclaimed Billy Elliot the MusicalBeautiful – The Carole King Musical and A Chorus Line

Join Dorothy and Toto as they are swept up from sepia-soaked Kansas and transported over the rainbow to the technicolour wonderland of Oz. On her adventure down the Yellow Brick Road Dorothy meets new friends Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion who help her on her way, but the villainous and frightfully glamourous Wicked Witch has other plans for Dorothy, and in Oz – nothing is quite as it seems. Through the deep Dark Forest to the bright neon lights of Emerald City, Dorothy and her friends search for the powerful and mysterious Wizard of Oz, the only person who can grant their hearts desires, and maybe even a way home.

The creative team behind this production includes: choreography by Shay Barclay, set design by Colin Richmond, with costume and puppet design from Rachael Canning and projection designs by Douglas O’Connell. Following the Curve’s summer production of Billy Elliot the Musical, Musical Director George Dyer will also return to Curve this Christmas.

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