The musical is set to return to the West End this June.
It has been announced that Georgina Onuorah will play the lead role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz this summer when it begins performances at the London Palladium from the 23rd June 2023.
Currently playing the role of Ado Annie in the revival of Oklahoma! at the Wyndham’s Theatre, she originally played the role of Dorothy when the production played at The Curve in Leicester. She joins the previously announced principal cast of Jason Manford (who will play The Cowardly Lion), Ashley Banjo (The Tin Man), Dianne Pilkington (The Wicked Witch of the West), Louis Gaunt (The Scarecrow), Christina Bianco (Glinda The Good Witch) and Gary Wilmot as The Wizard/Professor Marvel.
The full cast is completed by Ben Thompson (as Toto), Annie Southall, Charlotte St.Croix, Claire O’Leary, Eamonn Cox, Emily Ann Potter, Geoff Aymer, Harrison Wilde, Jacqui Dubois, Jessica Daley, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Lauren Stroud, Marley Fenton, Michael Lin and Sam Stones.
Join Dorothy and Toto on an unforgettable adventure as they are swept over the rainbow to the merry old land of Oz.
As well as featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film, including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See the Wizard , the musical also includes additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
The musical is based on the book by L. Frank Baum and the classic film, with this revival being directed by Nikolai Foster. The creative team behind the production also includes: choreography by Shay Barclay, Set Designer is Colin Richmond, Projection Designer is Douglas O’Connell,Costume and Puppet Designer is Rachael Canning, Lighting Designer is Ben Cracknell, Sound Designer is Adam Fisher, Creative Consultant is Mark Kaufman, Musical Director and Musical Supervisor is George Dyer, Magic Consultant is Scott Penrose, Casting Director is Kay Magson CDG, Props Supervisor is Marcus Hall Props, Costume Supervisor is Anna Josephs and Wigs, Hair and Makeup Designer is Elizabeth Marini.
The Wizard of Oz will play at the London Palladium from the 23rd June. To book tickets click here.