We’re Off to See the Wizard … join Dorothy, Toto and friends for an unforgettable adventure with THE WIZARD OF OZ at Theatre Royal Nottingham 9-13 April














Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group’s new musical The Wizard of Oz, based on the iconic story by L. Frank Baum, tours the UK and Ireland throughout 2024, following a celebrated run at the world-famous London Palladium. It will open at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 April 2024.#

Joining RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner and Dancing on Ice finalist, The Vivienne (The Wicked Witch of the West), the principal company includes Aviva Tulley (Book of Mormon, UK Tour) as DorothyBenjamin Yates (ITV’s Emmerdale;Jersey Boys, West End) as The ScarecrowNic Greenshields (Love Never Dies West End; Les Misérables West End, International Tour) as The Cowardly LionAlex Bourne (Annie, West End, UK Tour, Toronto; Hairspray, UK Tour) as The WizardEmily Bull (9 to 5, UK Tour; Matilda UK Tour) as Glinda The Good Witch and Abigail Matthews as Toto (Bleak Expectations, West End; War Horse, West End).

The cast is completed David Burrows, Adam Craig, Cole Dunn, Tyler Ephraim, Olivia Kate Holding, Thomas Kalek, Sadie Levett, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Martin McCarthy, Rose Ouellette, Fanja Parent, Alexandra Regan, Nathan Routledge and Sydney Spencer.

For more information go to www.wizardofozmusical.com.

Join Dorothy, Toto and friends on an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz.

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 – with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice – this spectacular production will be a truly magical experience for all the family.

The Vivienne is without doubt the UK’s No.1 drag superstar, after emerging as the original champion of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Since then, she has become a huge star both in the UK and internationally appearing on TV regularly and releasing music for fans across the globe. 2022 saw The Vivienne’s TV career go global when she appeared on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars All Winners’ on US TV. 

2023 saw The Vivienne make history as the first drag star to appear on a major UK reality competition series, competing in ‘Dancing On Ice’ on ITV. Viv made it all the way through the Top 3, with breathtaking performances in the final. 2023 also saw The Vivienne become the face and voice of the BBC’s Eurovision Song Contest trailers. In addition, she performed ‘Waterloo‘ at the massive Eurovision opening ceremony in Liverpool city centre. Please click HERE for The Vivienne’s full biography.

Aviva Tulley (Dorothy): Aviva trained at The Brit School and Arts Educational School, London. Recent roles include Erzulie in Once On This Island (Southwark Playhouse) and in concert, Roles We’ll Never Play (Turbine Theatre). She played Nabulungi in the 2022 UK Tour of The Book of Mormon to celebrated reviews.  

Benjamin Yates (The Scarecrow): Television credits include: Olly in Emmerdale (ITV). Theatre credits include: Jersey Boys (West End); School of Rock (West End); Wicked (UK Tour); Wonderland (UK Tour); West Side Story (Kilworth House); Cats (London Palladium, UK and European Tour); Jesus Christ Superstar (World Arena Tour); The Who’s Tommy (Blackpool Winter Gardens); Grease (Ljubljana Festival).

Nic Greenshields (The Cowardly Lion): Theatre Credits Include: Love Never Dies (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Les Misérables (International Tour); Les Misérables – The Staged Concert (Sondheim Theatre); Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre); Guys And Dolls (Savoy/Phoenix Theatre); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace); The Phantom Of The Opera (His Majesties Theatre); Into The Woods (Royal Opera House); Wonderful Town (Royal Exchange); The Beautiful Game(Cambridge Theatre); Les Misérables (Palace/Queens Theatre); Lautrec (Shaftesbury Theatre); Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Oklahoma (UK Tour); Beauty And The Beast (International Tour); Cats (International Tour). Directing Credits: Resident Director, School Of Rock (Gillian Lynne Theatre) Assistant Director, The Railway Children (Kings Cross Theatre).

Alex Bourne (The Wizard): Alex has recently reprised his role of Daddy Warbucks on the national tour of Annie. Other theatre includes: Hairspray (UK Tour); Eugenius at The Other Palace; Annie (London, UK Tour and Toronto); Mamma Mia! (UK Tour); Kiss Me, Kate (Royal Albert Hall/BBC Proms); Witches of Eastwick – TMA Nominee for Best Actor (Watermill Theatre); Kiss Me, Kate – Olivier Award-Nominee (Chichester Festival Theatre and Old Vic); We Will Rock You(Dominion Theatre); Chicago (Adelphi Theatre); The Rat Pack (Flying Music/Strand Theatre, London); Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Theatrical/UK tour); Rocky Horror Show (Turnstyle); Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Theatrical/Dominion Theatre); Grease (Robert Stigwood Org/Cambridge Theatre, London); Grease (Robert Stigwood Org/National Tour); Only The Lonely (Whitehall Theatre, London); Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Victoria Palace/US tour) and Showboat (RSC/Opera North at The London Palladium).

Emily Bull (Glinda The Good Witch): For Tonight (Adelphi Theatre); 9 to 5 (UK Tour & South Korea); Matilda (UK Tour); Mary Poppins (International tour); Sunset Boulevard (London Coliseum); The Station Master (Tristan Bates Theatre);How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall); Cabaret (UK Tour); Sweeney Todd (Adelphi Theatre & Chichester Festival Theatre); Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre) and Grease (Piccadilly Theatre).

Abigail Matthews (Toto): Bleak Expectations (Criterion Theatre, West End); Bye Bye Birdie (Rose and Crown, Offie Nominated for Best Supporting Actress); War Horse (Gillian Lynne Theatre); A Winter’s Tale & The Hired Man (Landor Theatre, Offie Nominated for Best Supporting Actress); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (360° Theatre, Kensington Gardens); Evita (UK & European Tour).

Directed by Nikolai Foster (Billy Elliot The MusicalA Chorus LineThe Wizard of Oz has 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 Supervisor is George Dyer, casting by Debbie O’Brien, Props Supervisor is Marcus Hall Props, and Wigs, Hair and Makeup Designer is Elizabeth Marini.

The Wizard of Oz on tour is presented Michael Harrison, Gavin Kalin Productions, David Mirvish, Crossroads Live, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Nick Thomas, Rupert Gavin and Mallory Factor, Jake Hine and Playing Field, by arrangement with the Really Useful Group Ltd.


The Wizard of Oz

Tuesday 9 April–Saturday 13 April 2024

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm

Audio Described Performance 11 April 2024 7.30pm

Captioned Performance 13 April 2024 at 2.30pm

Sign Language Interpreted Performance 13 April 2024 at 2.30pm

Age Guidance 6+

£23.50 to £57.50 plus discounts for Members*, Under 26s, Families, Schools and Groups

www.trch.co.uk Box Office 0115 989 5555

*Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Membership scheme offers benefits including ticket discounts and exclusive pre-sales.  For more information, please visit www.trch.co.uk/membership  


Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Additional Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Additional Lyrics by Tim Rice
Adaption by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams
Orchestrations by David Cullen
Orchestrations adapted by George Dyer

From the book by L. Frank Baum

Based Upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Warner Media, and produced with the permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and EMI Music Publishing

Director Nikolai Foster
Choreographer Shay Barclay
Set Designer Colin Richmond
Projection Designer Douglas O’Connell
Costume and Puppet Designer Rachael Canning
Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer Adam Fisher

Creative Consultant Mark Kaufman

Musical Supervisor George Dyer

Casting by Debbie O’Brien
Props Supervisor Marcus Hall Props
Wigs, Hair and Makeup Designer Elizabeth Marini



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