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London Palladium
Argyll Street W1A 3AB
The Wizard Of Oz
London Palladium 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 London Palladium photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 7th Feb 11
Opens 1st Mar 11
Closes 1st Sep 12
Show Times
Tuesday 7.00 pm
Weds - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée Weds & Sat
Matinée Sun

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  • Michael Crawford - Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz
  • Danielle Hope - Dorothy
  • Edward Baked-Duly - Hickory/Tin Man
  • David Ganley - Zeke/Cowardly Lion
  • Paul keating - Hunk/Scarecrow
  • Emily Tierney - Glinda
  • Marianne Benedict - Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West
  • Sophie Evans - Alternate Dorothy
  • Kstr Coysten - Aunt Em/Munchkin Barrister/Ensemble
  • Stephen Scott - Uncle Henry/Ensemble


  • Florence Andrews, Matthew Barrow, David Birch, Adam Bracegirdle, Ashley Day, A C Garcia, Emily Goodenough, Ryan Gover, Edward Hayes-Neary, Lizzii Hills, Emma Housley, Richard Roe - Dance Captain, Rebecca Howell - Assistant Dance Captain, Luke Johnson, Tom Kanavan, Carly Meyers, Terel Nugent, Ceili O’connor, Oliver Rol,l Adam Salter, Rachel Spurrell, Carrie Sutton, Jay Webb.

A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.




Not wonderful? Well yes or no. It's not in the title but don't worry.. it's wonderful anyway.

Andrew Lloyd Webber has written jolly new songs and done his magic with this production. Put holes in the bucket of innocence by giving the proponents of evil a voice? Will this Harry Potter style ('evil dominating the oh so trying good') leak through to the Wizard of Oz? The author wrote a dozen other books.... there's money in them hills... or has been for 70 years.

Surviving Innocence

Oz DorothyThe Wizard of Oz (not 'wonderful') backed by the BBC TV reality show, Graham Norton and Weber should brighten the Palladium. Maybe they will need 2 months to set the stage. Advance booking recommended unless you are a long distance scheduler.

It is going to be fascinating to hear the new songs for the witches. Will Andrew put a leak in the bucket of innocence by giving the proponents of evil a voice? Will this Potter style 'evil dominating good' leak into the remakes planned in Hollywood? The author wrote a dozen other books.... there's money in them hills... or has been for 70 years.

Oz Tinman & Lion

We are getting a schoolgirl to review this one and pull back the curtain on why the story became an icon. This is the re-make that the British public made happen. Forget Hollywood we Brits have the imagination to make it new - really new.

Oz Dorothy


  • Harold Arlen - Music
  • E Y Harburg – Lyrics
  • Herbert Stothart - Original Background Music
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber – Producer, Additional Music And Adaptation
  • Tim Rice - Additional Lyrics
  • Jeremy Sams – Director And Adaptation
  • Robert Jones - Production Designer
  • Arlene Phillips – Choreographer
  • Hugh Vanstone – Lighting Designer
  • Mick Potter – Sound Designer
  • Jon Driscoll - Projection Designer
  • David Cullen - Orchestrator
  • Graham Hurman - Musical Director
  • Matt Towell - Production Manager
  • Madeline Paul – Associate Director
  • Bec Chippendale – Associate Designer
  • Kate Golledge - Resident Director
  • Gavin Mitford – Associate Choreographer
  • Tim Lutkin – Associate Lighting Designer
  • Paul Gatehouse – Associate Sound Designer
  • Gemma Carrington - Associate Projection Designer
  • Irene Bohan – Costume Supervisor
  • David Grindrod - Casting Director
  • Sylvia Addison – Orchestra Manager
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures The Really Useful Group – Producer
  • Bill Kenwright - Producer
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