Review: The Wizard Of Oz

Review: The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is bringing a rainbow of joy to Belfast this week. We loved it all, but especially the wicked old witch and the cowardly lion. It has always been one of the all time movie greats, but on stage it’s phenomenal. The UK touring production managed to fit a lot on to the Grand Opera House stage and brought it to life in an explosion of dance, colour and music.

The show starts off with muted colours (the black and white section of the movie) and an introduction to the family before a tornado rushes through Kansas and Dorothy’s family farm. Look out for all the characters in their Kansas form before they become part of the Land of Oz story. 

You know the story, it hasn’t changed much here, you’ll be reminded of your childhood and of the scary witch and flying monkeys, the Wizard who isn’t all he seems and of course Dorothy and her friends; the scarecrow, tin man and lion. There’s a smidgen of comedy thrown in as the witch has a touch of pantomime dame about her.

This is pretty much sold out all week, but if you can get a ticket I’d definitely recommend you follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and the land of Oz.

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