Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my! Check out the cast for Sheffield Crucible’s THE WIZARD OF OZ

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz.

Catrin Aaron (Miss Gulch / Wicked Witch), Jonathan Broadbent (Zeke/Lion), Gabrielle Brooks (Dorothy), Ryan Ellsworth (Professor Marvel / The Wizard Of Oz), Andrew Langtree (Hunk / Scarecrow), Michael Matus (Uncle Henry / Oz Doorkeeper), Sophia Nomvete (Aunt Em / Glinda) and Max Parker (Hickory / Tin Man); and completing the ensemble, Simon Anthony, Piers Bates, Myles Brown, Collette Coleman, Claire Doyle, Glen Facey, Samantha Hull, Blythe Jandoo, Fergal Mcgoff, Jo Lucy Rackham, Michael James Stewart, Charley Vincent, Rhiannon Wallace and Charlotte-Kate Warren.

The production opens on 13 December, with previews from 7 December, and also announced today, extends its run due to popular demand, now closing on 20 January 2018. Tickets for the extra week of performances go on sale tomorrow, 14 October.

‘Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, there’s a land that I heard of, once in a lullaby’

The technicolour classic that takes the whole family to the Emerald City and back again. Join Dorothy and all her friends for this glorious technicolor production of the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz. Skip along the yellow brick road and journey through munchkin land all the way to Oz, carried along by all your favourite tunes, including Over the Rainbow and We’re Off to See the Wizard, in this festive family spectacular.

By L. Frank Baum With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Director: Robert Hastie; Designer: Janet Bird; Choreographer: Ewan Jones
Music Director: by Toby Higgins; Lighting Designer: Richard Howell; Sound Designer: Mike Walker Puppet Designer: Rachael Canning; Casting Director: William Burton CDG