Off to see the wizard at Brookside Theatre

Soar over the rainbow, follow the yellow brick road and skip into the Emerald City to fulfil your heart’s desire, as the Brookside Theatre, Romford, whisks you away on an unforgettable journey this summer.

Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Toto as the classic story and songs you know and love burst on to the stage in this technicolour spectacular.

Choreographer Harri Sepple said: “It’s a colourful and joyous extravaganza filled with big hearted characters, dangerous adventures and unfailing friendship, filled with all the beloved songs from the timeless movie.

“We did originally planned to present the show last Christmas but sadly the pandemic meant we had to reschedule.

“The road to Oz may have been longer than we expected, but we can’t wait to welcome everyone back this July.”

Emily Perzan joins the cast as the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’, reprising the role after an international tour and national tour of the USA.

Joining Emily is Sadie Sutherland as ‘Dorothy’, Jacob Hart as ‘the Scarecrow’, Dan

Marshall as ‘the Tin Man’, Jai Sepple as ‘the Cowardly Lion’, Lucy Lombard as ‘Glinda’ and Peter Beadle as ‘the Wizard’, supported by a cast of local talented performers.

Based on the book by Frank Baum and classic 1939 film, The Wizard Of Oz contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score including; Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, If I Only Had a Heart and We’re Off to See the Wizard.

All the favourite characters and iconic scenes are there, plus a few surprises along the way – not just “lions and tigers and bears”…

The Wizard Of Oz runs from Tuesday July 6 to Sunday July 11. To book, call the box office on 01708 755775 or visit

Mick Ferris

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