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Crawford to Continue As the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

MICHAEL CRAWFORD is to continue in his starring role of The Wizard in ANDREW LLOYD Webber's new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Michael has been thrilling audiences since the show opened at the LONDON PALLADIUM on 1 March 2011 and now he will star in the iconic role until Sunday 5 February 2012.

In addition to the eponymous role, Michael Crawford also plays the characters of The Wizard in disguise as both the doorman and the tour guide in the Emerald City, as well as Professor Marvel, for whom a new song has been specially written, The Wonders of the World. This is one of several brand new songs by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and TIM RICE, which also include Red Shoes Blues, a solo for The Wicked Witch of the West and Dorothy's opening number Nobody Understands Me.

The Wizard of Oz at The London Palladium combines these new musical numbers, which mark the first time Andrew and Tim have worked together in over 30 years on a new production, with all the much-loved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score.

MICHAEL CRAWFORD is internationally renowned for originating the title role in The Phantom of the Opera and loved by millions for his role as the hapless Frank Spencer in the classic British sitcom, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. His hugely successful career spans four decades, and includes his triumphant performance in the hit show Barnum at the London Palladium. He is a multi Olivier and Tony-award winning star whose acclaim encompasses theatre, television and film and he was appointed an OBE in 1988.

Michael stars alongside DANIELLE HOPE, the winner of the BBC smash hit talent show Over The Rainbow, who is Dorothy, EDWARD BAKER-DULY (Tin Man), DAVID GANLY (Lion), PAUL KEATING (Scarecrow), EMILY TIERNEY (Glinda) and HANNAH WADDINGHAM (as The Wicked Witch of the West).

The Wizard of Oz at The London Palladium by L Frank Baum is directed by Jeremy Sams, choreographed by Arlene Phillips, music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E Y Harburg, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, set and costumes designs by Robert Jones, and produced by Bill Kenwright and the Really Useful Group.

Performance Times:

Tues at 7pm
Wed- Sat at 7:30pm
Wed & Sat at 2:30pm
Sun at 3pm

Seat Prices:

Stalls £62.50*, £55.00, £45.00, £37.50, £25.00
Dress Circle £62.50*
Upper Circle £37.50, £32.00, £25.00
Boxes £55.00, £37.50, £32.00, £25.00

All tickets include a 75p theatre restoration levy
*From 18th September top price seats £65.00, theatre restoration levy £1.00

Sophie Evans:

Sophie was runner-up to Danielle Hope in Over The Rainbow.
She will be performing on Tuesday evenings at 7pm, and from 5-12 September, 30 October, 2-6 November and 14-18 December, when Danielle Hope is away.

Parking and Public Transport:

The London Palladium is in Argyll Street which runs between Oxford St. and Great Marlborough St.
Tube: Oxford Circus
NCP: Cavendish Square
Congestion Charge: Congestion charge allows free access into the West End from 6:00pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday

The Wizard of Oz at The London Palladium opened on 1 March 2011.


For more information or to schedule an interview with Koolesh Shah, please call Simona Feruliovaite at +442072442977 or e-mail her at

16 London Street, Paddington,
London W2 1HL, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44(0)20 7706 4444

Additional Information:
Contact: Simona Feruliovaite
Phone: +442072442977
Company: London Town Hotels Limited
Address: 162, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London W2 1TS
Country: United Kingdom

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