The Wizard of Oz - Sheffield Crucible

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Prepare to be plunged into the Christmas spirit by being whizzed off to Oz, on a journey to meet the Wonderful Wizard! I’m not sure what could put you more in the Christmas spirit than sitting back, relaxing and watching a Sheffield Theatres Christmas production (with a large glass of red wine in hand, of course!).

Just like Dorothy, I was blown away by this production of the Wizard of Oz, playing at The Crucible theatre (Sheffield). The brilliant costumes made me smile with delight, and the wonderful melodies and dances got me in the mood for a sing along! 
Gabrielle Brooks who stars as Dorothy, stands out, not just because of her lead role, but because she beams with enthusiasm and has the most contagious smile, one that you see and can’t help but smile back! The cast of fellow pilgrims to the Emerald City (Scarecrow, Tin Man and The Lion) also provide equally good performances throughout.  

The stage and set design is guaranteed to wow you! Having seen several shows at the Crucible before, I knew having a dynamic set is nothing new, and at first sight when entering the theatre, I did wonder what such magic was in store this time. It's fair to say I was very impressed to see this come to life.
The live orchestra adds an extra dimension to the show. The soundtrack provided dramatic tension, as well as the joyful tunes, some familiar, and others new additions, not in the original movie.

Toto has many forms (I won’t go into detail, I wouldn't want to share spoilers), but he really is brought to life! 
From the moment the production starts, you are taken back to the nostalgic Wizard of Oz we all know, but there are plenty of original creatures along the way that keep things fresh. I guarantee you will leave with a smile on your face.

The Wizard of Oz is showing at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield until the 20th January 2018 so there is plenty of time to go along. 

*Tickets were provided in exchange for a review of the production, but the views and opinions are my own.
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  1. This looks like a brilliant production! The set looks incredible.

    Merry Christmas! Chloe x