The Wizard of Oz

TV talent show winner Danielle Hope gives a likeably confident performance
as the runaway Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s reworking of the famous
film, whilst Edward Duly-Baker makes a laconic Tin Man in search of a heart.

But it’s the tallest and smallest cast members who steal the acting honours
in a visually spectacular musical with lavish sets and whirling projections
which whisk Dorothy off to an emerald Oz.

As her would-be nemesis, Hannah Waddingham’s green faced, hooked nose Wicked
Witch of the West swoops from the ceiling to deliver the most powerful new
song of the evening. And, at ground level, a little West Highland White
terrier proves an irresistible Toto – even though he’s decidedly reluctant
to follow the revolving Yellow Brick Road in this critic-proof

London Palladium, Argyll Street, W1A 3AB
0844 412 2957
Tube: Oxford Circus

Currently booking till 17 September
£25 – £62.50

– Louise Kingsley