Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz is set to have its regional premiere at the Curve, as part of its Made at Curve 2020 season.
It comes as the venue prepares to stage the first performance of Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies UK tour.
The musical, which is based on 1939 MGM film, has new music and songs by Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and will be the venue’s Christmas show.
The show will be directed by the venue’s artistic director Nikolai Foster, who said: “It’s thrilling to be working with Andrew Lloyd Webber and his team on the regional premiere of Andrew’s extraordinary version of The Wizard of Oz.
“Christmas at Curve is always a special time, but feels even more magical this year as we bring these much loved characters to life in our spectacular Made at Curve production of this classic.”
The Wizard of Oz is adapted from the L. Frank Baum’s book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, and has music by Harold Arlen, and lyrics by E.Y Harburg, with additional music and lyrics by Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
It is based upon the film owned by Turner Entertainment company, and produced by Curve by arrangement with the Really Useful Group.
The show will run from November 28 to January 16 2021, with a press night on December 3.