We’re off to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz!

The most magical adventure of them all.

Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into The London Palladium, the capital’s home of the family musical.

Today, Saturday 8th May, 2010, tickets go on sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much anticipated West End adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. There’ll be no place like The London Palladium, the capital’s home of the family musical, where the brand new show will premiere in early 2011, with tickets going on sale today for performances from 29th March 2011.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that delighted audiences of all ages with their recent London Palladium revival of The Sound of Music.

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay this new production contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “We are incredibly excited to be adapting The Wizard of Oz for the stage and re-telling this all time classic family story.  I have long been a huge fan of the original movie, the songs and characters and am really looking forward to bringing it to life again.” 

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

Click here to Book tickets for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz!

Last few weeks for Over The Rainbow!

Five weeks in and now with just seven girls in the running, Andrew’s search for a Dorothy to star in his production of The Wizard of Oz is getting tougher every week…

This Saturday the wannabe Dorothys performed two Wild-West inspired musical numbers in what host Graham Norton termed the ‘showdown at the hoedown’, while in Sunday’s results show panellist Charlotte Church joined the girls onstage for a very special performance – before the dreaded sing-off left Andrew facing another tough decision.

But it’s not just Dorothy we’re searching for – our exclusive video footage shows what happened when eleven dogs descended on self-confessed cat man Andrew’s country home, all vying to play Toto in a special gala performance of The Wizard of Oz.

Find out what the girls are up to this week on BBC1 this Saturday 1st May at 7.10pm, and see which Dorothy we’ll be saying goodbye to in the results show on BBC1 this Sunday 2nd May at 7.15pm.

For more information, please go visit: www.bbc.co.uk/overtherainbow/