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10 Jun – 16 Jul
The Wiz, Birmingham / Yorkshire
   
The Wiz
The Wiz
A Super Soul Musical

This is a funny, bold and iconic African-American re-telling of The Wizard Of Ozmade famous by Motown Productions' cult movie starring Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as The Scarecrow and Richard Pryor as The Wiz. Set in modern day Birmingham; Dorothy, feisty, opinionated and full of attitude, explodes onto the stage in an extraordinary adventure taking her far from home and testing her to the limit. She encounters a scarecrow with no brains, a tinman with no heart and a lion without courage. Together they outwit the powerful witches, battle evil henchmen and escape "trippy poppies" on their journey towards the great Emerald City in hope of finding the enigmatic Wiz.

But will the all powerful Wiz grant all their wishes and Dorothy's desire to go home? The Wiz is an urban coming of age spectacular with fantastic soulful Motown classics like Ease On Down The Road, Everybody Rejoice, If You Believe and the beautiful show stopper Home. This musical promises to bring the audience to their feet and the house to its knees!

Featuring Midlands' X-Factor finalist Treyc Cohen as Dorothy alongside an extraordinary cast: Laurence Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe – (Tracy Beaker), Horace Oliver – (Five Guys Named Moe ) Melanie La Barrie (RSC's Matilda), Wayne Robinson (Hairspray), Allyson Ava-Brown (Les Miserables) and Peter Straker recreating his role as The Wiz.


Related links
Afridiziak Theatre News interview with Treyc Cohen, The Wiz
The Wiz is at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham from 10-18 June 2011
The Wiz is at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from 24 June to 16 July 2011


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