The Wizard Of Oz Un­til De­cem­ber 23 Pit­lochry Fes­ti­val The­atre

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Pit­lochry Fes­ti­val The­atre has had much to cel­e­brate re­cently. Fol­low­ing on from the news of their £10 mil­lion award in the Tay Cities deal and an Ex­cel­lence in Tourism and Leisure award from Perth’s Cham­ber of Com­merce, cur­rent pro­duc­tion The Wizard Of Oz is the the­atre’s most suc­cess­ful fes­tive show of all time.

With per­for­mances run­ning un­til De­cem­ber 23, more than 16,000 peo­ple have seen the show to date, with vis­i­tors drawn from across Scot­land, the UK and even France, Switzer­land and Canada.

The 14-strong cast fea­ture stars of screen, TV and stage, with Rachel Flynn as Dorothy, Daniel Bai­ley as the Scare­crow, Will Knights as the Tin Man and Marc Ak­in­fo­larin as the Cowardly Lion.

The Won­der­ful Wizard of Oz him­self is played by Craw­ford Lo­gan, a fa­mil­iar voice to many as a reg­u­lar ac­tor on BBC Ra­dio 4 plays and as the tit­u­lar hero Paul Tem­ple in the re­vival of the long-run­ning mys­tery se­ries.

Play­ing Dorothy’s Un­cle Henry is Nigel Lis­ter, an ac­tor whose face will be fa­mil­iar to fans of The Crown, EastEn­ders and The Bill, while Wade Lewin takes to the Pit­lochry stage fresh from shoot­ing Dis­ney’s new Aladdin movie and Rock­et­man, the forth­com­ing El­ton John fan­tasy biopic.

David McIn­tosh can also be seen in cur­rent cin­ema smash hit The Nutcracker And The Four Realms.

As well as pup­petry, ae­rial work, ac­ro­bat­ics and songs adding to the top-drawer cast, there are spe­cial ef­fects the cre­ative team are keep­ing un­der wraps lest their se­crets be re­vealed.

If you can’t get tick­ets, the the­atre has re­cently an­nounced sales for its 2019 Christ­mas show, a newly com­mis­sioned pro­duc­tion of A Christ­mas Carol adapted by a Scot­tish play­wright soon to be re­vealed.

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