The Wizard Of Oz Until December 23 Pitlochry Festival Theatre
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.