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The Wizard of Oz (2002)
West Yorkshire Playhouse / Leeds, UK
Producer: West Yorkshire Playhouse
Playwright: L. Frank Baum
Cast: Patrick Stewart
A ferocious hurricane lands a young girl on a yellow brick road in a bright land filled with new friends, and some dangerous enemies. Flying monkeys, deadly poppies and a Witch who’s out for revenge are just some of the dangers Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion must face on their journey to face the great and powerful Wizard of Oz.
Jude Kelly’s new production seamlessly combines live action and a virtual cast of hundreds to create the dark terrors, spectacular fantasy and magical adventures of Oz.
Patrick to appear in a pre-recorded virtual reality role as the Wizard.
Play Review (3/31/2002) From The Independent
Tripping Down The Yellow Brick Road (3/16/2002) From The Independent
Puppet Wizardry (3/7/2002) From ThisIsLeeds.co.uk
We're off to see the virtual Wizard of Oz (3/1/2002) From ThisisLeeds.co.uk
Munchkins, Mae West, music and mayhem (2/5/2002) From ThisisLeeds.co.uk
Regional Theaters Enjoy Revival (2/4/2002) From BBC
Techno-wiz of Oz is Patrick (2/4/2002) From Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Passion Plays (2/2/2002) From ThisisLeeds.co.uk: WYP's spring season
Wizard of a new role for Patrick (1/25/2002) From Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Patrick Stewart to play Wizard of Oz (11/29/2001) From Ananova
West Yorkshire Playhouse Play Details
The yellow brick road to the Playhouse From BBC
Toto boldly go where no man has gone before From ThisIsLeeds.co.uk
Play Review From BBC