Show gives Wizard of Oz extra soul

Rehearsals for The Wiz
Rehearsals for The Wiz

A production of The Wiz, a musical version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is being performed at Milton Keynes Theatre next month.

The show has been created by the theatre’s Creative Learning Department and involves more than 100 young performers between the ages of 10 and 21.

They took part in open auditions and the cast have taken part in a two-week project led by industry professionals.

It has been directed by Robert Marsden and choreographed by Scott Ritchie. Matthew Reeve is the musical director.

The show brings the familiar story to life with a score that includes a lively mix of rock, gospel and soul.

The show is performed on Friday, August 8, and Saturday August 9.

For tickets, book at the Milton Keynes Theatre box office, by calling 0844 871 7652 or visit