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Curve Leicester postpones The Wizard of Oz Christmas production to 2021

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The regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz at Curve Leicester has been postponed.

The production was previously announced as the Made at Curve 2020 Christmas musical, running from November 28, 2020 through to January 16, 2021.

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It will now run a whole year later from 27 November 2021 to 15 January 2022.

Ticket holders will be contacted and offered alternative tickets for the new dates or refunds.

In a statement, Curve Leicester said: "From casting to building sets and making hundreds of costumes, large-scale productions like The Wizard of Oz take months of preparation. As there is currently no certainty as to when Curve and the theatre industry can fully re-open, we are forced to make this decision now.

"We know how much Christmas at Curve means to our audiences, with many people visiting our theatre for the first time and it's hard to imagine Leicester without a festive show at Curve.

"Alongside audiences, our thoughts are with the hundreds of freelance actors, musicians, designers, prop makers and production staff who won't be joining us on the road to Oz this year. "

They added: "Although we are devastated, if there is any chance we can get back in our building before the end of the year and create something for you this Christmas, we will do.

"It’s going to be a much longer journey to Oz than even Dorothy and her motley crew could have imagined, but it will be well worth it when we are all together at Curve once again."

Based on the classic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz includes the iconic songs Somewhere Over The Rainbow, If I Only Had A Brain and Follow The Yellow Brick Road, as well as new music and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

For tickets and more information, visit www.curveonline.co.uk.

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