The regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz at Curve Leicester has been postponed to 2022.
The production was previously announced as the Made at Curve 2020 Christmas musical before being moved to 2021.
It will now run in Christmas 2022, due to plans for a national tour of the musical in 2023 following its run at Curve.
All ticket-holders for The Wizard of Oz will be contacted by Curve’s Box Office team in the coming weeks and full refunds and exchanges will be available.
Taking the production’s place this Christmas will be A Chorus Line.
Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “Christmas at Curve is always a special time, but as we re-open our theatre and come together, this year promises to be the most joyous, life-enriching and singularly sensational Christmas at Curve so far.
“And whilst the road to OZ might be a little longer than any of us could ever have imagined, we know it will be well worth the wait. We look forward to finally reaching the Emerald City in 2022 and working with the team at Really Useful Group and our co-producer Michael Harrison on a UK tour in early 2023.
“As ever, thank you to our incredibly loyal audiences for your patience and navigating these extraordinary times alongside us with such understanding.”
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.