Just a week left to catch the Wizard of Oz at the Bristol Hippodrome

Just a week left to catch the Wizard of Oz at the Bristol Hippodrome

Posted on: 02 Apr 2024

The Wizard of Oz, the Bristol Hippodrome’s latest spectacular production, has just a week left in it’s Bristol run.




The Wizard of Oz is a show about a lot of things – twisters, friendship, and metaphorical organs. But one thing that it’s also about is a wizard who creates the illusion of true magic through hard work and complex stage mechanics – rather appropriately.

The Wizard of Oz is a sparkling musical helmed by the venerable duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice – bringing fresh ideas and verve to the time-honoured and classic story.


Better yet, the cast is truly star-studded: Dorothy’s palladium pal, the Tin Man, is played by none other than former JLS star Aston Merrygold in his stage debut. Will he be able to acquire a heart and get it to ‘beat again’? Joining Merrygold in the cast will also be The Vivienne – winner of the first ever season of Drag Race UK, and star of Dancing on Ice.

The Wizard of Oz’ run began today, Tuesday 2 April – but the spectacular show only runs until the end of this week, Sunday 7 April, leaving fans with limited time to be able to snag their tickets to see the adventures of Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and (of course) the Cowardly Lion.


If you aren’t yet convinced (somehow?!) to take a trip into the wonderful land of Oz, keep in mind that the show features all your favourite songs from the original MGM musical – original songs like We’re Off To See The Wizard, Follow The Yellow Brick Road, and (who could forget) the mighty and enduring Over The Rainbow. Plus, this new version features all-new songs from the twin sonic sommeliers Webber and Rice.


For tickets to The Wizard of Oz at Bristol Hippodrome, head here.

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Patrick Bate

Patrick is a filmmaker with so much Bristol in his blood the white blood cells are graffiti'd. Educated at the Northern Film School in Leeds, he’s returned home to be a Videographer and Reviewer for 365Bristol and BARBI. When he’s not messing about with cameras, he enjoys playing guitar, spending far too much time on tabletop RPGs, and being an awful snob about cider. Have a look at his work here, or get in touch at patrickb@365bristol.com.