Offer to see The Wiz

Published: 12 January 2022
Reporter: David Upton

The Wiz Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

If you can’t get to see a wonderful Wizard, he can come to you.

Hope Mill Theatre’s black British retelling of The Wiz is to be streamed online.

The musical had to cancel 15 sold-out performances in Manchester over Christmas due to COVID. The rights holders have now agreed to it being filmed and streamed for a strictly limited number of performances to UK-only audiences, and limited to the number of physical seats at the venue.

The Wiz, directed by Matthew Xia, is a retelling of L Frank Baum’s classic children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a contemporary black British setting.

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The Wiz - Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, book by William F Brown (Hope Mill Theatre)