Thursday, March 16

Gary Wilmot to play the Wizard in the Wizard Of Oz

West End star Gary Wilmot is  to take on the title role in Leicester Curve’s production of The Wizard of Oz this summer at The London Palladium beginning performances on Friday 23rd June with the  previously announced stars Jason Manford as the Cowardly Lion and Ashley Banjo as the Tin Man. 

He has an extensive background in musical theatre, with previous roles including The Wizard in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Jethro in The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion, and Badger in The Wind in the Willows at The London Palladium,  Christmas Palladium Pantomimes, including roles as Queen Nigella in Jack and the Beanstalk, Dame Gary in Pantoland at The Palladium, Mrs Crumble in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Sarah The Cook in Dick Whittington. He will be playing both The Wizard and Professor Marvel, with further casting for the production to be revealed.

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