"A visual treat"
I found myself back at the Curve Theatre in Leicester this afternoon to see their production of The Wizard of Oz. Having previously raved about their production of Billy Elliott I saw earlier this year, I knew that I would be in for a treat due to the genius direction of Nikolai Foster, however I was not quite prepared for the incredible visual treat that greeted me.
We all know the story of The Wizard of Oz, so no need to discuss that, as, to be honest, there is so much more to talk about with this show. From the moment you sit in your sit and the band blast out the opening song, you can feel that this is going to be outstanding. The projections, designed by Douglas O’Connell were quite simply out of this world. I’ve never seen anything like it before. It almost feels as though you are flying through Kansas during the opening scene, and they only get better as the show progresses with clever nods to Judy Garland, The Wiz, Wicked and Return to Oz.