RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner and Dancing on Ice finalist The Vivienne will play The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz at Mayflower Theatre next year. 

The new musical, based on the iconic story by L. Frank Baum, tours the UK and Ireland throughout 2024, appearing in Southampton following a celebrated run at the world-famous London Palladium from January 16 to 21.

Join Dorothy, Toto and friends on an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz.

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Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film, including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We're Off To See the Wizard - with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - this spectacular production will be a truly magical experience for all the family.

The Vivienne said: "It is quite literally a dream come true to be asked to play The Wicked Witch of the West and to bring this amazing character to life. The Wizard of Oz means everything to me, it’s the ultimate story of overcoming adversity. I first saw the movie aged five and I’ve probably seen it about 100 times since. I played The Tin Man at primary school and got to skate to ‘Over The Rainbow’ on Dancing on Ice so it’s fair to say I’ve had a life-long love affair with the story."

Daily Echo: The Vivienne will play The Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz

The Vivienne is arguably the UK's premier drag superstar, after emerging as the original champion of the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Since then, she has become a huge star both in the UK and internationally appearing on TV regularly and releasing music for fans across the globe. Last year saw The Vivienne's TV career go global when she appeared on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: All Winners' on US TV.

This year saw The Vivienne make history as the first drag star to appear on a major UK reality competition series, becoming a finalist on ITV's Dancing on Ice.  The Liverpudlian became the face and voice of the BBC's Eurovision Song Contest trailers, performing Waterloo in the Eurovision opening ceremony. 

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