Written by Sarah Henley, Emma Earle and Zoe Squire
    Directed by Emma Earle
    Designed by Zoe Squire
    Music by Jack Drewry
    Sound by Jon Everett
    Lighting by Chris Swain

    Welcome to Oz! Where all that glitters may not be what it seems…

    After a violent storm, a brave young girl finds herself lost in a world that bears no relation to her own. A magic land of potent poppy fields, ferocious flying monkeys and rogue rulers.

    Join us this Christmas on the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. Will Dorothy have the heart, courage and wit to take on the Great and Powerful Oz in order to find her way home? Sometimes the smallest voice can shout the loudest.

    This new production by Tobacco Factory Theatres and Pins and Needles is based on the original The Wizard of Oz books by L. Frank Baum. With imaginative storytelling, original live music and humour for all the family, OZ will transport you to lands both wicked and wonderful.

    Tobacco Factory Theatres is delighted to be co-producing this Christmas with Pins and Needles, the creative team behind the 2020 Olivier award-nominated West End hit Oi Frog and Friends and the 2018 UK Theatre award-winning Little Mermaid.

    • RUNNING TIMEApprox. 2hrs 10mins (inc. interval)
    • VENUE

    Performances on Fri 10 – Mon 13 December are previews.

    Previews: Give the Gift £20 / Standard £16 / Concession £12
    All other performances: Give the Gift From £24 / Standard From £20 / Concession From £16
    Schools (see below): £12
    FAMILY TICKET OFFER (4 tickets including at least one child ticket): 15% OFF
    (Tickets and prices subject to availability)

    Give the Gift tickets
    The Covid-19 pandemic has presented enormous challenges for our theatre and for the arts more widely. If you are able to spend a little more, your contribution will support us as we invest in this original production, offer employment to local artists, and guarantee socially distanced performances and lower prices for those who need them. The last 18 months have impacted everyone differently, but if you Give the Gift of theatre you’ll help us ensure all our community can enjoy some much-needed Christmas magic. Read more about our pricing, including concessions

    The following performances are schools shows:
    Wed 15 December 1pm
    Thu 16 December 12pm (BSL interpreted)
    Thu 06 January 12pm (Relaxed)
    Fri 07 January 1pm
    If you would like to make a group booking for one of these performances, please email our Box Office at tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    Wed 15 December 7pm
    Thu 16 December 12pm Schools Matinee

    Wed 05 January 6pm & Thu 06 January 12pm
    Performances specially adapted to create an even more welcoming environment for audiences with additional needs.

    To request a Relaxed Performance Pack with lots of useful information in advance of your visit, please contact

    All performances of OZ are sold with reduced capacity and with seating in groups. The size and location of groups cannot be changed, however you are able to book any number of seats within a group. Please note that if you do not book all of the seats within a group, this may mean you will be seated next to another party. Exceptions to this are Socially Distanced, Relaxed and Schools performances, where social distancing will be maintained and where all tickets within a seating group must therefore be purchased.

    We may increase capacity and relax measures further once we are certain it’s safe to do so, however we will guarantee at least one socially distanced performance per week for all shows with a run of at least five performances – see more below. Read more about our Covid safety measures this autumn.

    The following performances will be guaranteed as socially distanced and this will not change regardless of external circumstances. Audiences are asked to wear face coverings for these performances, unless exempt:
    Mon 13 December 7pm
    Mon 20 December 2pm
    Thu 30 December 7pm
    Thu 06 January 7pm
    Read more about our Covid safety measures

    Start Time Details of individual show and performance times are available when you click 'Buy Tickets'.

    • *****

      “A delightful adaptation…fantabulously fun”

      Broadway World on The Borrowers by Tobacco Factory Theatres
    • *****

      “Edifying, imaginative and passionate”

      The Stage on Little Mermaid by Pins and Needles

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