I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
We're pleased to present a relaxed performance of The Wizard of Oz on Friday 27 December at 2pm.
This performance welcomes individuals, groups and families with children on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, a learning disability or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment.
The performance and theatre will be adapted in a variety of ways to create a welcoming, less formal environment:
- Audience members are able to leave and return to the auditorium during the performance
- A chill-out area will be available for the duration of the performance
- The auditorium lights will be adjusted for comfort
- There will be a relaxed attitude to noise during the performance
- The show’s lighting and sound levels will be adjusted
When Dorothy runs away from her home in Kansas with her faithful dog Toto, she’s caught up in a terrifying cyclone and finds herself in the strange and magical land of Oz.
There she encounters a host of curious and enchanting characters. Accompanied by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion, can Dorothy escape the Wicked Witch of the West, reach the Emerald City and find the mysterious Wizard of Oz? Don your ruby slippers and join Chichester Festival Youth Theatre as they journey along the yellow brick road in a wonderful adventure for all the family.
This faithful adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and features all the beloved songs from the 1939 classic film, including Over The Rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain and We’re Off To See The Wizard.
Lucy Betts, who directed 2018’s Sleeping Beauty, takes the reins again for another stunning festive production from the remarkable CFYT.
By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York