The Wizard of Oz 'has already sold £8.5m in London theatre tickets'
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Some £8.5 million worth of London theatre tickets have already been sold for the grand opening of The Wizard of Oz next year, Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed.
Speaking to the Telegraph, he said that preparations are going well for the show at the London Palladium and that he hopes all the people who come to see it enjoy the scenery and four new songs.
Lord Lloyd Webber explained that the tornado scene will involve part of the set collapsing, something that has never really been successfully translated on stage before.
The mogul also commented that he is pleased with Danielle Hope as Dorothy.
"Danielle is incredibly hard-working and she has developed a great relationship with Michael Crawford (the Wizard)," he added.
The Wizard of Oz opens for preview in February 2011, but its gala opening will be in March.
Earlier this month, Hannah Waddingham - who plays the Wicked Witch of the West - told Broadway World that she was nervous about starting rehearsals.