The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium

The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium

Hotel and The Wizard of Oz Theatre Breaks in London

Last year, Andrew Lloyd Webber brought back The Wizard of Oz, the classic story of Dorothy and Toto and the friends she meets on her journey through Oz in a new West End production starring Danielle Hope, winner of BBC’s ‘Over The Rainbow’ show and Michael Crawford as The Wizard*.

Lloyd Webber’s new production of the all time classic The Wizard of Oz was developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay and contains all the much-loved songs, the wonderful characters and classic moments that we all know and love.

A year on and new actors are filling the (red) shoes and none other than everyone’s guilty pleasure, Strictly Come Dancing contestant and human cannonball: Russell Grant is playing the eponymous Wizard.

This is a great family show even though at 2 hours 30 minutes it is a late night for the very young family members. That said it is a wonderful piece how-ever old you are and you don’t have to bring the kids as an excuse for coming.

The Wizard of Oz

Show Songs: The Wizard of Oz Playlist (check out all London musical show songs)

Facebook Competition for Wizard of Oz Theatre Tickets

 Hotels and The Wizard of Oz

London Theatre Breaks

The closes hotel is the 5 star Courthouse Hotel just down the bottom of the road but the theatre is only 50 yards from Oxford Circus Underground station so any hotel along the Victoria, Bakerloo or Central lines are easy to get back to. Check out the Victoria area, or Bayswater for some really cheap 3 star deals.

Family Theatre Breaks

In general it can be quite tricky to find hotels which can host a family of 4 in London. Most will host 2 adults and one child (although that is not a rule!) but we don’t know of any hotels which can sleep two adults and three children… then again would you really want to? Of course you could go for the Youth Hostel – or the Generator Hostel in Kings Cross if you want to revisit your travlling days: think east coast Australia party hostel!

Otherwise good hotels for The Wizard of Oz for the small to medium sized family include:

3* Bayswater Inn Hotel(Bayswater)
8-16 Princes Square, London
The Bayswater Inn Hotel, London is located in a residential area overlooking the scenic Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park.
Distance From Theatre: 2.2 Miles

4* Novotel London City South(London Bridge/City)
Southwark Bridge Road, London
Located on the south of the River Thames the Novotel London City South is an AA 4 star hotel ideal for a weekend break or holiday in London.
Distance From Theatre :2 Miles

4* London Marriott Hotel Regents Park(Swiss Cottage)
128 King Henry’s Road, London
The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park is situated in Swiss Cottage in the London borough of Camden. This hotel is the perfect base for your family break
Distance From Theatre: 2.3 Miles

4* Novotel London Tower Bridge(Tower Hill)
10 Pepys Street, London
Standing just minutes from the renowned Tower of London, the Novotel London Tower Bridge hotel offers modern and stylish accommodation in the City of London.
Distance From Theatre : 2.7 Miles

4* Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury(Kings Cross/Bloomsbury)
1 Kings Cross Road, London
The Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury, London is situated on Kings Cross Road within easy reach of the Kings Cross and St Pancras main line stations and Theatreland.
Distance From Theatre: 1.4 Miles

4* Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel(Tottenham Court Road)
130 Tottenham Court Road, London
The luxurious Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel, London is located on Tottenham Court Road in the West End and is perfectly situated for a theatre break in London.
Distance From Theatre: 0.7 Miles

5* London Marriott Hotel County Hall(Waterloo)
The County Hall, London
5 star accommodation, unparalleled location and fantastic facilities are all on offer at the magnificent London Marriott Hotel County Hall.
Distance From Theatre: 1.2 Miles

So click your heels three times and join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lionon their journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard to make their wishes come true – a fantastic musical treat for all the whole family.

The Wizard of Oz Show File

Title: The Wizard of Oz
Genre: Musical
Theatre: London Palladium, Argyll Street, London
Performance Times: Tuesday 7:00pm, Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday 2:30pm, Sunday 3:00pm
Performance Length: 2hrs:30m
Tube Station: Oxford Circus on the Victoria Line, Central Line and the Bakerloo Line

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  1. Breeny64 June 28, 2011