The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz. Photo by Morgan Roberts.

 

 
gloriously intense with a spiky undertow. It’s refreshing entertainment with a razor sharp edge.
— The Courier Mail
 

The Danger Ensemble and award winning writer Maxine Mellor, take you on a journey uncovering once and for all who has the courage, the heart and the brains. This incarnation of The Wizard of Oz is a fairytale for the modern times: of fame, fantasy and those fifteen minutes. What will be at the end of the rainbow?

In her tin caravan, walled by Wizard of Oz memorabilia, Judy G. waits. A cyclone is gathering speed over her flyspeck rural town, and she’s ready. She’s got a transistor radio; she’s got emergency supplies; the TV’s tuned to news; things are tied down and taped up. She’s ready, goddamnit.... And it better not pass over without taking her up in it.

 

A fantasy equal to but disturbingly different from the Oz we know and love.

“The only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.” Scarecrow

 

originally produced with and presented at La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane Festival, NORPA and supported by PowerArts.