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Brisbane Festival, La Boite Theatre Company and The Danger Ensemble present

The Wizard of Oz

World Premiere

By Maxine Mellor and the company

Uber-creatives The Danger Ensemble and award-winning writer Maxine Mellor invite you on a journey down the yellow brick road you won’t forget. This incarnation of The Wizard of Oz is a fairytale for the 21st Century: fame, fantasy and those fifteen minutes. We’re not in Kansas anymore.

In her tin caravan, walled by Wizard of Oz memorabilia and handmade straw effigies, and wearing a well-worn fur coat the colour of a lion’s mane, 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.

Promising a fantasy equal to but disturbingly different from the Oz we know and love, The Danger Ensemble, with writer Maxine Mellor, are set to face the challenge of finding a new contemporary relevance for L. Frank Baum's classic novel.

Duration: 90 minutes
This production contains adult themes and coarse language.
Late comers will not be admitted.

Stay to meet the artists after the Fri 20 Sep, 7.30pm performance.