‘Drag Race UK’ The Vivienne To Play Wicked Witch of the West In ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

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The Wicked Witch of the West is here! Drag Race UK season 1 winner The Vivienne has announced that she will be playing the famous green witch in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ production.

In a tweet on September 11, Monday, The Vivienne revealed that she has bagged the highly-coveted role, saying “Gagged! Can finally announce this! I am honored to play the Wicked Witch Of The West in the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Michael Harrison production of The Wizard Of Oz! 🧙‍♀️ I can’t believe this happening. From playing the Tin Man as a child to this iconic character…”

The Welsh drag superstar was met with positive responses, praises, and congratulations from fans and fellow queens.

Diane Pilkington, a fellow musical actress who has also played the same role, said “You’re gonna be awesome and have such a blast! Watch out for that broom, it’s HEAVY.”

Fellow Drag Race alum Cynthia Lee Fontaine replied to her tweet saying “Sister this is one of my favorite musicals ever! Congratulations 🎊 this is amazing and you will be phenomenal!!!!!!”

Drag queen Kitty Scott Claus commented on her Instagram post, writing “OBSESSSSSED! Congratulations 💖💖💖💖”

‘The Wizard of Oz’ musical adapts the 1939 film of the same name, which was based on L. Frank Baum’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The stage version features music by the brilliant and legendary composers Harold Arlen and Andrew Lloyd Webber, supplemented with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Tim Rice.

The west-end production of the popular musical will be directed by Nikolai Foster. It will be held at the Liverpool Empire, Liverpool, UK, from December 13 to January 7, 2024.

 

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