AUDIENCES are being transported to the wonderful world of Oz.

Wiltshire creative’s Stage 65 Youth Theatre is taking over the main stage at Salisbury Playhouse this week with a production of The Wizard of Oz.

The production involves almost 60 young cast members and more than 100 different costumes.

Staff and young performers have been busy all week preparing for the production which started yesterday (Wednesday) and runs until Saturday, with performances at 7pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

When a vicious tornado tears through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are thrown into the wonderful world of Oz.

Seeking a way home, they journey down the yellow brick road towards Emerald city in the hopes of finding the wizard.

On the way, they meet a scarecrow, a tinman and a cowardly lion who all need a little help too.

Set and costume design is by Bronia Housman.

The Wizard of Oz is being directed by Dave Orme and choreography is by Julia Cave. And James Whitcher is the musical director.

Stage 65 Youth Theatre director Dave Orme said: “We’re really happy to be bringing a bold new staging of this family favourite to the Main House of Salisbury Playhouse. We promise a magical adventure for all ages.

“The set and costume designs will be worth seeing – not to mention the 60 or so young performers, who I’m really excited to be working with.”

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