The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

21 - 25 Oct

A musical interactive adventure for children | Adapted from the novel by L Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

21 - 25 Oct

Director Alan Pearson
Musical Directior Nicholas Chave
Choreography Leanne Pinder
Set and Costume Design Rhyannon Richardson
Lighting Design Alex Musgrave
Sound Design Chris Murray

Join Dorothy, Toto and more on a wild, whirlwind adventure for the whole family!

In this brand new, pop-song-packed adaptation of the classic novel, you are given the chance to help our Actor-Musicianship students perform all the iconic scenes and discover the true meaning of ‘there’s no place like home’.

Expect all your favourite bits from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – but as you’ve never seen them before!

Recommended for ages 7+

Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz features strobe, mild threat and violence.

Booking Info


Saturday 21 October, 7.15pm
Monday 23 October, 7.15pm
Tuesday 24 October, 7.15pm
Wednesday 25 October, 2.15pm
Wednesday 25 October, 7.15pm

Standard £16.50
Concessions (under 18/student/unemployed)* £12.50
Southwark Presents Cardholder £11

Backstage Theatre, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201
Our box office hours are currently Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Online booking is 24 hours, but phone and in-person bookings should be made within these times. Tickets are booked subject to Mountview's terms and conditions.

Industry Bookings

If you are an agent, casting director or industry colleague looking to view this production, please contact Neil Rutherford -

Access and Concessions Bookings

*Please bring proof of ID when purchasing concession tickets. Access tickets are charged at the concession rate. Audience members who require a companion ticket can book this by contacting the box office team on or 020 8881 2201.

Alan Pearson


Alan is currently Co-Head of Acting at Mountview.

As a director, actor, teacher and dramaturg, his work has taken him to London’s West End, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Theatre-on-the-Fly at Chichester Festival, Trafalgar Studios, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Sydney Theatre Company, Adelaide Festival, Melbourne Theatre Company, Kilworth House, as well as City Academy, Les Enfants Terribles, Urdang Academy, Red Rose Chain, NYT, London Studio Centre, CPA Studios and Perfect Pitch.

Nicholas Chave

Musical Director

Nicholas is the Head of Music at Mountview. He trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and Mountview in Musical Direction.

Musical direction credits for Mountview include: Disney's The Little Mermaid, Carrie, Dogfight, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, as well as multiple showcases for Musical Theatre and Actor Musicianship students.

He has been Musical Supervisor for Hertford Theatre’s annual pantomime for over seven years with shows including The Snow Queen,The Astonishing Adventures of Pinocchio and Rapunzel, and has previously been Musical Director for multiple productions with the National Youth Music Theatre.

Leanne Pinder


Leanne's credits include:

Associate Director: CAGES (Riverside Studios)

Movement Director: Disruption (The Park Theatre)

Choreographer: Lasagna (Short film directed by Hannah Hill), Our House (Wilkes Academy), Bare: A Pop Opera (Mountview), Spring Awakening (Major Productions)

Associate Choreographer: Bugsy Malone, Waitress, We Will Rock You (UK tours)

Assistant Choreographer: Groundhog Day and Matilda (Broadway, NYC), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse), American Psycho (Almeida)

Resident Choreographer: Waitress (Adelphi).

Rhyannon Richardson

Costume Designer

Rhyannon has been working in professional theatre for over 20 years, both as a set and costume designer and as a maker.

Much of her work has been with community groups, theatre in education and drama schools, but she has also designed for a wide range of both small and large scale productions and tours, including the Chester Mystery Plays.

She designs for events, festivals and theme parks, and works as a mural artist and illustrator.

She is also Design Facilitator here at Mountview.

Alex Musgrave

Lighting Designer

Alex has been nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design for You are Here (Southwark Playhouse).

Alex was the recipient of the Association of Lighting Designers Lumiere Scheme.

Most recent design work includes: Home (Chichester Festival Theatre), The White Factory (Marylebone Theare), Private Lives (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester), The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), Rapunzel (Watermill Theatre), Anyone Can Whistle and You Are Here (Southwark Playhouse), Oppenheimer (Mountview), King Charles III and Let The Right One In (ArtsEd).

Chris Murray

Sound Designer

Chris is a sound designer of musicals and plays.

His work includes: From Here to Eternity, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Love Letters, Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency, The Great Murder Mystery, The Hired Man, and many more.

As an associate designer, he’s worked on international projects such as Kam Yama Kam and Miranda.

Previously Head of Sound at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Chris holds a degree in Sound, Light, and Live Event Technology from the University of Derby.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Creatives

Voice Coach
Gemma May Maddock (she/her)

Assistant Musical Director Livs Needham** (she/her)
**MA Musical Direction student

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Crew

Production Manager
Davin Patrick (he/him)

Costume Supervisor
Kat Stone

Wardrobe Assistant
Harlee Chevis† (they/them)

Stage Manager
Abbie Kell† (she/her)

Deputy Stage Manager
Elisabeth Moss† (she/her)

Rehearsal Assistant Stage Managers
Callum Mack† (he/him)

Assistant Stage Managers
Amy Ashcroft† (she/they)
Alex Plaistow† (he/him)

Production Electrician
Jasper Anderson† (he/him)

Production Sound Engineers
Ollie Brennan
Wayne Harris

Lighting Programmer
Yann Rigotti† (he/him)

LX Crew
Ben Edwards† (he/him)
Ryan Littler†

Sound Operator
Ryan Anstey

Sound 2
Nicholas Searle

Sound 3
Hayden Camidge† (he/him)

Scenic Construction Manager
Hannah Smith

Scenic Art Manager
Steven Peters

Lead Scenic Artist
Alex Holl‡ (she/her)

** MA Musical Direction student
† Theatre Production Arts student
‡ Scenic Art and Prop Making student

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