"The cast is perfect and their enthusiasm infectious...A big bravo to this talented troupe and a thank you to the Waterloo East Theatre for welcoming another thrilling production"
"Immersion Theatre skill fully combines horror and comedy...This is a play that is likely to stick in audiences' memories for some time"
“There’s flashing lights, pounding rock music and much screaming and fighting in this stuffed-to-bursting production, which is in parts hilarious, heartfelt, and totally unnerving.”
Immersion Theatre are thrilled to be presenting the UK Premier of a piece unlike anything that has ever been seen on the London fringe circuit, DOROTHY IN OZ, a skewed adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz”, by Pittsburgh playwright James Michael Shoberg.
Set in the “Ozlin Centre,” a facility for the mentally ill, Dorothy in Oz follows the story of a bi-polar Dorothy (Dottie) Gale, who is involuntarily committed by her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. While hospitalized, she is treated with an experimental drug called Cyclozil which causes her to hallucinate a dark, twisted version of the hospital simply called…”Oz.” While in her drug-induced delirium, Dottie encounters Glinda, a somewhat unhinged therapist who informs Dottie that her only chance to be released is to seek the hospital’s mysterious administrator…The Great Oz, himself.
Thus begins her trip through a veritable madhouse, where she is joined by “Skarekrow,” a heroin-addicted goth-rocker; Rusty, a pierced, axe-wielding biker with severe anger issues; and Mr. Lyons, a sexually frustrated deviant searching for a prescription to give him a little “courage” below the belt. However, if coping with her three new companions wasn’t difficult enough, Dottie unwittingly attracts the attention of the Wicked Witch of the West Wing, a crazed doctor who sends her three cronies, each the subject of one of her deranged experiments, to capture Dottie for her own depraved purposes…
Director – James Tobias
Costume Design – Rachel Cartlidge
LX Design – Peter Fennell
Sound Design – James Tobias
Fight Direction – Matt Gardner
Movement Direction – Jess Mack
ASM – Lisa Lynn
CAST: KRISTY BRUCE, JAMES CLIFFORD, PAUL CHRISTIAN ROGERS, ROB TOFIELD, ROCHELLE PARRY, LINDA TAIMRE, PHIL PIGGOTT, ALEXANDER SOWERBY, CHRIS LEANY, FRANK TEALE, LISA LYNN, CLAIRE LACEY