It is always disappointing to book tickets to a show hoping to see a certain performer, only for the curtain to slide back and reveal that a completely different actor has taken to the stage that night. So if you are planning to purchase tickets to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium for any showing for the remainder of 2011 and wish to see Danielle Hope in her role as Dorothy, then take note of the following dates to avoid disappointment.
Danielle Hope will be on holiday for the weeks commencing 30th October, 2nd to 6th November and 14th to 18th December 2011. She will also not perform on Tuesdays, with her understudy, Sophie Evans taking the lead on all of these dates.
Both Danielle Hope and Sophie Evans appeared on the prime-time BBC1 show Over The Rainbow, in which Andrew Lloyd Webber sought to find the perfect girl to play Dorothy in his then-upcoming show at the London Palladium of The Wizard of Oz. Danielle won the show securing her place as Dorothy, with Sophie Evans coming in second place.
The Wizard of Oz opened in March 2011 to great reviews and continues to play to packed-out audiences.