Follow the Yellow Brick Road over the rainbow in this stunning adaption of L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic.

Featuring popular current music as well as the classics! Why not spend one short day in the Emerald City with all the beloved characters in a true Panto romp. Baddies to boo at, hero’s to cheer, The Wizard of Oz breaks down Gender barriers and attracts girls and boys equally.

Also featuring digital projections, puppets, and pyrotechnics as well as flying, dependant on venue budgets and facilities.


Length: 2 hours 10 mins including Interval

Principal Adult Cast: 7

Juveniles: up to 20 (x 3)


SCENE 6

Song 7: Thriller – dance number


Tinman:

(muffled) Help!… Help!……


Dorothy:

Scarecrow… did you hear that?


Scarecrow:

Hear what?


Tinman:

Help me!


Scarecrow:

Oh that….


Dorothy:

Yes that


Scarecrow:

Ooooh That!…. No I didn’t hear it!


Dorothy:

Oh scarecrow… your such an idiot


Scarecrow:

Sorry…. Can’t be…. No brain see…. Can’t be stupid…. Cause I was never clever to start with


Dorothy:

Sorry Scarecrow… I didn’t mean to be rude…. Its just that…..


Tinman

(revealed)….. Won’t somebody help me….


Dorothy:

There it is again…. But where’s it coming from…


(cross over business)


Dorothy:

Oh look…. It’s a tinman!


Scarecrow:

Oh…. Hope the brain I get works better than hers!


Dorothy:

Why you poor thing… you can hardly move….


Tinman:

I know…. The can…. The can….


Dorothy:

What can?… but where is the can?


Scarecrow:

Oh I’m not going through all that again (BREAK CHARACTER)



Dorothy:

Oh… I see… now where shall we start…


Tinman:

The Jaw…… the jaw!


Dorothy:

(oils tinmans jaw)


Tinman:

Ahhhhhh …. That’s better…. Ooohhh… that feels good!…. Now the legs…. The legs….. Oh right knee…. Right knee….. oooohhhhh….. that’s good……. Whoa (wobbles nearly over)


Dorothy:

Oh…. Steady…. Careful you don’t fall over!


Tinman:

Could I ask you to just… do the elbows…..

(business with floppy arms)

Oh…. Thank you so much…. It feels so much better… right…. Wh… who are you?… and…. What are you doing with a stuffed mattress that talks?


Scarecrow:

STUFFED MATTRESS?….Hey scrap heap…. You be careful… cause…. (kung fu mock fight)


Dorothy:

Now boys….. stop that this instant!…. and… I’m sorry but…. Mr … mr….. Tinman… you have to be a bit more careful…. If I’d have known you were going to be this rude… I wouldn’t have oiled your jaw at all….. (indignant) This is Scarecrow…. My new friend…. And you’ve no right hurting his feelings like that…..

(turns her back in a huff)

(scarecrow follows suite… but spins and falls over… gets back up asap and pulls huff pose)


Tinman:

I’m sorry…… I didn’t mean to be rude!…. Its just that…… I find it so hard…. You see…. I’m not………. Complete!


Dorothy:

Complete?


Tinman:

No……I got nothing inside…… I don’t have a heart!


Dorothy:

How…..


Tinman:

I was made out of scrap…. By the old woodsman…… but it was the witch of the west who put life in me…. She did it cause I was strong…… she wanted to use me…. To get me to do her bidding… but I couldn’t hurt people…. Because the old woodsman built me to care…. And so she put a curse on me….. and took my heart…. So I would never feel again…


Dorothy:

Oh that is just so sad!…


Scarecrow:

(Comical blubbering)…. Now look what you done… you’ve got all my straw wet!




Tinman:

So now I just wander this old spooky forest…. And if it rains…. I rust up!… Oh well……. I guess I’ve done enough here…. I’ll say sorry … I don’t mean to be a bad person…..I’ll just leave you with your friend….


Dorothy:

No please don’t go… Mr Tinman……


Tinman:

Mr Tinman! Nobody ever called me that before….. Mr Tinman (said with pride)


Dorothy:

Your not a bad person Mr Tinman….. and scarecrow is my friend….. but you could be my friend too… you could be our friend! (turns to scarecrow and knocks him over with arm)


Scarecrow:

Gosh…. Being friends sure can be painful huh! Ok…… you can be our friend!


Tinman:

I ain’t never had a friend before…


Dorothy:

Well now you have two!


Toto:

OK that’s it……. Forget the dog again…… met a new friend… kick the dog….. kick the dog…. Is there a Blue Cross Representative in the house?


Dorothy:

Oh I’m sorry toto… I could never forget you!…. This is Toto… he’s my very loyal… and very best friend……


Toto:

Get away with you…… leave it out…. I hate all this kissy kissy stuff!…. You forget I’m related to a Rottwieler… and an Irish Wolfhound….


Scarecrow:

You’re pretty small for somebody whose related to two of the worlds biggest dogs!


Toto:

Yeah… well they were distant relations…… by marriage….. and so just…… smaller versions!


(all look at toto)


Scarecrow:

How much smaller?


Toto:

OK OK……so it was a Yorkshire terrier and a sausage dog……. I need a dog nap…..

*See ya kids… Ruff ruff….. (kids howl)


Dorothy:

You should come with us to see the wizard, he could give you a heart!


Scarecrow:

Yeah…. I’m getting a brain…….


Tinman:

Where does this wizard live?


Dorothy:

It’s a special place, and you find it shining at the end of the rainbow…. Its called….The emerald city!


Tinman:

How do we get there?


Dorothy:

Why… we follow.. the Yellow Brick Road


Tinman:

Well lets go!….. I’m gonna get a heart


Scarecrow:

Yeah… lets go…… I’m gonna get a brain


Dorothy:

Hold on hold on……. I’m tired…. I need to rest a while first…. Look heres a place over here… by this old tree


Tinman;

You don’t want to be staying to long I this forest…. Its creepy…..


Dorothy:

Its not creepy silly….


(wolf howl that makes them all jump)


Scarecrow:

Glad I haven’t got my brain yet….. I’d be thinking….. How frightened I am right now


Tinman:

I’m glad I haven’t got my heart yet…. Why I’m so scared… I’d cry


Dorothy:

Oh you two….. there’s nothing to be afraid of

(howl)


Scarecrow & Tinman:

That’s the nothing we’re afraid of!


Scarecrow:

It came from over there


Tinman:

Somebody should look


Scarecrow:

Don’t ask me…… And I promise I won’t ask you


Tinman:

Deal!


Dorothy:

Oh…. I’ll look…. See … theres nothing there…. And anyway… if there were ever to be anything there…. All my new friends would tell me…. Wouldn’t you boys and girls!… I’ve heard….. if you sing a song…. It keeps ghosts away


Scarecrow & Tinman:

Ghosts!


Dorothy:

Yes but there won’t be any here…. The boys and girls would tell us if there were


Scarecrow:

Lets sing lets sing lets sing now…….. I’d think it’s a good time to sing… if I could think…. So somebody who can think…. Tell me it’s a good time to sing!… You can’t find anyone to think in Cleethorpes when you need one.


Tinman:

Ok….  Well in that case, lets sing a song…… now everybody get the note……. Far (singing) ……. Far (singing)…… come on everyone Far… together……. (farting sound)


Scarecrow:

Sorry


Dorothy:

OK then… here we go!


(to the tune of “Nelly the elephant”)

 We’re off to see the wizard of oz, to help us out with our problems

 He’ll give me a brain

 He’ll give me a heart

 He’ll get me back to Kansas


 We’re off to see the wizard of oz, to help us out with our problems

 We’re off we’re off, we’re off, we’re off

 We’re Oooooooooffffff!


Dorothy:

You see, there’s nothing to be scared of…. No ghosts or ghoulies.


Scarecrow:

Ooooooohhhh……I don’t want to get caught by the ghosties


Tinman:

And I don’t want to state the blindingly obvious!………… But I did think I heard a sound….(gulp)…. Behind us!!!! And the boys and girls where shouting so loudly….


Dorothy:

Well!……We’ll go and have a look then!


See nothing at all….. but if your still worried boys, we’ll sing the song again!


Scarecrow:

Yes yes….. that sounds like a good idea……. If I knew what a good idea was, I guess that’s what it would sound like!


(Everybody sings song, Tinman Gets taken by ghost)


Dorothy:

(to audience) What is it boys and girls….. the tinman….


Scarecrow:

What about the tinman?……. Tinman they’re saying things about you and… (Screams)….

Dorothy…. The tinman…. He’s gone…..


Dorothy:

Oh no…. Boys and girls…. Did you see where the Tinman went?…. You did etc etc………

He was taken by the ghost? Oh dear….. and now all that’s left is an oil stain…..


Scarecrow:

(does a double take)

He must have been scared!


Dorothy:

Oh dear… oh dear….. I didn’t want any of this…. All I wanted was to get back home, and now the Tinman’s been taken by ghosts…. Oh scarecrow…. What are we to do, what if the ghost is still here?


Scarecrow:

Oh don’t worry Dorothy, everything will be alright… you’ll see


(Ghost appears behind them)


Scarecrow:

What are you shouting boys and girls…. The ghost is back?... where?.... behind us…. Etc etc

Well Dorothy, I don’t know about you but I’m scared, do you think we better have a look?


Dorothy:

(worried) Ok…. But I’m sure there’s nothing there, should we look boys and girls?


Dorothy & Tinman:

Well…. We’ll go and have a look then!


(Dorothy gets taken by the ghost)


Scarecrow:

You see Dorothy, we’re ok, the Tinman must have just got scared and run off, I guess we’ll just have to go and find him…. Won’t we Dorothy? Dorothy? AAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH!

Dorothy, where are you? What happened Boys and girls…. What?.. who took her etc etc….

Oh dear… well I’m all alone…. And I don’t have a clue what to do on account I got no Brain….. Oh boys And girls…. What should I do? ….. What?..... Sing a song….. what song?.... oh that song!... But I don’t remember the words! Will you help me boys and girls….. Oh dear…… well…… here we go.


We’re off to see the wizard of oz, to help us out with our problems

 He’ll give me a brain

 And Tinman a heart

 Send Dorothy back to Kansas


 We’re off to see the wizard of oz, to help us out with our problems

 We’re off we’re off, we’re off, we’re off

 We’re….. we’re…. (Ghost appears sat next to Scarecrow)…… AAAARRRGGGGH!

(Ghost screams as well and runs off)


Scarecrow:

Well…..Charming!


Lion:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHH!

(Lion comes screaming onto the stage…. Runs straight at the Scarecrow, Runs Behind him and picks him up and cowers behind him)

I saw a ghost I saw a ghost I saw a GHOST!


Scarecrow:

Errrrrm…. Aren’t you meant to jump into my arms if your scared?



Lion:

Oh yeah…. Sorry bout that… I was so scared I forgot what I was doing…. (Puts Scarecrow down)…… Pretend you haven’t seen me….. I’ll try that again! (Lion runs off stage and straight back on… jumps into scarecrows arms and flattens him)


Scarecrow:

(muffled)

Get off me…. Help… get off me


Lion:

Oh dear oh dear oh dear….. I’m sorry Boys and girls…. I got so scared….. there was a ghost and …. And…… whats that noise?.... Its what…… a scarecrow?.... where? I don’t see no scarecrow….. Under me?.....why that’s just my tail?.... I’m sitting on him? (Jumps off and hides behind his tail….. pawing at thin air and snarling in a wimpy sort of way)


Huroar….. Huroar! I’m not afraid of you…. I’ll …. I’ll….


Tinman & Dorothy come back on


Tinman:

That showed that silly ghost eh Dorothy?.....


Scarecrow:

Dorothy, Tinman… you’re not safe yet… run away…. Run away! (Scarecrow runs behind Dorothy & Tinman)


Tinman:

Don’t worry Scarecrow…. Me and my trusty axe will sort out this ruffian….. Now Lion…. Prepare to be defeated….


Lion:

(To himself) I’m a Big bad lion…. I’m a big bad lion… (To tinman) …Now… Put em up…. I say I say… Put em up! I’ll eat you all for breakfast and use your axe to pick my teeth….. oooohhh I’m good…. I scared myself then.. Go on… put em up… put em up…. I’ll fight you all at once… I’ll fight you with one hand tied behind my back… I’ll fight you with my eyes closed…. Eek! (To audience) Maybe not… I’m afraid of the dark! (To Cast) Come on… come on….


Tinman runs away and hides behind Dorothy and Scarecrow


Dorothy:

Why he’s not that scary…. (Walks up to lion and bats him on he nose) Now that’s no way to behave in civilised society…. My auntie em would say your nothing but a mean old bully!


Lion:

(yelps)

Oh that hurt!..... (starts to cry)…. You didn’t have to go and do that…. I wouldn’t really have eaten you… Honest…. I’m…. I’m….. I’m just a big old coward (Cries even louder)……. I got no Courage at all…… imagine… a big old lion like me….. and I can’t even sleep at night cause of how I’m scared of the dark….. oh I’m sorry I tried to scare you… I really am….. (crys again)…..


Dorothy:

Oh dear…. Oh dear…. Why Mr Lion….. maybe we can help you….. we’re off to see the great Wizard of Oz and I’m sure he will be able to give you some courage!


Scarecrow:

Yes… He’s gonna give me a brain


Tinman:

And me a heart…

Dorothy:

And he’s going to help me get back home


Lion:

But you wouldn’t want to be seen in the company of a coward like me


Dorothy:

Oh dear Lion, we would be glad of your company. Wouldn’t we Scarecrow? Tinman?


Tinman & Scarecrow:

Why yes… yes


Dorothy:

And then the wizard can give you all the courage you need!


Scarecrow:

Well now that’s decided…. I don’t know… but I think we had better get out of this creepy forest before it gets even darker!


Dorothy:

Ok then everybody, lets ease on down he road!


(Music starts)


Tinman:

Oh no…. not that again


Scarecrow:

Can’t we sing something else? Pleeeeeeaaaaaassssssseeeeeee!


Song: 500 miles


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