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Wizard of Oz star is terrific, says Graham Norton

Thursday, 10th Jun 2010  

Theatregoers with tickets to see The Wizard of Oz should be in for a treat when they see star Danielle Hope in action.

The teenager won the role of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production after taking part in the BBC 1 reality show Over the Rainbow.

Host Graham Norton has been full of praise for the young star, telling the Associated Press this week that she is "terrific".

The Irish TV personality also said he hopes he will get the chance to present a show similar to Over the Rainbow in the future.

"Those shows are really hard to put together because you need Andrew, a musical the public like and a West End theatre," he commented.

Previous shows have seen the public vote for the stars of Oliver! and The Sound of Music.

This new version of The Wizard of Oz will open in March next year at the London Palladium.

By Jemma Howard

Article filed under: Theatre News | New Productions |