A contemporary political satire and 3-man walkabout street performance, adapted from L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion become politicians searching for brains, heart and courage. As politicians they've lost their way. Bewildered, leaderless and unable to distinguish fantasy from reality they need guidance and instruction. They hope by asking members of the public for direction, they’ll find the yellow brick road leading to Oz.

This adaptation of The Wizard of Oz uses clowning, and irreverent mischief to question the role of politicians, and of ours as critical and forever curious citizens.

Scarecrow: Ben Adwick
Lion: Antoinette Burchill
Tinman: Paul Broesmith


Originally produced by Freckled Mischief in collaboration with Derby Festé.

Costume designs by Tim Heywood

  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Artforms: Performance
  • Tags: participation, street theatre, public realm, public sphere, dissent, live art, research, Wizard of Oz, mischief