Families follow the Yellow Brick Road in King’s Lynn

Outdoor Children's Theatre - 'The Wizard Of Oz' at The Walks
The audience in the Walks ANL-160808-175734009
Outdoor Children's Theatre - 'The Wizard Of Oz' at The Walks The audience in the Walks ANL-160808-175734009

The famous yellow brick road came to the Walks on Monday during an open-air adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.

Organised by West Norfolk Council, the Immersion Theatre production proved a big hit with families.

Outdoor Children's Theatre - 'The Wizard Of Oz' at The Walks
Performers on stage in the Walks ANL-160808-174923009

Outdoor Children's Theatre - 'The Wizard Of Oz' at The Walks Performers on stage in the Walks ANL-160808-174923009

A council spokesperson said: “The Wizard of Oz performance in The Walks was a great success on Monday.

“Around 250 people attended the performance, with most of the tickets purchased at the door on the day.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy the performance and we were blessed with good weather – although that did result in us selling out of ice cream.

“The pre-performance workshop also went down really well with lots of children learning the words and dances before the performance.”

Outdoor Children's Theatre - 'The Wizard Of Oz' at The Walks
Performers on stage in the Walks ANL-160808-175602009

Outdoor Children's Theatre - 'The Wizard Of Oz' at The Walks Performers on stage in the Walks ANL-160808-175602009

James Tobias, artistic director from the Immersion Theatre, added: “The audience was absolutely wonderful.

“When you have the opportunity to engage with such a lovely crowd, you can’t help but want to give them the best possible experience.”

The show provided lots of audience participation, dazzling costumes, an original script and plenty of laughter for the audience.

The cast included Rachel Stratton who played Dorothy, having previously starred in international tours of Shrek the Musical as well as the West End production of Rainbow Magic Live.

Outdoor Children's Theatre - 'The Wizard Of Oz' at The Walks
The audience in the Walks ANL-160808-175156009

Outdoor Children's Theatre - 'The Wizard Of Oz' at The Walks The audience in the Walks ANL-160808-175156009

Matthew Forbes played the brainless Scarecrow, straight from a role as associate director of puppetry and movement on the National Theatre’s worldwide smash hit War Horse.

They were joined on stage by Rob Gathercole as the Tin Man, James Clifford as the Lion and Rochelle Parry as the Wicked Witch of the West.

Prior to the show, there was a special 45-minute workshop, where youngsters learned about the show, how to become the characters, and some call-and-response that were part of the performance.

The children also played games to help them get to know the story and characters before the production.