Exclusive: Gabrielle Brooks performs "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Brooks will play Dorothy in Sheffield Crucible’s ”The Wizard of Oz”

Ahead of opening at the Sheffield Crucible next month, here's an exclusive first listen to Gabrielle Brooks performing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.

Directed by Crucible boss Robert Hastie, The Wizard of Oz opens for previews on 7 December.

Alongside Brooks – who plays Dorothy – is Catrin Aaron (Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch), Jonathan Broadbent (Zeke/Lion), Ryan Ellsworth (Professor Marvel/The Wizard Of Oz), Andrew Langtree (Hunk/Scarecrow), Michael Matus (Uncle Henry/Oz Doorkeeper), Sophia Nomvete (Aunt Em/Glinda) and Max Parker (Hickory/Tin Man).

L Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz is adapted for the stage by John Kane for the RSC and tells the well-known tale of Dorothy ending up in the world of Oz after a freak storm. It has music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and EY Harburg.

The ensemble will be completed by Simon Anthony, Piers Bates, Myles Brown, Collette Coleman, Claire Doyle, Glen Facey, Samantha Hull, Blythe Jandoo, Fergal Mcgoff, Jo Lucy Rackham, Michael James Stewart, Charley Vincent, Rhiannon Wallace and Charlotte-Kate Warren.

The Wizard of Oz runs at Sheffield Theatres from 13 December to 20 January 2018, with previews from 7 December.

Check out the cast of The Wizard of Oz in rehearsals

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