Kids Review: The Wizard of Oz

Honor Hastings, age seven, gets high fived by a scarecrow in this adaptation of Dorothy's adventure

feature (edinburgh) | Read in About 2 minutes
Published 10 Aug 2019
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The Wizard of Oz

What happens in the show?

Dorothy gets lost in a strange land after a storm. A good witch tells her she needs to go to the Emerald City to see a wizard called Oz so she can get home. She meets some friends on the way.

Describe the show in five words

Nice, friendly, good, songs, shoes.

Who was your favourite character and why?

The Good Witch, because I liked her dress and she was really kind. 

Were there any characters you didn’t like?


What did you like most about the show?

That Dorothy was able to find so many friends to go with her. I also liked that the scarecrow gave me a high five when he got his brain. 

What didn’t you like about the show?

I liked it all.

What did you think of the songs and music?

They were brilliant. I loved the dancing they did to the songs too.

What did your grown-up think of the show?

My mum said it was nice how they made the story more current by making it about sustainability and being green, but I didn’t really notice that part of the story. She enjoyed the songs and thought they had good lyrics.

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show?

Yes. My friends have probably seen the film, but in real life it is even better.