offers customers the chance to see the newly crowned ‘Dorothy’

Published: Thu Jun 10 2010

The BBC talent show 'Over The Rainbow' may have recently finished, but online coach holidays website is offering customers the opportunity to see the newly crowned 'Dorothy', Danielle Hope, take to the stage with its newly-launched coach packages to see the 'Wizard Of Oz'. features a wide range of theatre weekend breaks and day trips to see the Wizard of Oz (as well as a variety of other holidays by coach) with over 30 departure dates available between March and August 2011. The addition of Wizard takes the number of shows available to book as part of London theatre weekend packages to 18, which include old favourites from 'Phantom of the Opera' and ‘Les Miserables’ to new kids on the block 'Legally Blonde' and 'Hair'. All shows are available to book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have nationwide pick-up points across the UK.

Kate Glanfield, web manager of Door2Tour, said: "Interest in theatre breaks to 'The Wizard of Oz' was remarkable even before tickets went on sale and if demand to date is anything to go by, we’ve no doubt that it will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor 'Oliver!' in terms of sell-out opening success."

Thousands of girls auditioned for the leading role and it was down to the judging panel to decide who the final 20 should be. During the two-month TV series, the contestants were whittled down from the initial 20 to the final trio of Sophie Evans, Lauren Samuels and Danielle Hope who were all eager to be Andrew Lloyd-Webber's next leading lady. Each 'Dorothy' had to impress not only the judging panel of John Partridge, Charlotte Church and Sheila Hancock with their singing and stage presence but also win over Lord Lloyd-Webber and the viewing public.

After receiving the highest number of viewers' votes, Danielle Hope was declared the winner and will be wearing the famous ruby slippers as she takes the leading role in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's new West End production of 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Andrew Lloyd Webber will be bringing this classic story to life on the London stage from 1st March 2011. His new production will contain all the much loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score, all the favourite characters (Scarecrow, The Cowardly Lion and The Tin Man) and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way.

Kate concluded: "No matter what the season or economic climate, London theatre breaks continue to be one of our most robust products, remaining popular month after month. People are still determined to enjoy themselves and theatre weekends offer the perfect, wallet-friendly form of escapism."

Packages include tickets to see 'The Wizard of Oz' (ticket upgrades available), return coach travel, hotel to theatre transfers and accommodation with continental breakfast.

About is a consolidation of tour operators creating a diverse choice of UK and worldwide touring holidays including Europe city breaks, escorted tours, events packages, theatre breaks in London, cruises and holidays by air to many exciting destinations. All have live availability and offer the customer the opportunity to book online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. touring and coach holiday booking and reference service offers over 30,000 tour choices from hundreds of regional UK departure points with some operators picking up passengers from their door. Door2Tour work in partnership with some of the biggest operators including Leger Holidays. is a comprehensive guide and a reference point with 1,000+ pages of content and more than 6,000 images and this content is growing on a daily basis. uses the Internet to attract new customers to the coach tourism industry, delivering the next generation of coach tour passengers.

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