Immersion Theatre presents the UK premiere of Pittsburgh playwright James Michael Shoberg's skewed adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' by L Frank Baum.
Set in the Ozlin Centre for the mentally ill, the play follows the story of a bi-polar Dorothy (Dottie) Gale, who is involuntarily committed by her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry.
While hospitalised she is treated with an experimental drug called Cyclozil which causes her to hallucinate a dark, twisted version of the hospital simply called Oz.
While in her drug-induced delirium, Dottie encounters Glinda, a somewhat unhinged therapist who informs Dottie that her only chance to be released is to seek the hospital's mysterious administrator…The Great Oz himself.
Thus begins her trip through a veritable madhouse, where she is joined by "Skarekrow," a heroin-addicted goth-rocker; Rusty, a pierced, axe-wielding biker with severe anger issues; and Mr Lyons, a sexually frustrated deviant searching for a prescription to give him a little "courage" below the belt.
However, if coping with her three new companions wasn't difficult enough, Dottie unwittingly attracts the attention of the Wicked Witch of the West Wing, a crazed doctor who sends her three cronies, each the subject of one of her deranged experiments, to capture Dottie for her own depraved purposes...