Verdict: Five stars. 

Every so often you watch something on stage which is so magical you wish you could bottle up the feeling the show created and take it with you. 

That is the musical version of The Wizard of Oz in a nutshell, it's simply spectacular.

Generations of children have read L Frank Baum's book or watched the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, but this fantastic tale of fantasy and friendship on the theatre stage completely transports you into the Emerald City with Dorothy (Aviva Tulley) and we all need a little escapism. 

READ NEXTScottish showbiz legend back in Glasgow with exciting new musical role

READ NEXT: I saw Bonnie & Clyde at the King's Theatre - my verdict

READ NEXT: I saw the Tina Turner musical before it comes to Glasgow - my verdict

READ NEXT: I saw The Drifters Girl at the King's Theatre in Glasgow - my verdict

(Image: Wizard of Oz The Musical)

Staying true to the original plot, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams are the masterminds behind the 2011 musical adaptation and introduce the audience to orphaned teenager Dorothy Gale.

Living on a farm in Kansas with her aunt Em (Emily Bull), uncle Henry (David Burrows), and dog Toto (Abigail Matthews), Dorothy finds herself trying to save her pooch after he bites the leg of the unpleasant Miss Gulch (Craig Revel Horwood) who threatens to call the sheriff. 

She runs away from home just as a twister destroys her community and the freak weather sees her transported into an alternative universe of good and bad witches, munchkins, and of course a scarecrow with no brain (Benjamin Yates), a tin man with no heart (Femi Akinfolarin) and a lion with no courage (Nic Greenshields).

(Image: Wizard of Oz The Musical)

There she must get to Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz (Allan Stewart) who she believes will get her back home to Kansas. 

But he gives her an ultimatum involving The Wicked Witch of the West ( also played by Craig Revel Horwood) and the age-old story of good versus evil captivates the audience. 

There is nothing in this show that can be faulted. The costumes add to the magic while the choreography is perfection, especially Toto who creates a believable dog on stage through clever movement and sound. 

Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead and Yellow Brick Road delighted the audience with Dorothy capable of handling those impressive vocals on that iconic song loved by many. 

(Image: Wizard of Oz)

Every cast member made me smile with their antics and had me in stitches throughout. A particular favourite was The Cowardly Lion who was a joy to watch on stage. 

While Craig Revel Horwood played up to his Strictly villain image beautifully as the witch -  at points you completely forgot it was him in the costume with his snarling moments sending the audience into fits of laughter. 

(Image: Wizard of Oz)

(Image: Wizard of Oz)

(Image: Wizard of Oz)

Every child should be introduced to this story through this show. It sets the bar high when it comes to musical theatre and provides a lesson on the importance of friendship and acceptance.

There is no place like The Wizard of Oz on stage.

Catch The Wizard of Oz at the King's Theatre until Sunday, July 7.