Andrew Lloyd Webber is kicking off a new TV talent search to find the next star of his production of The Wizard of Oz.

Over The Rainbow will see the theatre boss follow the success of How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, I’d Do Anything and Any Dream Will Do with a hunt for Dorothy and Toto.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “Our previous musical talent searches have provided an incredible shot in the arm for musical theatre in Britain.

“I can’t wait to work with the BBC again in the hunt for Dorothy – an iconic role of course made famous by a young Judy Garland in the film in 1939 but as a cat man myself, however, I approach casting Toto with considerable trepidation.”

The auditions will start in the coming months with Graham Norton hosting the shows.

BBC One boss Jay Hunt said: “The Wizard of Oz is one of THE great musicals and I am sure BBC One audiences will delight in having a front row seat in the casting of a new musical star.”