FOLLOWING on from their record-breaking Christmas pantomime Aladdin, Regal Entertainments are back at St Helens Theatre Royal over February half-term with the first of four pantomimes in 2024

Theatre bosses are promising a "totally wizard treat for all the family" with a trip to the merry old land of Oz.

Half-term shows

The venue is staging The Wizard Of Oz live from Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 18.

The show will be packed with performances, song and dance routines, costumes and lots of laughs.

Based on the famous Oscar-winning MGM movie, it is produced and directed by Chantelle Nolan, with musical supervision by Callum Clarke and choreographed by Nazene Langfield.

The Wizard Of Oz has become a regular and popular show in the Theatre Royal’s annual calendar.

St Helens Star: The cast will be on stage at St Helens Theatre RoyalThe cast will be on stage at St Helens Theatre Royal (Image: David Munn photography)

The full cast of talented St Helens regulars are Maddie Hope Coelho who dons the famous ruby red slippers again to play Dorothy, Michael Alan-Bailey as the Scarecrow, Lewis Canning as the Tin Man, Benjamin Keith as the Lion, Hayley Russell as Glinda, Abigail Middleton as the Wicked Witch, and Warren Donnelly as the Wizard.

'Panto capital of the North'

Theatre Royal Manager Chantelle Nolan said: “St Helens really feels like the Panto capital of the North, especially after the response to our Christmas show Aladdin, well you don’t have to wait long until the next one as we are back with our first panto of the year, a family show that has always proved popular in St Helens, The Wizard Of Oz is a much-loved classic story which continues to enchant each new generation in turn. We’ve got a fantastic cast, fabulous costumes and sets, and a great story to tell.

"It’s going to be a wonderfully magical half term treat.”