St Helens Theatre Royal turned the original children’s fantasy Wizard of Oz into a real fun and enjoyable pantomime.
St Helen’s theatre is a much-loved theatre for all. The amount of time, effort and creativity in designing the set, lighting and sound is impressive.
The cast really brought the audience to life and people of all ages were singing and clapping along – they even managed to get the adults to do the actions which in itself was impressive.
The vocals throughout the performance were wonderful, and the Wicked Witch ‘Bat Out of Hell’ performance was phenomenal, great vocals and passion. My daughter fell in love with her character as she played it so remarkably.
The show, especially the Scarecrow brought just the right number of innuendoes, some of which baffled my 4-year-old, but she thoroughly enjoyed laughing along with the adults. The Tin Man and Lion played their characters very well, and the 3 of them, along with Dorothy were a great team.
And who can forget Dorothy herself. Dorothy was very likeable, again with beautiful vocals and her beloved dog Toto was enchanting, so well-behaved.
Glinda the Good Witch, in a sparkling dress was a bundle of joy with a real presence she lit up the stage every time she appeared.
The colourful design and dazzling costumes were outstanding, the dancers were utterly fabulous, really inspiring to my up-and-coming little dancer. The two young ones did an amazing performance, and I am sure their families are so proud.
The show really did target both children and adults. All in all, the performance was a beautiful from start to finish and I would certainly recommend that you go to see Wizard of Oz at St Helens Theatre Royal.
The Wizard Of Oz from Tuesday 14 – Sun 19 February 2023.