The Wizard Of Oz At Theatre Royal St Helens

Disclosure - We were invited to The Wizard Of Oz. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

John and I love visiting the theatre and over the past year we have been encouraging little J to come and see shows with us too. At the end of last year we visited Cinderella at St Helens Theatre Royal and he absolutely loved it. He laughed from the first moment until the last and has talked about it ever since. He is at the age where he understands the humour and some of the adult jokes too. This half term we headed back to St Helens to see their production of The Wizard Of Oz.

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What To Expect At The Wizard of OZ, St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, WA10 1LQ
Join Dorothy and Toto on their epic adventure to the Emerald City and follow their journey as they meet a cast of incredible characters including Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion along the way.

Will the Wicked Witch succeed in stopping them in their tracks? Or will the good witch Glinda help the friends in their mission to meet the wonderful Wizard himself?

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

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The full cast of talented St Helens regulars are Maddie Hope Coelho who dons the famous ruby red slippers again to play Dorothy, Reece Sibbald as the Scarecrow, Adam Melville as the Tin Man, Michael Alan-Bailey as the Lion, Hayley Russell as Glinda, Bethany Grace as the Wicked Witch, and Warren Donnelly as the Wizard.

For me The Wizard of Oz was more like an actual show than a pantomime however it did have the normal pantomime behaviour of jokes, dances and the famous 'oh no he isn't, oh yes he is!' 

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The first half especially showed off the amazing vocal talents of Dorothy as she hit all the notes of 'Somewhere over the rainbow'. The Wicked Witch also had a stunning performance of 'Bat out of hell' in the second act. 

As always there is one character who completely steals the show and for us it was the Scarecrow. Effortlessly funny and had little J in tears especially in the second act. 

There was a short section in the second half which confused me a little as glowing puppets danced around against a black background however little J seemed to enjoy it. 

The Wizard of Oz runs from Tuesday 14th February to 19th February 2023. . 

Food And Drink
There was the option to buy typical theatre snacks such as crisps, chocolate, ice cream and hot, cold and alcoholic drinks. 

Prices vary so please do check ticket availability and cost. You can purchase tickets here

There are a number of car parks in and round St Helens centre all within a few minutes walk. If you google 'parking for St Helens Theatre Royal' the various options will come up in the search. 

Disabled parking is available very close with some spaces outside the venue and other on street parking within a minutes walk.

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Anything Else?
St Helens Theatre Royal is a small venue and makes the theatre experience really intimate which I love. 

Programmes are on sale and there are a handful of golden tickets hidden in side the programmes, find one and you will be able to go on stage to be part of the show. 

There is an option to go on stage after the show to have your photo taken with some of the cast. It is £8 and you will receive a photograph instantly and you can also take one on your phone. 

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We all absolutely loved The Wizard Of Oz and felt we got the best of both worlds. The first half was more show and second half was more pantomime.  A great cast, a funny script and the perfect way to enjoy our half term. We will definitely be back  at Easter for Beauty and The Beast.


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