Wednesday 18 December 2019

The Wizard of Oz Panto at The New Theatre *Review*

{Gifted tickets} Panto season is upon us......oh no it isn't......oh yes it is!! Can you believe it?! This is the first time my children (age 4 and 7) have had the panto experience and I was so excited to take them along to The New Theatre, Peterborough to watch The Wizard of Oz! Featuring the gorgeous Katya Jones from Strictly Come Dancing and an amazing cast this had us all smiling from the moment it started!

From the outrageously colourful and super sparkly (so glittery, I loved it!) set to the fabulous costumes and toe tapping songs and dancing this had us smiling and singing along from the get go. The script is engaging and full of audience interaction....... of course as you wouldn't expect any less from a panto! I especially loved that the backing dancers were from the local dance school ,Tu Danse and they were absolutely fantastic, totally flying the flag for Peterborough talent that's for sure. We were also treated to a little bit of Katya showcasing her famous Strictly moves! Fab-u-lous!!

The whole cast are just brilliant and as lovely as it was to see Katya as Glinda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West was simply brilliant and so very evil mwahaha, the part was played superbly. Dorothy is just as you would want her to be, sweet, a bit cheeky and strong, tin man, scarecrow and the cowardly lion are also marvellous! They all hold their own in this fun pantomime.

You wouldn't know that this was Katya's first pantomime, there were no nerves showing and she was flawless. If you've had a bad day, need cheering up or simply have never been to a panto before then I urge you to grab a ticket today and you won't be disappointed. 

Running from now up until Tuesday 31st December this is a brilliant pantomime. With tickets starting at just £14.50 I hope everyone local to the area will book a ticket as I promise you will leave with a spring in your step and a smile on your face. After the day I'd had prior to watching it it certainly cheered me right up.

If you fancy reading my previous review please click on this link : Fame The Musical . If you are coming to the theatre I would advise parking at Brook Street car park which is just a couple of minutes walk away. The amenities at the theatre are great, plenty of clean toilets, a couple of large bars, friendly staff and very roomy seats. It's a great theatre and we are very lucky to have it in Peterborough.

* Please note we were kindly gifted tickets to the panto, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Love the Wizard of Oz growing up, and recently took my little ones to a local production of it. They loved every minute of it, and have now been watching the movie on repeat for the last 2 weeks.

  2. My youngest daughter just loves the Wizard of Oz. I remember it fondly as a kid, and got quite sad the other day when she was watching it and Dorothy was saying goodbye to everyone...


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