We’re Off To See The Wizard Of Oz This Weekend At St Helens Theatre Royal

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The schools are about to break up for the October half term but St Helens Theatre Royal has the perfect solution to keep your little munchkins entertained. Follow the road of yellow brick to St Helens Theatre Royal to see the wickedly wonderful show – The Wizard of Oz!

Opening this Saturday, Regal Entertainments’ enchanting production of The Wizard of Oz returns to St Helens Theatre Royal from October 22 – 30. And joining the cast is former Eastenders’ actress Cheryl Fergison who will swap the streets of Walford when she plays the part of The Wicked Witch of the West.

Charlotte Gallagher (Snow White and Peter Pan) will play Dorothy. She will be joined by the brilliant Phillip MCGuiness as the Tinman, loveable Simon Foster as the Lion, hilarious Liam Mellor as the Scarecrow and Radio City 2 – 105.9FM’s Claire Simmo as Glinda the Good Witch.

Actress Cheryl Fergison, who played Heather Trott in the soap opera for many years, is a multi-talented performer who has starred in many stage and film productions and is a wonderful singer and musician. And she is certainly no stranger to pantomime, having appeared in Cinderella, Jack & The Beanstalk and Beauty and the Beast to name but a few.

So she is looking forward to getting her teeth stuck into the role of the Wicked Witch of the West and changing her famous headband for a pointy hat and green stage make-up. Cheryl said: “I am so looking forward to coming to the Theatre Royal St Helens and being part of an amazing cast and crew of the Wizard of Oz this October. It is one of my favourite stories with a great message and is loved by all ages.  “I am looking forward to playing the Wicked Witch of the West … Baddies are always fun to play and a contrast from other characters I have portrayed in the past.“I am particularly looking forward to performing for the audiences of St Helens and surrounding towns – see you soon!”

Regal Entertainments are well-known for their critically acclaimed smash hit seasonal productions, which are always chockfull of glitz, glamour, songs, dance, family filled fun, silly antics and slapstick comedy and The Wizard of Oz will be no exception.

With an all-star cast in the bag and tickets starting at just £10, let St Helens Theatre Royal take you and your little munchkins somewhere over the rainbow to The Merry Old Land of Oz!

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy, and her little dog Toto, as they journey along the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wizard, so that he can make their wishes come true.

Watch out for the Wicked Witch and get ready for a whole lot of family fun as this fantastic tale is reawakened once more.

Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: “Cheryl is such an amazing actress and a real character so she is perfect for the role of the Wicked Witch of the West and the cast and I can’t wait to welcome her to St Helens. We know the audience will love her – when they’re not booing her that is…!”

The Wizard of Oz runs from October 22 – 30 2016. 

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Regal Entertainments Ltd presents The Wizard of Oz

Dates: Sat, 22nd Oct – Sun, 30th Oct

Times: 1pm and 5pm

Tickets: Adults £12, concessions, £11, children £10, family tickets £42



Book in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office, Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA10 1LQ (Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm). Alternatively, call 01744 756 000 or log on to:


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