REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz @ The Stockport Plaza

The Wizard of Oz Image 3Surely it’s too early for pantomimes in August… Oh no it isn’t!

Stockport Plaza is serving up a summer treat for the kids this week with Regal Entertainment’s production of the Wizard of Oz.

And the youngsters clearly gave the show a huge thumbs up on the opening night, lapping up this fun-filled extravaganza.

The key ingredients of this classic tale of a young girl from Kanzas transported to the magical land of Oz on her way to meet the famous wizard are there.

But there is also plenty of “it’s behind you”, boos and hisses and slapstick, providing a fun summer panto feel.

Former EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison provokes the boos as the Wicked Witch of the West, but for me, it was Maddie Hope Coelho’s Dorothy who stole the show with a pitch perfect performance.

And of course, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion also delight played by David Heath, Philip Shaun McGuinness and Si Foster respectively.

It’s a great fun time for all the family.

Runs till Saturday April 12

Dave Toomer

 

 

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