Take a summer trip to Oz

Strictly Come Dancing - Dani Harmer
Strictly Come Dancing - Dani Harmer

Take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road this summer for a pantomime adventure.

Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion on their all-new journey to see the almighty Wizard of Oz.

Strictly Come Dancing finalist and star of CBBC’s Tracy Beaker Dani Hamer plays the ultimate villain – The Wicked Witch of the West.

The BAFTA award-winning actress will be at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay from August 1 to 4, when she will be joined by Chris Stanton (Mr Flatley from CBBC’s M.I. High) as the Wizard of Oz himself.

County Durham producer Reece Sibbald is hard at work creating a new take on the much-loved classic.

It boasts a new soundtrack created by musical maestro Olly Ashmore, spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes and lots of panto fun for all the family.

Playing the iconic Cowardly Lion is local legend and panto-connoisseur Steve Arnott, who this Christmas will celebrate his tenth consecutive year as the resident villain in the Newcastle Theatre Royal’s pantomime.

Tickets are selling fast, so don’t be brainless, have a heart and find the courage to book your place down the Yellow Brick Road today.

Book online at www.PlayhouseWhitleyBay.co.uk or the box office on 0844 248 1588.