Follow the Yellow Brick Road for some festive fun in Wellingborough this Christmas

The cast of The Wizard of Oz
The cast of The Wizard of Oz

Final preparations are being made in readiness for the Yellow Brick Road coming to Wellingborough.

Enchanted Entertainment is bringing The Wizard of Oz to The Castle theatre from December 13 until December 30.

The open auditions to find a dog to play Toto

The open auditions to find a dog to play Toto

It will be putting on 29 performances of The Wizard of Oz with a host of professional performers, including Chris Stanton, Mr Flatley from CBBC’s M.I. High, as the wizard, and Gabrielle Green, Katrina from CBBC’s Wolfblood, as Glinda.

There will also be a full supporting cast and live band.

Producer Jezz Weatherall said: “We’re really looking forward to bringing The Wizard of Oz to Wellingborough this Christmas, the show has a great cast of TV stars and an amazing live band.

“We know how popular our pantomimes are across the UK and we’re going to give Castle Theatre audiences a fun-filled family Christmas show in December.”

Enchanted Entertainment says it has assembled a stellar cast and and is planning some spectacular magic to ensure The Wizard of Oz will be a brilliant show with audience participation, fantastic sets and costumes and jokes for all the family.

They also recently held open auditions to find a dog to play the role of Dorothy’s loveable pet Toto.

Producer Guy Pascall said: “It’s going to be great fun for all the family, everyone remembers such wonderful characters as the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man who needs a heart.

“This show will take the original book written by L. Frank Baum and give it a new panto-style twist as only Enchanted Entertainment can.”

Tickets for the Christmas show are on sale now and selling fast so anyone wanting to buy tickets can call the box office on 01933 270 007 or book online at www.castletheatre.co.uk.