We’re all off to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz

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FOLLOW the Yellow Brick Road to Blackfriars Theatre for the perfect Easter treat for all ages.

Following the success of their pantomime Cinderella, Polka Dot Productions return with a sparkling new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.

The colourful re-telling of the 1939 MGM screenplay promises to include everyone’s favourite characters in a song and dance spectacular which will vividly evoke the merry old land of Oz.

Director Darren Maddison said: “We have got a fully-professional cast of seven made up of people who have got West End experience.

“We’ve also got a really strong cast and team of local children that have been really put through their paces to make this a strong show.”

The pantomime will include two Boston girls, Emma Carter as Glenda the Good Witch and Harriet Payne, who played Cinderella in a previous pantomime, as Dorothy.

The classic story follows the adventures of Dorothy, a young girl who is transported over the rainbow into the magical world of Munchkins, witches and a wonderful wizard.

Along the Yellow Brick Road she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion and their adventures finally lead them to the Emerald City, where mayhem and mischief await them along with a particularly evil witch and a good witch who gives her ruby slippers.

The show promises to be funny, exciting and suitable for children of all ages.

The production features the iconic songs Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off to See the Wizard.

A spokesman said: “All the favourite characters and iconic moments will be there as Polka Dot presents this magical adventure which features West End performers.

“So follow the Yellow Brick Road, over the rainbow and into Blackfriars Theatre for a fun-packed afternoon of family entertainment.”

The show is on at Boston’s Spain Lane venue, on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 (conc £8) or £34 for a family of four.

To book call: 01205 363108.