TICKETS are on sale now for The Wizard of Oz pantomime, which is due to run for the last two weeks of December.
The Atkinson and LHK Productions have announce a ‘wizardly wicked Christmas pantomime’ to be held from Friday, December 18 to Thursday, December 31, starring Dancing on Ice star Ray Quinn.
Arrival and interval refreshments can be bought when purchasing tickets, these will be brought to your seat.
If a customer or a member of their party experiences the virus, they will allow ticket exchanges or refunds up to the scheduled start of the booked performance. If the customer wishes to exchange to a later performance they must have taken a Covid-19 test and received a negative result/completed 14 days isolation at least three days prior to the scheduled start of the performance.
The team have implemented covid safety procedures.
For shows that have been cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, customers are entitled to a ticket refund, exchange, credit note, or can donate the cost to The Atkinson Development Trust. If your temperature is higher than 37.8°c, you have a new continuous cough, or you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, you should stay at home. During your visit you should wear a face covering at all times, except when eating and drinking. They are staggering entrance times to minimise queueing. They will carry out temperature checks using their thermal imaging camera. Only one person can be assessed at any one time, so please wait to be called forward. At the end of the performance please follow staff directions. You will be asked to exit in small groups and via specific doors.
A spokesperson for The Atkinson on Lord Street said: “We can’t wait to pull up the curtain and welcome you back into their traditional theatre this Christmas.
“Behind the scenes, the arts centre in Southport have been working hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all, receiving the Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre's See It Safely mark.
“LHK Productions are one of the most acclaimed theatre and pantomime production companies in the UK and guarantee a spellbinding experience with a professional cast, lavish sets and exquisite costumes.
“Follow the yellow brick road to The Atkinson this festive season, where LHK Productions will whisk you over the rainbow in their wizardly wicked Christmas pantomime, The Wizard of Oz.
“Appearing larger than life in virtual reality, the multi-talented musician, Dancing on Ice and Hollyoaks star Ray Quinn as the magical Wizard of Oz.
“The fabulous cast also includes the voice of the airwaves, Claire Simmo from BBC Radio Merseyside & Sandgrounder Radio as Glinda The Good Witch, West End star Chris Barton as the Cowardly Lion, the hilarious Lewis Pryor as Scarecrow, the loveable Mia Molloy as Dorothy, Southport’s Tom Burroughs as Tinman and everyone’s favourite dame Michael Chapman as The Wicked Witch.
“This classic tale will be wonderfully reimagined on stage in LHK’s sensational panto production based on L. Frank Baum’s beloved children’s book.
“Embark on an adventure with Dorothy and Toto as they travel through Munchkin Land to the Emerald City with their new friends Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion to meet the magical Wizard of Oz.
“Complete with catchy songs and stunning choreography, there’s no place like The Atkinson for festive family entertainment. Click your heels together and book your Christmas panto tickets now!”
To find out more, go to theatkinson.co.uk/events/wiz-of-oz-xmas-panto