Play to the Crowd
The Wizard of Oz
A Traditional Family Pantomime
Written & Directed James Barry
Music by Simon Slater
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Theatre Royal Winchester this Christmas, for our very own panto style production of The Wizard of Oz.
Brim full of all the things you have come to love about our annual pantomimes – original songs, corny jokes and loads of audience participation – this promises to be our most spectacular production yet.
When it comes to festive family fun, there really is no place like Theatre Royal Winchester!
Thu 8 Dec 1pm & Sun 1 Jan 2.30pm
Relaxed performances are specially designed to provide a supportive environment for children and adults with learning difficulties, special needs or Autistic Spectrum Condition. The performances are open to everyone but will be particularly suited to these groups.
What happens at Relaxed performances?
- The auditorium lights will be kept low throughout the show and any loud noises on stage will be softened.
- Audience members may leave or re-join the performance at any time and staff will be on hand to help out.
- A visual story will be available in advance to explain what to expect from the performance and how to find your way around the theatre.
- There will be a chill-out area set aside for those who need time out from the performance.
The pantomime is family-friendly and traditional in format with a hero, a villain, a dame and lots of music and audience participation.
The running time will be approximately 2 hours with an interval of 15-20 minutes after one hour.
If you'd like any further information on Relaxed performances please speak to a member of our Box Office on 01962 840 440.
Audio-described performance and Touch Tour
Sun 11 Dec 11am
(Touch Tour begins 10am)
Visually impaired audiences members can listen to a narrator describing the action on stage between the dialogue via a set of headphones.
Touch Tours take place 1 hour ahead of the Audio-described performance and allow the audience members to visit the set and feel the props to familiarise themselves ahead of the show.
BSL Interpreted performances
Thu 8 Dec 1pm, Sat 10 Dec 7pm & Sun 1 Jan 2.30pm
During these performances, a British Sign Language interpreter stands at the side of the stage clearly visible to the audience and interprets the spoken word and sound effects.