Pantomime 2023 – The Wizard of Oz

The Cresset and Stuart Morrison’s Second Star Productions are delighted to present our pantomime for 2023 – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

This magical tale has captured the imagination of millions and we can’t wait to give it the Cresset pantomime treatment!
Join Dorothy and Toto on the original road trip as they make their way to Oz, meeting some familiar friends along the way!
Book your tickets now for a trip over the rainbow this Christmas!


We’ve got a brand new game for our Panto, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz – Can you help Dorothy and her friends build bridges to make their way to Oz?

Play now for YOUR chance to win two tickets to see the show!

To win, all you have to do is be at the top of our leaderboard on opening night (14th December) – to submit your score just tap the 👑 on the main screen and use your Instagram handle as the name (so we know who to contact!)

🌈 Scan The QR code below or visit:

📝 T&C’s: Winner will be chosen as whomever is at the top of the leaderboard on 14th December, and will win a gift voucher for 2 tickets for a panto date of their choice (exclusionary dates apply). For entry to be valid, you must enter your instagram handle as the name on the leaderboard, and instagram DM’s must be public & open for us to contact the winner.


Good Witch Glinda – Cheryl Fergison

Tin Man – David McClelland

Scarecrow – Andrew Crawford

Dorothy – Victoria Jane

Wicked Witch Of The West – Katie Paine

Cowardly Lion – Edward Simpson

The Wizard – George Dee

Toto – Alex Walton

Producer / Director: Stuart Morrison – Second Star Productions


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Open Auditions

Auditions for this year’s ensemble are now closed.

Thank you to all the young people who took part. Auditions for next year’s show will take place on Sunday 8th September 2024. More information will be released nearer the time.


Book Tickets

Tickets for the Wizard of Oz are now on sale and can be booked online here

To reduce our environmental impact we encourage you to select print at home when booking, however if you prefer to have your tickets posted to you a fee of £1.50 will apply.

Schools & Groups

Schools performances are now available, with tickets priced at £10 with one free teacher’s place per 10 children.

If you would like to discuss your options for bringing a school group please do contact us on 01733 265705 or email

Wheelchair User Spaces

Wheelchair user seats must be pre-booked through the box office to guarantee availability.

To discuss your requirements please contact the Box Office on 01733 265705 or email

Cresset Pantomime Archive

Here you can browse the photos and watch the teasers for some of our previous Cresset pantomimes. Click on the fliers to relive the magic!

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