The line up at Peterborough New Theatre is getting better and better and now they have a Strictly champion ready to follow the yellow brick road this Christmas!

We’re huge fans of Strictly Come Dancing at ESP so we’re very excited to hear that the 2017 winner, pro dancer Katya Jones, will be making her panto debut in the theatre’s spectacular – The Wizard of Oz.

Katya will be taking up her wand to star as Glinda the Good Witch in the show which will run from December 14 – 31*

TV Favourite Katya Jones joined the Strictly team as a professional dancer in 2016 taking the glitterball trophy home as the winner in 2017 with celebrity dance partner Joe McFadden. Her first appearance on Strictly, partnered with Ed Balls, saw her nominated for a BAFTA in the Must-See TV Moment category for their Gangnam Style Salsa.

Katya says:  “I’m doing my first ever Pantomime! The Wizard of Oz will be a first for me and the Prime Pantomime production so I think we’re a little over excited! I’ll be swapping my dancing shoes for a pair of wings as Glinda and I can’t wait to bring some sparkle to Peterborough New Theatre.

“Panto Is a wonderful experience for the whole family. It’s full of magic and joy! So if you love celebrating winter festivities as much as I do, then I will be seeing you there!”

Prior to joining the smash-hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, the World Latin Champion and partner Neil Jones won the World Amateur Latin Championships a total of three times before turning professional in 2013. In 2015, they became the World Professional Latin Showdance Champions and their show Sominium is soon to open, a dance show with her partner Neil Jones at Sadlers Wells.

The Wizard of Oz promises to be the biggest panto in town and is being created specifically for a local audience. A perfect treat for the whole family with all of your favourite panto ingredients. Expect lashings of audience participation, dazzling costumes and plenty of laughter, guaranteed to have you shouting, clapping, and singing along to a host of chart-topping hits.

The Wizard of Oz is being brought to the Peterborough stage by Prime Pantomimes as part of their debut season. Prime Pantomimes is a dedicated pantomime production company founded by award-winning Selladoor Worldwide and Immersion Theatre Company and will be Directed and Written By James Tobias with choreography from Philip Joel.

Tickets are on sale now so click your heels together and book your tickets at – There’ll be no place like Peterborough this Christmas!

*please note Katya Jones will not be performing in either show on Saturday 14 December

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