AN Easter pantomime is staged at a Teesside theatre later this month.

The Wizard of Oz comes to the Forum Theatre in Billingham on Monday, April 15 for one day.

Children's TV presenter Barney Harwood stars as the Scarecrow, while Sapphire Elia from Emmerdale and Britannia High stars as Dorothy.

Producer James Shone, said: “It's a brilliant production and we have such a strong cast to deliver this up-to-date pantomime version of the classic story."

Mr Harwood added: I can’t wait to bring this beautiful story to the stage causing plenty of mayhem along the way – and there will also be opportunities to meet myself and the whole cast after the show." Tickets are on sale at 01642-552663 or visit