Rugby Christmas panto set to go ahead - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Christmas panto set to go ahead

Laura Kearns 14th Aug, 2020   0

PANTO lovers shall go to the ball after it was revealed the annual Christmas production is set to go ahead.

Five Star Theatre is currently producing Cinderella to be performed at Benn Hall on the proviso restrictions are lifted to allow socially distant indoor performances.

Writer, director and producer Ethan J Smith said: “We are really looking forward to Christmas this year, and to an extra special pantomime experience.

“After a year of much inactivity in the theatre industry, and with many entertainment venues closed until next year, we are committed to making panto happen. As a small business, we can afford to be flexible, and we are working very closely in partnership with the Benn Hall to ensure a safe but magical theatrical experience.”

To prepare for the event the Benn Hall auditorium will be set up to allow families and ‘bubbles’ to sit together. There will also be nearly double the number of performances to spread out audiences.

Producers will implement distancing on stage and behind the scenes.

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