Middlesbrough Theatre is celebrating another bumper pantomime season, in spite of the gloomy economic climate.
The recession-busting venue has been playing to packed houses for yet another festive run – but there’s still a last chance to grab a much sought-after ticket.
Nearly 19,000 people had seen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by New Year’s Day – more than 97% of the theatre’s capacity, with further performances this week set to break more records.
Middlesbrough Theatre Manager David Lindsey said: “Audiences have really flocked to this year’s show, with many of them saying it is our best ever.
“A big thank you must go to our co-producers Richard Chandler and David Vickers of Extravaganza Productions for pulling another sparkling production out of the hat for the fourteenth year running.
“They work tirelessly throughout the year to produce a really first-rate family show – with the emphasis firmly on ‘family’.
“And of course thanks to our equally hard-working cast for giving such consistently wonderful performances twice - sometimes three times! - a day for over three weeks.
“I am delighted that the theatre has been able once again to provide so much enjoyment to so many people.”
Councillor Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Audiences like this show there’s still a great appetite for good family entertainment despite the economic climate.
“It speaks volumes about the hard work of the cast and production team, and about the fantastic value for money that the Middlesbrough Theatre pantomime represents.”
The production – starring Claire King from Emmerdale and Bad Girls as the Wicked Queen Morgana and local star Jessica Robinson as Snow White – runs until Sunday, January 8.
By phone: Telephone 01642 815181 to buy tickets with any of the major credit/debit cards. An additional charge of £1 will be made to cover postage and handling. Calls are answered in strict rotation.
In person: Call into the Box Office at Middlesbrough Theatre.
In the Town Centre: Tickets can be booked at the Town Hall Box Office on Albert Road – tel 01642 729729. Town Hall events can also be booked at the Theatre.