The Marlowe Theatre has cancelled its 2020 Pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, due to Covid-19, but it will return in Novemebr 2021.
The production would have opened on 27 November and run until 10 January 2021, playing to as many as 100,000 people.
The government has announced that will not be able to clarify its postion on indoor performances until November, forcing the theatre to abandon its most popular seasonal attraction.
The Marlowe’s Chief Executive, Deborah Shaw said:
“We’ve waited to make this decision as long as we could, because we know how much our audiences love their yearly visit to see our pantomime. However, we’ve had to postpone due to the continued uncertainty around when we’ll be allowed to re-open the main house at full capacity.”
Writer, Director and Producer of The Marlowe pantomimes, Paul Hendy from Evolution Productions said:
“The thought of Christmas without The Marlowe Theatre pantomime is absolutely devastating. However, the audiences at The Marlowe are wonderful and I know they will understand this decision and be supportive of it. Will The Marlowe Theatre pantomime return? Oh yes it will!”
The Panto joins a long list of shows that have been cancelled or postponed, a full list is available on the Marolwe’s website.
Theatre staff have been contacting ticket holders to arrange refunds or transfers, although if you have a ticket, and have not heard anything, the box office team can be reached on 01227 787787 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday