Panto season is back with a special edition of Sleeping Beauty for Thurrock residents to enjoy at home, thanks to Thurrock Council's Thameside Theatre and production company Polka Dot Pantomimes.
For the first time, the theatre has teamed up to offer a professionally pre-recorded performance available to watch online from Monday 14 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021.
Cllr Deb Huelin, Cabinet member for communities, said: "I'm delighted that the Thameside Theatre has been able to offer an alternative Christmas panto treat. We may not be able to enjoy some of the things we usually would this Christmas time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but I’m glad a virtual pantomime will help to bring some festive cheer to many households across the borough."
Tickets for the online performance can be purchased from Monday 23 November 2020 for £15.49 per household. Residents can watch the panto as many times as they wish over a 4-day period. Thameside Theatre staff will contact anyone who had tickets to the 2020 pantomime with information on how to purchase virtual tickets.
Darren Maddison, Executive Producer at Polka Dot Pantomimes added: "Last year’s production of Dick Whittington was a huge success and we are delighted that Thurrock will still be able to enjoy their annual festive tradition by watching one of our pantomimes. Sleeping Beauty is full of fun, fairytale adventure and lots of audience participation to keep everyone amused and entertained this Christmas. It stars Rebecca Lake as Princess Aurora, Chris Pym as Prince Harry and Benidorm's Crissy Rock as Fairy Nuff."
You can buy your tickets for the online panto at thurrock.gov.uk/theatre