Chesterfield Borough Council and producers, Paul Holman Associates, have jointly taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Beauty and the Beast pantomime in light of current government restrictions.
Chesterfield Theatres "Pomegranate Theatre" has played host to the Chesterfield Christmas Panto every year till now.
All performances of the pantomime have been rescheduled to alternative dates apart from two performances which have been cancelled. If you have booked for a cancelled performance, then you can exchange your ticket(s) to any of the other Beauty and the Beast public performances at no extra charge.
Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said:
“It is very disappointing that we have had to make this incredibly difficult decision but sadly it is just not possible to hold the large-scale pantomime this year.
“We have explored all options to make it both safe and financially viable but unfortunately it is simply not possible in view of government restrictions.
“I know the pantomime is the highlight of the year for many of our residents and visitors, and it is an annual tradition for many families in and around Chesterfield - we are really sorry that this year’s festive celebrations have to be different.
“We will soon be announcing details of some special Christmas experiences and activities in the town centre to help ensure that families are still able to make this Christmas memorable for the right reasons.”
Pantomime Producer Paul Holman added:
“It is with great sadness that we have come to the unprecedented conclusion that we have no other choice but to postpone this year’s production of Beauty and the Beast.
“With the current social distancing regulations still in place we are unable to produce a pantomime on the scale that we would want to. First and foremost, this year we want to make sure that our loyal audiences, cast, crew and theatre staff are all safe.
“Our aim is that the pantomime will be back next year, bigger and better than ever before uniting family and friends once more with a long-awaited dose of fun, laughter and escapism.”
Published: 07/10/2020 By: Radio Rewind Newsroom