Pantomime raises £1,994 for charity...oh yes it has!

Blackfriars Theatre director Mike Raymond hands over �1,994 in cash to Cancer Research UK area volunteer manager Chloe Higgins. DD 110111002. To buy this picture go to www.photostoday.co.uk
Blackfriars Theatre director Mike Raymond hands over �1,994 in cash to Cancer Research UK area volunteer manager Chloe Higgins. DD 110111002. To buy this picture go to www.photostoday.co.uk

MORE than 5,000 people attended this year’s pantomime at Blackfriars Theatre and helped organisers to donate just under £2,000 to charity.

The cast of Cinderella collected for Cancer Research UK each night over two weeks at the Spain Lane venue in Boston.

They found people who had already paid to see a show were still very generous and amassed a grand total of £1,994.

Theatre director Mike Raymond, who also played one of the ugly sisters in the panto, said: “The show was very, very good and everybody enjoyed it.

“If you go away happy from a show it makes a difference. It was much better received than last year and hopefully it will stand us in good stead for next year’s pantomime.”

The pantomime this year was produced by Spalding-based Polka Dot Theatre Company who have a wealth of experience in creating professional pantomimes.

Among the treats this year was the appearance of real Shetland ponies - a first for Boston.

Showing next at Blackfriars are Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate and Megan and the Golden Key by Boston Children’s Theatre on Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29.

l Information: 01205 363108 or www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk.

l What did you think of this year’s pantomime? Email daniel.jaines@jpress.co.uk.