Theatre bosses have praised the response to this years’ pantomime so far with tickets selling fast and audiences shouting the roof down – and you could win a VIP ticket to the show.
The Dick Whittington pantomime, brought to the Spain Lane venue by Tony Peers Productions began on December 12, and organisers said they were pleased with the response.
Tony Peers said: “We’ve done very well and our figures are already up on last year.
“People I have spoken to are saying good things and we’ve had some very nice feedback from the customers as they were leaving.
“The Kids were the noisiest kids I have ever heard in my life. Everybody seems delighted and its now onwards and upwards.”
The pantomime tells the story of a poor boy from Gloucester aided by his brilliant friend Tommy the Cat who, after a series of adventures, overcomes the evil Queen Rat to become Lord Mayor of London.
The producers promise that the show is ‘a high energy mix of singing, dancing and comedy coupled with spectacular scenery and costumes’.
Theatre Stars Gerry Graham (dame Sarah the Cook) and Abby Johnson (Queen Rat) are joined by a host of local talent.
Gerry has been to the town a number of times previously performing in shows about old time music halls, war time music shows, and others.
He has worked with a number of stars on stage.
Abby Johnson started her career appearing on shows such as Candid Camera and becan working with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1963.
She has performed in shows, cabarets, television shows and pantomimes and with a number of stars.
The pantomime runs until January 4. Tickets £13 adult, £11 child. To book call 01205 363108.
Show dates from today are:
○ Today (Wednesday) – 11am and 2pm.
○ Friday, December 26 – 2pm and 6.30pm.
○ Saturday, December 27 – 2pm and 6.30pm.
○ Sunday, December 28 – 3pm.
○ Monday, December 29 – 2pm.
○ Tuesday, December 30 – 2pm.
○ Wednesday, December 31 – 2pm.
○ Friday, January 2 – 2pm.
○ Saturday, January 3 – 2pm and 6.30pm.
○ Sunday, January 4 – 3pm.
The producers of this year’s pantomime along with The Standard are offering families the chance to get the red carpet treatment with this competition.
We have teamed up for the penultimate show to give one family (two adults, two children or one adult, three children) the chance to win the ultimate VIP experience.
The winner and his companions will be picked up from their address prior to the 6.30pm show on January 3, in a chauffeur driven car before arriving at Blackfriars Theatre to red carpet treatment.
Once at the theatre they will receive a complimentary programme and drinks in the interval.
Following the show they will then be allowed back stage to meet the stars and get a taste for the stage.
To be in with a chance to win fill in the coupon in this week’s paper and return it to the Pantomime Competition, Boston Standard, 5-6 Church Lane, Boston, PE21 6ND, by noon on Tuesday, December 30.
Question: In another traditional pantomime, poor lad Jack trades his cow for magic what?