This Christmas York Theatre Royal is bringing our beloved panto to a venue near you.
It is taking the magical pantomime on the road with the Travelling Pantomime visiting every neighbourhood in York during December and January.
From community halls to social clubs, Clifton to Tang Hall, the pop-up show will be staged in a variety of locations with all venues and performances adhering to current government guidance on Covid-19.
Executive Director Tom Bird said:
Our Travelling Pantomime will be a rip-roaring Christmas treat for the whole family. Audiences can expect hilarity and chaos, music and magic as our amazing actors visit every corner of York.
What’s more, audiences will have a say in which of three of the most popular pantomime titles they want to see – Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk or Aladdin.
Award-winning pantomime writer Paul Hendy is writing three scripts with the actors performing whichever show the audience choose on the night. Can you believe it?
The Travelling Pantomime will feature a cast of local actors including much-loved entertainer and magician Josh Benson.
Details of venues, performance times and further casting will be released in the coming weeks.
Tickets go on sale in November.