Nottingham panto moved to Easter

Published: 2 December 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Paul Chuckle will play the king
Ben Nickless will add humour as Muddles
Flawless will be the Queen’s guards

The Nottingham Theatre Royal panto Sleeping Beauty has been moved to Easter 2021 as the city has entered the government’s tier three coronavirus restrictions until at least 16 December.

The 'socially distanced' production which features Paul Chuckle, Ben Nickless and street dancers Flawless has been moved because of a “phenomenal” demand for tickets.

Jonathan Saville, the Theatre Royal’s director of audiences and programming, said, “demand for tickets and traffic to our web site was off the scale when we announced this very special production which seems to have really struck a chord with our audiences.

“As soon as we found out Nottingham was going into tier three we knew we owed it to them to reschedule rather than cancel it. Hopefully this great news will give our brilliant audiences and our wonderful cast, company and theatre team something bright and fun to look forward to in the spring.”

The production is able to go ahead because of support from the National Lottery which will give theatregoers the chance to enjoy a 'socially distanced' pantomime.

Sleeping Beauty will now open on Saturday 27 March and run until Sunday 11 April 2021.