Swapping Cinders for a Beast!

Published: 14 August 2020
Reporter: David Upton

St Helens Theatre Royal

Regal Entertainments’ 2020 Christmas pantomime at St Helens Theatre Royal has been changed, but a show will go ahead.

The curtain was due to go up on Cinderella from December 5 and had previously announced Linda Robson in the lead role. Instead they will now produce Beauty And The Beast, adhering to social distancing measures, in order to keep the audience, staff, and cast safe. Full details will be announced when the show goes on sale, but changes will include reduced capacity, temperature checks, wearing of face masks, deep cleaning and pre-ordering of drinks and confectionery.

Theatre manager Chantelle Nolan said, “we can’t take the financial risk if we have to wait until November for a decision, so changes have had to be made. I would like to thank all our customers for their continued support and loyalty through these very difficult times.”

Ticket-holders for Cinderella are being asked to be patient while changes are made and they will be contacted as soon as possible by the box office.