Oh yes it is! Pantomime is a great success

Cinderella panto rehersal at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.
Cinderella panto rehersal at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

Over the last few weeks the Victoria Theatre has been packed with fun, laughter and panto antics.

Cinderella has been a real hit in Calderdale with people anxious to see if Cinderella made it to the ball. Thousands of people have seen the performance already.

Cinderella panto rehersal at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

Cinderella panto rehersal at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

Last year, more than 24,000 people saw the popular Jack and the Beanstalk panto which was a record breaker for the number of tickets sold.

Some of the cast this year includes Calderdale’s very own Neil Hurst, who has returned for his seventh panto season. Neil plays the ever popular character ‘Buttons’ and the Ugly Sisters are played by Steve Fortune and Tim Churchill, wearing, as expected, outrageous and over the top costumes.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Steve Sweeney, said: “This year’s pantomime is set to be the most successful ever, with the show looking likely to break theatre box office records.

“This is the sixth consecutive year that the pantomime has been produced by Imagine Theatre, and I’ve heard lots of great feedback, particularly about the stunning transformation scene, which has had many children, and quite a few adults, spellbound.

Cinderella panto rehersal at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

Cinderella panto rehersal at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

“If you haven’t already, there’s still time to see for yourself how great the show is, with performances running until Sunday 3 January. You can also book seats for next year’s pantomime, Peter Pan; tickets are already selling well, so book now to make sure you get the best seats.”

Peter Pan is set to return to the Victoria Theatre in December 2016, further details will be available shortly.

The final performance of Cinderella takes place on Sunday 3 January 2016 at 5:30pm.
So if you haven’t seen this years panto yet, visit

www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria

to find out more and book your tickets.