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Beauty and the Beast panto postponed until 2021

Beauty and the beast text to promote the pantomime at the Alive Corn Exchange.

Published: Friday, 4th September 2020

Published on behalf of Alive West Norfolk:

Alive West Norfolk are disappointed to announce that this year’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast has been postponed until 2021. They have been in discussions with producers Jordan Productions and, unfortunately with social distancing measures still in place, it is not possible to present the pantomime this year.

Customers who have tickets for the postponed shows will be contacted and the Alive Corn Exchange team are working through ticket exchanges and refunds as quickly as they can but ask for your patience while they do this.

Chair of Alive West Norfolk and Leader of the borough council, Cllr Brian Long, said: “The current guidance around Covid-19 means we have no choice but to postpone this year’s panto to next year. We left making the decision ‘til the last possible moment, taking into account the lead times for rehearsals and promotion, but we have now reached the point where we have had to make this difficult, but necessary call.

“It is very disappointing as we know how much families enjoy this popular annual event at the Corn Exchange. This year would have been even more special with the foyer refurbishment now complete. However, we have to put health and safety considerations first, and do what we can to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.”

Neil Gromett Managing Director at Alive West Norfolk said: “We are hugely disappointed to postpone this year’s Pantomime, it is a much loved family tradition for Alive Corn Exchange and the people of West Norfolk. We will be back next year to tell the tale of Beauty and the Beast and are really looking forward to that. Any customers who have already booked tickets will be contacted in due course. In the meantime we have the launch of our brand new state of the art Cinema coming up and we hope to have some exciting entertainment planned for over the festive season”

The Alive Corn Exchange are looking forward to being able to open their doors again soon while working to Covid-secure guidance.

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