The show will now have a run at the Garrick Theatre from the 1st to the 18th April.
With live performances of Potted Panto suspended until the 9th January, pending government advice, the show will now have a run over Easter. Current bookers will be contacted with the option to exchange their tickets for cancelled shows over Christmas to these new dates
or to get a refund.
In addition, the show will also be streamed online from the 24th December to 10th January, with further screenings from 12th -24th January, matching the original live show schedule.
Talking about the news producer James Seabright said: “Potted Panto played just eight performances of its 10th anniversary season at the Garrick theatre to rapturous audiences and rave reviews, before the run had to be suspended following government guidance. This led to at least twenty six performances being cancelled. Happily we have been able to agree new Easter holiday dates with Nimax Theatres and the show will return to the Garrick stage from 1st to 18th April, harking back to the pantomime tradition of running all the way from Christmas to Easter – although they didn’t have a pandemic-enforced closure in the middle back then! The new dates replace all twenty six of those missing performances and if necessary we will keep rescheduling them until our audiences get their live pantomime experience! We are also delighted to be releasing the show onto the Stream.Theatre platform from Christmas Eve, following the capture of one of our final performances. Huge thanks are due to my incredible show team on and off stage for making this happen.”
Potted Panto had its West End premiere in 2010 at the Vaudeville Theatre and was subsequently nominated for Best Entertainment in the Olivier Awards.
In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, written by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner and Richard Hurst, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball. Not to mention the full-scale versions of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty which see Dan and Jeff trying to work out not only how two people can play 7 dwarves, but also which of them will make the prettiest princess!
The production stars Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner, with Jacob Jackson, Charlotte Payne and is directed by Richard Hurst. Meanwhile, the creative team also includes: Set and Costume Design by Simon Scullion and Nicky Bunch, Lighting Design by Tim Mascall, Sound Design by Tom Lishman and Leigh Davies and Composer Phil Innes.