As venues are still locked down York Theatre Royal is taking its pantomime around all of the historic city’s 21 wards during December and January
The Travelling Pantomime’s pop-up show will be staged in non-traditional locations from community halls to social clubs and sports centres with all venues and performances adhering to current government guidance on COVID-19.
In an unusual twist audiences will have a say in which of three of the most popular pantomime titles they want to see – Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk or Aladdin. Award-winning pantomime writer Paul Hendy is writing three scripts with the actors performing whichever show the audience choose on the night.
The Travelling Pantomime will feature a cast of local actors, including entertainer and magician Josh Benson, whose first professional appearance was in a York Theatre Royal pantomime as a youngster.
The show will be directed by York Theatre Royal’s Associate Director Juliet Forster. Tickets for The Travelling Pantomime will go on sale in November.