Marlowe Theatre's JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Seen by Over 90,000 People
JACK And The Beanstalk, which ended its run at The Marlowe Theatre yesterday (Sunday), was seen by a record-breaking number of people.
The total attendance figure was 90,364, an average per performance of 1,076 (92.5 per cent). Sleeping Beauty, the 2012/13 pantomime, attracted just over 84,000 customers.
Marlowe Theatre Director Mark Everett was delighted with the final figure: "It's an impressive increase on our previous best pantomime, but I have to say, I'm not surprised!
"The number of people who saw Jack And The Beanstalk is testament to a fabulous and highly-entertaining show, brought to us once again by Evolution Productions, a top-rate cast - who received amazing reviews - and the hard work of everyone at The Marlowe, especially our Technical, Front of House and Box Office staff.
"The show ran from 29 November, but right from the start of rehearsals, three weeks before this, there was a feeling in the building that we were on to something special and that this was the one!".
The 90,000th customer was Amanda Acock, from Conyer. She is pictured (centre) with her daughter Livvy (right) and cast members, including Samantha Womack (EastEnders) and Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker from CBeebies). Amanda said: "I thought we'd need cheering up in January because it's a dull month, so I bought my tickets later than usual - and I'm glad I did!".
Also pictured (front) are Jack And The Beanstalk producers, Paul Hendy and Emily Wood.
As a "thank you" for being such a special customer, Amanda was given tickets for the 2014/15 pantomime, Aladdin, which is on sale now.