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Pantomimes Begin Cancellations Ahead of Christmas Season

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Pantomimes Begin Cancellations Ahead of Christmas Season

BBC has reported that pantomimes are beginning to be cancelled ahead of the Christmas season, due to the ongoing health crisis.

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Norwich Theatre Royal called off its pantomime this week, while venues in Buxton and Welwyn Garden City have also cancelled.

Conservative MP Giles Watling told BBC News: "I think many provincial theatres will go to the wall, frankly, because that's the time they can make the money,"

He continued to say:

"It puts money in the coffers to support the rest of the cultural offer. I can see massive problems ahead if something isn't done and soon."

The biggest pantomime producer in the UK, Qdos has set a deadline of 3 August to decide whether its 34 shows can go ahead with performances.

Qdos managing director Michael Harrison said, "And I'm afraid that if it gets to 3 August and we haven't got clarity from the government, we will then have to begin the process of unravelling the season."

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