St Annes Parish panto production off as Covid concerns and illness strike

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St Annes Parish Operatic Society’s panto production Babes In The Wood, due to be staged at St Annes Parish Rooms on Monday, December 27, is off, as is its staging scheduled for Marton United Reformed Church Hall on Sunday, January 2.

 

Society spokesman Alison Thornton says it is a combination of illness among the cast – tests for Covid proving negative – and disappointing advance ticket sales.

“I think people are rather reluctant to commit to going out to such events in the current Covid situation,” said Alison.

“Usually by this time, we have sold at least half of the tickets but it has been very slow this year.

Geraldine Brown as Robin Hood and Clara Curtis as Maid Marion in rehearsal for the St Annes Parish Operatic Society panto Babes In The Wood

Geraldine Brown as Robin Hood and Clara Curtis as Maid Marion in rehearsal for the St Annes Parish Operatic Society panto Babes In The Wood

“It is perfectly understandable in the current situation but still very disappointing for everyone involved after all the hard work which has gone into the production.”