The show must go on.
Cork Opera House has confirmed that its Christmas Panto — Nanny Nellie’s Adventures in Pantoland — will go ahead, despite new restrictions cutting audiences in half.
In a statement issued yesterday, the theatre confirmed that the Panto will survive by adding no less than 26 new shows to its original run. The show was originally intended to run from tomorrow, December 9th, until January 9th.
“This means 50% of our patrons will need to move to news dates,” the statement acknowledges. “This is the only way all of our Panto bookers will get to see our fabulous show.”
The statement said that there is no need for patrons to contact the theatre just yet, and that a lottery system will be used to decide whose dates are moved.
“Our box office team will be alerting you by phone if there has been a change to your tickets. From Thursday this week, we will be contacting affected patrons on a chronological basis, starting with this week’s shows and working through each show to the end of the run.”
The show must go on – Nanny Nellie's Adventures in Pantoland is a go! pic.twitter.com/eFDZNGtmL5
— Cork Opera House (@CorkOperaHouse) December 7, 2021
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