(Vocus) November 25, 2008
With Christmas fast approaching, Hall for Cornwall's pantomime Cinderella is proving to be a popular choice with people in Cornwall. Tickets sales for panto are higher than ever this year - indicating that for many people this really is the highlight of the year as it offers all members of the family the chance to have some festive fun together.
In fact Box Office receipts have done well all Autumn. September at the Hall for Cornwall (http://www.hallforcornwall.co.uk) broke all records. Takings were £10,000 higher than for any month before.
Director, Tim Brinkman comments, "I know that the Hall has an important role to play in the life of the county and I believe that, despite all the gloom-generating in the news, the people of Cornwall are not going to be cast down easily. Shows are booking well into next year as people seem to be investing in keeping their spirits up with some excellent live entertainment."
"I'm looking for more events to cheer and amaze people and good ticket sales mean we can continue to attract top quality entertainment to the region. I can see how much people benefit and get a buzz from seeing exciting live theatre and will be doing all I can to get people out enjoying good things together"
This year's Christmas offering, the much-loved Cinderella, has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas show. A professional cast, stunning costumes, terrific music and hilarious comedy - all the qualities that continue to make HfC pantos' a festive tradition for many Cornish people. The show will star Pippa Duffy (Cinderella), Jane Tucker (Fairy Godmother), Mark James (Buttons), Mark Buffery (Baron Trelawney), Charlie Barnecut and Mark Holman (the Ugly Sisters), Luke Fredericks (Prince Charming), Julie Hobbs (Wicked Stepmother) and Stewart Nichols (Dandini).
Well-known for her appearances on the classic children's TV show Rainbow, Jane Tucker is also excited to be coming down to Cornwall for the season - having many happy memories of visiting the Duchy back in the 1970s: "I'm sure I'm going to enjoy myself," she said.
This year's show runs from Friday 12th December to Sunday 4th January. Prices start from just £7.50 per ticket, plus an 85p Theatre Fund payment.
For further information contact:
Simon Whittam at SWPR