A record-breaking panto for Peterborough theatre - and next year’s will be a Beauty

After breaking box office records already this year with Aladdin - which only opens on Wednesday - Peterborough’s New Theatre has revealed it is bringing panto classic Sleeping Beauty to the venue next Christmas.

Friday, 10th December 2021, 6:00 pm
Updated Friday, 10th December 2021, 8:43 pm
Record-breaking Aladdin is at New Theatre in Peterborough from December 15
Record-breaking Aladdin is at New Theatre in Peterborough from December 15

Tickets for the current run of Aladdin, starring Rufus Hound, Bobby Crush and Sabrina Washington, are selling fast with some shows already close to sell out and sales have already surpassed the theatre’s previous pantomime of 2019 Wizard Of Oz.

Despite new Covid 19 rules, with the only change for the New Theatre being the wearing of masks being made compulsory, tickets are still being booked in numbers with people determined to add a traditional pantomime to their Christmas celebrations.

Press and Marketing Manager Leighton Dewar said: “We are delighted to have broken box office records already with this year’s pantomime Aladdin and thought this would be the perfect time to announce that we will once again be teaming up with RED Entertainment to offer another star-studded pantomime in 2022.

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Sleeping Beauty will be the 2022 panto at New Theatre

“We are thrilled patrons are flocking back to the theatre and after the success of Bring It On, Aladdin (which runs until December 30) and with tickets for shows such as Rhod Gilbert, Peppa Pig, Footloose and Rocky Horror selling well it is safe to say theatre is back.”

Marketing Manager of RED Entertainment Rebecca Lyle said “We’re absolutely elated to be bringing another star-studded pantomime to the Peterborough New Theatre in 2022. With numbers already succeeding previous years whilst playing through the pandemic, we’re sure that next year’s show will be bigger and better than ever before. A huge thank you to the audience members buying tickets, you are allowing theatre to come back to life!”

Tickets for Sleeping Beauty go on sale to Theatre Club members and bookers of this year’s pantomime Aladdin tomorrow (Saturday) at 10.00am and then on general sale on Wednesday to coincide with the opening of Aladdin.

To join the Theatre Club to get priority booking visit www.newtheatre-peterborough.com/theatre-club/

For Sleeping Beauty in 2022 www.newtheatre-peterborough.com/event/sleeping-beauty-peterborough-panto/