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Rapunzel panto at Spalding's South Holland Centre

After months of planning it is finally here!

The South Holland Centre panto’s popularity continues to grow with its reputation for lots of laughter, modern songs and plenty of audience participation from producer Polka Dot Pantomimes.

Rapunzel started its run on Tuesday and promises even more with a dashing prince, a lost princess, a cheeky chameleon and the ultimate baddie.

The professional cast of Rapunzel.
The professional cast of Rapunzel.

Special effects have become an integral part of the show and this year is no exception as Prince Flynn has his own jet pack! You really have to see it to believe it.

Spalding’s audiences will be delighted to see the return of Phil Norton who has both directed, and played, the comic role in previous pantos.

This year he gets the big costume and wig budget as Dame Betty Bouffant. We cannot wait to see that. Also starring is well known local actor Adam Patman who was part of one of the Peterborough pantos for many years – we welcome him back onto home turf as the hilarious Loopy Louie in Rapunzel.

So rehearsals are over, scenery installed, ice-creams ordered and stewards briefed; now it is over to you to boo, hiss and cheer along to a hugely entertaining adventure that is suitable for the entire family.

And talking about the whole family, customers with specific needs will see that accessibility has been widened this year with a relaxed show today (Friday, December 13) at 6pm; and a separate signed performance on Thursday, December 19 at 6pm. Do call the box office if interested in either of these.

Panto season is a highlight of the centre’s year with over 10,000 people coming along to one of the shows. If you haven’t booked yet, don’t wait too long.

Many shows have very limited seats left, especially before Christmas, so we would advise early booking to avoid getting yourself in a knotty Rapunzel ‘tangle’!

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