Theatre News: The Marlowe Theatre announce a socially-distanced pantomime

The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury has announced that they will be presenting a socially distanced pantomime this year. It will run from the 11th December to 3rd January.

Ben Roddy, The Marlowe’s resident dame, will be performing Nurse Nellie Saves Panto, written and directed by Paul Hendy. Roddy has been the resident dame of the Marlowe Theatre for over a decade. He and his family have also welcomed a baby during lockdown.

The theatre also runs pantomimes with increase disabled access for the local schools.

This makes the theatre one of the few allowed to go ahead with their Christmas productions.
Previously, this year’s pantomime was supposed to be Jack and the Beanstalk, which has now been postponed until next year.

Chief Executive Deborah Shaw. announced that “Nurse Nellie has come clattering to the rescue in her size 9s! It’s going to be a small but perfectly-formed fun-packed present to local families at the end of this horrible year. We’re hoping it will become a ‘collector’s item’ for panto-lovers. We’re also happy to be playing a vital part in supporting local businesses, by bringing audiences into Canterbury during the festive period.”

Words by Maddy Raven.


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