Panto is back - oh yes it is!

Posted by: Richard Abbey
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Damian's Pop-up Panto will be at The Crucible from 16 December to 3 January.

The cast for the panto from Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes, will feature legendary pant dame Damian Williams, comedian Joe Tracini, West End star Gemma Sutton, Lucas Rush and Deborah Tracey.



A festive fun-sized treat for the whole family, Damian’s Pop-Up Panto! is written and directed by regular pantomime producer Paul Hendy.

This hilarious 75-minute extravaganza will tell the story of what happens when a baddie attempts to steal the joy of pantomime. Described as ‘Panto’s Greatest Hits’, audiences are promised a fun-sized, socially-distanced show that will feature all their favourite pantomime moments including great musical numbers, the brilliant pun routine and, of course, the famous ghost gag bench!

The experience of attending the show has been designed with everyone’s safety in mind, in accordance with the latest government advice. The performances will take place in the Crucible theatre which has been configured to ensure social distancing and the safest and most relaxed experience for everyone. This includes the introduction of contactless measures such as e-tickets, staggered audience arrival times, temperature checks, the ability to purchase tickets in distanced bubbles and new cleaning routines. Sheffield Theatres will remain responsive to any further guidance and will adapt its approach accordingly.

Sheffield Theatres are partnering with Sheffield Children’s Hospital and the Starlight Children’s Foundation to stream Damian’s Pop-Up Panto! to thousands of children in hospitals, hospices and at home.


Damian’s Pop Up Panto! is at the Crucible Theatre from Wednesday 16 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021. Tickets are on sale now here.


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