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Salisbury Playhouse wins Best Pantomime Award

Jack and the Beanstalk. Photo: Richard Davenport
16 April 2018

Salisbury Playhouse’s 2017-18 pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk won an award for Best Pantomime at the prestigious Great British Pantomime Awards in London last night.

The pantomime entertained more than 23,000 people last Christmas and was the highest grossing pantomime in Salisbury Playhouse’s history.

Earlier in the year Jack and the Beanstalk was also listed as one of the top 10 pantomimes in the country by The Stage newspaper.

Three Best Pantomime awards go to theatres with less than 750 seats, theatres with between 750 and 1,500 seats and theatres with more than 1,500 seats. The other winners were Sheffield Lyceum and the London Palladium.

Wiltshire Creative executive director Sebastian Warrack said: Pantomime is a hugely important part of the year at Salisbury Playhouse. We are hugely honoured to have received this award from the Great British Pantomime Awards 2018, which is testament to the huge amount of work that staff, volunteers, cast and the creative team put into making such a production. We’re also grateful to our audiences who continue to support us in such large numbers.”

The team behind Jack and the Beanstalk – writer Andrew Pollard, director Ryan McBryde, designer James Button and choreographer Nicky Griffiths – will be back at Salisbury Playhouse this Christmas with a new pantomime version of Beauty and the Beast.

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Notes to Editors:

Salisbury Playhouse is part of Wiltshire Creative, the new pan-arts organisation that incorporates Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival.

Salisbury Playhouse is one of Britain’s leading producing theatres, with a national reputation for home-grown work of the highest quality that attracts audiences from across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.