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The Panto Group have been entertaining the people of Brightlingsea for 40 years. We are a non profit making organisation dedicated to entertaining, performing and enjoying stage performance. From small beginnings at the local primary school, to a cast and crew of 90 or so members today performing on the stage at the Brightlingsea Community Centre.

Panto 2021 – Cancelled

It is with great sadness that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the very tough decision not to stage next year’s pantomime, from January 27th to 30th 2021, which would have been the group’s 44th production.

There are many reasons why, the most important being the safety of our group members and loyal supporters. At this moment in time there is so much uncertainty around the globe and of course locally. With the abundance of people involved in our group we don’t know when we will be able to access rehearsal space or if a large group such as ours will be permitted to congregate together anytime soon.

Normally by now we would have had our AGM, chosen a producer and the designs for scenery and costumes would be well under way. There are many other reasons but, after many, many committee discussions, we have sadly had to make the inevitable decision.

We may however look to perform a smaller show that same week, on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January 2021, as a fundraiser for the Community Centre if the restrictions are lifted by then.

Keep an eye on this page for more info & thank you for your continued support.

Gary Hill

Chairman