This year’s production of Sleeping Beauty at The Octagon Theatre proved to be a dream of a pantomime smashing Box Office records for the fourth consecutive year at the Yeovil venue. During the course of the 49 performances, from 4th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016, over 27,000 people attended the pantomime – this is the first time in The Octagon’s history that such a number of people have attended any one production.
The pantomime’s stunning effects, outstanding cast, beautiful sets and costumes and hilarious script quickly made it the hottest ticket in town selling to 90% capacity – yet another first for The Octagon Theatre.
The show was hailed as, ‘Quite, quite brilliant’, ‘Spectacular’ and ‘THE best’ by local media. Audiences from Somerset and beyond enjoyed the show in equal measure with hundreds of photos and videos from the show’s finale being shared on social media, accompanied by rave reviews which were shared online and with the theatre directly.
Adam Burgan, Arts & Entertainment Manager of The Octagon Theatre said, ‘We were delighted to once again smash our Box Office record and welcome over 27,000 people from across the region. We were thrilled with the feedback from audiences who loved the show. With our growing reputation for one of the best pantomimes in the South West we felt very proud of the show this year and would like to thank everyone who has supported us and made it such a huge success.’
Tickets for Peter Pan, Evolution Productions’ next enchanting pantomime at The Octagon Theatre, are already on sale now and are in high demand with 2,500 tickets already snapped up for next Christmas.
Tickets are available via The Octagon Box Office on 01935 422884, via the website: www.octagon-theatre.co.uk or in person at the theatre.