The 2013/14 Christmas pantomime ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ has broken every record going at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil. With fantastic reviews and outstanding audience reactions and comments on social media this year’s pantomime really has proved to be ‘the fairest of them all’.
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ was seen by over 24,000 people over its 41 performances, marking a 28% increase from last year’s record-breaking production, ‘Aladdin’. Perhaps even more amazing is the news that The Octagon Theatre, a South Somerset District Council run venue, sold 95% of its capacity for the run – an incredible accomplishment and a credit to both the theatre and producers Evolution Productions.
Evolution Productions, who have produced the last two pantomimes at The Octagon Theatre, are a wonderfully traditional and family orientated company with impeccably high standards that deliver outstanding pantomimes year on year throughout the country. Boasting a West-End cast this year’s magical production has undoubtedly set new standards for The Octagon Theatre’s annual pantomime – as can be seen from the remarkable sales.
Adam Burgan, Arts and Entertainment Manager of The Octagon Theatre, said, “It has been an amazing festive season at The Octagon and we are absolutely thrilled with both the audience feedback and the incredible increase in attendance. Our autumn season of shows was fantastic with over 30 sell-out performances leading up to the pantomime. In these challenging times we are so proud that the theatre continues to go from strength to strength and are grateful to all of those who support The Octagon”.
Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture added, “Another spectacular effort and performance from all our staff at The Octagon Theatre and from Evolution Productions. We are proud to be working with them again in 2014. I have heard nothing but positive feedback about the pantomime and to attract such a large increase in people who watched the show is incredible. Well done to all those involved. We hope to see all those who watched the pantomime this year in 2014’s production.”
The Octagon Theatre are delighted to announce that Evolution Productions will be returning next Christmas with their spectacular production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, and also that they will be extending the number of pantomime performances next year to allow even more people to enjoy what will certainly be a fantastic festive treat for the whole family.
Tickets are already on sale for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ – book before Friday 1 March to receive the Early Bird rate! To book call the Box Office on 01935 422884, visit: www.octagon-theatre.co.uk or simply pop into the theatre.