Friday 5th January 2018
Happy new year! What an incredible Christmas season it’s been at the Pavilion! We are delighted to announce that our 2017/18 pantomime SLEEPING BEAUTY has once again broken all Box Office records to come Weymouth’s best selling panto ever!
More people than ever before flocked to the Pavilion over Christmas to see this year’s production of Sleeping Beauty, written and directed by Lee Redwood of Made to Measure Productions. Lee returned to the Pavilion to cement his position as ‘Weymouth’s Favourite Dame’ as the show-stopping Queen Thelma, and Gwynfryn West brought the house down as the hilarious and loveable Muddles.
The reviews say it all:
Building on last year’s success, we held another Relaxed Performance on 18th December, adapting the show slightly to make it more accessible for people on the autistic spectrum and with other disabilities. We also held another hilarious ‘Muck Up’ at the end of the run where the cast and crew came together to perform one final show filled with jokes and pranks. Where else could you see an exploding spinning wheel, Kermit the Frog and ‘true love’s fish’ on the same stage - I guess you had to be there!
We also had a panto first this year - a real proposal! Gwynfryn West, our very own Muddles, proposed to his princess live on stage at the end of our New Year’s Day matinee - and she said yes! There wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Many congratulations to Mr and Mrs Muddles as you start this new exciting chapter of your lives!
Panto season may be over (for now!) but don’t forget that tickets are already on sale for our swashbuckling Summer Pantomime PIRATES OF THE PAVILION which this year sees our Pirates going on an exciting Jurassic adventure! You can also book your seats for our 2018/19 Christmas Pantomime DICK WHITTINGTON which will once again star the incredible LEE REDWOOD and hilarious GWYNFRYN WEST. Book before the 31st January and get £1 off each ticket with our Early Bird offer!
Thank you for your continued support of Weymouth Pavilion over this Christmas season and throughout the year, here’s to a great 2018!