24th May 2021
Right at the heart of Macrobert’s annual programme is our pantomime and for many of us, it is a highlight in our year. An enormous amount goes into making Macrobert’s pantomime a really special experience, which takes time and significant resources. It involves a large number of our beloved arts community beginning in February and the recruitment and rehearsing of our dear young cast starts in early May.
With social distancing still in place it was too much of a financial risk for us to take in the first half of 2021 and so we had to take the difficult decision of postponing this year's panto.
We are sorry that Maw Goose has had to move to 2022 but we are looking at alternative family fun for this Christmas so keep an eye on our social media for announcements. For customers who had booked tickets, our Box Office colleagues will have discussed refunds with you or will be in touch with you.
From all at Macrobert and the cast and creative team of the pantomime, we want to thank you for your continued support and understanding, and we hope to see you soon. If not at the pantomime in 2022 then at another production, film screening, or workshop.
"I really am sorry that we are postponing Maw Goose again, especially when we are all starting to see some progress back to a more sociable, relaxed way of life and looking forward to some fun. Since March 2020 at Macrobert, like so many arts venues, we have wrestled with the challenges of the pandemic, whilst keeping a light on in our hearts, knowing just how vital the arts are. On 30 September it will be 50 years since Macrobert first opened its doors, and the next 50 years will begin. The decisions we make now must consider that future. There will be pantomime again, there will be great nights out in a bustling theatre and we will be very glad to welcome you in. I hope we will see you soon." Julie Ellen, Artistic Director