St Helens Theatre Royal will present a socially distanced Beauty And The Beast pantomime this Christmas.
The theatre's originally planned production of Cinderella has been postponed.
Instead, a socially distanced version of Beauty And The Beast will run during the Christmas season from December 5 to January 3.
There will be a reduced audience capacity, temperature checks, face masks, deep cleaning and pre-ordering of food and drinks.
Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager at St Helens Theatre Royal said: “This has been a very difficult decision to make, but we have to be guided by the government’s rules at this time and we can’t take the financial risk if we have to wait until November for a decision on whether we move away from socially distant shows, so changes have had to be made.
"We have now come up with an alternative Christmas show for St Helens, which will have all the high production values the customers have become used to, Beauty And The Beast has always been a firm St Helens favourite and we will ensure it’s a fantastic, fully enjoyable, and a safe festive experience that the whole family can enjoy.
“I would also like to personally take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support and loyalty through these very difficult times.”
Those with tickets to the original panto will be contacted by the box office in due course.
For more information, please visit: www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com
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