The much-loved pantomime Peter Pan, from JW Productions at Brighton’s Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in December pulled in record audience attendances with many performances sold-out.
NOW that all the figures have been calculated and verified, a total of nearly £4,000 was raised from ticket sales for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
This included the company’s annual Platform Panto (thanks to Govia/Thameslink) on the Brighton Station Concourse and a performance on Brighton Palace Pier.
“This shows the generosity of Brighton theatre-goers,” said JW Productions’ director James Weisz, “especially at Christmas-time when money is stretched in all directions. Not only did the audiences love our performances, they laughed, sang, clapped, and generally went with the flow! I think our cast’s comic rendering of The Twelve Days of Christmas will be forever etched in the minds of everyone who saw it!”
The 2019 panto production will be The Wizard of Oz and James and his team are currently in the early stages of scriptwriting and design. Before that, JW Productions will be busy with a full summer residency programme at Brighton Open Air Theatre and various other surprises along the way. Watch out too for a brand new website to showcase what’s on.
“As always, we’re delighted to be producing family-friendly plays and musicals for everyone in the Brighton and Hove area,” adds James, “so do come along and support us whenever you can. I know all of my team would like to extend our thanks to our loyal supporters.”