A record-breaking pantomime year at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, was rounded off on the last night with a sell-out show and standing ovation as the curtain came down on the final performance of Beauty and the Beast.
The last night of the Eastbourne pantomime has become a must-see event with audiences treated to an extra special array of mayhem and high-jinks on stage, none of which the cast have any idea about.
This year’s top secret surprises included an appearance from Stavros Flatley during the plate smashing scene, to keep Tucker on his toes, an extra Potty Pierre played by James Wolstanholme appeared on stage during several of Tucker’s scenes, Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac left Carley Stenson lost for words when he kept joining her on stage and Eastbourne Stix Drummers left the whole cast lost for words when 50 drummers joined the company on stage for an impromptu gig.
Once again the pantomime has broken all box office records with more than 31,000 people coming to see the show during its four-week run.
Artistic director of Eastbourne Theatres, Chris Jordan, said, “We have had another hugely successful year which has surpassed all our expectations.
“The ongoing success of the Eastbourne pantomime is thanks to the very talented cast and dedicated team of staff at Eastbourne Theatres but most importantly the wonderful audiences who came and enjoy the show and really make it the success that it is.”
“We now begin work on Peter Pan. This is a new pantomime title for us and an incredibly exciting challenge for all of us who will be working on the show over the coming year.”
Tickets for this year’s brand new show, Peter Pan, are already on sale and selling fast, December 11 2015 – January 1- 2016 at the Devonshire Park Theatre.
To book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk.
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