Dear Hurst panto supporters
The committee have been discussing the pros and cons of continuing with planning for a pantomime in January 2021 vs. postponing for a year as per our discussion at the AGM in March.
We have looked at what the government recommendations are, we have looked at what local and London theatres are saying, and we have looked at the financial situation we are in.
As a committee we have come to the unanimous decision that the pantomime should be postponed for one year, and we should aim to do our next production in January 2022 with rehearsals starting in September 2021.
We have not come to this decision lightly as we are aware how much of a community event it is, but we hope you will all understand and respect our decision in the light of the uncertain times that we are living in. We think it will be much better to postpone now rather than to start rehearsals and potentially have to stop half way through!
We hope to be able to have some social gatherings in the meanwhile, either in person at the pub or virtually, so watch out for details in the coming months.
Claire, Sue, Becky and the team