Brunton Postpones Panto

Aug 10 2020 | By More

Aladdin takes magic carpet to 2021

The Brunton Theatre has announced that its planned 2020 pantomime, Aladdin, will now take place in 2021 due to social distancing measures because of Covid-19.

The council-owned venue says in a statement that having socially distanced measures in place once live performances are able to take place again will be crucial for the safety of its customers, staff, cast and freelance creative team.

It adds: “These measures will mean that the audience size for live performances at The Brunton will be vastly reduced. The live interactive family experience which The Brunton panto delivers will also be affected.”

The Brunton Theatre. Photo: Thom Dibdin

Aladdin will now run from Tuesday 23 November 2021 until Friday 31 December 2021. Tickets will be available to book at

Michael Stitt, Chair of The Brunton Theatre Trust said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the postponement of our 2020 pantomime. The Brunton Panto is a much loved tradition that is central to many people’s festive celebrations, a tradition that we enjoy bringing to life every year.

“We are aware that, although this is the right decision to take, it affects many; the cast, crew, and creatives that make the show every year, The Brunton staff and of course our wonderful audiences who join us to shout out at the baddies and laugh along with the Dame.

“So let’s think of it merely as a postponement, not a cancellation of our treasured Panto. Aladdin will be with us bigger and better for the festive season 2021!

“Thank you from everyone at The Brunton for your continued support and understanding.”


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