Lincolnshire pantos break box office records

Two theatres in Lincolnshire say they have experienced record-breaking ticket sales for their Christmas pantomimes, despite tough economic circumstances.

The Embassy Theatre in Skegness said its sales for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was up by 40% compared with figures from last year's production.

The Theatre Royal in Lincoln said its Cinderella show had broken box office figures for audiences since it opened.

Carl Lawrence from the Embassy Theatre added people just wanted entertaining.

Worldwide support

"Snow White was the most popular pantomime ever in the history of the theatre, we broke all records, it was absolutely amazing," said Mr Lawrence.

"I think it was just a case of people wanting to get out and about and have a good time.

"We held tickets prices from last year and had to put on extra school performances," he added.

More than 9,000 went to see the show which included a CGI chase sequence featuring Scooby Doo.

Canon and Ball, the stars of Lincoln's pantomime, said: "It's done really well, the people of Lincoln really supported us and in fact people came from all over, Newark, Nottingham, Spain and Australia."

Plans are already in progress for next year's productions.

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