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Buy your tickets now for special panto performances


Tickets are selling fast for this year’s pantomime at Clacton’s Princes Theatre.

Aladdin features a stellar cast including former Eastenders star ‘Nasty Nick’ John Altman, pop sensation Cleopatra Higgins, and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Graeme Matthews as Wishee Washee.

Curtains go up on the show, presented by Anton Benson Productions, from Friday, 8 December, with performances running until 1 January 2024.

Once again the Princes Theatre – run by Tendring District Council (TDC) – will be holding a series of special performances.

A relaxed performance – with minimal effects suitable for those with sensory issues – takes place at 2pm on 28 December, with only programmes and no flashing merchandise on sale.

This show also signed by a BSL interpreter for the Deaf community.

Meanwhile audience members can mingle with the cast at a Meet and Greet after the shows on Sunday 10 and Saturday 30 December.

And for anyone watching the pantomime on Christmas Eve, there will be a special visit from Father Christmas afterwards before Santa gets ready to deliver presents.

Mick Barry, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Public Realm, encouraged people to book their tickets now.

“This year’s panto is really shaping up to be a great production, and I’d urge everyone to grab their tickets soon – you don’t need three wishes or a magic genie, just a trip to the Box Office,” Councillor Barry said.

“In addition to the excellent performances, I’m pleased we are once again running a relaxed and signed show so that everyone can enjoy the fun of the panto – and that we’ll be honoured with a visit from Santa too.”

Tickets are available from the Princes Theatre website at or by calling the Box Office on 01255 686633 (Option 1).

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