A Glasgow panto is giving away 1,000 tickets to community groups and charities this year to help ease the financial burden on families.
The writer and producer of ‘Cinderella - a Proper Glesga Panto’ Brendon McIlroy said the show wanted to do its bit for hard-pressed communities.
Brendon said: “We’re delighted to once again be bringing our panto out into the community.
“In the midst of a cost of living crisis, many Glasgow families simply aren’t able to afford to bring the kids to a panto.
“The idea behind our unique 'Glesga' take on Cinderella, is once again to bring a high-quality, professionally-produced panto out into the community at a much-reduced cost compared to city centre shows.”
‘Cinderella – a Proper Glesga Panto’ is Halo Arts fifth annual community pantomime, which will be showing at Maryhill Community Central Halls this December.
The press release reads: “Join Halo for their unique take on Cinderella where the hapless Cinders goes from rags to riches, outwits her horrible sister and meets her dashing but daft Prince Charming.
“A hoot from start to finish, Cinderella promises to be a fab afternoon or evening out to get you in the Christmas spirit!
“The show is from Glasgow based production company Halo Arts, who have become known for their community events, youth theatre programme and work in schools across Glasgow.”
The idea behind our unique 'Glesga' take on Cinderella, is once again to bring a high-quality, professionally-produced panto out into the community at a much-reduced cost compared to city centre shows.
The show, which is directed by Stephanie Falls, is supported by Glasgow City Council, National Lottery Communities Fund and Partick Housing Association.
Brendon said: “The annual Halo Arts panto has always been about community, removing financial barriers and making panto accessible to those who might not be able to afford £30 per ticket.
“We keep our prices as low as possible and will be donating over 1000 seats this year to community groups and charities.”
Cinderella runs from December 21-24 at Maryhill Community Central Halls, with a schools programme running throughout December reaching over 9000 primary school pupils from across Glasgow.
Tickets for the event are available now from TicketSource at their cheap as chips prices of £10 child/£12 adult.
Ticket link https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/halo-arts
The show will run for approximately 80 minutes with a 15 minute interval.
Group and school bookings for parties of 10 or more can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- Full details of the show and how to purchase tickets are available via Halo Arts website and Facebook page.