Record Breaking Pantomime Peter Pan flies into the sunset

Theatre Severn will be the home to some emotional scenes this weekend as this year’s record breaking pantomime ‘Peter Pan’ comes to the end of its six week run.

Returning Director and Dame Brad Fitt said: ‘It may have been a six week run but it only feels like a few moments. The cast and I have had a wonderful time. Shrewsbury always makes us feel so welcome, it really does feel like our second home. Myself and the cast would just like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to each and every one of you that's made this year’s Panto so special ‘.

Smashing previous box office records, final tickets sales have been revealed at over 38,500, beating the previous year’s total by over two thousand.  The show has been so popular many visitors have returned to see the show for a second or even a third time. One theatre goer said ‘I came to see it with my Scout group and then again with my family. It was brilliant!’

Visitors have also been incredibly generous. A series of bucket collections, throughout the run, managed to raise around £5,500 for local charity Hope House.

Over the sixty show run Audiences have been treated to all of the things you would expect from a pantomime, audience participation, lavish costumes, jokes and songs, and a few things you might not such as a breakdancing dog, and a gaggle of unconventional mermaids. The fire filled finale of the first act and the magical flying scenes with Peter Pan and the children’s have also definitely been an audience favourite.

Theatre Manager David Jack said ‘This has been a fantastic production and Evolution have produced another great show. I can’t wait for Dick Whittington next year, and it seems I’m not alone. We have already sold 2,000 tickets for next year’s show and are expecting it to be another huge success.’

Tickets for next year’s pantomime Dick Whittington are available by contacting the Box Office on 01743 281 281 or by visiting the theatres website at 


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