The Palace Theatre Newark is celebrating a stellar start to 2018 after its Beauty and the Beast panto ended its run as the venue’s most successful to date.
Over 17,600 people watched the show during its run, beating the record held by 2015’s Cinderella.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the response to Beauty and the Beast. Sales have been tracking strongly throughout 2017 so we were quietly confident as Christmas approached, but to start the new year with the news that more people have seen our pantomime than ever before is fantastic for the whole team here,” said Business Manager for Heritage, Culture and Visitors, Carys Coulton-Jones.
She added: “There has been such a terrific atmosphere at the theatre across the pantomime period with many people talking about this having been our best panto ever.
“The whole company and all the theatre staff have worked incredibly hard and it was great to be able to share the news with them about ticket sales ahead of the last few performances.”