Still time to book for relaxed pantomime performance

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018
Peter Pan being performed at the Princes Theatre

There is still time to book up to attend a special relaxed performance of Peter Pan at Clacton’s Princes Theatre.

Following the success of last year’s all-inclusive performance and in response to huge demand, a relaxed performance of the Polka Dot Pantomimes’ production will take place on Friday, December 28 at 2pm.

This year’s swashbuckling adventure stars X-Factor’s Marcus Collins as Peter Pan, with Beth Fisher as Tinkerbell and local comedian Mick Dundee as Smee.

The relaxed performance will be adapted for those audience members that require a different experience from their visit to the theatre.

Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more casual performance environment.

The performance will have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement from the audience and will make changes to the light and sound effects to enable theatre-goers with additional needs to attend. As no flashing lights or pyrotechnics will be used the show is also suitable for those with light sensitive epilepsy.

There will also be a sign language interpreter.

Helen Wright, Executive Producer for Polka Dot Pantomimes, said: “Christmas is a time for families and we want to make this exciting festive production as accessible as possible, to as many families as possible.

“We are working alongside the amazing staff at the Princes Theatre to ensure we provide the right environment and allow the show to be enjoyed by as many theatre goers as we can.”

Captain Hook on the stage as part of Peter Pan at the Princes Theatre

Mick Skeels, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Tendring District Council which runs the Princes Theatre, added: “Peter Pan is such a delight for the whole family and it is great that this relaxed performance will allow everyone to enjoy the fun.

“I’d also like to add my personal thanks to all the cast and crew and the Princes Theatre staff for all their hard work and dedication to bring yet another fantastic show to Clacton for audiences to enjoy.”

The Princes Theatre is happy for families to visit before the show date to look around, familiarise themselves with their surroundings and even sit in their seats to make sure they are comfortable. Anyone who would like a pre-show visit should contact the theatre directly on 01255 686633.

Among other facilities available at the theatre are an induction loop hearing system; wheelchair-friendly access and toilets; extra leg room seats; and a friendly and supportive staff.

Performances of Peter Pan run until Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Audiences can expect dazzling costumes, fabulous scenery and a surprise or two, and there are excellent discounts for schools, family tickets and party bookings.

To book your tickets visit or call the box office on 01255 686633.

Last updated on: 19/12/2018 - 16:44