Welwyn Garden City theatre creatives await GB panto awards results

PUBLISHED: 16:36 26 April 2020 | UPDATED: 19:25 26 April 2020

Welwyn Hatfield Christmas pantomime stars from Snow White.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Hatfield Christmas pantomime stars from Snow White. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Creatives at Campus West will discover this week whether the Welwyn Garden City pantomime has won a coveted national award.

The annual Great British Pantomime Awards were due to be held at The Shaw Theatre, London, today (Sunday, April 26).

Welwyn Hatfield production Snow White was shortlisted for one of the prestigious panto awards.

However, with theatres currently closed due to coronavirus outbreak restrictions, the award winners will now be announced in batches online from Wednesday, April 29 until May 3.

Directed by Jonas Cemm, Campus West show Snow White is among the five nominees in the Best Script category.

Prince Benington of Stevenage (Steve Adams), Nurse Betty Bratwurst (Robert Forknall) and Hertz Van Rental (Joe Sargent) in Campus West pantomime Snow White in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Leigh MulpeterPrince Benington of Stevenage (Steve Adams), Nurse Betty Bratwurst (Robert Forknall) and Hertz Van Rental (Joe Sargent) in Campus West pantomime Snow White in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Leigh Mulpeter

Writer Brad Fitt is up against James Barry for Theatre Royal Winchester’s production of Dick Whittington, Lyndsay Maples’ script for Cinderella at The Courtyard in Hereford, Richard Gauntlett’s version of Cinderella at Norwich Theatre Royal, and Samuel Holmes, who wrote Cinderella for the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Hosted by Christopher Biggins and friends, the trophy winners will be announced on The Great British Pantomime Awards’ Facebook and Twitter from 7.30pm each night.

You can find the awards on Twitter @GBPantoAwards


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