Welwyn Garden City pantomime nominated for national award

PUBLISHED: 11:24 18 February 2020 | UPDATED: 18:39 24 February 2020

Dancers Rosie Monk, Holly Richard Smith, Jade Marriott and Molly Rushbrook with Robert Forknall as Nurse Betty Bratwurst in Campus West pantomime Snow White in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Leigh Mulpeter

Dancers Rosie Monk, Holly Richard Smith, Jade Marriott and Molly Rushbrook with Robert Forknall as Nurse Betty Bratwurst in Campus West pantomime Snow White in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Leigh Mulpeter

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Welwyn Garden City’s Christmas pantomime is up for a major industry award.

Last year's Campus West production of Snow White has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2020 Great British Pantomime Awards.

Directed by Jonas Cemm, Snow White has been nominated for the Best Script award.

Jonas tweeted: "Amazing news! Our show has received national recognition.

"Was a pleasure to work with a team of talented theatre professionals on it. Keep all fingers crossed, best of luck to the nominees."

The full company of last year's Campus West pantomime Snow White in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Leigh MulpeterThe full company of last year's Campus West pantomime Snow White in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Leigh Mulpeter

Brad Fitt's hilarious script is up against James Barry for Dick Whittington at Theatre Royal Winchester, Lyndsay Maples for Cinderella at Courtyard, Hereford, Richard Gauntlett for Cinderella at Norwich Theatre Royal, and Samuel Holmes, also for Cinderella, at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Now in their fourth year, The Great British Pantomime Awards are the industry recognised awards for celebrating the best of this British theatrical institution.

Commenting on the nomination, Councillor Terry Mitchinson, the Welwyn Hatfield Council's executive member for leisure, culture and communications, said: "It's a real honour to be shortlisted for these awards.

"The talented Campus West panto team has been delighting audiences over the years with their hilarious blend of hit songs and silliness.

Jack and the Beanstalk will be the Campus West 2020 pantomime.Jack and the Beanstalk will be the Campus West 2020 pantomime.

"Snow White was a huge hit, smashing box office records, so it's great to see it being recognised in the panto Hall of Fame."

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Campus West pantomimes, Jack and the Beanstalk and adults-only version, Jack - Stalk Dirty to Me!

For further information and to book tickets go to www.campuswest.co.uk

The recent Alban Arena, St Albans, and Stevenage Gordon Craig pantomimes, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast respectively, have both been nominated for two prizes at the same awards.

The 2020 Great British Pantomime awards take place on April 26 at the Shaw Theatre, London.


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