The Ipswich Regent Panto has become another victim of the COVID-19 crisis with the theatre releasing the following statement:
“We’re very sorry that we have had to postpone this year’s panto – Aladdin – for a year until 2021.
Along with Enchanted Entertainment, we have made this decision because of the impact of coronavirus. We don’t yet know when social distancing and other restrictions will be removed. We have had to make the same decision as many other theatres as the panto would not be viable.
“We simply can’t deliver the magic of an Ipswich Regent Theatre panto under the current circumstances.
“Enchanted Entertainment are incredibly disappointed they won’t be producing Aladdin this Christmas, in what would have been their 10th year in Ipswich. Panto is important for so many families and they’ll now spend the extra time making 2021 their best show yet
“From Monday 7 September we’ll contact customers who have already booked tickets to offer them options:
“Customers can transfer tickets to the 2021 Easter Panto, or the 2021 Aladdin Christmas pantomime, or transfer the value of those tickets to another show. They can also get a refund.
“We cannot process any requests before 7 September so customers should wait for their email (or phone call) which will have full details.“
Aladdin was due to open at the Ipswich Regent Theatre on Wednesday 16 December 2020 and run until Saturday 2 January 2021.