A swashbuckling panto comes into town!

It will be "yo-ho-ho" in this year's Christmas panto at Campus West as Treasure Island returns - 49 years since becoming the first ever production on the Welwyn Garden City venue's stage.

Panto 2022 Treasure Island poster

The 2022 Treasure Island will be a new and completely original take on the familiar tale, with the return of much-loved script writing duo, Jonas Cemm and Joe Sargent from JoJoPanto, and produced once again by the talented team at Campus West.

The story follows brave young Jim Hawkins as he joins a ship's crew seeking fortune and buried treasure and pits his wits against the dastardly Long John Silver. With piratical high-jinks, swashbuckling a-plenty, and silliness by the barrel-load, it's sure to be a treasure trove of laughs!

Treasure Island at Campus West runs from 8 December 2022 to 2 January 2023 with ticket prices from just £19. School performances are also available with tickets at £10 and a 'teachers go free' offer.

Those looking forward to the now-famous adult version (what else this year but Pleasure Island) will not be disappointed either. In a record run for the over-18s shows, there will be no fewer than 10 performances of the no holds barred show that takes the hurly-burly fun, saucy gags and cheeky slap 'n' tickle to a whole new level.

Cllr Terry Mitchinson, the council's Executive Member, Leisure and Community, said:

We are delighted to return with a production of Treasure Island, especially as it takes us back to where it all began 49 years ago. Our annual panto has grown to hold a special place in the heart of the Welwyn Hatfield community, and every year we see people coming from further afield to see why it gets such great reviews.

Part of the recipe is our wonderful writers. We start with a good script and a cracking storyline, add some hugely talented actors and brilliant musical arrangements, then finish it off with a sprinkle of Campus West Christmas magic - cook that lot up in front of a packed theatre and you have a guaranteed good time!

For full details and to book visit campuswest.co.uk