Campus West cancels 2020 pantomime and moves production to 2021

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has taken the unprecedented decision to cancel and reschedule this year's pantomime Jack & the Beanstalk and its adults-only version, JACK! Stalk Dirty to Me.

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There are multiple factors to take into consideration to ensure the safety and well-being of customers, the cast and backstage crew in producing the show each year. Under existing circumstances, the production team considers that it will be unable to meet the high performance standards associated with the Campus West pantomime.

The show with the same creative team is being rescheduled to December 2021. Customers who have already booked tickets will be offered two options: to either move tickets to next year's production, securing the same seats at the same time on the date closest to the performance booked for this year, or request a full refund.

Campus West will refund tickets automatically unless contacted by bookers by Monday 6 July. If customers would like to move tickets to Jack & the Beanstalkand JACK! Stalk Dirty to Me 2021, they are requested to email Refunds and seat moves will be handled from 7 July onwards and the process is expected to take about four weeks.

Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture, and Communications, said:

"It is with sadness and regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the pantomime this year. During these challenging times, we feel we cannot offer the quality and value for money that people have come to expect from our pantomime. We are, however, delighted that we can bring to the stage another crowd-pleasing pantomime next year and we look forward to welcoming you back."

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