Royal Spa Centre's Panto Success!
The Royal Spa Centre has raised over £12,000 for The Myton Hospices through its most successful ever pantomime, Cinderella.
The 2022 pantomime was the theatre’s most successful ever, selling over 25,000 tickets during its run. An achievement made more special, when considering the difficulties faced by theatres and other entertainment venues since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cinderella’s production company, Imagine Theatre, have been delighted by the success of last year’s pantomime. A spokesperson said, "We are thrilled at the success of the Royal Spa Centre panto which goes from strength to strength each year and is now a regular part of Christmas for so many people.
“We strive to offer a top class family friendly panto at affordable prices for the people of Warwickshire and the fact we have broken records this year is thanks to the hard work of everyone involved in the productions over the last few seasons. Pantomime is very close to our hearts and is a wonderful way to introduce children to theatre and is something that the whole family, whatever their age, can enjoy together.
“We are already busy planning for Jack and the Beanstalk and cannot wait to bring this ‘moo-vellous’ panto to the Royal Spa Centre stage in December.”
The Myton Hospices was selected as the Royal Spa Centre’s charity partner for Cinderella, and their volunteers worked tirelessly at every performance taking donations. Through the generosity of local people attending Cinderella, they were able to raise a total of £12,751 across the run.
The money will be used for general running costs at the Hospices and contribute towards its fabulous Cuddle Bed Campaign to raise enough money to buy a fantastic Cuddle Bed – a traditional hospice bed, but double rather than single so families can lie alongside their loved ones and share an ever-important cuddle.
Charlotte Ingram, Director of Income Generation at The Myton Hospices, said: “We are so very grateful to everyone involved in this truly wonderful festive fundraising for Myton. To the Royal Spa Centre for choosing us as its charity partner, to the wonderful volunteers who collected at each and every one of the 34 performances of the fabulous panto, and to the amazingly generous people who donated such a fabulous amount of money.
“We simply cannot do what we do without this kind of wonderful support – so thank you, on behalf of everyone at Myton, and, perhaps most importantly, on behalf of our patients and their loved ones whose lives your support makes such a difference to.”