Anyone whose flights were cancelled due to the Heathrow snow fiasco can at least find a little joy amid the (snow) storm.
Your tickets might not get you out of London, but they will get you a seat in the Vaudeville Theatre for a performance of Potted Panto.
The producers of Potted Panto, the Christmas outing of CBBC presenters Dan and Jeff which crams seven pantomimes into 80 minutes, have announced they will offer free tickets to travellers left stranded in London by the snow.
As Heathrow airport has been thrown into chaos, miffed travellers can claim their free trip to the theatre by presenting their travel tickets at the Vaudeville’s box office on the day they wish to see the show.
Performed and co-written by Dan and Jeff, with director Richard Hurst, Potted Panto reduces “the best ingredients of the nation’s favourite festive shows into one neatly gift-wrapped package”, including Cinderella in 3D, “full-scale” versions of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, the “first-ever Fairy Godchicken”, a princess face-off and two men attempting to play seven dwarves and all other characters between them.
Dan and Jeff, whose abridgements of the Harry Potter novels (Potted Potter) and piratical yarns (Potted Pirates) have both previously had West End runs at Trafalgar Studios 2 as well as runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, are playing daytime shows at the Vaudeville Theatre until January 9, 2011.
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