Why it might be tough to stage pantos this year…
Jimmy Cricket has provided a light-hearted view as to why pantos would be tricky to produce during coronavirus.
The famous funnyman has appeared in many pantos across the decades.
There is a possibility that some may take place over Christmas if the national restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic are not too strict at that time.
Indoor theatres, ice rinks and soft play centres were allowed to reopen in mid-August in most part of the country.
The government placed the United Kingdom into lockdown in late March.
Some areas still have tougher measures in place than others.
Jimmy joked: “It would be hard to do panto this year.
“Cinderella would have to keep a safe social distance from Prince Charming.
“Every time Aladdin rubs the lamp he’ll have to run off stage to wash his hands.
“And it would have to be Snow White and the Six Dwarfs. Well we couldn’t have Sneezy!”
His social media post attracted some comments, including the following:
Saw u a few year back when you done a Christmas show in wisbech. Throughly enjoyed it and grew up watching you on prime time Saturday night tv
He’s 2 meters behind you! Oh no he isn’t!
1st class, loved watching you as a child
:: Jimmy is appearing again at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.
He also has a show at the Bridlington Spa theatre on Sunday 27 September.