Mother Goose Pantomime News

15 September 2020

Due to the recent government announcement regarding non-socially distanced theatre and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with regret that the Alban Arena cannot host this year’s pantomime production Mother Goose. However the performances will now be rescheduled to Christmas 2021.

Writer and Producer of the Alban Arena pantomimes, Paul Hendy from Evolution Productions said: “The thought of Christmas without the Alban Arena pantomime is very upsetting.  However, the audiences at the Alban Arena are wonderful and I know they will understand this decision and be supportive of it.  Will the Alban Arena pantomime return? Oh yes it will!”

The legendary Pantomime Dame, Bob Golding said: “For myself, all the team at Evolution Pantomimes and the Alban Arena family, this news is heart-breaking as we pride ourselves year after year on bringing the best possible quality panto to St Albans… and although  this isn’t the best announcement to make, please do continue to support your theatre in every way you can…. & like a Phoenix we WILL rise again.”

1Life Management Solutions who manage the Alban Arena on behalf of St Albans City & District Council would like to assure the community this decision has been left to the latest possible moment and has been made in conjunction with the producers of this year’s production after evaluating and reviewing the latest government guidelines.

All tickets purchased will automatically be transferred to the new dates in 2021 and the local team will be in contact in the coming weeks to via email with all ticket holders to confirm details and offer alternative options should they be required. As the box office team continue to work through communications please be patient and await contact and only if essential the team can be reached on TheatreTickets@1life.co.uk

1Life would like to thank all patrons and ticket holidays for their ongoing support and patience during this difficult period for the industry.

Best Regards
The team at The Alban Arena