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Shropshire’s favourite Dame returns to Theatre Severn for Christmas

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Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury has confirmed that legendary Panto Dame Brad Fitt will return this Christmas (2020) with a specially written festive show for pantomime fans. The news follows last month’s announcement that this year’s pantomime had been postponed.

Brad Fitt - Pamela Raith Photography

Brad Fitt – Pamela Raith Photography

This year audiences will get the chance to meet the man behind the mask and enjoy a ‘socially distanced’, side-splitting journey through Panto stories, slapstick, songs and slosh. The show, titled “We’ll Have to do it Again Then, Won’t We?!” will see Brad joined by Musical Director Simon Hanson and special guests, and discover what makes a good Pantomime.

David Jack, Theatre Severn programme manager, said:

“Following the difficult decision to postpone “Beauty and the Beast”, we’re thrilled to welcome Brad back to Shrewsbury with this brand new show. Our audiences are in for a real treat, and the team at Theatre Severn are ready to ensure everyone will have both a safe and enjoyable experience with us this Christmas.”

Brad Fitt - Pamela Raith Photography

Brad Fitt – Pamela Raith Photography

Theatre Severn’s Panto Dame Brad Fitt said:-

 “Hello Shrewsbury! It wouldn’t feel like Christmas to me without being on stage at Theatre Severn. I hope you’ll join me for this one-man-one-woman show where I share my memories and anecdotes on the magic of pantomime. It’s like a dressing room natter between friends, but only one of us is talking…”

“We’ll Have To Do It Again Then Won’t We?!” opens at Theatre Severn on Friday 4 December until Sunday 6 December 2020, and returns from Sunday 27 December 2020 until Sunday 3 January 2021.

Theatre Severn also confirmed that a production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be staged between Tuesday 1 December – Saturday 5 December, and “A West End Christmas” on Friday 11 December and Saturday 12 December, featuring hits from the musicals and festive classics performed live. Tickets are on sale now and available to book online www.theatresevern.co.uk or by telephone 01743 281281.