Final curtain for record-breaking panto in Thurrock

The cast of Beauty and the Beast and some of the backstage team after the final performance. Polka Dot pantomines will be back later this year!

AFTER 61 performances the curtain came down for the final time on the 2017-18 Thameside Theatre Pantomime this afternoon (Sunday, 7 January)

Another packed audience enjoyed the finale to a record-breaking run of Beauty and the beast featuring Stevi Ritchie, Luke Coldham and Emma Wilson and a host of other players and dancers and three teams of local children. Not forgetting to mention two dogs!

Luke, who starred as Dame Dolly Doughnut wrapped up the final show by thanking all the back-up crew and chaperones plus all the theatre staff.