As you'll all appreciate, Culter Theatre Club has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown and social distancing requirements like everyone else.
The committee had been waiting to to see how the situation developed over the last few months, however we have now had to take the hard decision not to put on our Christmas Panto in 2020. This would have been our 30th year.
The health and safety of our audience, cast and crew was paramount in this decision. Auditions and panto rehearsals would start in just a couple of weeks time, however with social distancing in place these would be impossible for us in practical terms. Additionally if at any time anyone became ill, they, and potentially the whole cast/crew would have to self isolate for fourteen days - this may even be the case right through show time. With the existing social distancing rules our seated capacity would be reduced by 80%, all of which makes it unsustainable to put on a production this year and led us to this decision.
We are very much hoping to be able to put on a show in Summer next year, and of course all being well our 30th panto after that - which will be bigger and better than ever! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters, young and old, and we very much look forward to seeing you all in 2021! In the meantime we will be having a (socially distanced) AGM in September - further details to follow soon.