2023-11-29T12:44:00Z By Grumpy Group Organiser
Arena Panto Ltd has revealed that Snow White – dubbed the world’s biggest pantomime – has been postponed due to the recent illness of the show’s producer, Jon Conway.
The panto was scheduled for the 19th to 22nd December at the Barclaycard Arena and the 28th to 30th December at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
Snow White will be postponed for 12 months and is set to now be staged in December 2017 instead.
A spokesperson for Arena Panto Ltd announced, “Due to recent illness, Jon Conway is regretfully unable to fulfil his role of producer for Snow White – the world’s biggest pantomime, which was scheduled to take place at the Barclaycard Arena and the SS Arena, Wembley this December.
“As the creative force of the project, plus script writer and show director as well as executive producer, Conway has been fundamental to every aspect of the show, therefore, the tough decision has been made to postpone the event 12 months to December 2017.
“Further details regarding the 2017 performances and the cast will be announced later this year.”
The show was set to cast TV star Rylan Clark-Neal, former Spice Girl Mel B, comedian Paddy McGuiness and Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent and Flavia.
Rylan Clark-Neal – who was planned to play the Scary Queen’s henchman – added, “Mel B and Vincent and Flavia join me in sending our best wishes to Jon and his family and wish him a speedy recovery. I hope we all get to work together in the near future and put on a great show for everyone to see.”
Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new dates when announced and if groups require a refund in the meantime, they can do so by contacting their point of purchase.
For more information visit www.barclaycardarena.co.uk.