Blackpool News / Theatres & Shows Winter Gardens confirms their 3rd panto star 22 April 2020 by Visit Blackpool The Winter Gardens Blackpool and Charming Pantomimes has confirmed that since the launch of its NHS ticket deal over 500 free tickets have accumulated ready for donation to NHS key workers later this year as ticket sales from the public spiked last week. The Buy one Get one free offer is being offered on tickets from £29 on selected dates and performances* until 30th April 2020 for those wanting to take a loved one for a magical treat this Christmas! In addition, for every ticket sold during the offer period one free ticket will be donated to an NHS key worker via local NHS Trusts, for a special evening of entertainment to thank them for their hard work. The Winter Gardens has also confirmed its third cast member – Milkshake! Presenter David Ribi who has also starred in Peter Pan, The Rocky Horror Show and Hairspray! To celebrate David will be selecting and reading his favourite story on Wednesday 22 April on the @BlackpoolPanto social media channels and be followed next week at the same time by another cast member! Managing Director Michael Williams said: “Christmas is eight months away and people are normally thinking about their summer holidays at this time of year. The uncertainty over the current lockdown means that people are looking forward to Christmas and a return to the theatre and live entertainment, it seems to be giving people something to focus on and it’s fantastic that as a venue we can say thank you to the NHS in our own way.” All budding ‘Cinderellas’ can also still apply at the Blackpool Winter Gardens website by posting an online video submission to their own social media channels, and tagging in @BlackpoolPanto, which must clearly showcase their talents as a potential lead taking on the role of the character which is loved by so many the world over. The Opera House has enjoyed years of Christmas musicals, but not since the production of Dick Whittington in 1956, has a family pantomime played at the Winter Gardens. CINDERELLA is written by Samuel Holmes (Club Tropicana, Curtains, Shrek, Monty Python Live), Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston (Annie, Club Tropicana, Fame, Royal Variety Performance), Musical Supervision & Arrangements are by Charlie Ingles. CINDERELLA is produced by Charming Pantomimes in association with Winter Gardens Blackpool. Audiences can expect jaw dropping special effects, a fabulous fairy, stunning costumes, some very wicked ugly sisters and a toe-tapping soundtrack of hit songs that will have everyone singing along. So, polish your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and grab your glass slippers to find out if Cinderella will go to the ball. Will she find her Prince Charming or will the Ugly Sisters ruin the day? Offer Details Buy one Ticket & Get one FREE - plus another ticket will be donated to NHS key workers! Buy one get one free from £29 tickets is available on performances from 13–20 December 2020 (excluding school performances) and 30 December – 03 January 2021. Once you have purchased your tickets, for every ticket bought, during the offer period, we will donate one free ticket to an NHS key worker via local NHS Trusts, for a special evening of entertainment to thank them for their hard work. To take advantage simply use code 'PANTO20' on included performances. Offer ends midnight on Thursday 30 April 2020.