Performed by Marlowe panto favourite Ben Roddy and a full cast
yet to be announced, the piece, Nurse Nellie Saves Panto, is co-produced with
Evolution Productions and it will be written and directed by Paul Hendy.
Nurse Nellie Saves Panto will be performed to a socially-distanced audience, meaning that there will be fewer people in the auditorium than normal to ensure the appropriate distancing between different groups of audience members. The Marlowe team will also be complying with all of the latest government guidance and the highest industry standards to ensure that the theatre is COVID-secure.
The Marlowe has had to postpone its previously scheduled 2020 production of Jack of the Beanstalk. Chief cxecutive Deborah Shaw said: "We said at the time we postponed Jack and the Beanstalk that we would find a way to keep the madcap spirit of pantomime alive this Christmas and I am delighted to say that Nurse Nellie has come clattering to the rescue in her size 9s!. It's going to be a small but perfectly-formed fun-packed present to local families at the end of this horrible year. We're hoping it will become a ‘collectors item' for panto-lovers. We're also happy to be playing a vital part in supporting local businesses, by bringing audiences into Canterbury during the festive period."
Nurse Nellie Saves Panto will run from 11 December to 3 January with tickets on sale from 15th October.