Nottingham Playhouse proud to announce new sponsor of panto

Thursday 11th September 2014

We are very proud to announce the new sponsor of our annual pantomime, Sleeping Beauty: bus operator and major local employer Nottingham City Transport (NCT).

For several years audiences of Nottingham Playhouse have been able to benefit from Playhouse Saver bus tickets – a special £2 return NCT bus ticket for theatregoers. This year the two organisations have teamed up again to spread the festive fun of panto.

NCT Easyrider cardholders will be able to access a 10% discount on pantomime tickets. NCT will also be holding its annual Driver of the Year ceremony in Nottingham Playhouse’s restaurant, CAST, with assistance from members of the Sleeping Beauty acting company. NCT staff and families will enjoy special trips to the pantomime, and there are a few more bus-shaped surprises to come too!

Nick Lawford, Fundraising & Development Manager at Nottingham Playhouse commented: “We are delighted to be developing our partnership with NCT in this way and are proud to welcome such an important local company to sponsor Sleeping Beauty. We are really looking forward to working with them over the next six months to help bring the world-class family entertainment of the Nottingham Playhouse pantomime to as wide an audience as possible. Given recent cuts to local authority funding, it is so important that we maintain the support of the local business community. It is fantastic that NCT are leading the way, investing in the culture of our city and county.”

Anthony Carver-Smith, Marketing Manager at Nottingham City Transport, said: “The Nottingham Playhouse pantomime is a fantastic event enjoyed by thousands of our passengers every Christmas, so we were thrilled to be able to show our support in this way. Sleeping Beauty is a story known around the world, but this version will have a distinctly Nottingham feel – and might even include a nod to our familiar buses! It will feel very special to anyone who loves our city and we feel very proud to be this year’s sponsor.”

Sleeping Beauty – the magical tale of a princess cursed by a wickedly evil witch – will feature everything that audiences have come to love about Nottingham Playhouse pantomimes: dazzling costumes, stunning sets, mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers that will thrill the whole family.

Photo by Fabio De Paola. John Elkington as Nurse Tilly Trott and Kelly Edwards as Princess Rosalind.