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Popular Brighton pantomime's call for support
10:00pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
The Argus made an appearance on stage – after the founder of a popular pantomime urged patrons to save his show.
The Alternative Pantomime has seen dames treat patrons to a dollop of naughty humour at Brighton’s Pavilion Theatre for more than a decade.
But, on the eve of this year’s show, organisers were told future performances are under threat as its two-week slot cannot be guaranteed.
Bosses at Brighton Dome claim they have to find a balance between its own programme and hire events at the rebranded Brighton Dome Studio Theatre.
After an article appeared in The Argus this weekend, Brian Ralfe held up a copy of the article during a performance of this year’s show Jack and His Big Stalk on Sunday.
Mr Ralfe said: “We have had lots of support but we need it to get the people responsible to do something.
“We haven’t heard back from the Dome at all.”
Among the people to get in touch was Elliott Raggio, of Hove-based On Tap.
Mr Raggio said: “I think it would be a huge shame to lose this show altogether.”
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