Tue 20 Feb 2024
During the 2022/23 pantomime season, the second year in which the Awards have taken place, the UK Pantomime Association’s 64 judges attended over 240 venues to see over 700 performances, far and wide across the United Kingdom.
Founded in 2021, the UK Pantomime Association is a charity that explores, shares and celebrates pantomime by investigating the genre’s rich past, engaging with contemporary practice and inspiring the future. The Special Awards, which celebrate productions representing the values that the Association seeks to promote, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Awards, are to be announced at the ceremony on 11 April.
The Regent Theatre’s 2022 pantomime Peter Pan has been nominated in two categories:
- Best Choreography: Kerry Blaskett-Weatherall
- Best Early Career Newcomer sponsored by Staffordshire University: Eliza Walker
Simon Sladen, Chair, of the UK Pantomime Association said: “After what for many venues was a record breaking pantomime season in 2022/2023, we can’t wait to celebrate the wide array of excellence in the genre at The Pantomime Awards this April. Pantomime is one of the most exciting, vibrant forms of theatre, entertaining millions of people each festive season. Thank you to everyone who brings the pantomime magic to the stage and good luck to all of this year’s nominees!”
The awards ceremony takes place at the Trafalgar Theatre, in London’s West End, on Tuesday 11 April 2023 at 7pm, hosted by Christopher Biggins.
A limited number of tickets (from £30) are on general sale for the event, which will feature live performances, celebrity presenters and of course the winners announcement. Visit https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-pantomime-awards-2023/trafalgar-theatre/.
For the full list of nominees, please visit the UK Pantomime Awards website: https://pantomimeassociation.co.uk/the-pantomime-awards-2023-nominees-are-announced/