North Norfolk’s seaside Christmas shows hailed “a massive success”
Organisers of this season's north Norfolk Christmas shows have hailed them 'a massive success'.
With the previous season affected by serious snow and ice, the 2011 shows saw an increase in the number of people attending Cromer's festive Seaside Special and Sheringham's Dick Whittington panto.
Sheringham Little Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: 'We were very much on par with last year which I'm really pleased about as we had six less performances this year. Just under 6,000 people came and we played to 83pc capacity during the whole run.
'Average seating was up and the feedback has been tremendous - I'm delighted. It was our best ever panto and it really raised the standard of the work we are doing. It was a very modern show and I think people really liked that. Overall, it was a massive success.'
Cromer's sixth winter special show saw attendance up 17pc on 2010 said pier manager Ian Hall, who added: 'There had been bad weather for two years running with last year being the worst. But this year, although it was a slow start, things picked up.
'I think the good weather helped. We also put on a few extra show dates. And the quality was arguably better.'
A 'kids go free' offer from December 17 was also a 'really good success,' he added.
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