£8000 Raised For Children's Charity

Record breaking Pantomime audiences for Jack and the Beanstalk at the Bournemouth Pavilion have helped a children's charity buy two new wheelchairs.

BH Live, the leisure and cultural trust which manages and operates the Bournemouth Pavilion, say around 40,000 people came to watch the show during the 2011 festive season. And thanks to donations from the audience, more than £8,000 was raised for the Variety Club Children's Charity which will be used to purchase two new wheelchairs.

The show featured an all star cast including local favourites Debra Stephenson (The Impressions Show & Coronation Street), Chris Jarvis (CBeebies), Nick Wilton (EastEnders) and Brian Capron (Coronation Street).

Chris Jarvis said:

"Thanks to everyone at the Bournemouth Pavilion for another smashing pantomime.  Our theatre is one of the best in the country - a fabulous building to work in with an equally stunning workforce. Behind the scenes and in every department, the Bournemouth Pavilion has the talent to make any show a wonderful experience for the audience and visiting artistes. Very best wishes for a great line up of shows for the rest of 2012!"

Steve Piper, BH Live Head of Venues added: 

"We are thrilled that so many boys and girls came along to see our festive Pantomime and the positive feedback we have had on the whole production and theatre team has been just brilliant. It takes a lot of people and hard work to put on a successful show and we are all very proud that so many people came to the Bournemouth Pavilion this year to be entertained and have a great time."

To find out more about cultural and entertainment events at the Bournemouth Pavilion visit www.bhlivetickets.co.uk