The Theatre Chipping Norton

Pantomime treat for local Food Bank clients

The Theatre would like to provide a little fun, enjoyment, and magical entertainment this Christmas for clients of the local foodbank through donating ten complimentary family tickets, with ice cream vouchers and a goody bag, for the Theatre's renowned pantomime.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 November 2018 to 12:00 AM, 1 January 2019


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Despite a reputation of affluence Chipping Norton has pockets of notable social deprivation, highlighted by growing reliance on the local food bank. Christmas can be difficult for struggling families with children stigmatised by peer-pressure and parents/carers left with feelings of worthlessness at their 'failure' to provide the treats, presents and outings that their children see others enjoying. The Theatre would like to provide a little fun and magical entertainment for clients of the food


Attending the panto would be something special to look forward to and something positive to talk about, reducing social isolation and difference, as well as the chance to enjoy a traditional Christmas activity at no cost to themselves, providing relief in both financial and emotional terms. For some of the families this may not be their first panto, and for them it could be a way of 'normalising' Christmas at a difficult point in their lives; for others it may be an introduction to live theatre.