A swashbuckling tale of Treasure Island is coming to the Theatre Royal in Nottingham.
PwC, the leading professional services firm, is bringing its 34th annual pantomime to the East Midlands from 6-8 February 2020.
Treasure Island is a swashbuckling tale of adventure, pirates, parrots and treasure. Hero Jim Hawkins finds himself in possession of a treasure map, and leaves Bristol to sail the high seas, and the low seas, to find the secret treasure of Captain Flint! However, he has to outwit and outsmart the evil Long John Silver and his pirate band.
Tickets are now on sale for the PwC Pantomime, which is a unique charitable theatrical production.
PwC will entertain around 3,500 children at the Nottingham performances over the three days - for many this will be the first and only chance to see a theatre show. Free tickets will be given to children from inner city schools and charities in Nottingham and the surrounding area, as well as transport to the showings and goody bags courtesy of generous donations.
The Pantomime is an important part of PwC’s community programme in the UK. Money raised by the Panto will support PwC Foundation charity partner, UK Youth. With a history spanning over a century and a network reaching over 830,000 young people, UK Youth are proud to be a leading national charity committed to providing high quality services for young people. Services are delivered through a network of locally accessible youth organisations across the UK to offer support, advice and training to equip young people with vital life skills and engage them in education, volunteering and employment.
Office Senior Partner for PwC in the East Midlands, Paul Norbury, who is sponsoring the tour in Nottingham, said:
“We’re delighted and thoroughly excited to be hosting the PwC Panto in the East Midlands. It’s a real demonstration of one of our core values - making a difference - as we produce the charitable theatrical production to provide children with an experience that brings them joy and, hopefully, inspires a lifelong love of the performing arts.
“People are always amazed to hear that everything is done by PwC - acting, singing, dancing, directing, costume design and creation, make-up, lighting, sound, stage crew, musicians, visiting local schools, community roles, making props and even writing the script.
“As well as meeting some of the firm's corporate sustainability objectives, the PwC Pantomime also provides PwC employees with a means of developing skills they can apply on the job, such as teamwork, leadership, communication, planning and time management. It’s a great example of the firm doing the right thing for our clients, our people and our communities.
“People may even get a glimpse of some of our leadership team in cameo roles - oh yes they will!”
The PwC Pantomime started out as a small show at the Chaucer Theatre in London in 1987, but is now embarking on its 34th year. It's a full scale production, running for a week in the West End of London and touring to a second UK city for an additional four shows.
This year's production is Treasure Island and will be brought to life by around 200 PwC staff and alumni, both on stage and behind the scenes.
The tickets for the Nottingham Theatre Royal performances are now on sale at £18 for adults and £9 for children. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Nottingham box office, by calling 0115 989 5555 or through online ticket sales at https://trch.co.uk/
Midlands, PwC United Kingdom
Midlands, PwC United Kingdom