Melissa Kahan played Cinderella and Alejandro Mujica played her close friend Buttons in the Nanaimo Theatre Group’s 2019 Christmas pantomime, ‘Cinderella.’ This year’s panto has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Bulletin file photo)

Melissa Kahan played Cinderella and Alejandro Mujica played her close friend Buttons in the Nanaimo Theatre Group’s 2019 Christmas pantomime, ‘Cinderella.’ This year’s panto has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Theatre Group Christmas pantomime cancelled due to COVID-19

Annual Christmas production ‘not possible under COVID restrictions’

The Nanaimo Theatre Group’s annual Christmas production has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

“For the past several decades, NTG has been proud to present a traditional British pantomime for Nanaimo families to enjoy during the Christmas season,” the local drama group said in a statement. “This wacky, fun-filled show involves a large cast singing and dancing which is not possible under COVID restrictions.”

The statement ended on a hopeful note, with NTG mentioning there is a “surprise in the wings” planned for this February and that “community theatre will go on.”

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