Christmas panto is deemed so 'awful' the venue is refunding all 651 ticket-buyers

Mail Online | 1/11/2019 | Joe Middleton For Mailonline
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A Christmas panto with only three actors 'who couldn't sing or dance' has been deemed so terrible the venue has refunded all ticket buyers.

Jack and the Beanstalk was produced by professional company Oooh Arrr Productions at the Neeld Community and Arts Centre in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Ticket - Buyers - Tune - £4

But it was dubbed so awful it has refunded all 651 ticket buyers, to the tune of £4,500.

The production of Jack and the Beanstalk ran for three performances between December 27 and 29, with standard tickets costing £7 - but it was not a hit with the audience.

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The promotion boasted a 'sparkling set and glittering costumes to bring some festive joy'.

But the Neeld took the unusual step of publishing an apology after complaints over the number of actors and the quality of the show.

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On the Neeld Facebook page, Natalie Uff commented: 'Such a shame, we were really looking forward to seeing it but left at the interval as it was really bad.

'It was awful. There were only three people, no scenery, they couldn't sing or dance. At one point they were talking to voices in the wings as they ran out of people.'

Review - Performance - Chippenham - Oooh - Arrr

A review of the performance at Chippenham on Oooh Arrr's own social media says: 'It was pretty terrible! People walked out.

'My kids were bored and I thankfully found the bar. We must've got the off-season cast! Won't be paying for that...
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