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Winter plans for Sid & Sandy as Sussex Sharks partner with Brighton Family Panto

Sussex Sharks are proud to be a main partner of Brighton Family Panto’s performance of Peter Pan over the coming festive period.

The team’s mascots, Sid and Sandy will be appearing on a number of occasions during the show’s run at The Hilton Brighton Metropole from Thursday 19th December to Sunday 28th December.

Mark Judges, head of commercial at Sussex Cricket, expressed his excitement regarding the partnership and involvement in this year’s Brighton Family Panto: “The role we play in our community is really important to us at Sussex. Usually we do this through cricket, concerts and fireworks night but the opportunity to offer our support to an event that can be enjoyed by so many local people – many of whom are also entertained by our players during the summer – seemed like a perfect fit.

"Sid and Sandy can get a little bored during the winter, so it’ll also be great to send them out into town to say hello. We hope the kids – as well as the young at heart – enjoy meeting Sid and Sandy in the run up to Christmas.”

Brighton based events company, E3, is producing the show. Founded and managed by David Hill and Lukas Wojcik, E3 is responsible for producing some of the biggest events in the city including the Brighton Half Marathon, the Snowman Spectacular Ball, Sussex Gin Fest and now Brighton & Hove’s big family pantomime.

David commented on what it means for the growth of Brighton Family Panto with Sussex Sharks’ support: “To have Sussex Sharks’ support and partner with us this year, is a tremendous vote of confidence in what we are doing.

“They are not only contributing to the production, but Sid and Sandy’s appearances on certain days will add another level of fun and enjoyment for the entire family before the show has even started.” 

Originally written by Sir J.M. Barrie, this brand-new production of Peter Pan boasts all the components of a great panto and more. There will be jaw-dropping costumes, high-flying special effects and even a pirate-eating crocodile! As Barrie left the rights to Great Ormond Street Hospital, the cast will be raising money for the charity during the run as well as supporting local charity Chailey Heritage Foundation.

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