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Scottish children’s Pantomime 2022

We’re proud to announce we will be back live and in person for panto season 2022 with Jack & the beanstalk. It’s the perfect way to bring your community back together this Winter and celebrate in GIANT style!

Queen dame dressed in a royal red dress with grey hair winking at the camera

Jack & the Beanstalk

Written by St Andrew’s Playwriting Award nominee Isla Cowan, it features:

A positive women in STEM message

Spellbinding costumes and sets

GIANT sing along songs

Prime December dates still available!

Suitable for ages 4 – 99+

Touring 19th Nov 2022 - 9th Jan 2023

Pantomime packages available from £725

Package includes 55 minute show, festive resources and sing-a-long songs

Suitable for all different kinds of venues. We have performed for primary schools, community interest groups, care homes, after school clubs, hotels and bars

Community pantomime

 

with Scotland’s children and families at its heart

With 34 years of experience we work with amazing Scottish theatre talent to create pantomime that is accessible, community-focused, and perfectly suited to schools and your community needs.

Our pantomimes are well known for their:

Scottish twists

laugh-out-loud comedy

contemporary takes on traditional stories

Our bright and colourful costumes and, classic pantomime sets bring a smile to children and families alike with lots of moments to boo, hiss, and sing-a-long with the characters.

Stress-free panto

We know that organising a trip out can be stressful.

That’s why we make it easy and bring everything to you with our bespoke sets designed specifically for school and community halls with all the magic of pantomime.

Colin a brightly dressed young many with a yellow hat and red, yellow and blue ruffles on his sleeves. He is peaking through a door way smiling.

Our highly trained Glasgow-based team of professionals is ready to set up the theatre in the comfort of your own venue.

Bringing with us the entire experience from staging, lights, song, costumes, and actors and the joy of pantomime to your community this festive season.

Our panto package

What you get

When booking a Hopscotch pantomime visit, we guarantee the full professional pantomime package. This is because we are one of Scotland’s most trusted touring theatre companies specialising in community pantomime productions for primary schools and family audiences.

A 55 minute show

full of fun that all ages will enjoy, including science and Scottish twists.

4 professional actors

including original songs, music, scenery and a little pantomime magic.

Tailored for your community

with personal touches, like shout-outs, intervals and lots of audience participation.

Inclusive for all

that everyone can enjoy, from relaxed performances to touch-tours.

Fantastic energy. Jokes and music were current and entertaining, one of the best school pantos I've ever seen!

P2 Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes, South Lanarkshire

The set and costumes were beautiful, just like a storybook.

P5 Teacher, Lawthorn, North Ayrshire

Hopscotch got it just right. The signing was strong with great Scottish comedy and slick costume changes – very impressive!

Family audience member, Dunoon Burgh Hall

As usual, an excellent performance: clear and concise which held everyone’s attention, including the Head Teachers’ in ‘rapture’!

Head Teacher Overton PS, Inverclyde

Scenery and costumes were effective! Children got scared just enough by the baddies and they really enjoyed the audience participation, even the P6s joined in.

Head Teacher, Netherlee PS

Are you ready?

Arrange a visit from us!

We keep our costs affordable, whilst still being able to provide a quality experience.  A standard December date for a school audience is £725 with no VAT.

FAQs

and our answers
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Can I book by phone?

Absolutely we can take bookings by phone. Remember to tell us who you are, where you would like the performance to take place, and when you are looking for a visit.

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Will my show be canceled due to COVID?

We are still following best practice guidelines and will remain in contact with you throughout this time if guidance changes.

We aim to visit in person in accordance with government guidelines and any required social distancing or protective equipment. In the event that a performance is canceled we will try to provide you with an alternative date or digital copy of the performance.

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How long does it take until my booking is confirmed?

We aim to get back to your request within a week. Once you have submitted a request form we will look at a range of options that would suit your school or community venue. Unfortunately we can't always guarantee your first choice but we will always try and work with you to find an alternative solution. Once the date is agreed we will send you a digital confirmation.

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Do I need to prepare anything in advance of your visit?

We advise clearing the performance space our team will be using and set up any seating required for your audience, we'll arrive with everything else and a panto that won't disappoint.

What size of playing space do you need?

We need a minimum of 4 x 6m squared to set up our staging, lights and sound.

Can we include an interval?

For community venues, we can include an interval. Due to school timetables, we do not recommend including an interval.

Can we ask for a relaxed performance?

Yes, please get in touch with one of our staff in the office to discuss this further and arrange.

Can I get a December date?

Yes! We tour up until the last day of term in December but these dates are very popular so we recommend getting in touch as soon as you can.

What are Hopscotch's Safeguarding measures?

Our Safeguarding Policy is kept up to date in line with best practice and is available upon request. All of our staff have been checked through Disclosure Scotland before the tour begins and carry photographic ID.

How much time does your team need to set up?

We need a minimum of 45 min to set up and 30 mins to take everything down.

Can I change the start time of the show?

We will work with your staff to accommodate lunch and other activities where we can but due to school timetables, we must set strict finish times.

When will I need to pay and is there a deposit?

Once your booking is in our diary we will ask for a small deposit to confirm your place, the balance can be paid on the day of our visit by cheque or bank transfer up to 30 days after the performance.

Can I reserve pantomime for next year?

Yes, our pantomime tour calendar officially opens on the 15th of January but you can contact us to register your interest beforehand and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your prefered date.

With over 34 years experience we specialise in bringing the Pantomime experience to your community.

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