Sugar and spice and all things nice- PwC’s 31st annual charity panto

Published at 15:18 PM on 27 January 2017

More than 200 employees from professional services firm PwC will swap their desks for the stage as they hit the West End for performances of Hansel and Gretel for the firm’s annual charity panto production.

Over 8,500 children will see the show this year thanks to a free ticket scheme funded by the firm and distributed through inner city schools and charities. It is often the first and only chance these children get to see a show in the West End.

Since its inception over 31 years ago as three shows at the Chaucer Theatre, the PwC panto has expanded to a full scale theatrical event that runs for eight shows in London’s Peacock Theatre and a regional tour that is taking place in Swansea this year. Nearly 140,000 children in total will have seen the PwC panto during its three decade history.

The pantomime is produced and performed by PwC staff and alumni who work on all aspects of the production in their spare time- from acting, singing, dancing and directing to costume design, make-up, lighting, sound, backstage crew and playing in the band.

This year’s cast includes staff from right across the firm, and at all levels..

Stephanie Hyde, PwC’s head of regions and executive board sponsor for the PwC panto, said:

“This longstanding event is central to our community affairs programme and its main aim is to give a magical theatre experience to children from inner city schools and charities. This year over 8,500 children are welcomed to watch our first ever production of Hansel & Gretel for free.”

This year’s chosen charity to benefit from the panto is Gingerbread, a national charity that supports single parents to meet their family needs.

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At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

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