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Crowdfunding campaign for Middle Child panto


Middle Child's annual alternative pantomime is a homegrown affair, with ticket prices kept low, so families across Hull can celebrate Christmas. We need your help to make Christmas in 2017 extra special. With your support, we'd like to purchase and make the set (a magical pumpkin!), costumes (Cinderella's ball gown!) and props (the glass slipper!). By helping us here, we can pass the favour on - by keeping ticket prices low and distributing free tickets to those in need of a Christmas treat.

Who we are

Middle Child is a not for profit theatre company, committed to making performances that reflect and promote the lives of Hull's residents.

Our annual panto is held at Fruit on Humber Street. The aim is to produce an affordable and alternative show for families in Hull to enjoy each year. Produced since 2012, we have always put local storylines, characters and references at the heart of the production. Tickets are affordable for families living in Hull and a fraction of the cost of other annual pantomimes that run at well-known theatres within the city.

In 2017, we will be working with nationally-acclaimed playwright Tom Wells - a Hull local himself - on a production of 'Cinderella'. The show will star a cast of seven local performers, with the local production company all based in the city. With 26 shows scheduled between 16 and 30 December, we are expecting to welcome over 3,000 Hull family and friends through the panto doors this Christmas.

What we'll deliver

  • pay for the making and purchase of the set, props and costume needed
  • subsidise general admission ticket prices
  • 200 tickets to be given away to community groups in Hull most in need 

Why it's a great idea

We want more families in Hull to have the opportunity to attend the theatre, as watching theatre can often be a defining moment that stays with you for the rest of your life. Our panto is an affordable alternative for any family wanting to take their child to see their first professional pantomime production.

For the past four years, we have also given away free tickets to William Booth House, an organisation providing services to the homeless throughout Hull. The offer has consistently been met with joy, at a time of year when many are most in need of some cheer. We would love to extend this offer to other organisations in 2017 - if you are interested please email

What you'll get in return

Rewards - Individual:

  • £5 - shout out on social media
  • £10 - above, plus name in the programme and on our website
  • £50 - above, plus signed copy of the poster
  • £150 - above, plus five tickets to any performance
  • £250 - above, plus a shout out of thanks at every show
  • £3,000 - above, plus a private, bespoke performance of Cinderella, just for you! 

And that's all there is to it! Help us spread the word and Christmas cheer this year. Thank you all so much, you wonderful people. 

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