Middle Child's pantos are one of the highlights of the festive period
Performers from last year's panto, Beauty and the Beast.. Picture: Thomas Arran.

Middle Child panto to include Polish-described performance 

The Middle Child pantomime has become one of the highlights of Hull’s Christmas calendar – and this year the festive extravaganza will include a Polish-described performance.

A Polish performer will join the cast on stage at Jubilee Central as a fairy who narrates the show for the benefit of the city’s large Polish community.

The performance follows Middle Child’s production of Us Against Whatever, in association with Hull Truck Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, which included Polish characters, dialogue and captioning.

Edyta Budnik. Picture: Sam Taylor

Edyta Budnik, who starred in Us Against Whatever, plays the Polish-speaking fairy in the polish-described performance.

Paul Smith, artistic director of Middle Child, said: “We know there are many Polish families in Hull looking for theatre experiences to enjoy together and our pantomimes make for great nights out at Christmas.

“We’re really excited to make our rock and roll panto even more accessible and welcome our Polish-speaking neighbours to the show.”

Edyta Budnik, who starred in Us Against Whatever, plays the Polish-speaking fairy.

Nastazja Somers, who collaborated with writer Maureen Lennon on Us Against Whatever, is working on the Polish parts of Paul Smith’s script.

The performance will take place on Saturday 28 December at 6pm. Other accessible performances include BSL interpretation on Friday 27 December at 6pm and 10pm.

Buy tickets or find out more about Middle Child Theatre here.

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