The cast of Rapunzel, whose Shanklin Theatre show was interupted by a power cut. Picture by Peter Boam.
A PANTO performance was interrupted by a power cut on Friday, when the cast had to swap spotlights for torches.
Spotlight Isle of Wight’s show Rapunzel was temporarily brought to a halt ten minutes from the end, when Shanklin Theatre and surrounding properties were hit by the power cut.
Undeterred, and with emergency lighting and torches, the cast — including Rowan Lathey as Rapunzel — went into the audience to meet panto-goers.
Unfortunately the power could not be restored until later that evening, but theatre manager Roger Coleman said it did not stop the audience having a good time.
"There was a lovely atmosphere," he said.
For more on the show, including pictures, see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, January 3.