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Jimmy Osmond and Swansea Grand Theatre
show their support for the families of the
Gleision Mining Disaster

City and County of Swansea
January 2, 2012

As soon as Qdos Entertainment, producers of this year's pantomime Aladdin at Swansea Grand Theatre, saw coverage of the recent Gleision Mining Disaster, they immediately got in touch with the theatre to see if there was anything that they could do to support the families.

Following discussions with the pantomime's star Jimmy Osmond as well as other cast members, Qdos Entertainment and Swansea Grand Theatre decided to add an extra performance of the pantomime at the City & County of Swansea managed venue in aid of the Swansea Valley Miners Appeal Fund.

"When I heard about what had happened we were very keen to do something to support the families of this tragic disaster and I am pleased that everyone working on the show and in theatre is helping us to raise funds for the Appeal," says Jimmy Osmond.

The extra performance has been added on Sunday 8 January 2012 at 6.00pm. The full company of Aladdin and Swansea Grand Theatre staff, from the cleaners and crew, through to box office and front of house staff have all agreed to work for free for this performance, to raise as much money as possible for the Appeal.

Paul Hopkins, Programming, Marketing and Development Manager, says
"Having spoken to the Miners Trust we thought that an extra performance was a good way of raising funds for this cause. We will also be making bucket collections after the performances during the pantomime run to raise as much money as possible for the Appeal."

The extra show will be on Sunday 8 January at 6.00pm and tickets, from £8.50 to £21.50, are available now from box office on 01792 475715.



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