THEATRE bosses are celebrating after pantomime ticket sales topped 50,000.

York Theatre Royal's production of Sleeping Beauty has now sold the equivalent of almost 60 sell-out shows.

Damian Cruden, the theatre's artistic director, said: "The fact that we have sold so many seats proves once again just how special the York Theatre Royal pantomime is to many people."

Last year's production was also a success, smashing attendance records.

A total of 53,000 people went to the venue to watch Mother Goose.

Sleeping Beauty will continue until Saturday.

Anyone wishing to buy tickets is asked to telephone (01904) 623568.

Published: 24/01/2005