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eBay launch fundraising London panto

By Dan Wilson November 20, 2013 - 8:10 am

panto bigAs part of their Christmas promotional activities, eBay will be staging a London panto: Cinderella: An Inspirational Fair-Retail. (Did you notice the fairytale pun there? – Ed.)

In what they are billing as the “world’s first shoppable pantomime” the blurb promises it will be “the only pantomime to deliver festive gifting inspiration for the audience in a fun and entertaining way.” Oh yes it is.

Running at the Charing Cross theatre in the heart of London’s Theatreland, the 50 minute public shows will be running across two days – Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November. Seats for the public performances will cost £6 with all proceeds donated to the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, which is dedicated to young people undergoing treatment for cancer.

You can bag your tickets here: www.ebay.co.uk/panto

  • 4 years ago

    Interesting idea for a Pantomime but isn’t 50 minutes a bit on the short side. Surely a traditional Pantomime lasts more like a couple of hours. 50 minutes is hardly time for the audience to get warmed up.

  • 4 years ago

    What an awful idea.

  • 4 years ago

    “this is an interactive shopping experience and tablet computers will be used,”

    “children will be exposed to advertisements for products.”

    What a lovely Christmas treat for the children. 😐

    • JD
      4 years ago

      “children will be exposed to advertisements for products.”

      What a lovely Christmas treat for the parents.

    • 4 years ago

      Very true. 😀

      if anyone subjects kids to this abomination they deserve everything they get.

  • JD
    4 years ago

    ‘Tony’ as the fairy godfather, high-kicking routines from the seller protection team and ‘Emma’ as Cinderella?

  • northumbrian
    4 years ago

    whats new ebay seller protection is a pantomime all year round

  • Gary
    4 years ago

    Check the latest spin from ebay. 54000 buyer accounts suspended. 60000 sellers protected. I won’t state the obvious!

  • Steve
    4 years ago

    Gawd , aren’t we becoming a cynical lot of ebay haters! Fair dues to them, its innovative and unusual.

    • JD
      4 years ago

      Cynicism is born out of the triumph of experience over hope.

    • northumbrian
      4 years ago

      ebay Deserve all they get, spend millions if not trillions on marketing and branding as a serious sales venue
      then promote their brand using children and pantomimes

    • mw
      4 years ago

      It costs roughly 7 times more to recruit new customers than it does to keep the existing ones.

      This is on target to be an epic fail…. who the hell wants to go and see an ebay panto?? Outside of London what use could it possibly be? It’s probably a drive for same day delivey. Waste of money no doubt funded by the new hike in fees.

      Morally, pantos are directed at kids (mainly), so why are ebay direct marketing to kids?

  • 4 years ago

    The provided link has a tamebay address before it stopping it from working.

  • Cole
    4 years ago

    Pay your taxes that might help the needy

    • 4 years ago

      If the uk would just lower the corporation tax to 15% like Luxembourg we would have a huge amount of companies paying their tax to the uk rather than abroad.

  • 4 years ago

    Reminds me of the old eBay Xmas parties in Berlin Dan!

    Singing “Roll Out The Barrel” to a room of stunned, european onlookers.

    ** silence **

  • 4 years ago

    Every bloody year I’d have to come up with some skit to baffle a room of Germans. My Monty Python tribute one year was banned because the Management Team didn’t think it was funny.

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