A THEATRE’S panto season pledge could result in a fairy-tale outcome for the planet.

Snow White is to go green at the Gala Theatre, Durham, as it looks to cut plastic waste from its festive pantomime.

The theatre’s traditional show-stopping panto finale culminates in a confetti shower.

But, instead of using plastic confetti, the theatre has switched to a more eco-friendly paper alternative, doing its ‘bit’ to help Durham County Council reduce use of single use plastic.

Gala manager Robin Byers said: “We want to do what we can to ensure our impact on the environment is as minimal as possible.

“Our pantomime will be every bit as magical for families this year, but this simple change means we can take a big step towards a fairy-tale ending of reducing the amount of plastic we throw away.”

Following the success of last year’s show Robinson Crusoe, which was seen by more than 31,000 people, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs begins its 73-show run on Thursday November 22, eith curtain up at 7pm, ending on January 5.

Tickets are on now sale now, online via www.galadurham.co.uk, or by calling the box office on (03000) 266600.