THE Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne has had to cancel its remaining Christmas shows after a cast member tested positive for Covid 19.

A posting this lunchtime says: “We are devastated to announce that the run of ‘The Christmas Show’ has been cut short.

One of our cast members has tested positive for COVID therefore we cannot continue with the show.

All ticket holders for the weekend performances have been contacted and refunded and the rest of the refunds will be done on Monday.

The show has been filmed so we will be releasing ‘The Christmas Show’ for online viewing as soon as possible.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our patrons for their support during this time and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.”