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Myth: You can't throw out sweets at pantos

The reality

Health and safety rules were blamed when a panto stopped throwing out sweets to the audience. In fact they were worried about the cost of compensation if anyone got hurt.

Realistically, if a panto throws out sweets the chances of someone being seriously hurt is incredibly low. It's certainly not something HSE worries about - as far as we're concerned, this is a case of 'Oh yes you can!'

Updated 2012-12-11