Theatre bosses branded "scrooges" after banning children under the age of three from Christmas pantomime for being "too noisy"

Theatre bosses branded 'scrooges' after banning children under the age of three from Christmas pantomime for being 'too noisy'The Hawthorne Theatre has banned under threes from its pantomineBosses at the Welwyn Garden City venue say the ban is 'house policy' Mother-of-five Mel Hackworth told she can sit in the foyer with her son | UPDATED: 20:33 GMT, 19 December 2012 Excluded: Under-threes have been banned from Jack and the Beanstalk at The Hawthorn Theatre, Hertfordshire 'Scrooge'-like theatre bosses have banned toddlers from attending a pantomine – because they are too noisy. Parents slammed killjoys at The Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, after it banned children under the age of three from its Jack and the Beanstalk show