Work has begun to move a tree which has trapped Clacton pantomime cast members in a holiday park.
All but one of the actors in the Princes Theatre's production of Peter Pan were staying at a site at St Osyth.
They are due to have two packed-out audiences today at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
Only television presenter Jeff Brazier, who plays Peter Pan in the show, is unaffected.
The show must go on despite the weather for a panto cast in Clacton who were trapped on a road blocked by a tree.
Stormy weather has cut power to 11,000 homes in the Anglia region on Christmas Eve.
Train services across the Anglia region are facing delays and cancellation as strong winds and heavy rain take their toll.