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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
When this character was introduced in Victorian times, audiences would have been shocked to see so much of a young woman's shapely legs on display. But by playing a boy - in what came to be called a breeches role - actresses were allowed to show as much leg as they dared.
Her costume and make-up are totally outrageous - the more exaggerated the better. She's usually an older woman character but in Cinderella, not only the stepmother but also the Ugly Sisters are panto dames.
In Aladdin at more than years old, one of Britain's oldest panto stories it's Aladdin's mother, a poor laundress known as The Widow Twankey. Popular comedians, and occasionally famous leading actors with a sense of fun, often do a winter turn as a panto dame. A side kick or "chorus" figure There is always a secondary character on stage who speaks to the audience, encouraging them to shout and clap or comically commenting on the action. In Cinderella that character is Buttons, her father Baron Hardup's servant and her friend.
In Aladdin it is Wishee Washee, the hero's brother. A comedy animal Most pantos feature a comic animal played by two actors in one costume. Find out the best way to reach your local theatre, whether by foot, bus, car or train.
Christmas Pantomimes - Christmas in London - Time Out London
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Shopping Cart. Casting We're excited to announce that our star casting for Sleeping Beauty comes in the glittering form of actress Michelle Collins and CBeebies presenter Chris Jarvis! Getting Here Find out the best way to reach your local theatre, whether by foot, bus, car or train.
Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland next Christmas in the swashbuckling family adventure as the Jolly Roger navigates the perilous high seas and throws anchor in the Thames for another unmissable festive season in Dartford. Joining him as the hilarious shipmate Mr Smee will be comedian Andy Ford.
Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget, packed full of evil pirates, Lost Boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook. With star casting, jaw-dropping flying and special effects, barrel-loads of laughter, a ship-full of magic and fairy dust and plenty of festive fun for all the family, Hook your tickets today! Pantomime is loud for a small pair of ears, Spectacular sights can sometimes cause tears!
If bringing a little one, please be aware One or two scenes are intended to scare. The odd naughty joke for grown-up laughter Ensures that we all finish Happily Ever After.