Panto Day 2018
Friday 14th December

Category: Panto Advice

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Playing Ugly Sister and Dame

by Paul Tate I am so lucky to have been in a business that I love for over thirty years now and I still get a buzz from treading the boards. Working w...
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Graduating to Dame

by Ben Roddy The move to Dame was a pretty slow one for me. I didn’t feel especially drawn to it as I know some do. In fact I have performed in ...
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Writing for the Dame

My name is Iain Lauchlan and I have been writing, directing and playing Dame in panto since 1989. Most of my dame performances have been for the Belgr...
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Calling the Show

I started working on panto sixteen years ago at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre as a member of the stage crew; my first cue was to fly john in Peter Pan, I...
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Dance Audition Top Tips

As Associate Choreographer for Magic Beans I have now been a part of our dance audition process, along with our lovely Choreographic Supervisor Kerry,...
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Life as a Panto Understudy

Being an understudy in a pantomime is an experience which can be daunting, stressful, exciting and fun all at the same time! Now I’m no expert, ...
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A Chaperone’s Christmas

So panto time is on us again.  Who doesn’t love the weird and wonderful world of panto?  My daughter auditioned again this year but she was simply...
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Running the Wardrobe

Wardrobe’s  job tends to start at the beginning of Tech week, which is the last week before opening night. Rarely have I found that you need to be ...
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Writing a Pantomime

I’ve been a professional writer for almost eight years working on, among other things, television soap and several plays. I’ve been writing pantom...
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What makes a Sister?

Great Sisters come from great partnerships, two actors who realise individually they are not the star of the show, but together are a tour de force of...