Panto Day 2019
Friday 13th December

Category: Panto Advice

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Playing Principal Boy

This year, 2016, will be my third consecutive panto season playing ‘principal boy’. I think it’s safe to say that I well and truly have ‘the p...
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Creating a Character – Ugly Sisters

By Olly Taylor and Steve King – The Wugly Sisters Pantomime because of it’s roots in commedia del’arte is brimming with archetypes. Characte...
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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 ...