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Christmas Pantomime Guide

A guide to... Christmas * Panto Pantomime (2 Mix of Fairytales & Folk Stories *e.g. Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin, Jack & The Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty British Play Over 50,000 panto's performed For families at Christmas. since the first in 1717! Approx.174 pantos are performed each year! (4 3 million People Every Year! Seen by... The Plot A girl, who is actually a girl playing the part of a boy (the Hero), is the son of a man, who is playing the part of a woman (the Dame), will fall in love with a girl who is enough people to reach 3000 miles around the world!! Laid head to foot, that's playing the part ofa girl (the Heroine) actually Famous Celebrities K 6 (5) Panto Run- Time... John Charlie -Barbara Barrowman Chaplin Windsor 120 mins, twice a day, 12 1 6 days a week, for 6 weeks. That's 144 hrs on stage! Pamela 10 Anderson BAYWATCH *not including rehearsal, costume and makeup time! Christopher Biggins - one of Britain's best-loved performers! Starring every Xmas since 1969! Enter the Dame! *(only missing 2007 to win "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!") 246 full days in Panto!! (7) Makeup time: 51 hours! Most Profitable (8) *each Panto season Panto... £1.75 Million in 5 weeks! Dame - a male dressed £50,000 per day! as an extravagant but *Aladdin (2007) unconvincing woman. "He's Etiquette & Characters behind you!" "Oh no he's not" "Oh yes he is!" 6) Audience participation A Panto dwarf can earn his bodyweight in £1 coins Hissing / booing at the villains, cheering for the Hero * each Panto season 46 Kilos Main Characters: • Cow/Horse • Principal Boy • Dame • Villain • Good Fairy *Many years ago, at the Hippodrome Theatre (Stockport), the front end of the horse was Charlie Chaplin! (10 The Panto Always Ends Happily Ever After 1) 2), http://www.pantomime- 3) 11459451 4),, 5) 6),, 8),,, 7) http://www.its-behind- 8) www.s 1378773/SnoaJAnpantomime, -White-panto-axe-850-week-dwarfs-theyre-expensive.html, Willow Management 9) 10) ShowandStay. LONDON THEATRE BREAKS

Christmas Pantomime Guide

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A guide to Christmas Pantomime from theatre breaks specialists – Show and Stay.


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