It’s getting closer and closer to Christmas, and that means just one thing...it’s nearly pantomime season again! Pantomime is a comedy theatre performance in England where actors perform a fairy tale with a comic twist. It is especially popular with children, although many adults love it too! Pantomime involves a lot of fancy dress, singing, bad jokes, and cross-dressing (men dressed as women, or women dressed as men!) The reason I love pantomime so much is because the audience plays as much a part as the actors! During the show, they must: - Shout out catchphrases such as ‘He’s behind you!’, ‘Oh yes it is!’ (in reply to) ‘oh no it isn’t!’ - ‘Boo’ the villain - Support the hero - Sing - sometimes children are invited to go onto stage to sing along with members of the cast! Songs are usually well-known, but sometimes the lyrics are changed to make them funnier! Last year, I saw a pantomime performance of ‘Peter Pan’, which was fantastic! This year, at Christmas, I am going to see ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ with my family!
Have you heard of pantomime before? Do you like going to the theatre? Or do you like acting and performing?