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Pantomime!

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Pantomime!#1
Posted: 1/23/07 at 6:39pm
Sooo... did anyone see any good ones this holiday season?

Me, I just came back from 'Jack And The Beanstalk' in Cardiff starring John Barrowman. I think Mr. B has found the PERFECT entertainment medium; I love watching him on TV, but I much prefer him on stage, and he was having an absolute blast by the looks of him! Innuendo out the wazoo, Doctor Who jokes galore, and flirting madly with all the women in the audience; he was marvellous. ^_^

I think the best bit was quite possibly his entrance; he roared onstage on a moped, and burst straight into 'You Can't Stop The Beat'. I no longer feel so guilty about not taking my housemate with me, because she haaaaates 'Hairspray'. XD

Rest of the cast was awesome too. It's not very often you see grown men singing Britney Spears songs, or grown men dressed as women in dresses that look suspiciously like beehives. I enjoyed every minute of the afternoon, in spite of the small child in the row in front that had to be escorted out crying EVERY TIME the giant shouted "fee fi fo fum". XD

I do loves me some highbrow theatre, but sometimes, you really can't beat a good pantomime. And I mooed more in one afternoon at this panto than I have done three times seeing 'Rent'. If that counts for anything. ^_^
Updated On: 1/23/07 at 06:39 PM
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re: Pantomime!#2
Posted: 1/23/07 at 6:52pm
"Mooed" as in make cow noises? Or does it mean something else?

If it is the first, why do you "Moo" during Rent?

I saw The Snow Queen at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Really enjoyed it, despite some unfavourable reviews by critics. My Christmas is not complete without seeing a panto, good or bad. It's great!
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re: Pantomime!#2
Posted: 1/23/07 at 7:09pm
As in "made cow noises". Not to give too much away, but in 'Rent', Maureen uses performance art to protest the building of Benny's CyberArts studio, and it's called 'Over The Moon', and at the end she encourages everyone to moo. If you've got a really good Maureen, most of the audience will end up mooing along with the people onstage. ^_^
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re: Pantomime!#3
Posted: 1/26/07 at 9:53am
I was a dancer in Aladdin in The Regent Theatre in Stoke on Trent, anybody see it? was given the award of the best panto in Britain for the second year running!yey!

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re: Pantomime!#4
Posted: 1/26/07 at 8:17pm
Congratulations! Who was the award ... awarded, I guess ... by?
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re: Pantomime!#5
Posted: 1/29/07 at 6:52pm
I love pantos but here in Australia it has been decades since we've had anything like what you are fortunate to have there - I'm very envious. Do they still draw big crowds? Maybe they should be revived here.