pantomime

Wizard of Oz ….. the Panto!

Event Date: 
27/01/2016 - 7:30pm to 31/01/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

For their 29th annual pantomime, the Exeter Police & Hospital Players are delighted to perform ” Wizard of Oz ….. the Panto!”, based on L. Frank Baum’s original story but with our unusual twists & new characters. Join us for an evening/afternoon of fun, song, dance & laughter when Dorothy & her Aunt Em are transported by a tornado from Exeter to the Merry Old Land of Oz! In their quest to return home, they must travel on the Yellow Brick Road, where they meet the fabled Lion, Scarecrow & Tin Man, who then help Dorothy battle the Wicked Witch & other new faces. Will...

Panto magic at Broadclyst

Authored by Liz Straw
Posted: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:42am

Broadclyst Theatre Group transports you to Old Peking for the most popular Arabian Nights magical tale of Aladdin.

There you’ll be met by the irascible widow Twanky and entertained by Peking’s giant Kung Fu Panda.

It will be a raucous evening full of your favourite daft jokes, catchy tunes, and loads of crazy dance moves. We've got amazing, colourful costumes, great scenery sets and it will be a fun night out for all the family.

Will Abanaza be thwarted in his attempts to kidnap the princess and steal the magic lamp?

Will our young hero Aladdin and his...

Aladdin

Event Date: 
07/01/2016 - 7:30pm to 09/01/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Victory Hall, Broadclyst

Broadclyst Theatre Group transports you to Old Peking for the most popular Arabian Nights magical tale of Aladdin.

There you’ll be met by the irascible widow Twanky and entertained by Peking’s giant Kung Fu Panda.

It will be a raucous evening full of your favourite daft jokes, catchy tunes, and loads of crazy dance moves. We've got amazing, colourful costumes, great scenery sets and it will be a fun night out for all the family.

Will Abanaza be thwarted in his attempts to kidnap the princess and steal the magic lamp?

Will our young hero Aladdin and his...

Peter Pan

Event Date: 
24/12/2015 - 12:00pm to 01/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Exmouth Pavilion

Following a hugely successful Christmas pantomime "Snow White last year Trio Entertainment will be bringing their swashbuckling version of classic J.M Barrie fairytale Peter Pan to Exmouth Pavilion this Christmas. The world renowned tale has been reimagined into a wonderful fun-filled family Pantomime.

Trio Entertainment are thrilled to announce that Louis Emerick will lead the cast as the evil Captain Hook along side Hollyoaks star Beth Kingston as Wendy, Britain's Got Talent finalist Stephen Hall as Pirate Winkle and returning by popular demand after his role as Muddles in Snow...

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Event Date: 
28/12/2015 - 2:00pm to 09/01/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road, Sidmouth

Join Ali Baba over mountains and desert to outwit the villainous Chief Thief to buy freedom of this friends. A sparkling story to make this the best panto around.

Ticket Prices £12/£6 under 16s

http://www.manorpavilion.com/

Peter Pan

Event Date: 
24/12/2015 - 12:00pm to 30/12/2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Exmouth Pavilion

Following a hugely successful Christmas pantomime "Snow White last year Trio Entertainment will be bringing their swashbuckling version of classic J.M Barrie fairytale Peter Pan to Exmouth Pavilion this Christmas. The world renowned tale has been reimagined into a wonderful fun-filled family Pantomime.

Trio Entertainment are thrilled to announce that Louis Emerick will lead the cast as the evil Captain Hook along side Hollyoaks star Beth Kingston as Wendy, Britain's Got Talent finalist Stephen Hall as Pirate Winkle and returning by popular demand after his role as Muddles in Snow...

Sleeping Beauty

Event Date: 
12/12/2015 - 1:00pm to 03/01/2016 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter

Following the huge success of 'Cinderella', Jack & the Beanstalk', 'Aladdin', 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and 'Dick Whittington', Exeter Corn Exchange presents one of the most loved traditional pantomimes: 'Sleeping Beauty'! From Saturday 12th December to Sunday 3rd January 2016 you can join a host of classic characters for songs, laughter and a perfect Christmas show! The cast includes stars of West End musicals, 'Billy Elliot', 'Guys & Dolls', 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert', 'Sunset Boulevard', 'Acorn Antiques' and 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'! The princess of all pantomimes...

Aladdin

Event Date: 
06/12/2015 - 2:00pm to 08/12/2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a magical carpet ride to Old Peking to meet Aladdin and his hard working mother and local laundress, Widow Twankey.

Follow Aladdin on his quest to find a magic lamp for the Evil Sorcerer Abanazar, who has promised Aladdin a treasure trove of wealth. Meaning he will be able to marry the Princess but all is not as it seems once he steps inside the dark and dangerous cave…

Can the Genie of the Lamp help our hero?

Will Aladdin manage to rescue the Princess from Abanazar who will stop at nothing to become the most powerful...

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Event Date: 
27/12/2015 - 2:00pm to 09/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Exeter Little Theatre Company presents Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

This year we’re off on a magic carpet ride to the land of the thousand and one Arabian Nights in the company of the good, but not very clever Ali Baba and his many friends.

Panto fun is guaranteed for all as we join the hapless Ali on his adventures through the desert to find the secret treasure hidden in the Robbers Cave, where he can claim riches beyond his wildest dreams. Help Ali and his friends to discover the magical treasure and outwit the forty rather nasty thieves.

As ever, plenty of...

Performing tips from Exeter panto pros

Authored by Kickline
Posted: Tue, 12/30/2014 - 8:55am

Pantomime is a unique British tradition. You will not find pantos being performed in any other part of the world except, of course, wherever several enthusiastic Brits with a penchant for slapstick and cross dressing are gathered together.

The panto season stretches into the New Year and in Exeter and the rest of the country hundreds of companies will be staging pantos now and in the coming months.

They could be amateur or professional, well funded or on a shoestring, treading the boards in theatres, arts centres or village halls. The common purpose is to entertain people,...

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