History Main / Pantomime

20th Jul '17 12:12:03 AM Cindylover1969
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* '''Guest stars''' - a [[OlderThanYouThink trope dating back to]] [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain the late 19th Century in the UK]], whereby if more than one major panto is running in a town, they will often compete for custom by playing one-upmanship with the quality of the cast. Once the realm of respected actors (and [[Series/TheSootyShow Sooty]]), this particular aspect took a bashing during TheEighties and TheNineties when [[StuntCasting soap actors, Wolf from Gladiators, reality TV stars and Frank Bruno]] all decided to get in on the act; fortunately, most theatres seem to be a little more discerning nowadays, but the occasional Series/BigBrother contestant still slips through the cracks. This can be very lucrative work, which is why Australian soap actors decamp en masse to England in time for the season. Julian Clary, Christopher Biggins, Creator/BrianBlessed and Creator/JohnBarrowman are guaranteed to be in panto every single year. We've even taken the liberty of getting a few actors from across the pond, including [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]], [[Series/TheATeam Dirk Benedict]] and Creator/DavidHasselhoff. Yes, really.

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* '''Guest stars''' - a [[OlderThanYouThink trope dating back to]] [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain the late 19th Century in the UK]], whereby if more than one major panto is running in a town, they will often compete for custom by playing one-upmanship with the quality of the cast. Once the realm of respected actors (and [[Series/TheSootyShow Sooty]]), this particular aspect took a bashing during TheEighties and TheNineties when [[StuntCasting soap actors, Wolf from Gladiators, reality TV stars and Frank Bruno]] all decided to get in on the act; fortunately, most theatres seem to be a little more discerning nowadays, but the occasional Series/BigBrother contestant still slips through the cracks. This can be very lucrative work, which is why Australian soap actors decamp en masse to England in time for the season. Julian Clary, Christopher Biggins, Creator/BrianBlessed and Creator/JohnBarrowman are guaranteed to be in panto every single year. We've even taken the liberty of getting a few actors from across the pond, including [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]], [[Series/TheATeam Dirk Benedict]] Benedict]], Creator/DavidHasselhoff (yes, really) and Creator/DavidHasselhoff. Yes, really.Creator/MrT.
11th Jul '17 9:17:05 AM johnnye
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Pantos are traditionally TheatricalProductions, but [[http://www.its-behind-you.com/tvpanto.html quite a few]] have been recorded for LiveActionTelevision, such as Creator/TheITVPanto. They have also featured on BBC radio; the most famous being ''Black Cinderella II Goes East'' in 1978, which featured the cast of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' was co-produced by Creator/DouglasAdams.

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Pantos are traditionally TheatricalProductions, but [[http://www.its-behind-you.com/tvpanto.html quite a few]] have been recorded for LiveActionTelevision, such as Creator/TheITVPanto. They have also featured on BBC radio; the most famous being ''Black Cinderella II Goes East'' in 1978, which featured the cast of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' and was co-produced by Creator/DouglasAdams.



Also see {{Mummers}}, which is another type of British play.

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Also see {{Mummers}}, which is another type of British play.theatrical tradition.
11th Jul '17 9:02:44 AM johnnye
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{{Slapstick}} comedic play aimed at children (though it is not unusual for the material to sometimes be laced with the occasional GettingCrapPastTheRadar) and shown mostly around Christmas time. A British tradition that (as with most British traditions) baffles Americans; America used to have a somewhat similar tradition in {{Vaudeville}}, minus the association with Christmas, but it died out around the turn of the twentieth century. Referenced throughout British culture, of course. They are equally popular in Ireland.

Pantomimes (or "pantos") are usually based on a relatively small pool of basic stories, mostly {{fairy tale}}s and mostly PublicDomain media. These include:

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{{Slapstick}} comedic play aimed at children (though it is not unusual for the material to sometimes be laced with the occasional GettingCrapPastTheRadar) ParentalBonus, and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar The Radar]] is barely switched on) and shown mostly around Christmas time. A British (and Irish) tradition that (as with most British such traditions) baffles Americans; America used to have a somewhat similar tradition in {{Vaudeville}}, minus the association with Christmas, but it died out around the turn of the twentieth century. Referenced throughout British culture, of course. They are equally popular in Ireland.\n\n

Pantomimes (or "pantos") are usually based on a relatively small pool of basic stories, mostly {{fairy tale}}s and mostly other PublicDomain media. These include:
21st May '17 11:08:47 AM nombretomado
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* '''Guest stars''' - a [[OlderThanYouThink trope dating back to]] [[VictorianBritain the late 19th Century in the UK]], whereby if more than one major panto is running in a town, they will often compete for custom by playing one-upmanship with the quality of the cast. Once the realm of respected actors (and [[Series/TheSootyShow Sooty]]), this particular aspect took a bashing during TheEighties and TheNineties when [[StuntCasting soap actors, Wolf from Gladiators, reality TV stars and Frank Bruno]] all decided to get in on the act; fortunately, most theatres seem to be a little more discerning nowadays, but the occasional Series/BigBrother contestant still slips through the cracks. This can be very lucrative work, which is why Australian soap actors decamp en masse to England in time for the season. Julian Clary, Christopher Biggins, Creator/BrianBlessed and Creator/JohnBarrowman are guaranteed to be in panto every single year. We've even taken the liberty of getting a few actors from across the pond, including [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]], [[Series/TheATeam Dirk Benedict]] and Creator/DavidHasselhoff. Yes, really.

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* '''Guest stars''' - a [[OlderThanYouThink trope dating back to]] [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain the late 19th Century in the UK]], whereby if more than one major panto is running in a town, they will often compete for custom by playing one-upmanship with the quality of the cast. Once the realm of respected actors (and [[Series/TheSootyShow Sooty]]), this particular aspect took a bashing during TheEighties and TheNineties when [[StuntCasting soap actors, Wolf from Gladiators, reality TV stars and Frank Bruno]] all decided to get in on the act; fortunately, most theatres seem to be a little more discerning nowadays, but the occasional Series/BigBrother contestant still slips through the cracks. This can be very lucrative work, which is why Australian soap actors decamp en masse to England in time for the season. Julian Clary, Christopher Biggins, Creator/BrianBlessed and Creator/JohnBarrowman are guaranteed to be in panto every single year. We've even taken the liberty of getting a few actors from across the pond, including [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]], [[Series/TheATeam Dirk Benedict]] and Creator/DavidHasselhoff. Yes, really.
28th Jan '17 3:02:54 PM Hafumanroblox
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{{Slapstick}} comedic play aimed at children (though it is not unusual for the material to sometimes be laced with the occasional more raunchy and adult themed joke) and shown mostly at Christmas time. A British tradition that (as with most British traditions) baffles Americans; America used to have a somewhat similar tradition in {{Vaudeville}}, minus the association with Christmas, but it died out around the turn of the twentieth century. Referenced throughout British culture, of course. They are equally popular in Ireland.

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{{Slapstick}} comedic play aimed at children (though it is not unusual for the material to sometimes be laced with the occasional more raunchy and adult themed joke) GettingCrapPastTheRadar) and shown mostly at around Christmas time. A British tradition that (as with most British traditions) baffles Americans; America used to have a somewhat similar tradition in {{Vaudeville}}, minus the association with Christmas, but it died out around the turn of the twentieth century. Referenced throughout British culture, of course. They are equally popular in Ireland.
30th Dec '16 5:02:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** People are expected to loudly boo and hiss whenever the villains are onstage.

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** People The audience are expected to loudly boo and hiss whenever the villains are onstage.
22nd Apr '16 2:45:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* '''[[HeyItsThatGuy Guest stars]]''' - a [[OlderThanYouThink trope dating back to]] [[VictorianBritain the late 19th Century in the UK]], whereby if more than one major panto is running in a town, they will often compete for custom by playing one-upmanship with the [[HeyItsThatGuy quality of the cast]]. Once the realm of respected actors (and [[Series/TheSootyShow Sooty]]), this particular aspect took a bashing during TheEighties and TheNineties when [[StuntCasting soap actors, Wolf from Gladiators, reality TV stars and Frank Bruno]] all decided to get in on the act; fortunately, most theatres seem to be a little more discerning nowadays, but the occasional Series/BigBrother contestant still slips through the cracks. This can be very lucrative work, which is why Australian soap actors decamp en masse to England in time for the season. Julian Clary, Christopher Biggins, Creator/BrianBlessed and Creator/JohnBarrowman are guaranteed to be in panto every single year. We've even taken the liberty of getting a few actors from across the pond, including [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]], [[Series/TheATeam Dirk Benedict]] and Creator/DavidHasselhoff. Yes, really.

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* '''[[HeyItsThatGuy Guest stars]]''' '''Guest stars''' - a [[OlderThanYouThink trope dating back to]] [[VictorianBritain the late 19th Century in the UK]], whereby if more than one major panto is running in a town, they will often compete for custom by playing one-upmanship with the [[HeyItsThatGuy quality of the cast]].cast. Once the realm of respected actors (and [[Series/TheSootyShow Sooty]]), this particular aspect took a bashing during TheEighties and TheNineties when [[StuntCasting soap actors, Wolf from Gladiators, reality TV stars and Frank Bruno]] all decided to get in on the act; fortunately, most theatres seem to be a little more discerning nowadays, but the occasional Series/BigBrother contestant still slips through the cracks. This can be very lucrative work, which is why Australian soap actors decamp en masse to England in time for the season. Julian Clary, Christopher Biggins, Creator/BrianBlessed and Creator/JohnBarrowman are guaranteed to be in panto every single year. We've even taken the liberty of getting a few actors from across the pond, including [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]], [[Series/TheATeam Dirk Benedict]] and Creator/DavidHasselhoff. Yes, really.
3rd Apr '16 2:21:07 PM Kitchen90
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Pantomimes (or "pantos") are usually based on a relatively small pool of basic stories, mostly {{fairy tale}}s and mostly PublicDomain. These include

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Pantomimes (or "pantos") are usually based on a relatively small pool of basic stories, mostly {{fairy tale}}s and mostly PublicDomain. PublicDomain media. These includeinclude:
3rd Apr '16 2:20:23 PM Kitchen90
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Also see {{Mummers}}, which is another type of British play.




* Much '''[[CrosscastRole crossdressing]]''', specifically,

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\n* Much '''[[CrosscastRole crossdressing]]''', specifically,specifically:
18th Dec '15 7:34:41 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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{{Slapstick}} comedic play aimed at children (though it is not too unusual for the plays to sometimes be laced with the occasional more raunchy and adult themed joke) and shown mostly at Christmas time. A British tradition that (as with most British traditions) baffles Americans; America used to have a somewhat similar tradition in {{Vaudeville}}, minus the association with Christmas, but it died out around the turn of the twentieth century. Referenced throughout British culture, of course. They are equally popular in Ireland.

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{{Slapstick}} comedic play aimed at children (though it is not too unusual for the plays material to sometimes be laced with the occasional more raunchy and adult themed joke) and shown mostly at Christmas time. A British tradition that (as with most British traditions) baffles Americans; America used to have a somewhat similar tradition in {{Vaudeville}}, minus the association with Christmas, but it died out around the turn of the twentieth century. Referenced throughout British culture, of course. They are equally popular in Ireland.
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