The first of this year's Pantos will start opening at the end of this month. Maybe it's my imagination but the big film and TV stars and celebrities seem to be a bit thin on the ground this year. Or maybe I just watch the wrong soaps. Nevermind - it's bound to be a fun season anyway.
If you want to see a panto, the time to book is now. The Panto season for this traditional British family entertainment gets into full swing toward the end of November and runs here and there around the country until mid-February. Familiar faces from film and television, sports and just plain celebrity will be treading the boards, for good or ill, in traditional fairytales, given a British music hall twist with slapstick, mild innuendo, audience participation and lots of very silly cross dressing.
Looking for something to help you get into the holiday spirit? Or to jolly up the family in the the post holiday lull? This year, to make it easier on stretched budgets, a lot of theatres are offering family tickets, for two adults and two children, for around £45.
- Check out the Pantos happening around the UK this year to find one near you.
- Find out what Panto is all about
And don't worry about the innuendo - it goes right over the kids heads.
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