Here We Are Again! – the great British pantomime

Traditionally beginning after Christmas, discover Pantomime's commedia d’ell arte and harlequinade beginnings and discover why the magic of Pantomime is the heart of British Theatre during the festive season with Accredited Lecturer Tony Lidington.

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Comments

Thank you for this lively and informative talk, which was presented with such enthusiasm to cheer a very grey and gloomy day.
I remember taking some Kenyan children to the village pantomime many years ago and they enjoyed it but were rather baffled!
Thank you so much for all these lovely talks, which I look forward to each day. I shall miss these in January!

daphne Mon, 27/12/2021 - 12:38 Permalink

Interesting origin history of the Panto.

Rita Arnold Mon, 27/12/2021 - 11:36 Permalink

That was fascinating! - and so interestingly presented.

Duncan Mon, 27/12/2021 - 11:31 Permalink

Thank you so much for such a lively, informative and enthusiastic lecture on Pantomime.
Just the thing to raise a smile on a dreary, wet morning, following Christmas festivities.
I particularly loved the historical context from which pantomime is derived, namely its origins in the Commedia dell’arte. Fascinating.

Maggie Mon, 27/12/2021 - 11:25 Permalink

Entertaining and excellent presentation of enlightening and amusing facts about the pantomime by a very knowledgeable maestro. It was thoroughly enjoyable to watch and hear. Thank you for including this in your collection.

Ram Mon, 27/12/2021 - 11:20 Permalink

Oh , yes he is!
What an excellent summary of this very British tradition! Your knowledge is delivered with wit and entertainment, Dr Tony! Would certainly love to see your AS talk in the future. Thank you so much.

Gilly Mon, 27/12/2021 - 10:58 Permalink

How interesting! Wonderful to learn the history behind pantomime, thank you

Cass Preston Mon, 27/12/2021 - 10:51 Permalink

Very good - Tony Lidington cheered me up in that time between Christmas and New Year. Made me want to go to the pants!

Anonymous Mon, 27/12/2021 - 10:48 Permalink

Thank you. Very interesting. Have always loved the pantomime, went regularly for many years. Such fun!

Margaret Lee Mon, 27/12/2021 - 10:31 Permalink

Very interesting. Thank-you.

Eileen Swift Mon, 27/12/2021 - 09:12 Permalink