Monday, 17 January 2011

Our Pantomime is over... We hope you all had fun!

After a months absence I'm back to Life (Sciences)!

For the past few weeks my life has been spent in Pantoland but I'm now back in the real world; fewer puns, fewer farmyard animals and less cross-dressing but glitter still turning up EVERYWHERE!

I work in a local theatre as part of the tech team and here's your little backstage exclusive of what I've been up to the past month! Westend Schmestend ay!?

The pantomime was Jack and the Beanstalk and it was amazing, so funny with lots of comedic improvisation and high jinks which was nice for us working on it as it kept it fresh. Here's a few pictures:

Clockwise from Top Left:
TL: Cloud Scene (at the top of the beanstalk) being set up
TR: Crumbletown set from the wings
BR: Before the Dame's first number
BL: The giant's henchman delivering the Princess to the giant *BOO!* *HISS!*(There was actually somebody inside that giant costume. I had to lift it and it was HEAVY!)

Here's a couple of shots of the stage during rehearsals:

Among many other pantomime traditions is one called the COD. We discussed many times what this stands for but nobody knew or could ever find out! 

A COD is basically a parody of the pantomime put on and performed by the crew for the cast. Luckily we had a fantastic writer among our numbers who wrote an incredibly funny 45 minute long script for us so it went down a storm!

Our COD was titled 'Jack and the Beanstalk 2: Murder in Fumbletown' and opened with the discovery of the dead body of Daisy the cow *GASP!*

But who dunnit???...




I know. It was a shock for all of us too. I guess he just seemed like a nice guy.

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