PANTOMIMES
CHRISTMAS PANTO GUIDE



The best stagey TV to watch this Christmas
Sarah Crompton on why Gene Kelly is the one to watch this Christmas, and the best stagey bits on the box
Christmas children's theatre shouldn't be all fun and games
Lucinda Everett on her earliest panto memories, and how Christmas is an important time to get children into theatre
Pantos are vital for audiences and artists alike
As the pantomime season approaches, Matt Trueman looks at why the Christmas staple is good for theatre in more ways than one
Michael Coveney: five theatre resolutions for the New Year
Critic Michael Coveney picks five things he'll be aiming for in 2016
Michael Coveney: 2015 was the year of the triple whammy
WhatsOnStage critic Michael Coveney rounds up some of his best shows of 2015
Matt Trueman: My top ten shows of 2015
WhatsOnStage critic Matt Trueman picks the shows he loved in 2015
Michael Coveney: Christmas spectaculars great and small
Michael Coveney visits the biggest New York Christmas spectacular and one of London's best and tiniest
Ben Hewis: Learning to fly with the RSC
Our deputy editor ticks an item off his bucket list that he didn't even know was on it
Sally Cookson: We must allow our girls to be heroes
The director of the Bristol Old Vic's Christmas show explains why she decided to make Beauty a boy
Guest Blog: The recipe for a perfect pantomime
By Emily Wood
'An unshaven, belching, legs akimbo hobnail boot-wearing bloke in a dress is what we're looking for'