PANTOMIMES
CHRISTMAS PANTO GUIDE



Why the Darlington pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By Peter Baron
A Darlington pantomime regular puts the case across for why his local pantomime is better than all
Confessions of a Panto Virgin
Our editorial assistant Alex Wood let it slip that he'd never seen a panto. So naturally we sent him along to the Lyric Hammersmith for some fun with Jack and his beanstalk, oh yes we did
Why the Wimbledon pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By Sherry Plant
A Wimbledon pantomime local and regular puts the case across for why her pantomime is better than all
Why don't major theatres stage children's work all year round?
As Christmas hits a glut of children's shows land, but, Matt Trueman asks, shouldn't these be running all year round?
Why the Dartford pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By Mick Trembling
The Orchard theatre will present Cinderella next month
Why Richmond pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By John Savage
Our new Christmas blog series gets locals to rave about what makes their pantomime so special
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