Culture, Theatre

In Praise of Panto

When you think of Christmas, what springs to mind? Tinsel? Trees? Red cups? Family size tins of Quality Street? When I think of Christmas, I think of work. For actors, the festive season is a cornucopia of casting opportunities, which let’s be frank, for the majority of us is not the case the rest of the year. Why? Well, because panto is still as much of a Christmas stalwart as mince pies, having a squashed Satsuma in the bottom of your stocking and falling asleep in front of the Queen’s  ...

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