WHAT IS A PANTOMIME?
Pantomime, or panto for short, is a festive show that is traditionally popular with families in the UK and has been around for many, many years. A panto is a type of play that retells popular fairy tales, is often funny, full of music and involves lots of audience participation.
Pantomimes commonly run in theatres across the UK between December and January. It’s traditional for some of the male actors to play female characters and for the female actors to play male characters.
The UK’s most popular pantos include Aladdin, Jack And The Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.