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Thread #161278   Message #3831328
Posted By: Senoufou
09-Jan-17 - 04:07 AM
Thread Name: Pantomime
Subject: RE: BS: Pantomime
I had to explain to my husband that playing the role of the Dame is nothing to do with being gay/transvestite, although many gay performers have played the Dame in the past. Julian Clary and Larry Grayson, for example, have been excellent.
The Norwich 'Jack and The Beanstalk' was set in 'Nodge City' in the Wild West. All the actors had cowboy/cowgirl costumes, and the dances were all hoe-down type stuff. (Reminded me of my American line-dancing days) There was a Sheriff and a saloon with bar girls, and some rather strange pseudo-American/Norfolk accents.
The whole thing rather depends on audience participation ChanteyLass, as we're all expected to roar out the usual things, and everyone knows what's expected. The children absolutely love it.
There was a party of deaf children from a special school for the deaf in the audience, and a chap stood at the side of the stage signing for them. Two were invited up with a mic to do the animal sounds for Old MacDonald's Farm. Brilliant!