The panto at Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal is famous for all kinds of reasons: knitted toys being flung around the auditorium (footnote 1); Tunnock's Teacakes (footnote 2); and fabulously good, traditional, family-friendly pantos on the tiny stage.
This year's pantomime is Rapunzel, which runs from 6 December to 7 January, with both matinee and evening performances daily. There will be amazing song and dance routines, fantastic sets and special effects, huge amounts of laughter, plenty of audience participation, and lotsof dreadful jokes and terrible puns. You can bet that every performance will be jam-packed, as always, so if you're planning to take a party do be sure to book right now! Four performances are already sold out.
Don't delay! Let your hair down today! Tickets and information are at the Georgian Theatre's website.
(1) Knitted toys? Why? The reason is lost in the mists of history. This year, in a turnip for the books, the toys will be vegetables. No peas for the wicked.
(2) Tunnock's Teacakes? Whether you hate them, loathe them, or have no idea what they are, you're likely to find them raining down on you. Visitors to one performance last year may have witnessed the Prime Minister doing a rather neat left-handed catch, to the alarm of his bodyguards. But why teacakes? Err - tradition?
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