It’s Panto Time!
While we aren’t able to safely bring you in to our theatre yet, we would like to invite you to join us on Zoom for a unique Panto Reading of shortened versions of “Cinderella” and “Jack & The Beanstalks”. As a thank-you to you all for your continued support of Pantomime at DCSS over the past 39 years, this event will be free to watch! We will be presenting two live readings via Zoom:
Saturday December 19th @7:30PM
Sunday December 20th @2:00PM
If you would like to join in the fun, please send an RSVP email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which performance date you would like to attend (each date will feature both Pantos, separated by an intermission). We will then send you the Zoom details to the email address you provide.
This is the classic pantomime story of the young, fatherless Cinderella who is treated cruelly by her stepmother and made to wait hand and foot on her two mean and spiteful stepsisters.
Cinderella’s life changes with the arrival of her fairy godmother who uses her magic powers to take over many of the household duties The fairy godmother also provides Cinderella with a ball gown and a carriage in which to attend the ball where she meets Prince Charming Laughter abounds as the Cook/Dame keeps the audience involved, the ugly sisters try to woo the prince. In addition to the wicked step-mother, we also meet Old Baron Hardup, Cinderella’s inventor grandfather.
Jack & The Beanstalks:
This is the traditional pantomime tale of the lad who sold his cow for a bag of beans, that grew into a giant beanstalk, that led up into a magic place where lives a giant who owns a bird that lays golden eggs.
In this version instead of just one beanstalk, the magic beans produce several beanstalks. Jack, and his girlfriend, Jill, climb them to discover fantasy places before finding the Giant’s Castle.
This panto has all the traditional characters of the popular story, including the Giant, and his bird that lays the golden eggs, the evil landlord, Baron Hardheart (who is the target for all the booing), while Dame Trot provides comic relief. Other characters include the mysterious Dr Proctor, who sells Jack the beans, and the nursery rhyme character Mary Mary.