Helping you to bring your chosen panto script to glorious life!
All my pantomime scripts allow you to choose your own songs and one of the great strengths of pantomime is the scope it allows you to and mix and match lots of different musical styles.
There are a wealth of truly fabulous songs out there, so this list is just the very tip of the iceberg – but these are two hundred of my favourites.
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Of all the many jobs you need to do, this is one of the most important – so here are a few thoughts to help you make the exercise as successful as possible.
Here is the traditional method, used by professional clowns.
To help you sell lots of tickets I’ve come up with some short, snappy, audience-friendly marketing copy for each panto.
So, you’ve got a great panto script (hopefully one of mine), a great cast and you can’t wait to put on the funniest pantomime your Audience have ever seen.
The read through goes brilliantly – everyone is in hysterics and all augurs well. And then you start to put it on its feet. Some bits are consistently hilarious, but somehow some other bits don’t seem to be quite as funny as you thought they would be… WHY?
Well, there could be all sorts of reasons and some performers have a much surer touch with comedy than others, but all directors have been in this situation and there are some basic rules you can follow to make things much, much funnier. To see what I always try to do
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Whether you are looking for a full collection, or a particular costume – it would be well worth checking with Molly Limpet’s Theatrical Emporium.
They have made a speciality of supplying panto costumes for both amateur and professional companies of all sizes and have copies of all Ben Crocker’s pantomime scripts in house and ready to refer to.
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You may be the Producer, or you may be the Wardrobe Manager. You may have done it lots of times, or this may be you’re your first. Either way, Nick Hedley of panto costume specialists, Molly Limpet’s, provides a wealth of handy hints and do’s and don’ts to help ensure your panto costumes are as successful and pain free as they can be.
Pantomime is a uniquely British artform, constantly evolving and adapting to the conditions of the day. But where did it all come from?
What should we aspire to in 2017?
Pantomime is a dynamic artform and although we love its glorious traditions, we also want it to feel contemporary and relevant for today’s audiences.
For Ben’s take on modern pantomime and panto script writing for the here and now.
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Benefit from my experience as the director of over 70 professional productions. I am available to all users of my pantomime scripts.
From a quick chat about casting requirements to running through the logistics of a particular scene, I am always happy to help.
Just give me a call on 07790 595352, or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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