Course overview

It's behind you. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Do you love Panto and wonder where it all began? Why are there traditions that only appear in panto and not other plays? As part of the Christmas festival of courses, we present this one-off session where we will take a look at a brief history of the pantomime, from its original roots to the present day - with some bad panto jokes thrown in along the way.

Course description

Pantomime is the only internationally recognised theatre form that is truly British and as such deserves to be celebrated, but why? Why is this hugely popular form of theatre still around today and mostly, still performed in the traditional way? What is it about pantomime that is so appealing and where did the formula for it come from? This course is a light-hearted look at the history of the form, from its earliest roots; taking in the different elements that make up a pantomime. We will learn about some of the important figures who have had an impact on panto over the centuries; and also consider briefly why it is still so popular and important in the present day. You can collect some really bad panto jokes as we go on our journey and feel free to share your own! Join our tutor, Alison Warren on this fascinating and charming one-off online session being delivered through Canvas, our virtual classroom; as part of our Christmas festival programme. Places are limited, so sign up now to avoid disappointment!

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