Pantomime at Pontefract Town Hall
Have you been to the panto of Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates at Pontefract Town Hall? If you have, you’ll agree how good it is. And if you haven’t, you can still see the show as it’s running till 20th January (except on Wednesdays). It’s definitely sprinkle a hidden treasure to brighten up your dull January days.
We took the family along to the Pantomime put together by St. Giles with St. Mary’s Pantomime/Theatre Society. The stage, the costumes, the music and singing, the jokes and flawless transition from scene to scene kept us enthralled from the very first moment.
He’s Behind You!
Pantomime has it’s own traditions and the audience expects plenty of participation and a general breaking of theatre rules. That’s what makes it so fun no matter how old you are. If there’s one thing you don’t do at a pantomime, it’s sit respectfully and quietly in your seat.
All the best Pantomimes cater for the wide age range of the audience. Some of the jokes went way over the kid’s heads but had us in giggles. It’s all part of the fun, and goes to show you don’t need a professional theatre cast to get comedy timing spot on. For the kids, the fun flies fast enough that anything they don’t get is glossed over in seconds and they’re whooping with glee or squealing with excited fear over the antics of the dame or the terrifying pirate.
Pontefract Town Hall — Perfect for Pantomime.
Pontefract Town Hall is a great venue for pantomime productions. From the lighting to the seating arrangements and the lushly curtained stage, everything just works. There’s plenty of room for kids to live it up, wide aisles and access for wheelchair users, and you can see and hear what’s happening on stage wherever you’re sitting.
Everyone who took part is wonderful, from the smallest of children to the most experienced adult actors. Being an amateur production, prices are much more accessible than a professional theatre production, making it an affordable family outing. Refreshments are available during the interval that you can take back to your seat if you want, and friendly ushers make sure everyone is comfortable.
Everyone had a wonderful time, singing along, dancing in their seats and shouting out if the mood took them. It was relaxed, sometimes noisy, musical. We had a great time!
You can still get tickets as the production runs till the 20th January. Pantomime brings out the inner kid in all of us. Such fun!