Oldham Coliseum. 16 November 2019. A booming giant-voiced announcement signals the start of the show, "Fee Fi Fo Fum, put your phone away and sit on your bum". Mobile ringtones wouldn't have been a worry for the cast of Oldham Coliseum's first pantomime way back in 1887. Times have changed but over 130 years later [...]
The Forest of Forgotten Discos!
Hope Mill Theatre. Commissioned by Contact. 13 December 2018. When children head into the woods in traditional fairy stories and pantomimes they often find themselves lost in a dark and scary place. Contact's Christmas show is having none of that. We're led into the Forest of Forgotten Discos by friendly and sparkly 'virtual assistant' Alexa, [...]
The Siege of Christmas
Contact, Manchester. 14 December 2017. One minute you're an ordinary audience member getting ready to see a show the next you're being enlisted as a secret toy soldier to save the Spirit of Christmas. It's all a bit of a merry mix-up. Secret agent Nut Cracker has mistaken us for her undercover colleagues but conveniently [...]
Contact, Manchester. 24 October 2017. Once upon a time... cabaret artist Le Gateau Chocolat was inspired to make a show for "families, children and the young at heart". Its name was 'Duckie'. It's the story of a little duckling who can't seem to be the duck his parents want him to be. He can't even [...]