Written and directed by Barrie Hunter
Design by Becky Minto
Perth panto just got personal!
We’re keeping the spirit of panto alive in Perth Theatre this Christmas with our physically distanced panto promenade. Audiences in their social bubbles will join panto dame Barrie Hunter and friends on a magical adventure through different parts of the theatre which will be all dressed up for the festive season!
Like the old song says, There Is Nothing Like A Dame,
But our Dame has only one thought-that there's nothing quite like HAME!
Since the world went weird and scary, she's become a tad erratic,
And is cooried in her Hidey-Hole and won't come out the attic!
Her son is at his wit's end, his head is in a spin,
He's lost the plot, his patience-now he's even lost his twin!
So he's off to search for brother, bring him home and save the day,
Or, most likely, take the wrong turn and be easily led astray.
And who's this in the darkness, boldly searching for the light?
It's our Hero on a mission, and she wants to wrong a right..
But there's evil lurking just below, underneath the earth,
Banished there for crimes committed down the years in Perth!
So come with us on a journey through the darkness of the night
On a quest to find some joy, some hope, and maybe love and light,
We'll walk the paths together, where there once was mirth and laughter,
And perhaps, by working as a team, we'll live happily ever after!!"
Oh Yes We Are! – A Quest for Long Lost Light and Laughter.
How it works
Each show will have an audience of 60 which comprises three groups of 20. Each group can accommodate bubbles of up to six people from two households (based on current Scottish Government guidelines at 2 October 2020) visit www.gov.scot for the most up to date information.
Your own personal usher will guide you around the theatre, keeping you distanced from other audience members as you visit the dame in her attic, the hero in her tent and the baddy’s lair! The three groups will come together – distanced - in the auditorium for the final scene (spoilers, shhh!). Two groups will be seated in the stalls and one group will be in the circle. If you don’t want to be seated in the circle, please book for Stalls 1 or Stalls 2. We will allocate seats when you arrive.
Running time: approx 70 minutes