The ingredients were all there, the surprises, the magic, the pantomime dame,(British style, of course) comic local references, good giggly humour, lots of audience participation and some wonderful kids from the audience, who made great little impromptu comedians.
There was a talented cast of adult who who were encouraging the newer amateur dramatists to develop for future roles. There were lots of dancers from the local population, real looking people, not audited ‘beautiful people’. Their enthusiasm, the obvious fun they had while dancing, was infectious.
This is the Pantomime season here, in the run up to Christmas. There is one more local pantomime to enjoy this week. Quite honestly, I have no desire to go to a professional performance, not when I can support great local talent, and have such a happy,lovely, fun time, shared with lots of other people and their children, all within reach of home.