Step 1 – Choose a script
Our next production is a panto next February. But that’s ages away… Oh no it’s not! Oh yes it is! Oh no it’s not! Oh yes it is! … and so on … and so on …
Although that sort of rowdy banter is the basis of any pantomime (oh no it’s not! Oh yes it is!) we need a bit more than that. Actors are strange and fickle beasts (boo!) who make unreasonable demands (hiss!) like being told what to say, so what we need is – a script! (Hooray!) Over the next few weeks we’ll read some scripts, choose our favourite, sprinke some BaCStage magic on it and it’ll become our pantomime (Hooray… again).
This week we read Act 1 of a script for Rumplestiltskin. It has some very good jokes in it (ha ha!), some truly awful ones (groan!) and a large portion of double-entendre slipped in as well (missus!) We had a lot of fun reading it (oh yes we did! oh no… let’s not start that again). Next week we’ll be reading Act 2 and those who already have say that it’s even funnier than Act 1 (oh no it isn’t!) Is it? We’ll find out next week!