I have a number of traditions at Christmas which make the season special. These include putting a green man bought at Canterbury Cathedral on the top of the Christmas tree while listening to Michael Buble, watching Muppet Christmas Carol, and cooking enough red onion chutney to feed an army.
Another essential is pantomime, but not just any old pantomime. Canterbury Marlowe’s panto is, for me, one of the great joys of the Christmas season and despite moving away from the city, there was no way I was going to miss it. I can categorically say that I was right to make the trip as it, once again, was absolutely brilliant.
#Tweetingit –I know, it is March and there is a pants notice already but hey, we do have another yellow weather warning for snow so…its seasonal right?
New Wimbledon Theatre is pleased to announce that writer, actor, comedian, radio and television presenter Paul Merton will be stepping out from behind the iconic Have I Got News For You desk and donning the heels, making his live pantomime debut as widow Twankey in this year’s must-see family pantomime, Aladdin, from Saturday 8 December.
One of Britain’s best-loved and most popular comedians, Paul’s career began at the infamous Comedy Store and he regularly appears with the Comedy Store Players and tours the UK. His television appearances on hit programmes included Whose Line Is It Anyway? Room 101, various travelogues and documentaries and he is a regular on Radio 4 where he is now the second longest serving panellist on Just a Minute.