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THE PANTOMIME SPECIALISTS
WILL SHAKESPEARE THE PANTO
Robin Bailes’s new offering is a first. The Bard’s life has been made into a movie, Shakespeare in Love, about the loss of his muse, but this was largely fictional. Robin’s new pantomime is on the same theme, but has an original plot, with a comic duo, a Dame, principal boy and girl, a villain, plus a coquettish Queen Elisabeth.
Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, is determined to win the Queen’s poetry competition, or ‘sonnet slam’, to find England’s greatest playwright, to whom she will award the title of Court Playwright, and residency of the Globe Theatre.
The evil Earl will stop at nothing to achieve his rascally aims. Click here for details
OTHER PANTOMIMES BY ROBIN BAILES
Ali Baba, Babes in the Wood, Cinderella and Jack & the Beanstalk (with Jonathan Hales).
Robin’s first collaboration with Jonathan, Robin Hood & His Merry Men, continues to break records.
PLAYWRIGHT OF THE MONTH: Jane Lockyer Willis
Jane is a playwright and actor, a member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She has written plays, short stories, and a novel; in 2012 she won the Irene Swarbrick Salver for short stories.
Jane’s one-act plays, published by Spotlight, are:
Half a Crown, described as ‘an adult fairy tale with a twist’, is about Princess Maud who takes on a job in a solicitor’s office but cannot forget she is a princess. “This is an entertaining little romp that will appeal to many groups” - Amateur Stage Magazine.
Visiting Hours, set in a hospital ward, is a poignant story and has parts for three mature women. A finalist in the SCDA Highland District Festival.
Walkies 'A smashing play that opens with gentle comedy, touches on loneliness, mentions pet love and concludes with an unexpected friendship.' - The Woman Writer
Cinderella’s Time Out is a Christmas comedy with a new take on the classic tale. ‘Cinderella wants out. She yearns for a new life without predictable endings’.
It’s Not The Same Without Norman Set in present day England, this is an ideal one-act comedy for Christmas. See what happens when Bethlehem comes to suburbia.