How To Write a Pantomime Adaptation

How To Write a Pantomime Adaptation

Ever seen a usual panto title and wondered how they’ve made that story into a pantomime adaptation? I’ve seen many pantomime adaptations of less well known titles, some more successful than others. I’ve distilled what I’ve learned from adapting...
What are all the Different Pantomime Characters?

What are all the Different Pantomime Characters?

Explaining a pantomime to anyone who hasn’t experienced one is always entertaining. Where do you start? With the crazy characters, the jokes and routines, the innuendo, the spectacle… the list is endless! Today I’m focussing on the characters, with a...
Cinderella Pantomime Song Suggestions

Cinderella Pantomime Song Suggestions

This week I’ve been doing some more work on my Cinderella script, and I often use playlists of music to help with my writing process. Then I thought it might be useful to share this playlist of Cinderella pantomime song suggestions with you. In my script,...
5 Things Your Pantomime Audience Will Love

5 Things Your Pantomime Audience Will Love

Pantomime is a rare genre in that it appeals so widely to all age ranges. From the youngest children to those who are young at heart, pantomime is a mainstay of the Christmas traditions. This is often the only time in the year that the whole family will visit the...
What are the Different Pantomime Titles

What are the Different Pantomime Titles

There are lots of ways to write a pantomime and lots of different pantomime titles to choose from. All of them have things in common – most pantos have a dame, and a baddie of some kind. They should all have comedy and songs! But with such a rich cultural...
How to Structure a Pantomime Script

How to Structure a Pantomime Script

I recently conducted some research into the structure of different pantomimes I’ve watched in the past (sad I know!). I reviewed the programmes and compiled a spreadsheet of the different structures noting which scenes took place where and what parts of the plot...