AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ... A TOTALLY ORIGINAL PANTO WITH A STRONG STORYLINE AND TRADITIONAL TITLE

The Queen (or King) is to throw a grand Festive Ball for all the villagers – and to mark the occasion, a large advent calendar is built on the Village Green, which has 12 doors, one to be opened each day until Christmas.  The festivities cannot begin until all the doors are open, but Wizbad, the wicked wizard steals the keys and scatters them all over the world. 

Aided by the good Fairy, our characters embark upon a race against time,  visiting such diverse locations as South America and Paris in their quest.  The final key is retrieved on Christmas Eve, completing the calendar and taking us into the Christmas Ball Finale. 

Once established, the story takes us to 6 different countries, one per scene (which can be symbolically represented), offering a greater variety of musical styles and costumes than any other pantomime.  This aspect lends itself particularly well to musical societies or dance-orientated groups, but there is also abundant comedy, dialogue and business, allowing the musical content to be scaled down if desired. 

This brand new, original but traditional-style pantomime is guaranteed to keep your cast and audiences on their toes!

“…This was a superb, fast-moving, colourful and enthralling show that delighted young and old alike – a fabulous, fun-filled festival of sheer entertainment that never flagged from start to finish.  This delightful evening of pure entertainment was written, devised and directed by Alan Frayn.  (The Stage Magazine)

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10 main principal characters
7 cameo roles
Plenty of involvement for Chorus and Dancers
7 main full-stage sets (6 can be symbolic)
plus front of Tabs or front cloth scenes

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AMATEUR STAGE MAGAZINE WROTE ...

"...It is a very refreshing script on a pantomime subject that, in my ken, is new to Alan P Frayn's large canon of titles embracing the majority of the most popular subjects from Cinderella and Aladdin to Mother Goose, Sleeping Beauty and Robinson Crusoe & the Pirates.

Now his latest, exceptionally inventive, work is based on the Twelve Days of Christmas and as the focus of the show should be designed in such a way that the Advent Calendar should be the centre-piece of the staging concept.

Mr Frayn introduces his script in considerable detail and, although written in the traditional pantomime format, it is a brand new concept providing a great vehicle for some new scenes, together with more interesting and varied opportunities for Chorus and Dancers than any other published pantomime script.

He is exceptionally punctilious in presenting the content of his new script and we can only regret that in an overview of the new work on offer this year we have not the space to accommodate all the detail that he so efficiently provides.

His production notes are succinct and very much to the point, clearly designed to help the director of this new work to derive the maximum benefit from every very diverse scene and character."