Amateur Pantomime, oh no it isn’t!!

This year why not choose to watch or be in your local “amateur” pantomime over a professional pantomime. Amateur theatre (amateur dramatics) can be defined as “theatre performances in which the people involved are not paid but take part for their own enjoyment” Locally organised theatrical events provide a source of entertainment for the community, and can be a fun and exciting hobby, with strong bonds of friendship formed through participation. Many amateur theatre groups reject the “amateur” label and its negative association with “amateurish”, preferring to style themselves “dramatic societies”, “theatre groups” or just “players”. Whether we like it … Continue reading Amateur Pantomime, oh no it isn’t!!

Theatre “Characterisation” #bigtopbeauty #bradford #pantomime 

The word “Characterisation” makes me squirm! “Ok, so who are you? Tell me about your character blah blah blah”.  It’s not for me at all! So our first rehearsal tonight for Big Top Beauty and the Beast what do we do…….. characterisation. Basically tonight’s rehearsal was a question and answer session with people I hardly knew in regards to my pantomime character Russell. I was asked questions such as who are my parents? How old am I?, and who’s my best friend in the circus? I thought, shit, I don’t actually know the answer to any of these questions! So … Continue reading Theatre “Characterisation” #bigtopbeauty #bradford #pantomime