Festive family entertainment at its best, of course it is Pantomime.
Did you know pantomime was developed in England and is still performed throughout the United Kingdom today. It is a musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment, modern pantomime includes songs, gags, slapstick, comedy and dancing. The stories are more or less based on a well-known fairy tale, fable or folk tale. This type of theatre the audience are expected to sing along, shout out and dance to particular phrases.
Pantomime does have a long theatrical history in Western culture dating back to classical theatre and the Middle Ages with re-enactments of the legend Saint George and the Dragon around Christmas and New Year’s. Although the stories, venues and characters have developed the time of year has remained. Aiding and influencing the developments is partly from the 16th century commedia dell'arte tradition of Italy and other European and British stage traditions, such as 17th-century masques and music hall.
Come and enjoy the very modern yet traditional form of family entertainment during the Christmas and New Year time of year.
This year Millfield Theatre celebrates their 30th Birthday, as well as 30 Years of Pantomime treats for families.
This year Millfield Theatre puts on the stunning much loved pantomime Beauty and the Beast, starting Thursday 29 November 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019. Unmissable entertainment is guaranteed in a show packed with special effects, stunning costumes, beautiful scenery and, of course, lots of comedy that will have the whole family laughing along from beginning to end.
Complete with the famous rose, Millfield audiences can expect a fabulous telling of the infamous story, full of laughter, music and dance in the north London’s biggest family pantomime.
Celebrate the history of festive family fun, celebrate 30 years of pantomime at Millfield Theatre and most importantly celebrate the festive season with your family.
Beauty and the Beast starts 29 November 2018 - 6 January 2019. Book tickets here