The Art of Pantomime

by Ian Gledhill

Thursday 21 November 2019

 

The history of this enduring and peculiarly British institution, from its origins in 16th-century Italian commedia dell’arte through the influence of 19th-century music hall, to the family shows that are still much loved today. 

On the way, we examine the origins of some of the stories used in pantomime as well as such traditions as the (female) principal boy and the (male) pantomime dame. 

The talk is interspersed with personal anecdotes from the speaker’s years of working (and appearing) professionally in pantomime.

What's New!

IMPORTANT

 
Change of date:
 
The lecture Mad Men and Artists by Tony at Rawlings will now take place on Tuesday 29th October at 7.00pm
 
It will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 6.45pm

 

OUT AND ABOUT

 

Chatsworth House Christmas Decorations

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

 

BITE SIZE BRUM

Bite Size Brum Programme for 2019/2020

 

A Backstage Tour of the Rep

Thursday 7 November 2019

 

St Mary's Convent, Handsworth Visit

Thursday 5 December 2019

 

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Visit

Tuesday 14 January 2010

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