I feel very strongly that pantomime is an undervalued and often under-developed form of theatre, as it introduces children at a very early age to the basic concepts of good and evil, right and wrong, romance and danger, comedy and drama, etc. All too often I've found pantomimes to be lazily written, little more than three hours of fist-eatingly painful pier-theatre jokes and slapstick with ill-fitting muscial numbers crowbarred in there without a story basis.
I see pantomimes more as a form of children's musical theatre, needing light and shade as much as any other other form of theatre, not least for the sake of the parents who have forked out the not- inconsiderable loot for the tickets!
My five pantomime scripts, which have been produced very successfully around the UK, and as far away as New Zealand, are available for hire through me. I try to bring a fresh spin on the fairytales, instead of resorting to the washed-up, wrung-out cliche's so overly familiar to the pantomime industry;
My five pantomimes are;
ALADDIN, PETER PAN RETURNS!, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, SINBAD! and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
Outlines are below;