It’s panto time at The Theatre Royal as we join the staff behind the scenes at the biggest show of the year.
On the front line is Miriam who has worked as an usherette for 29 years, but the tangled love life, (and anger issues), of teenage usherette Trudy leaves you wondering how they ever manage to sell any ice creams.
Knitting-mad stage door keeper Pam is a direct link to the cast, but if Joe Public want access to them they have to get passed her and her knitting first. Including devoted autograph collector Kerry-Ann, who waits patiently every day for the glimpse of a ‘star’.
Attempting to run this roller coaster production is despairing stage manager Kate, forced to put up with the constant moans and ludicrous requests from the cast, whilst trying to perform technical cues. Finally, the top of the bill, the star of the show herself, the one, the only, TV sitcom legend Suzi Monroe. Who was famous once…for a while…but is now unable to remember any lines! This backstage tour overflows with laughter, pathos and tenderness.
Written by Claire Spratt (A Little In Tents, Blitz Bride, Mrs York’s Shelter)
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