One of the most important Christmas traditions that will never die in the UK, is the Christmas pantomime. It is something that has stood the test of time and has never changed or altered just to meet modern day requirements. Instead, it has remained as cheesy as possible and yet people still love it. But why? Why are we so infatuated with pantomime and all that it represents? It’s quite simple really. We love pantomime so much because it is the epitome of Christmas tradition.
Theatre visits are few and far between throughout the year, yet Christmas is the one time of year that both children and adults flock to the theatre to spend a few hours of watching pure entertainment. Everyone can appreciate the comedy value of the pantomime!
Each part of the UK has a special pantomime, from Edinburgh to Ireland, you are able to travel to experience a number of traditional tales told in an entirely new way. www.wow247.co.uk have all the information on the best pantomimes over this Christmas. Whether you want to see Sleeping Beauty or Aladdin and the Twankeys, the options are endless and you can be dazzled and entertained with some of the most popular tales.
One of the best things about pantomime is the level of audience participation. There won’t be a visitor there that won’t join in in some way and want to really feel a part of the entire experience. The slapstick comedy alone is enough to pull even the most sullen watcher into the show and have them up on their feet and shouting out advice to the characters alongside everybody else.
The Christmas season would be nothing without pantomime and it encapsulates the magic of the holiday and really delivers the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. It awakens the festive feelings or rounds off the celebrations perfectly depending on when you make the visit. It adds a level of excitement and enthusiasm to a holiday that can often be overwhelmed by pressure and stress and it brings to life the meaning of the season.
The fact that so many famous faces take to the panto stage every year shows what an English tradition it is and how important it is to so many people. It forms a very big part of the UK culture and the Christmas tradition and without it we would all be very lost…