Full-Length, Full-Cast Pantomimes
Pantos with large casts
(generally flexible, by means of a chorus) and a run-time of more than an hour.
These are intended to be shows suitable for family audiences.
(Sometimes, that is a judgement call - some jokes that go down well in one production will not suit a different audience. Read the scripts and see!)
Full-Length, Small-Cast Pantos
These are shows designed to be produced by small companies
We've defined this as any panto which can be done by a cast of 15 or fewer and without a requirement for a chorus!
These are all designed as family shows (but again, we recommend that you read them first to see if they will suit your audience).
generally contain a high level of innuendo or other content which may not suit a family audience.
Shows with run-times of 20 to 75 minutes
(so generally the length of a one-act play). Many originally written for schools, but frequently performed by a wide variety of other organisations!
An alternative to pantomime
. These shows share some of the characteristics of panto - they are family shows which would fit in a pantomime slot, but could play equally well at other times (as they are not tied to the pantomime season!)
These are generally short pantomimes written in rhyming couplets
Pantomimes by Theme
Other themes are available! These are just some....
- see also
Tales from the 1001 Nights
(Greece, Rome, Egypt...)
(a good Knight's entertainment)
and with The Beast
(associated with Whittington, Boots and others)
(Robin, Red Riding, Babes in the Wood...)
Jack and the Beanstalk
(Treasure Island, Peter Pan, etc.)
(Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Sherlock Holmes...)
The Wild West
Music with Pantomimes
Pantomime is a form of variety entertainment and therefore music often forms a part of such shows.
We deal with this in a variety of ways. Usually, the songs are optional, but they vary from suggestions
for using popular songs to music written especially for the show. If you are after a particular approach to music, try one of the following...
Pantos with song suggestions
Pantos with some sheet music
Pantomimes with a complete set of sheet music
Pantomimes for which music CDs are available