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Santa Claus - The Panto

A special Child in the family - living with your sick or diabled child

Beatrix the Bad Fairy wants to ruin Christmas, and she'll do anything to succeed - even kidnap Santa so he can't deliver presents. Fortunately, Gloria the Good is determined to foil Beatrix's evil plans so, despite various ups and downs, good triumphs over evil in the end and Christmas is saved.

On the way to that happy ending, there's plenty of the the things you expect in a panto: a dame, Christmas Cracker jokes, a romance (proving even a snowman can fall in love), lots of It's behind you and Oh no he's not and some slapstick comedy in the kitchen.

This panto was first performed at our local amateur theatre where it proved extremely popular with audiences, and the cast really enjoyed themselves too. I wrote the script with amateur productions in mind so there are plenty of small parts for the less experienced. Because of the storyline, it works best when performed before Christmas.

Is the pantomime suitable for children?
Definitely. I wrote it with children in mind, and we had lots of children in our cast.

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Can my group or school perform the pantomime?
If you decide you want to produce it at your local theatre, school or other venue, please make a donation to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust instead of paying me royalties.

Why Cystic Fibrosis?
I've chosen this charity because both my sons were born with cystic fibrosis. It would be great if this show can raise money to find a cure so affected young people can live long lives and no more families have to grieve.

If we put on the show, can we use the picture on the right for our poster?
I can't give you permission to use it but you can get a licence from Shutterstock at a reasonable price.

If we put on the show, can you help us publicise it?
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