London Palladium Pantomime - Book Now for Christmas 2020
I was alerted to this by a deeply unnerving review by Victoria Coren Mitchell in which she showed no real perception of the apparent content of what she was reviewing: "I was delighted to see that the National Lottery will support the London Palladium in staging a “best of” panto compilation for three weeks this December, hosted by Julian Clary. The Lottery will buy all the seats that need to be left empty for distancing reasons. I find this a touching and lovely gesture; it put a lump in my throat, if that isn’t too risky a phrase in the context of Julian Clary."
This is apparently 'the best of Panto'. I'm getting old, but even I remember Panto being an occasion when racial political propaganda wasn't thrust down the throats of the youngsters in the audience. Ok, homosexuality, transexuality and cross-dressing, was, but, ok, well... I shan't be taking my son to any of these displays, even if the bugger's 30, and RLC, and disgustingly heterosexual.
(Mind you, if 'Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves' is showing, I'll attend to shout 'Allahu Akhbar' at the right moments).