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Panto
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.catv.broadband.hu)
Date: December 19, 2011 07:48AM

Christmas again, and the so we must write the seasonal panto of doom, which this year has been declared 'A Tale Of Two Cities'. Who'll play the dragon?

Re: Panto
Posted by: SkidMarks (62.6.182.---)
Date: December 19, 2011 08:46AM

Has last year's finished yet?

Re: Panto
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: December 19, 2011 11:24AM

I didn't realise that we had got past the casting for last year. Who is going to be Widow Twankey?

Re: Panto
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.catv.broadband.hu)
Date: December 19, 2011 08:23PM

Well, it needs to be someone who can balance the absurdness of the role, the drama of the story, and has the necessary skills to drive a dune buggy.

Re: Panto
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: December 19, 2011 09:47PM

<tries to imagine a panto-powered dune buggy>

<fails>

Re: Panto
Posted by: old boiler (---.range86-181.btcentralplus.com)
Date: December 20, 2011 08:12PM

Peter Pan flew a june buggy regularly Wendy red red robin needed a new vest.

Re: Panto
Posted by: bunyip (---.pa.vic.optusnet.com.au)
Date: December 21, 2011 09:31AM

In this modern world 'Buttons' should be renamed 'Zips'. Who will zip through the part?

Re: Panto
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: December 21, 2011 10:10AM

Zips is a bit complicated - maybe Velcro

Re: Panto
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.catv.broadband.hu)
Date: December 21, 2011 02:04PM

Zips the Roman Centurion? Excellent. Who gets to be the Cuddly Toy?

Re: Panto
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: December 22, 2011 05:56AM

We possibly need a replacement Director's Assistant. I've been waiting in the wings in my Jasmin costume expecting my Aladdin cue since mid-April.

There may be a misunderstanding with this year's title.

I had intended to sell the artificial bust part of my costume, but due to an unfortunate Spoonerism the Invoice was headed, 'A Tale Of Two Cities'

Re: Panto
Posted by: bunyip (---.pa.vic.optusnet.com.au)
Date: December 23, 2011 12:33AM

What a dickens of an event.

Will Speckles play in drag?

Re: Panto
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: December 23, 2011 10:35AM

You could ask him - he's standing just behind you.

Re: Panto
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: December 23, 2011 12:30PM

Oh no he's not!

Re: Panto
Posted by: old boiler (---.range86-177.btcentralplus.com)
Date: December 23, 2011 03:50PM

Oh yes he is. Watchout for the stamps. Ask the audience if they believe in elephants.

Re: Panto
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: December 24, 2011 01:38PM

Speckles is behind you!

<Watches Speckles tip-toe around turning MC>

Speckles is behind you!

Re: Panto
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: December 24, 2011 02:03PM

"Speckles is behind you"

Not possible.

Due to my new stress-based diet plan, I have no behind.

However, for the purpose of the exercise and at the risk of seeming negatively repetitious (or possibly repetitiously negative):

Oh No, He's not!

Re: Panto
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.catv.broadband.hu)
Date: December 25, 2011 12:37PM

<Casts MistyCat as Scrooge>

Next!

Re: Panto
Posted by: old boiler (---.range86-180.btcentralplus.com)
Date: December 27, 2011 05:17PM

Speckles stage whispered in my ear that he would like to play one of the two cities.

Re: Panto
Posted by: Violetmoon (---.hsd1.tn.comcast.net)
Date: December 27, 2011 06:57PM

I'll be the dragon. Assuming I have no lines and get to play with fire, that is.

Re: Panto
Posted by: old boiler (---.range86-176.btcentralplus.com)
Date: December 31, 2011 02:09PM

GEG and I have been quarreling over who gets to play the front end of Speckles's old mum Widow Trunky (she's deaf you know; see her trumpet)

Probably Geg will be at the front end 'cos she had a token brussels sprout but I went a bit overboard with them. It's an ill wind...

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