RVT Pantomonium!

RVT Pantomonium!

The RVT are hitting us with a DP (double panto) whammy!

 
We Want Dick!

We Want Dick!

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern annual panto has now become somewhat of a Christmas tradition on the LGBTQI London scene, much like Santa unloading his big sack all over our shag pile on Christmas Eve. This year’s offering, Charming Dick, has a stellar team behind it both on and off stage. Jason Reid found out more from the RVT’s head of light entertainment Catia Ciarico. 

 
Christmas Crackers!

Christmas Crackers!

Tis’ the season to be (extra) CAMP and (extra) QUEER, so before you go booking tickets to see Jeanette Krankie or Ann Widdecombe make a tit of themselves dancing to S Club 7 in a panto in zone 6, check out Jason Reid’s ultimate guide to the scene’s top seasonal shows across the capital. From adult panto, to spoken word, via avant garde, there’s something for everyone out there...

 
The Familyyy Fierce in Sleeping Beauty

The Familyyy Fierce in Sleeping Beauty

The Familyyy Fierce tsunamied all the stereotypes and clichés of gay pantomime out of the surf last week with ‘Sleeping Beauty’; a show of original invention, piccalilli wit, and sheer theatrical style. 
 
Treasure Island – The Curse Of The Pearl Necklace

Treasure Island – The Curse Of The Pearl Necklace

Repeating the sell-out success of pantos of Christmas past at Above the Stag, this year’s seasonal spectacular, Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper’s Treasure Island - The Curse of the Pearl Necklace, sees an all-singing, all-dancing troupe romping their way through a tale of jinxed jewels and nautical naughtiness with no end of seamen jokes along the way.
 
A LAD IN TIGHTS

A LAD IN TIGHTS

What do you look for when deciding on an adult panto to take your dirty-minded gaggle of pals or stressed out work colleagues to over the Christmas period? For me, it must be super-witty, well written, effortlessly funny, flamboyant, coated in layers upon layers of smutty innuendo, with engaging and confidently performed musical numbers, and of course a cast that gels and enjoys all the fun the panto experience brings. 
 
Sleeping Booty

Sleeping Booty

Vulgar, depraved, colourful and hilarious were the words floating around my head after seeing Sleeping Booty. Writer and director Stuart Saint and leading lady Dusty ‘O’ are now in their third year of panto at the venue, so they’re definitely doing something very right. And it seems Mrs ‘O’ may have found her (new) calling...

 
Familyyy Beautyyy

Familyyy Beautyyy

This December, The Black Cap will be putting on a scandalous, show-stopping production of Sleeping Beautyyy. Dom Top spoke to head honcho Jamie Henderson and one of the mothers of the Familyyy Fierce, Meth, to find out what kind of spectacle is in store!

 
Sleeping Booty!

Sleeping Booty!

Christmas is nearly upon us and a long standing British tradition is being unleashed yet again. I am talking about pantomime!
 
Jack It Up!

Jack It Up!

It’s now as much of a modern festive tradition (on the scene anyway) as those red cups from that semen-laden coffee joint, or that heart-wrenching TV commercial with the whimsical storyline and endearing animals (which is supposed to make us dash out and buy their home-ware). Now in it’s eighth year, the RVT panto returns with a very modern twist on the story of Jack and The Beanstalk, written by Gareth Joyner.