I was awoken early Sunday morning by kyrina My firs, letting me know she had scored tickets for us to see John Barrowman in panto. Sunday was the last day of the run, and I had wanted to go. I didn’t think it was in the cards, due to lack of funds, but she got a good deal.
Now I must admit, I know nothing about panto. I assumed (and you know what that does) that it was silent miming. I have no idea where I got that idea, and how quite honestly it would work. I was very surprised.
It was a combination of song, dance, and John Barrowman wiggling his arse about and making Captain Jack/Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Champion/Doctor Who references. He even had a sonic screwdriver! He reminded us to suspend disbelief as he went after the princess LOL! He was darling and endearing and charming.
The Aladdin story was kept to (mostly) and was added to with songs by Journey and Lady Gaga. The Krankies were amusing and funny, but I can see where they may be getting past their prime (not that I knew anything about them before yesterday). I wish we had been allowed to take photos; it would certainly help my memory. Perhaps kyrina will do her own review at some point, and help fill in the gaps.
At the end he had a little girl brought up on stage and she became keeper of the magic lamp. She was adorable and made me miss my niceces.
After the show, we met up with other fangirls (helygen , et all) to squee and I found that 3 of them were from Boston! Crazy! Once I have a group photo I will post it, provided I don’t look too terrible!
It was a very nice day and I hope I get to see JB in something else, not to mention seeing Tennant and Tate in London this summer!