One of the many special things that happen around Christmas is the traditional pantomime. This wonderful example of amazing costume, awful puns and sometimes just past the knuckle humour, when combined with love interests, villains to boo and heroes and heroines to cheer - this is one of the greatest introductions to theatre that young children can ever encounter. Truly it is fun for all the family.
This year, Tamworth's amazingly able and energetic pantomime company have taken up the challenge that is Aladdin with great sets and song those around me knew and sang along to (just quietly enough not to be heard further than a couple of seats away). Children waved their fibre optic flashing lights things and the time whizzed by at a rate of knots that theological lectures rarely did!
So a heartfelt plea to all who read this: If you're near enough to Tamworth to get to see the show, get yourself a ticket. Mind you, the night I went there wasn't an empty seat in the house, so you'll probably need to be quick - to book seats, click on HERE