Arts on the Air | 24.12.2008 | 05:30
Backstage at one of Britain’s most famous Christmas traditions the Pantomime
Christmas time in Scotland - warmed mead wine, yule logs- and pantos.
Pantos - short for pantomime, are musical-comedies usually based on traditional children’s stories adapted for satirical effect. The characters are either very good or very bad. The audience- both young and old- know who they should boo and hiss and who they should cheer and warn from danger. The shows are outlandish, cheeky, and often over the top.
Report: Jodi Breisler