It’s behind you! University celebrates panto past and present

Panto fans are in for a treat when the University’s Popular and Comic Performance research centre presents a day-long celebration of pantomime past and present.

The event, due to take place on 10 January 2018, will begin at 09.30 at the University’s Templeman Library at its Canterbury campus with an opportunity to view historical pantomime material.

Those taking part will be able to see material held within the University’s Special Collections and Archives and enjoy a talk on pantomime history from Professor Jim Davis of the University of Warwick.

At lunchtime, participants will be invited to visit the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury to see a major exhibition of pantomime material.

In the afternoon, the programme moves to the Marlowe Theatre, where there will be a talk on contemporary pantomime from Simon Sladen of the Victoria & Albert Museum, a panto quiz, a backstage tour, and a Q&A session with members of the cast and creative team behind this year’s Marlowe panto Peter Pan.

The event, which runs from 09.30-18.00, is free and open to all. Anyone booking tickets for this event will get a 15% discount on that evening’s performance of Peter Pan at The Marlowe Theatre.