Friday, December 16, 2005

Torchwood pantomime episode announced

Now that panto is supposedly respectable, it is even attracting snobby types and drawing some of the biggest names in the business. There is a star-studded wax panto on display at Madame Tussauds this month, featuring Brad Pitt, Ant & Dec (Doctor Who's competition on ITV) and Bush and Blair teaming up as a pantomine cow. (Pictured here, no additional comment needed)

British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush star as a pantomime cow.

A Few Good Men has wrapped, and without as much as a night off, JB headed across town and slipped into the Prince Charming tights. Barrowman continues in the Cinderella Panto in Wimbledon through January. At opening night there was the gift from the Innuendo Squad as mentioned earlier, but there is also news and some pictures up now at about the unique gift given to JB and his charities from the Barrowman Online group.

Doctor Who and Panto are certainly not strangers with one another. Right after leaving the show William Hartnell joined a touring Puss in Boots pantomime. Prior to appearing on the show Jon Pertwee was in a televised Mother Goose panto on BBC1. Colin Baker has done them on occasion and Sylvester McCoy usually pops up somewhere each year. This year he is at a panto at the zoo. Of course, they are just a few of the WHO actors who have dabbled in the december artform. That's not to mention most of the monsters on the old show of course, who looked like they had their premiere on the pantomime stage alongside the pantomime cow.
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