By Joe Szek
A bit of background on the British tradition of pantomime, first. Pantos are usually performed in the winter and re-tell children’s much loved and revered stories with a lot of silliness and laughter to help all of us get through these dark days ahead. At times, the performers might break character and start laughing at all the zaniness, but audience members will expect this to occur and it does a few times in the production. That’s the appeal behind the panto as we don’t take anything seriously, not for a second.