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Pantomime is a very British tradition, still as popular as ever with audiences. But it's also an important annual cash cow for regional theatres and big production companies. In Business goes to Nottingham to follow the progress of the city's two rival pantomimes: one made in-house at the Nottingham Playhouse, with a much-loved dame on his thirtieth (and last) pantomime and the other at the Theatre Royal, bought in from a big pantomime making production company starring the American Baywatch actor, known as "The Hoff". Peter Day finds out what's involved and why pantomimes matter so much to regional theatres.

(Image Robert Day).

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Sun 22 Dec 2013 21:30

Contributors to this programme

Kenneth Alan Taylor

writer, director and Dame Daisy in Jack and the Beanstalk, Nottingham Playhouse

 

 

Stephanie Sirr

Chief Executive, Nottingham Playhouse

 

 

Simon Seligman

Head of Marketing, Nottingham Playhouse

 

 

Rebecca Little

Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk, Nottingham Playhouse

 

 

Hannah Wittingham

Enchantress in Jack and the Beanstalk, Nottingham Playhouse

 

 

Jasper Gilbert

Production Manager, Nottingham Playhouse

 

 

Sarah Richard

Head of Paint, Nottingham Playhouse

 

 

Robert Sanderson

Managing Director of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham

 

 

Michael Harrison

Managing Director, Qdos Entertainment

 

 

David Hasselhoff

Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Theatre Royal, Nottingham

 

 

Su Pollard

Mimi the Magical Mermaid in Peter Pan, Theatre Royal, Nottingham

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