Nick Warburton: „Domby-Dom”
When a group of children decide to put on a play, they begin by playing with toys. But shouldn’t a play be about something? It must be about football, says one. It should be about space, says another. So begins the production of Indiana Smith and the Cup Final of Doom and the Return of the Tedi.
Richard Coleman: „The Wrong Pantomime”
It’s panto season once again, but nobody is quite sure which show is happening this year. A jumble of characters turn up, rhyming scripts at the ready, and the villains decide to do away with the heroes once and for all, by means of a poisoned cake! But the heroes, as always, may have the upper hand in the end.
In line with the government’s latest Covid rules and regulations, all audience members attending a performance in a theatre are required to show proof of non-infection before entering the auditorium. This can be done via either a vaccination certificate (can be digital or printed and must show that double vaccination has been given at least 14 days prior), or a negative, valid, PCR or Antigen test, or by conducting a self antigen test on site in front of the staff members. Children under 12 years old are exempt from this requirement. Face coverings (respirators) must be worn at all times inside the theatre. Full details can be found on the Ministry of Health website here.