Oh, no it isn’t! oh, yes it is! If you know what that famous phrase means then you are a serial pantomimer just like me. Every year since I was a little girl we have made it a priority to go and watch a pantomime before Christmas. This was the first year we didn’t actually have one planned. Until I received an email from Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone, inviting us down to watch their brand new production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.
Unfortunately, Alexis is still a little bit too young to come along but we were all extremely excited! A pantomime is for people of all ages but personally, I wouldn’t recommend taking a 6-month-old. As soon as Alexis is one year old we will make sure to head to the pantos every single year. The main reason we love them is that there’s such a fantastic atmosphere of happiness and laughter from everyone. You might think it’s just for kids but I can ensure you’ll love it just as much as them.
This pantomime is just one of many spectacular events that this venue provides. Make sure you head over to their site and see if there’s anything else that tickles your fancy. Leas Cliff Hall is such a lovely entertainment venue. It has played host to many popular music acts such as; Ozzy Osbourne, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Mcfly, Status Quo, just to name a few. It was built in 1927 and has been refurbished several times in its long and colourful history. Their current design and decor is absolutely beautiful and makes you feel completely at home.
It’s Behind You!
As I have said before, I have experienced a fair share of different pantomimes over the years but Snow White has always been a favourite of mine. Along with Peter Pan, he’s a pretty good sport too! If you aren’t interested in these two then there are so many others to choose from. They tend to be based around traditional Disney movies such as; Cinderella, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty. But you can also find performances like Jack and The Beanstalk and Dick Wittington too.
Leas Cliff Hall is running Snow White all the way up until 31st of December this year so there is still plenty of time to grab yourself tickets. Of course, if you are already chockablock with festive fun then you can always book to see their mid-year show. You can catch Beauty and The Beast from the 31st March 2020 – 11th April 2020. I’ve never actually seen Beauty and The Beast before so I’d definitely be interested in checking that out next year.
Hi Ho! Hi Ho, It’s Off To The Panto We Go!
Unfortunately, photography is not permitted whilst the show is running but I was able to capture a picture of the setting before the show began. Considering this was their first production in a few years I really think they did a great job. Some of the performers made mistakes but that’s the best bit about Pantos. In my eyes, the more it goes wrong the funnier it is. Pantomimes are never made to be serious. They are there to entertain, make you laugh and give you a great experience. If you were to ask me I’d say they achieved all three and I left the complex with a huge smile upon my face.
May Your Wishes All Come True!
Not only is Folkestone in Kent home to Leas Cliff Hall, but it’s also a very lovely seaside town. On the day of the pantomime, we actually decided to head there early so that we had time to wander around before the show. We took a stroll along the waterfront which has recently been done up beautifully. Although it was a bit nippy we wrapped up warm and headed off on a little adventure around Folkestone. This is when the sun began to set and we were able to capture this magnificent shot of the sea. I mean how beautiful is that view.
There’s nothing more exciting than a Christmas Pantomine. I’m not even sure why they are a Christmas thing because they aren’t entirely Christmassy but they are so much fun. Once we’ve watched our yearly panto show I just know Christmas is on its way! It’s after that point that I start to get all excited like a kid and can’t wait for the big day to arrive!
I know each family and household are completely different when it comes to the holidays. This is just one of many of our family traditions but I’d love to hear all about yours. What are your traditions for the festive season? We love to go away for a Christmas weekend break and are also big fans of Christmas Markets too. You can read all about those adventures right here.
*We were kindly gifted a free family ticket to go along and watch the performance. However, all views and opinions are my own.