Off to the Christmas Pantomime

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By Val
@valmnz (13162)
New Zealand
December 4, 2017 4:36pm CST
I haven't been to a pantomime for years, in fact I don't remember when I last went to one. So, this coming weekend, I'm in for a treat. I need to go down to Wellington, our capital city, for a couple of days and so looked online to see if there was anything I'd be interested in going to while there. When I saw that Peter Pan, the Pantomime was on late afternoon on Sunday and that there was only one seat left for the performance I booked immediately. Sure, it's about the worst seat in the house, which is why it sat there waiting for me. But I don't care. The show has been adapted to include New Zealand references, especially Wellington, so I'll enjoy that. For a couple of hours I'll be like a child again, enjoying the magic of the pantomime. I'll be sure to tell you all about it next week.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
How cool would that be? I don't think I've ever seen a pantomime.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
I acted - starred - in one in a small country area in my first year of teaching. Aladdin. Thy are such fun. Can be a bit naughty in places, humour that goes over the kids heads. I've read the reviews on this one and like the way it's set in Wellington.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
@valmnz How cool would that be? To act in one? I know they have some adult humour in them - but so did Play School!
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
@JudyEv I never picked that up on Play School.
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@sallypup (21929)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Dec
I'd be super excited, too. The show sounds magical. Congrats!
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
4 Dec
I'm really looking forward to Sunday afternoon.
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@sallypup (21929)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Dec
@valmnz I can see you out doing the kiddos. Have fun.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
4 Dec
@sallypup thanks for the permission to do so
@just4him (92141)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
That sounds like a lot of fun. I hope the seat isn't too bad and you enjoy it to the max.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
You'll no doubt be able to read about it next week
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@just4him (92141)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
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@allen0187 (27548)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I saw a pantomime once - it left me speechless.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
They're always good for a laugh.
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@allen0187 (27548)
• Philippines
5 Dec
@valmnz true. Usually, I'm at a loss for words after watching a pantomime.
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@Asylum (47287)
• Manchester, England
4 Dec
I cannot remember the last time that I went to a pantomime either, but I do watch them on television every year.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
4 Dec
I think seeing it live on stage will be great, there'll be lots of atmosphere.
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@Asylum (47287)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec
@valmnz I agree, a live performance is always better.
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@Corbin5 (81725)
• United States
4 Dec
Oh, I am so glad you got that ticket. I just know you will enjoy that performance.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
4 Dec
I'm like an excited little kid at the moment! It's a matinee performance, so no doubt there'll be lots of kids there. I'll be in my second childhood
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@Corbin5 (81725)
• United States
5 Dec
@LadyDuck (122058)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
Even if it's not the best seat, you have been lucky to book the last one. Enjoy the show.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
Thanks Anna, I'm sure I will
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@much2say (35431)
• United States
5 Dec
One seat left and you got it! Well enjoy the show . . . usually when I do, there's literally no bad seat in the theater - it's all good .
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
Yes, I'm sure it will be fine. It will be a wonderful way of spending a couple of hours.
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@Platespinner (18538)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Dec
I hope your seat isn't located behind a column . Enjoy yourself, I'm looking forward to reading about it!
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
No, it's in the front row, right at the side. It shouldn't be too bad. I agree with you, I wouldn't have bought it had it been behind a pole. I looked at the seating plan :-)
@Kandae11 (27056)
5 Dec
I'll be happy to hear all about it. I recall years ago, the great Christmas event for me was the special concert held in the town hall.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
It's good that such concerts still continue. Most places here have some sort of Christmas show - stage show, pantomime, concert, ballet ...
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