December 2019

A Very British Art Form - The Story Of Pantomime

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 11:30
The Community Centre
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY

Oh no it isn't!

Sometimes called 'Britain's greatest art form', pantomime has been a popular form of entertainment for over 300 years. From the early 18th Century, the word described performances at the Drury Lane Theatre. These were based on the Italian commedia dell'arte and they then developed into an opportunity for political satire. During the 19th Century, the fairytale plots were established and the Music Hall entertainment created the tradition of the 'pantomime' of today.


Mr Malcolm Jones

Studied at University of London and King’s College, London & RADA. He has worked as an actor, director and teacher and even backstage at the Royal Opera House. He was Workshop and Events Manager at the V&A Theatre Museum in London for 10 years. Since 2009 he has lectured on the V&A Short Course and Year Course Programme on Theatre and has worked on the Art and Expression Programme. He has taught at Rose Bruford College, Mountview Theatre School, The Actors Centre and RADA. He has written material for The National Theatre Education Department and contributed as a speaker on theatre to many television programmes while working at the Theatre Museum. He lectures for Road Scholar USA for Theatre groups visiting London and has lectured in America.