Peter Duncan & Pantomime
I have been steeped in Pantomime since I was a little boy.
My parents were Panto producers and I spent my childhood in the wings watching them perform, soaking up the laughter and storytelling.
I would finally make it onstage in the songsheet where I became the 'feed' to my fathers funny man. It was not surprising I became an actor at 15 and then a Blue Presenter and UK's Chief Scout amongst many other lifetime adventures including writing and performing in my own pantomimes in theatres around the country.
Last year at the start of the pandemic I realised that the chances of a normal pantomime season were slim so in a moment of inspiration I filmed one instead. Jack and the Beanstalk went on to be a great success, streaming to schools, online to families, and even had a UK wide cinema release.
This new production of Cinderella is our next film for these still unpredictable times. It was shot on location around London and has great spectacle, beautiful music, laughter and all the surprises you would expect from an interactive pantomime.
Some of the cast, crew and creatives who made Jack have returned so I really hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it.