Thursday, 17 December 2009

To absent friends

The Dame is a special part of the pantomime season and I just wanted to take this opportunity to mention our absent friend Peter Robbins, who if you came to any of the Cinderella performances, you would remember him as one half of the Ugly Sisters. Peter , together with his fellow ugly sister Nigel Ellacott, entertained audiences here for many years and became a regular feature of Birmingham's Artsfest.

Backstage there was always one dressing room people visited and that was Nigel and Peter's , always a brew on the boil, a chocolate biscuit and an ear for any problems.

In their amazing and hilarious costumes they made the front pages of Birmingham papers every time they visited and on walk-about, they gathered crowds of all ages!

Peter sadly passed away this year and Nigel will be carrying on and treading the boards as Dame in Snow White at Ilford.

Here's to all the Dame's in panto this Christmas!

Click here to find out more about pantomime via Nigel's website.

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