It’s that time of year again- panto season, where girls and boys from across the land are treated to favourite fairytales, pantomime dames – ready to shout ‘he’s behind you!’
But this novelty isn’t for everyone especially those over the legal drinking age – so what happens when someone comes up with the concept of ‘Adult panto?’ – A Lad in Tights, that’s what. SG Productions limited present a clever, bold and naughty script that’s camp and quirky with giggles for all. Located above the Prince of Wales pub in the vibrant cogs of Covent Garden – the popular fringe venue is a great shout for this kind of show with easy access to the bar throughout for those who need some dutch courage to appreciate a dirty joke or two.
The ensemble cast are talented and entertaining with Aladdin boasting legs to die for and the gorgeous Natalie Nason-Wright as slave of the ring and only female member of the cast holding her own complete with sparkling attire. Credit to the costume designers here as everyone from Wishy Washy to Princess Nymphomaniac and worlds campest genie were dressed in threads to have every drag queen in envy. The good thing about this show is its funny and a little bit rude without going too OT the jokes are ones you can stomach rather than the kind that leave you sickly and the popular tunes including the camp tastic Sclub’s ‘reach’ leave bopping in the isles.
It’s not the kind of thing I’ve been to before but with the right crowd it certainly provides an alternative type of Christmas entertainment and bound to continue to be a crowd pleaser throughout it’s run – get in while you can and treat yourself to some cheeky adult entertainment this Christmas!
Running until January 4th tickets are available from £18 on Ticket web- 150-151 Dury Lane – Upstairs at the Prince of Wales WC2B 5TD