Bored of the daily humdrum of keeping house in 1910 Germany, Louise is thrilled to have a chance to see the king on parade. However, the crowds see more than they bargained for when, just as the king passes by, the knot holding up Louise’s underpants comes undone, letting them drop for all to see!
The Lakeside Players’ most recent panto, Camelot, is a zany exploration of Arthurian myth and pop music. The story begins in the early years of Camelot, before the Knights of the Round Table and before Prince Arthur is able to overcome his own social awkwardness when it comes to women. With his wife-to-be Guinevere already on her way to Camelot, Arthur and his friends must find a way to woo this woman who is not particularly happy over the fact that she’s been given away in marriage.
It has been awhile since I’ve seen a panto, but I enjoyed having the chance to sit down and enjoy the simple humour of the evening. Entertaining throughout, the production noticeably picks up in the second act, employing a choreography and scripting that is animated and engaging. From the very first musical number, you can tell that the energy and drama is going to be much higher than it was in the first act.Read the full review.