December 2020. Theatres across the land are closed and four fairy tale princesses have arrived in Hull, eager to retell their stories for a modern audience.
Step forward, Pattie Breadcake: the one queen smart and charming enough to help our heroes. The only problem? Pattie is stuck at home!
If she’s to save Christmas this year then our favourite dame will have to go digital and travel through a major plot hole into… THE PANTOVERSE.
Can Sleeping Beauty defeat a curse that will send her to sleep for 100 years?
Will Maid Marian motivate her outlaws and save Sherwood Forest?
Can the Evil Queen smash the patriarchy and discover her inner beauty?
And will Cinderella shake off her loneliness to make new friends at school?
Find out in Pattie Breadcake: Into the Pantoverse, a free, animated Christmas show, inspired by panto, to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, produced in collaboration with My Pockets.
Watch it on YouTube from midday on Saturday 19 December to midnight on Thursday 31 December.
Pattie Breadcake: Into the Pantoverse is made possible by support from the Cultural Recovery Fund.
The video will include the option to show English subtitles.
Pattie Breadcake: Into the Pantoverse will be available to watch on YouTube at any time, from Saturday 19 December until Thursday 31 December.
All we ask in return for this free event is that you share a few small details and feedback to help us inform our future work. More details can be found on their website here Pattie Breadcake: Into the Pantoverse – Animated Hull Panto – Middle Child (middlechildtheatre.co.uk)
When you’re ready to watch, just return to this page and fill in a quick form that asks for your email address and postcode, in return for the YouTube link and title.
We’ll then use your email address to send you a short audience survey in January.
Running time: 85 minutes, including multiple intervals.
Age guidance: Parental discretion. Includes panto-style innuendo, covid-19 references and themes of loneliness, missing family and friends and body image. In one instance alludes to swearing – though no swear words are heard at any point.