DAME EDNA EVERAGE IN HER FIRST PANTO!
We went along last night, a miserable rainy night in South London, but the Wimbledon Theatre is a jolly place, and there were lots of happy children there.
Dame Edna Everage made her entrance in a flying possum carrier, from the right of the Circle.
I did a couple of pencil sketches, this is of the Circle waiting for the performance to begin.
|Wimbledon New Theatre Circle|
Our 'Fairy', Dame Edna, had a lot of lovely ad-libs, but I think it was mostly scripted. She said she always travelled by Wombat Air, for instance!
I rate her highly, its the second time I have seen her 'live' and she really makes me laugh. Its partly that her humour is balancing on a fine line just not cruelty, but sometimes pretty near.
The whole performance was great, all the cast good, the sets and costumes first-rate. Highly recommended for a unique evening. You come out of the theatre with a smile still on your face, in the rain.
|Dame Edna makes her first appearance wearing a flag|