and by way of explanation, for anyone who hasn't a clue what's going on:
"'pantomime' is an entertainment - a form of ritual theatre staged around the winter solstice; originally a form of mime (silent), it is now noisy - with much vocalisation from both the performers and the audience. . .
"the stories are generally drawn from popular folk-tales and similar sources, populated with stock characters: a 'principal boy' who is by a young lady with shapely legs; a 'heroine' also played by a young lady (which gives an interesting edge to any romance); and a 'dame', played by a midle aged-man who exaggerates the lewdness of some middle-aged ladies (mentioning no names) (not you, I'm referring to me) (altho I'm not, obviously). . .
"scripts generally contain four strands of humour: visual, topical, corny and downright rude. . .
(obviously, anything appearing chez I,LTV will not contain rudery - especially downright rudery) (and I won't be doing "corny" either) (and, since I don't do politics or religion, neither will be doing "topical" - altho I might refer to the Time Machine that is the Large Hadron Colander, and possibly the disappearance of the polar ices)
"in Great Britain, pantomime is considered to be family entertainment"