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06/09/11 - The Pantaloons Theatre Company Newsletter -- September 2011
The Canterbury Tales - the pilgrimage ends br> Yes, it's all over. Three months of non-stop pilgrimaging have finally come to an end. We hope you got to see our critically-acclaimed version of The Canterbury Tales. The Stage called it "dazzlingly daft", the Gloucestershire Echo called it "hilarious", and the Southend Echo called it "a theatrical romp so entertaining that you totally forget the flowers and the scenery and let the champagne go flat." We hope you agree that it was just a little bit special. How are we going to top it next year...?
Summer tour 2012 br> Our summer 2012 productions will be The Importance of Being Earnest and Grimm Fairy Tales. We give you permission to be very excited. If you know a great venue near you at which you'd like us to perform, then please contact them and recommend us - that way we're more likely to be there next summer! More soon...
Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet for schools br> In October we will be touring our unique, accessible and funny productions of Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet to schools around the country. With just three actors playing all the parts, live music, an assortment of silly walks and fake beards and plenty of audience participation they are the perfect introduction to two of the bard's best-loved (and most studied) plays. If you're a teacher interested in finding out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Christmas Carol is back br> After a sell-out tour in 2010 this family-favourite festive fable is back by popular demand - with some exciting new twists. This Christmas Ebenezer Scrooge will be visited by three spirits. But will they convince him to change his miserly ways? A fantastic journey filled with music, mirth and more merriment can you can shake a humbug at! "Brilliant" (The Daily Telegraph, 2010). Tour dates to follow shortly at www.thepantaloons.co.uk!
The Pantaloons Official T-shirt - order yours now br> That's right - you can now be the envy of all your friends as you don your high quality short-sleeved t-shirt emblazoned with The Pantaloons' inspirational logo. The Pantaloons Official T-shirt can be worn indoors or outdoors, over a vest or under a cardigan, when going to the shops or decorating the living room; the possibilities are endless. And at only a tenner each (including P&P) you'd be mad not to buy at least one for every person you've ever met. If you would like a t-shirt please email email@example.com saying "Please, sir, I want a t-shirt" (or something along those lines) and we'll take it from there.
06/07/2011 - New improved website launches
Drumroll please...! We are pleased to announce the grand opening of the brand-spanking-new Pantaloons website. Take a look around and let us know what you think. Please be aware that there may be a few small tweaks and changes taking place over the next couple of weeks as the new website makes itself comfortable on the net. Happy website-ing.
20/06/2011 - The Canterbury Tales - the pilgrimage has begun
That's right, The Pantaloons' hilarious new version of The Canterbury Tales is now on the road and coming soon to a venue near you.
We began our pilgrimage last week in Southwark - only a short distance from where Chaucer's pilgrims started their own journey - with our preview shows at The Scoop, More London. Huge crowds and standing ovations are enough to convince us that the show is more than a little special...
You can read a review of our performance at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridge here.
Gather your own group of pilgrims, pack a picnic and come enjoy some midsummer medieval madness on an epic scale.
This week we're coming to Harlow, Brighton, Midhurst, Montacute and Northampton and then we're off all over the place. For a full list of tour dates and to book tickets click here now.
Remember to get your tickets in advance and save up to 25% off on-the-door prices. We look forward to seeing you soon.
11/04/11 - The Canterbury Tales tickets - now on sale
Let the midsummer medieval madness begin!
Join Geoffrey Chaucer's bawdy band of medieval pilgrims as they compete in the most famous - and funniest - story-telling contest of all time.
This summer The Pantaloons open-air theatre company are on tour with our biggest and best show yet; and you can now get your tickets here. A theatrical first, our brand new adaptation of The Canterbury Tales features every single one of Chaucer's tales, including:
- The Knight's Tale - Boys meet girl!
- The Nun's Priest's Tale - Talking fox meets singing chicken!
- The Wife of Bath's Tale - Wandering knight meets hideous crone!
- The Pardoner's Tale - Nasty blokes meet Death!
- The Miller's Tale - Red-hot poker meets bare-naked bottom!
- And many, many more!
To ensure that The Canterbury Tales is the greatest show on Earth (ever) we're sneaking in something for everyone. Each classic story will be told in a different style, from pantomime to puppetry, from opera to impro, from riddles to reality TV. We've even managed to squeeze in some Shakespeare.
Booking in advance could save you up to 25% off on-the-gate prices - so make sure you get your tickets early.
20/01/11 - Romeo & Juliet for schools now available
Here's a fantastic opportunity for teachers to have The Pantaloons perform in their school hall. This one-hour version of the Bard's brilliant teen tragedy, which has been specially created for schools, tells the classic story in an engaging and accessible way using the original text, all the key characters and a cast of just three actors!
R&J will be touring schools in March and October 2011, is suitable for students at Key Stages 2, 3 or 4 and is extremely competitively priced. If you're a teacher interested in finding out more or booking the show for your school, please contact us.
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