It’s Behind You!

Happy New Year!! From all of us here at The Iron Room, we would like to wish you all a very peaceful and prosperous New Year.

The festive holiday may  be nearing its end, but traditionally the theatre will still be busy performing pantomimes up until the end of January to the delights of children everywhere (young and older!).

Pantomimes perforemd at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham in 'The Theatre Royal, Birmingham 1774 - 1924: A Short History' by R. Compton Rhodes. [BCol 28.1]

Pantomimes performed at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham in ‘The Theatre Royal, Birmingham 1774 – 1924: A Short History’ by R. Compton Rhodes. [BCol 28.1]

The tradition of theatrical performances over the Christmas period is decades old. The Theatre Royal in Birmingham was performing pantomimes at least as far back as 1840-41 with Harlequin and the Knight of the Silver Medal, with a performance of The Dragon of Wantley in 1844.

Theatre Royal Play Bills, 1844. [MS 2899]

So if you are still feeling festive, why not see if there is a pantomime near you!

Happy New Year!

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One response to “It’s Behind You!

  1. Reblogged this on keithbracey and commented:
    #Birmingham Christmas theatre down the years…..

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