HISTORY OF THE COMPANY
Initially, The Panto Company did just that – produced pantomime tours for schools and clubs in the north east of England and beyond. Back then, its aims were clear: to restore magic to children’s theatre and return high production values to the genre.. It wasn’t long before a bigger audience than those found in school halls beckoned.
We have had national theatre tours taking venues by storm with hit shows such as Robinson Crusoe, Jack & Jill In The Forgotten Nursery and Hey Diddle Diddle. And these were just the first productions to thrill audiences around the country as the company’s touring casts were invited back to theatres again and again.
The company's productions include Goldilocks & The Three Bears, Jack & Jill In The Forgotten Nursery, Jack & Jill In The Return To The Forgotten Nursery, Rumplestiltskin, Humpty Dumpty And The Incredibly Daring Rescue Of The Alien Princess In Deep Space, Hey Diddle Diddle and Humpty Dumpty and The Big Book Of Nursery Rhymes.
While enjoying its entertainment productions enormously,we also took our responsibility towards children very seriously, and created a series of issue based plays and workshops for schools on topics such as bullying, and teenage pregnancy. Plus, a SeeThrough Shakespeare project helped pupils prepare for questions about the Bard in their SATs tests, and the literacy based game show, Boredom Busters, took the pain out of working with words.
Success followed success, and it wasn’t long before we were providing and managing entertainment teams at holiday centres up and down the country; devising and staging enterprise and training events for organisations such as Business Link, One North East and Job Centre Plus; and being commissioned to write and deliver new shows for SureStart and Health Action Zone.
In 2011 "The Panto Company" became a brand of "The Stage And Production House Ltd". Promising to continue the growth of the already amazing brand.
And all before bedtime!