Panto Pirates bring colour to Tall Ships Festivities

THEATRE Company, The Bawdy Panto, is gearing up for its annual fairytale at the Theatre Royal in November.

Producer John Xintavelonis, also known as John X, said the cast was putting the finishing touches to this year’s production “Peter Pansy.”

“Our show is usually a bunch of silly songs and rude, but not crass jokes, stitched together with a very loose plot line based around current goings on in Tasmania,” he said.

“Peter Pansy has plenty of jokes about local personalities, as well as songs about Tasmanian towns and a plot that is based on pirates trying to take over the Bruny Island Ferry.

“Regular theatregoers in Hobart have come to love the annual Bawdy Panto.

“Now in its 11th year, theatre personalities combine with a veritable ‘who’s that?’ of local media for a raunchy festive romp.”

The twisted fairytale this year stars John Xintavelonis, Andrew Casey, ABC News’ Peter Gee, WIN Television’s Anna McMahon, Danielle Lipscombe, Spot Cullen and a variety of special celebrity guests each night.

“Most of the blokes get along to see our gorgeous Bawdy Panto dancers, but I’m sure there will be plenty of interest in seeing Peter Gee getting back into drag in the role of Mrs Darling,” John X said.

John X said there is a serious side to the show, with the cast getting out into the foyer at the end of each performance to “rattle the can” and fundraise for charity.

“This year we are fundraising for the Glenorchy Community Fund. We have made so many jokes about the Northern Suburbs in past shows, we thought we should give something back!”

Peter Pansy hits the Theatre Royal stage on 19 November for a five-night season.

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