The Pantaloons are a young, vibrant theatre company whose style draws from a wide variety of popular theatre traditions from commedia dell’arte and clowning to stand-up comedy and silent movies.
The Pantaloons are a company dedicated to making theatre which is accessible yet intelligent, taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of popular forms and re-inventing these to produce imaginative and innovative work. Our style is self-aware and playful, with one foot constantly in the world of the here-and-now while the other remains within the world of illusion. Our ethos is one of collaboration, both with our audiences and within the group itself. We maintain an emphasis on physicality and on audience interaction, and our aim is always to produce performance which is experimental, eye-catching, moving and fun.
Can you feel the magic? No?
Then you’re not at a Pantaloons theatre show!
of people entertained
Talking horses hired
What’s on this year?
Check out our up-coming shows and come join in with the fun!
Summer 2017 Season
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band tell a tale of lovers, mechanicals, and magical mayhem. The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy – told, as ever, in their own distinctive and anarchic style.
Spring 2018 Season
The War of the Worlds
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale.
WATCH THIS SPACE!
This space has been put aside for a video clip, a video clip of quite possibly the greatest thing to ever have graced this planet*. Prepare for the awesome-ness to load.
ROMEO and JULIET (2016)
*We must disclose that it may not be the greatest video to ever exist, we are aware that a baby monkey riding a pig is probably the best video of all time.
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