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!

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of people entertained

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What’s on this year?

Check out our up-coming shows and come join in with the fun!

Summer 2018 Season

The Importance of Being Earnest

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn’t exist. Or does he…? This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons’ infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

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.


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ROMEO and JULIET (2016)

Romance! Potions! Swordfights! Tragically-slow messengers! Here’s a video of The Pantaloons production of Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before – in rehearsal!

*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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