Twas The Year Without Panto!

Twas The Year Without Panto!

About the Video

What a year it’s been!
Covid-19 has certainly taken its toll on all of us. However, with a vaccine on its way, it will eventually pass, and things will get slowly back to normal. Although the Pandemic has shuttered public events, closed down theatres and other performing venues, The Laughing Stock Theatre Society is proud to present a very special, Covid-19 friendly, treat for the whole family. Our Volunteer Theatre Elves have been busy over the summer and fall of 2020 preparing an original – straight to YouTube – Christmas Special that took the place of our Annual Live Traditional Panto.


Twas the Year without Panto!

“The evil villain “Corona Virus” has shuttered all the theatres across the land, and forced the Annual Panto to postpone itself for a while. This doesn’t stop the intrepid harbinger of Panto, the illustrious Dame Washalot and a few of her friends, Dame Pattycake, Chef Louis, a little drummer boy named Stu, and a small contingent of elves lead by Sparklebell and Snowdrop, from trying to save Christmas and bring about good cheer!”

This roughly 30 minute special debuted on December 24, at 1:00pm the same day and time our performances would normally start for our annual Panto run at the Sagebrush Theatre.

You can catch all the zaniness via our YouTube channel The Laughing Stock Theatre YouTube Channel

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did preparing it for you! Look for the tradition of “Live” Panto to (hopefully) return in 2021!

Cheerio! Off to the ‘virtual’ Panto you go!

Don’t miss this straight to YouTube exclusive!

CastCrewProduction Info
Dame Washalot Vance Schneider
Stu, The Little Drummer Boy Stu Wightman
Dame Pattycake Tom Fox
Chef Louis Bruce Visser
Snow Drop Brittney Zettergreen
Sparklebell Jennelle Young
Announcer Rich Woods
The Chorus of Elves  
Thislewhip Clara Baldwin
Rainvine Rosie Begg
Moongrass Evalee Charlton
Pepperflip Lainey Charlton
Quickshimmer Isabel Loehr
Sweethorn Amelia McBride
Wintersand Kiera Lyn Stanley
Maplefly McKenna Sutherland
Bubbleflash Adison Thompson
Merrycup Naja Thomson
Fluttervale Lucee Ward
Chillynewt Poppy Wilson
Brightrose Peyton Woods
Goldenpebbles Amie
Producer / Director Vance Schneider
Written / Adapted by Vance Schneider, Bruce Visser
Dance Choreographer Jasmine McDaniels
Set Design Jennelle Young
Set Construction John Neill, Vance Schneider
Lead Painter Jennelle Young
Lighting Design John Neill, Carlo Sia
Sound Design Vance Schneider
Costumes Vance Schneider
Makeup Vance Schneider, Jennelle Young
Wigs Vance Schneider
Props Master Vance Schneider
Special Visual Effects John Neill, Vance Schneider
Drums and Percussion Stu Wightman
Camera Operators John Neill, Carlo Sia, Vance Schneider
Boom Operator Everyone!
Video Editor Vance Schneider
Graphics Carlo Sia
YouTube Release Date December 24, 2020
Filmed on Location at TLS Studios, Kamloops, BC
Production Length 5 short videos – 7-9 minutes in length
Production Style Traditional British Panto!

Photos from this Epic Video Production!
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