Written and directed by Barrie Hunter
Design by Becky Minto
Perth panto just got personal!
We’re keeping the spirit of panto alive in Perth Theatre this Christmas with our physically distanced panto promenade. Audiences in their social bubbles will join panto dame Barrie Hunter and friends on a magical adventure through different parts of the theatre which will be all dressed up for the festive season!
Like the old song says, There Is Nothing Like A Dame,
But our Dame has only one thought-that there's nothing quite like HAME!
Since the world went weird and scary, she's become a tad erratic,
And is cooried in her Hidey-Hole and won't come out the attic!
Her son is at his wit's end, his head is in a spin,
He's lost the plot, his patience-now he's even lost his twin!
So he's off to search for brother, bring him home and save the day,
Or, most likely, take the wrong turn and be easily led astray.
And who's this in the darkness, boldly searching for the light?
It's our Hero on a mission, and she wants to wrong a right..
But there's evil lurking just below, underneath the earth,
Banished there for crimes committed down the years in Perth!
So come with us on a journey through the darkness of the night
On a quest to find some joy, some hope, and maybe love and light,
We'll walk the paths together, where there once was mirth and laughter,
And perhaps, by working as a team, we'll live happily ever after!!"
Oh Yes We Are! – A Quest for Long Lost Light and Laughter.
How it works
Each show will have an audience of 60 which comprises three groups of 20. Each group can accommodate bubbles of up to six people from two households (based on current Scottish Government guidelines at 2 October 2020) visit www.gov.scot
for the most up to date information.
Your own personal usher will guide you around the theatre, keeping you distanced from other audience members as you visit the dame in her attic, the hero in her tent and the baddy’s lair! The three groups will come together – distanced - in the auditorium for the final scene (spoilers, shhh!). Two groups will be seated in the stalls and one group will be in the circle. If you don’t want to be seated in the circle, please book for Stalls 1 or Stalls 2. We will allocate seats when you arrive.
Running time: approx 70 minutes
£25; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
Schools pricing available (online performances only).
Please contact Ticketing Services
if you have access needs, questions about the numbers in your group or would like information on Schools pricing.
You can also contact Ticketing Services
should government guidelines change after you have made your booking to discuss your options.
Keeping you safe
Please arrive 15 minutes before the show starts and queue outside the theatre at the Mill Street entrance to enable us to do the relevant health checks. But if you have had COVID symptoms of high temperature, cough or loss of taste or smell in the previous 14 day or been in contact with someone who has, please do not come to the theatre.
Sanitising and COVID-19 protection measures in Perth Theatre are extensive and rigorous. Hand sanitising, face coverings and distancing are obligatory.
Visit Staying safe in our venues
for full details on the measures we are taking to keep our customers, performers and staff safe in our venue.
Our ticketing services team will not be selling tickets, so please print at home, or bring a mobile device to show your ticket.
The café will not be open, but you’re welcome to bring a bottle of water, if needed.
If you have health exemption from wearing a face covering, please let our ticketing services know in advance.
You may leave from a different door to the one you entered by.
If you can’t make it to the theatre, enjoy Oh Yes We Are!
from the comfort of your sofa. It’s the same show, only online instead. Book online performances here.