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Panto Pranks

All artwork by Dennis Gifford

Cinders and her Sour Sisters

The Klevver Kids

Jest and Lest

The Crazy Comedy Couple

Raddled Riddles and Red Riding Hood 'Dot to Dot'

Panto Pranks Playtime

Simple Simon

'Christmas Crackers'

Puss in Boots


Panto Playtime Comic 1948

Printed by Percy Brothers.Ltd. Whitworth Street, West , Manchester 1. And London , and published by The Hotspur Publishing Co. Ltd. Gloucester Street, Manchester.

The Pantomime Ghost by E. Anstwick - click for full story

Idle Jack

The Pantomime Cat (2 Images)

Simple Simon and the Pieman



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Emile Littler's Pantomime Pie 1950

A magazine produced by the panto producer to be sold at his theatres. He prefaces it:

"Here we are again, the festive season, the clown's merry greeting. A Happy Christmas with your annual dish of Pantomime Pie. This is the third offering cooked up by your humble servant, Father Christmas Emile Littler, and meekly submitted to you in a spirit of topsy turvy merriment and Inconsequential revelry, to glorify our traditional Christmas entertainment- Pantomime-without which the British yuletide season would be incomplete".

Emile Littler 1950


Emile Littler's Pantomime Pie 1949

See an article from this issue, as well as some additional photos


The Sunday Chronicle - The Pantomime Annual

See The Pantomime Annual Article


Tit-Bits - Pantomime Article 1948

See Tit-Bits Article


Bob and Maurice Kennedy's "Pantomime Parade"1953/54

for S.H.Newsome's "Jack and the Beanstalk"

at the Kennedy Brother's theatre The Hippodrome, Dudley.

Starring Harry Secombe, Bert Brownbill as Dame




S.H.Newsome's Pantomime Annual 1957/58.

This edition for the Coventry Theatre's "Puss In Boots"

starring Harry Secombe, with Morecambe and Wise, Terry Kendall as dame and featuring Gillian Lynne, Julia Sutton and Janie Marden.



S.H.Newsome's "Pantomime Annual" 1958

for The Coventry Theatre's "Babes In The Wood"

starring Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss as the Robbers, Derek Roy, Robert Crewdson and Pat Lawrence




The Beano 1984




Hoot 1986



S.H. Newsome's Pantomime Parade - 1954



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