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The twentieth century: a pantomime

I have just been commissioned by Surrey County Council to write the 2011 Guildford pantomime. I have decided to write a light hearted look at the twentieth century. There will be one minute for every year.

The characters:

  • The dame – capitalism
  • The villain – totalitarianism
  • The hero – democracy
  • The love interest – socialism

Plot summary:

The show will consist of ten scenes, one for each decade. For each new decade the dame will get a new dress. The final scene will be a cocktail party on the roof of the twin towers.

News flash – Surrey County Council has just cancelled the contract.

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