The Foreigners’ Panto

3 October 2023 to 28 October 2023 BOLD Elephant

The Foreigners' Panto is a political musical comedy about a group of immigrants trying to put on their own version of a traditional British pantomime; both a heartwarming madcap comedy-of-errors and a sharp satire on lives of immigrants in the UK - told through their eyes. 

Love pantos? With original songs & music, comedy routine and your classic/mandatory audience participation, this show is just for you! 

Hate them? That’s great, because The Foreigners’ Panto is not a panto. Alongside the joy and silliness, the play offers sharp insights and questions into Britishness and immigrant experience in this country.

Have no idea what pantos are? Wonderful! Because neither does the company. In fact, they can’t even get the dates right..

Written by Middle Eastern theatre maker Shani Erez and based on her personal experience of facing deportation from the UK, The Foreigners’ Panto has original songs with music composed by Tomer Run & Shani Erez. Created by an internationally diverse team and performed by a 1st & 2nd generation immigrant acting company, The Foreigners’ Panto takes a British classic, reclaims it and turns it on its head.

Written by Shani Erez

Music composed by Tomer Run and Shani Erez

Directed by Shani Erez, Marianne Badrichani and Sarah Goddard

Designed by Sammy Dowson 

Cast to be announced soon…

THE FOREIGNERS' PANTO: Tuesday, October 3rd – Saturday, October 28th 

Further Information:  Bold Theatre | A Space to Create