Qdos produce pantomimes with variety entertainers so they deliver VARIETY pantomimes. They have never said they produce pantomimes that are plot heavy and the fact that this debate comes up every year and they continue to produce as they do means they are very happy with their style of show as are the huge audiences that visit them. Julian Clary does jokes which are innuendo based. If you know Clary and you book a ticket to see him in a pantomime don't be shocked he doesn't do busy bee. Every joke has a double meaning.
Its worth noting the great Berwick Kaler doesn't focus too much on plot either, nor is it a variety pantomime. There isn't just one style of pantomime.
The Palladium was a big variety pantomime in a famous theatre for variety. Newcastle has at its heart two variety entertainers from a circus background so people go in their tens of thousands for the entertainment factor. This can also be said of Edinburgh, Bradford and Birmingham - and the common thread that ties these together - they are all the most popular pantos in the country.
: I've seen many pantomimes from many different
: producers over the years but never had I
: managed to see a QDOS production. After
: seeing rave reviews about Dick Whittington
: at the Palladium, I gave into temptation and
: decided to buy a ticket.
: There was no doubt about it the show was
: visually spectacular and was full of
: variety. But I couldn't help feeling that
: some of the jokes went too far and the end
: to the plot was very weak, which left me a
: little underwhelmed.
: Was it just me expecting too much? or is
: this a genral theme of QDOS shows? Do people
: have suggestions of QDOS shows which are
: always brilliant?