School Pantomime

As part of his facilitation work Richard has written and directed pantomimes within schools and youth theatre groups. This includes two bespoke pantomime scripts for Barmby Moor Primary and four scripts commissioned for Badapple Youth Theatre.

Pantomime scripts work best when they are written specifically for a time and place. However, with several full pantomime scripts already written for a casts of 16-25 young performers, Richard could easily tailor an existing script to suit a school or youth group’s requirements and circumstances. Visit his writing – examples of work page for sample excerpts of pantomimes that he has written. If you are interested in using a script for your group of young performers then please email to request a full script to view.

“Richard Kay is a panto expert. He understands the classic form and excels at keeping performers on their toes and the audience at the heart of the process. Always funny and always appropriate for family audiences.”                    

Kate Bramley, Artistic Director of Badapple Theatre Company

“We wanted to produce a pantomime this year. Owing to pressure of pupil progress, planning, marking, and all the rest of it, we wanted someone to do the hard work. Richard wrote the script and came in to school for 3 days. In an hour he knew all of the children’s names. By lunch the show was cast. At the end of day one, the children were confidently acting the first act. At the end of day two, scripts were being cast aside as the children, with growing confidence were getting into their stride. Uncannily, I don’t recall a raised voice (other than the actor’s) throughout the entire three days. Richard left a confident group of thespians, a relaxed staff, and a funny, bright and sparkly performance of Cinderella that proved a huge hit with audiences aged three to eighty three. Richard – please come again next year”

John Neilsen, Headteacher, Barmby Moor Primary