• Andy Reay

British Panto Academy 2019

Last week I was one of the lucky ones to take place in the inaugural British Panto Academy organised by panto legend Kev Orkian and his team at Howlin Entertainment. The five day course is designed to get you up and running in the pantomime industry with masterclasses from expert producers, actors and comedians. We ere expertly directed in scenes by leading panto authorities including Kevin Wood, Warwick Davis, Keith Simmons, Graham Cole OBE, John Barr, Clive Greenwood to name but a few. Our very own Musical Director for the week, Robert Hyman made sure we were in shape vocally.

Our final day saw us perform in a showcase style in-front of a panel of producers, directors and casting agents from the British pantomime industry and afterwards we got to meet them and talk through the high points from the weeks tuition. That was a week ago and I'm still buzzing from the experience. I can't wait to put my new found skills into practice and can't recommend next years academy enough to anyone who'll listen.

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