Streatham Hill Theatre have put on an unusual kind of show for Easter – a panto. Based on Prokovief’s Peter and The Wolf, the show has many elements of Russian folklore, including a wood demon, a firebird, an ice queen, Cossacks and Bolsheviks, and even a mad monk called Disputin. Not forgetting a pre-interval dance to Boney M’s ‘Rasputin’.
The show, which followed Peter Pyotrovich’s search for the wolf supposedly terrifying the village, was amusing if a tad too long. It felt strange to be seeing a pantomime in the springtime, but the setting – the theatre at the British Home in Streatham – was a good one.