'Redressing the balance' in Soroti and the surrounding areas.

Oh Yes It Is!

Redressing the Balance

Oh Yes It Is!

Come along to a light-hearted potted history of pantomime told by the amazing Linda McCann. Find out how pantomime evolved into a very British institution.  Love them or hate them, a Christmas panto can evoke a variety of memories for even the most discerning of theatre goers. There will be a selection of panto costumes and accessories from numerous shows – together with their accompanying stories – brought along for you to try on.  A chance to find out whether all that cheery banter – both on and off stage – is for real.  Could it be  “Oh Yes It is!!” or “Oh No it’s Not !!” There may even be a visit from Widow Twankey? “She’s behind you…” (Sorry, editor is getting carried away!)

The event will be held in the auditorium at Queens Road Baptist Church in Broadstairs. Tickets are available at Queens Road Baptist Church Reception or from Gc_events2023@outlook.com


Linda has been involved in wardrobe and costuming for over 4 decades. Currently Wardrobe Mistress for Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society, Canterbury Operatic Society, Theatrecraft and various local drama groups and schools. 

A tutor in theatrical costuming for the National Operatic and Drama Association International summer schools.

Wardrobe Mistress for amateur productions at The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Gulbenkian University of Kent and The Kings Hall Herne Bay. 

Personal dresser to touring professional productions at The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury and The Winter Gardens Margate.

The only twice winner of The Bamford Cup for Services to the Living Theatre and award winning costumer of plays for the Kent Drama Association.

Designed and made costumes for the SE entry of National Operatic & Dramatic Assoc. Centenary at Royal Albert Hall.

Linda is currently working at University of Kent cataloguing and maintaining The Gulbenkian wardrobe collection.