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DICK EMERY may be paving the way for a new kind of pantomime dame in "Puss in Boots" at Wolverhampton Grand. His only concessions to tradition are a multitude of bloomers and garish costume changes. Otherwise he has made good his promise of being "a manly dame "

To achieve this without a hint of transvestism is due to his sophisticated wit and sense of innocence, immediately attractive to adults and endearing to children — a virile, quick-witted Dame that be- 4 longs to family audiences and hot to seaside postcards.

Ted Rogers is no simple Simon. With the energy of a circus clown, the presence of mind of a top-rate I compere, the ebullience of a born showman, he creates a party atmosphere.

The Dallas Boys give the show a sound musical foundation and are I pleasingly integrated into the action 'is mill hands.

Jean Barrington, former D'Oyly Carte principal soprano, makes a vigorous, clear-voiced principal boy and Jasmine Dee is a delectable, feline Puss.


Pantomime by Joan Benyon with musical arrangements by Harry Hudson, Tony Davidson and Colin Norman. Presented at the Grand, Woverhampton, on December 23. Directed by William Avenel with original choreography be Helena Lehminski reproduced by Pamela Tidmarsh. Musical director, Colin Norman. Scenery designed by Norman Smith; costumes by Joan. Stage manager, John Nathan-Turner.

Artists include: Dick Emery, Ted Rogers, The Dallas Boys, Jasmine Dee, The Hassani Troupe, Jean Barrington, Penelope Harris, Jennifer Whitworth, Dennis Spencer, Maureen Wilcox, Frank Woodfield, Jenny McNae and the Lehminski Dancers.

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