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DAMES

oh yes it is...

IN PANTO

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"The Dame is one of the TRUE traditions
of UK Theatre!"

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A pantomime dame is a traditional role in British pantomime. It is part of the theatrical tradition of travesti portrayal of female characters by male actors in drag. Dame characters are often played either in an extremely camp style, or else by men acting butch in women's clothing. The dame has been the highlight for many pantomime audience's over the years and the role has been taken on by many famous and talented faces. Have a look below at some of dames over the years. 

Highlights of a dame on film