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At The Pantomime Dames’ Dash

October 28, 2013
by the gentle author

The streets of Hackney were invaded by pantomime characters yesterday as harbingers of the festive season that commences with the opening of Puss in Boots at the Hackney Empire next month. Contributing Photographer Colin O’Brien went along to join in the fun at St Joseph’s Hospice where they gathered to undertake a Dames Dash in aid of East End charities and, as the pantomime horse set out up Mare St, the obvious pun was savoured by all.

Photographs copyright © Colin O’Brien

PUSS IN BOOTS opens at Hackney Empire on 23rd November and runs until 5th January

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7 Responses leave one →
  1. October 28, 2013

    Fab mares all round!

  2. William Sovie permalink
    October 28, 2013

    Love theses girls!

  3. Sonia Murray permalink
    October 28, 2013

    Where is Puss in the pictures? My mother (stage name Sandra Wells) wore a cat suit in pantos for many years, playing Puss in Puss in Boots and the cat in Dick Whittington. Surely Puss in Boots must have a cat!

  4. Greg Tingey permalink
    October 28, 2013


  5. October 29, 2013

    Fabulous pictures Colin.

  6. Janice Humpage permalink
    October 31, 2013

    What wonderful people having fun, love it.

  7. November 2, 2013

    What fabulous Dames! And there ain’t nothing like a Dame!

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