I am going with MsM and friends to the Traditional Panto at the Theatre Royal, Stratford*, tonight. Three of the party will be from Abroad - one Basque, one French and one Swedish. We are looking forward to seeing what they make of this uniquely British thespian institution I remember that there was a standup routine by an American comedian in which he attempted to explain panto conventions (the Principal Boy who's a girl, the Dame who's a man) to an increasingly incredulous imagined listener: "And they let kids see this??" Does anybody remember the comedian's name? I don't suppose the sketch is available online, is it? *that's Stratford, London E15, not Stratford-upon-Avon!