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Emperor of Nowhere
by Derek P. Blake.
This is a fairy story and a romance, in the best tradition
of story telling. It was originally written as the script
for a British pantomime, but never hit the stage.
Like every fairy-story and pantomime
it has a happy-ever-after ending.
Pantomime (informally, panto) – not to be confused with the
theatrical medium of mime – is a form of musical comedy stage
production, designed for families, developed in the United Kingdom
and mostly performed during the Christmas and New Year season.
Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing,
employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humour with a
story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale. It is a participatory form
of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain
parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.