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A figure styled as Donald Trump is booed off stage by a rowdy audience enjoying the thrills of British pantomime, bringing a contemporary twist to traditional fairy tales.Pantomimes are now staged at theaters across Britain, often starring a local celebrity and actors of all ages.In Hackney, McKenna has been writing the annual festive show for nearly 20 years and has become accustomed to another tradition – weaving in references to recent events. Tax havens and fake news also get a mention, while the brief appearance of Trump at the royal ball – which Cinderella flees at midnight – speaks to the ongoing saga of the U.S. president's planned state visit to the U.K.While pantomimes fill big theaters, new spaces are also tackling the genre with one London show this season being performed in a converted caravan.As well as the pantomime horse – played by two actors inside a furry costume – the pantomime sees a male actor take on a lead female role.
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