Poster from Grand Theatre Dick Whittington pantomime, commencing Christmas Eve, 1946.
Theatre patron Millicent Seed describes the effects of pantomime on post war austerity:
“The costumes were magnificent and at the end when the Prince married the Princess it was marvellous- all the glitter. Just after the war, with the economy as it was, all this glitter was something to build you up; you’d had a good night, you’d got your husband and daughter and went for a meal after. It was just sheer bliss.”