James Bond and other pantos, 1987-1995
The Zap Club commissioned and staged an alternative Christmas panto every year. Famous performers lined up to take part and shows were vastly popular with audiences. A notable highlight was the staging, in December 1987, of James Bond – Licenced to look ill’, starring John Dowie and written by Pete McCarthy and Tony Haase of Cliffhanger Theatre. Some of the most well-received of these Zap Club pantomimes were able to capitalise on their Brighton successes, going on to perform elsewhere in the country in the following new years.
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