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The queer punk party confronting panto's outdated attitudes

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All the wacky costumes, silly characters and daft jokes are as you’d expect from panto, but it has punk songs, psychedelic green-screen backgrounds and embraces inclusivity.“The problem with a lot of pantos, when you start to look, is they’re often quite racist, they stick to traditions that are completely outdated,” Clarke tells me. “They can be quite homophobic and transphobic and they have really binary roles.

Often the lead boy is played by a woman but all the narratives are the same when it comes to man, woman, beauty … A lot of individuals feel quite alienated by that, and families.

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