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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds' pantomime dame Chris Clarkson shows SuffolkNews behind the scenes of the Legend of Robin Hood





With panto season in full swing, we went behind the scenes at a town theatre to find out all about the wonderful world of dame make-up.

This year's panto production at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is the Legend of Robin Hood.

Audience favourite Chris Clarkson is back for his sixth year and this time he's playing Little Joan, local baker and proprietor of Little Joan’s Big Baps.

Chris Clarkson is playing Little Joan, local baker and proprietor of Little Joan’s Big Baps. Picture: Ash Jones
Chris Clarkson is playing Little Joan, local baker and proprietor of Little Joan’s Big Baps. Picture: Ash Jones

SuffolkNews popped down to visit Chris one morning to see how he prepares for a show.

If you're thinking about giving dame make-up a try, here's Chris' cosmetic tool kit.

The base:

Foundation – Kryolan TV Stick

Eyes:

Eye Shadow – Max Factor

Eye liner and eye brow pencils – cheap ones

Eyelashes – Superdrug’s own

Eyelash glue – Duo

This will be Chris' sixth panto. Picture: Ash Jones
This will be Chris' sixth panto. Picture: Ash Jones

Lips

Felt Tip Liner – Collection

Lippy – Mac (Russian Red)

Blusher

Rouge (including nose and chin) – Snazaroo

The Legend of Robin Hood is showing until January 14. Picture: Ash Jones
The Legend of Robin Hood is showing until January 14. Picture: Ash Jones

The Legend of Robin Hood is being shown at different times through December and January until January 14. For more information visit Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds' website.