The subject of pantomime dames fascinated photographer Sally Mais so much that it has inspired her latest photography project, entitled The 12 Dames of Christmas. The aim of the project, which started on 5 December – National Panto Day – is to capture intimate moments of the dames in numerous pantomimes getting ready backstage. To do this Sally is visiting dames up and down the country in the 12 days leading up to Christmas.
On day two of her project she paid a visit to our very own panto dame, Kenneth Alan Taylor who was photographed getting ready backstage here on December 8. Kenneth, as Sally wrote on her blog, had no problem being photographed ‘warts and all’ for the pictures.
To view more photos Sally has taken of the dames and to read more about the 12 Dames of Christmas project visit Sally’s blog.
Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood starring Kenneth Alan Taylor as Nurse Nelly Noggins runs until 19 January. To book tickets click here.
Photo by Sally Mais