The Dame

The Dame

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"My armour, my war paint, the battle out there: it’s all I’ve ever known."


A lost world of seaside entertainment, piers and promenades is brought to life when seasoned Pantomime Dame Ronald Roy Humphrey returns to his Northern roots. As the curtain falls on the last show of the day, Roy is in a wistful, melancholic mood, but as the years fall away, ghosts and memories from the past confront him with what he has spent his whole life trying to forget.

The Dame takes us on a journey inside an entertainer’s mind to expose the fragile creature beneath the make-up, bluster and bravado. However many masks we wear; the truth will always be revealed.

Starring Oliver Award nominated actor and former Blue Peter daredevil Peter Duncan.

Directed by the Award-winning Ian Talbot, Artistic Director of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre for over 20 years.

Critic reviews

There can be no better gift for an actor than for their child to write a play specifically for them, and for that play to display the talents of both father and daughter so perfectly

London Box Office

Peter Duncan stars in an evocative, if a little predictable, backstage tale told with passion

The Stage

Fizzing with a mix of energy and pathos, director Ian Talbot's production serves as a tribute to panto Dames everywhere


Peter Duncan captivates as a Panto Dame sparkling with allure and panache

Everything Theatre

Peter Duncan gives an earnest performance in his daughter’s play about a music-hall legend with a dark past

The Guardian

A smashing success which receives an easy recommendation all around

The Upcoming

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 2 Jan - Sat 26 Jan, 1pm, 3.15pm, 7pm & 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 15 mins


Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park N4 3JP London, UK · Get Directions

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