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Pantomimes Quiz

What is a panto?

Pantomime (or, panto for short) is a type of musical comedy stage production developed in England and designed for family entertainment. It's especially popular during the Christmas and New Year season in the United Kingdom. Modern pantomime includes songs, gags, dancing and slapstick comedy.


  1. Dame Trott is a main charcter in which pantomime?
  2. King Rat is a traditional character and the main antagonist in which pantomime?
  3. What is the name of the princess that marries Aladin?

  4. Who was the male servant in Cinderella's household, who helps and loves Cinderella?
  5. Who does the Beast fall in love with in Beauty and the Beast?
  6. What is the name of the fairy in Peter Pan?
  7. How many years should Sleeping Beauty sleep for unless her spell is broken?
  8. What does the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk smell after crying "Fee, fie, fo, fum"?
  9. In which popular pantomime does Maid Marian appear?
  10. What is the name of Aladdin's mother?
  11. Which panto may also be known by the name "Little Briar Rose"?
  12. What title is given to the leading male role in a pantomime, usually played by a woman?
  13. Which pantomime character marries Alice Fitzwarren?
  14. The story of "Snow White" was first published in the 19th-century in which country?
  15. What is the name of Cinderella’s Father?
  16. The earliest mention of which panto character dates back to 1650 in France, when Jean Loret mentioned her in his book "La Muse Historique"?
  17. Mr. Smee is a character in which pantomime?
  18. Who made his stage debut in 1780 and became best known for his development of the modern day white-face clown which was popular in many pantomimes?
  19. What does Cinderella's Fairy Godmother turn into a coach?
  20. Who is Princess Aurora also known as?
  21. Complete the line: "Mirror, mirror on the wall..."?
  22. Who in 2017, received the Lifetime Achievement award at The Great British Pantomime Awards?
  23. Which panto centres on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, Kai?
  24. A witch living in a gingerbread house features in which panto?

Quiz Answers:

  1. Jack in the Beanstalk
  2. Dick Whittington
  3. Jasmine
  4. Buttons
  5. Belle
  6. Tinker Bell
  7. 100 years
  8. He smells the blood of an Englishman
  9. Babes in the Wood
  10. Widow Twankey
  11. Sleeping Beauty
  12. Principal boy
  13. Dick Whittington
  14. Germany (by the Brothers Grimm)
  15. Baron Hard-up
  16. Mother Goose

  17. Peter Pan
  18. Joseph Grimaldi
  19. A pumpkin
  20. Sleeping Beauty
  21. "Who's the Fairest of Them All."
  22. Christopher Biggins
  23. The Snow Queen
  24. Hansel and Gretel