The success of the Playhouse panto is also down to amazing production values. The sets are remarkable works of art, not only conjuring convincing palaces and woodland scenes, but also contributing to the fairy tale magic, with optical illusion and glitter aplenty, cleverly brought to life by the lighting design. The costumes – particularly Nurse Tilly’s – are brilliant and create a beautiful picture on stage. And the music – directed again by the evergreen John ‘Uncle Johnny’ Morton – pulls the whole thing together.

Working under Nathan Rose in the props department at Nottingham Playhouse for a work placement.