There’s some York pantomime history on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London.
It showcases the work of icon Berwick Kaler – who today (Tuesday) will be celebrating his 77th birthday.
The legendary dame’s costume and boots are on display in the Theatre and Performance galleries at the museum until at least February 2024.
Also in the collection are costume designs for Berwick throughout the years, such as Hattie Hood in her York 800 costume from Robin Hood and his Merry Mam and Betty Turpin in Dick Turpin.
Berwick, the UK’s longest-serving pantomime dame, returns to the Grand Opera House for this year’s panto Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates of the River Ouse from 9 December until 6 January.
The gang – Martin Barrass, David Leonard, Suzy Cooper and AJ Powell – will also be back for this year’s festive celebration of magic and mayhem.
This will be the 43rd pantomime in which Berwick has starred and the second year with UK Productions.
To book your tickets for Robinson Crusoe, visit the Grand Opera House York website.