During the festive period, Simon is a regular guest on the BBC’s network of regional and national radio stations. Recent broadcasting includes BBC Radio Two’s Christmas Day broadcast ‘There’s Nothing like a Dame’ with Christopher Biggins and ‘Friday Night is Music Night‘ with Craig Revel Horwood, NPR America, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC London, BBC Radio York and BBC Radio Scotland’s The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth.

He has worked with a number of television companies including The Garden Productions (Seven Dwarfs for Channel 4), Maverick (Gok Does Panto for Channel 4) and Propeller TV (What is Panto? for Propeller TV News).

Simon has also produced and participated in recordings about pantomime as part of Panto Day. Below you will find links to interviews and events as well as footage from Simon’s panto related projects:

  • Oh Yes it Is! A Panto in Focus Tour (V&A)
  • Is there still a place for panto in the 21st century? (BBC)
  • Oh no you don’t! How pantos are being hijacked by the politically correct brigade (Telegraph)
  • Is it all over for the traditional British pantomime? (Sunday Telegraph)
  • Why pantomime must be updated for the modern age (The Stage)
  • Panto Podcast, Ep 35 – Simon Sladen (Panto Podcast)
  • It’s Behind You! University of Kent celebrates panto past and present (University of Kent)
  • Oh yes it is: Why pantomime is such a British affair (BBC)
  • Panto at the Palladium (V&A)
  • Twankey my dear, I don’t give a dame (BBC)
  • Modern day panto – modern day family (Asian Culture Vulture)
  • Pantomime – the purest form of theatre (Exeunt Magazine )
  • Curtain falls on traditional panto – oh yes it does (Telegraph)
  • Is this the end of the pantomime dame? (Daily Mail)
  • Holidays in Drag (OZY)
  • Love it or loathe it, it’s panto time (Parent Dish UK)
  • National Panto Day and great British pantomime (Public Reviews)
  • The pantomime dame’s best days are behind her – oh no they’re not! (Eastern Daily Press)
  • Camp as Christmas? Cross-dressed capers in Pantoland (Society for Theatre Research)


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