Video: 5 steps to becoming a pantomime dame

James Doherty, Lyric Hammersmith’s Widow Twankey, puts our deputy editor through dame school

Have you ever contemplated packing in your day job and taking up a career as a pantomime dame? We sent our deputy editor Ben Hewis along to the Lyric Hammersmith to meet James Doherty and find out what it takes to be Widow Twankey.

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Aladdin runs at the Lyric Hammersmith until 7 January.

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