Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Isle of Man 2016 - Christmas Pantomimes

ISSUE DATE: 20 October 2016
STAMP THEME: Christmas Pantomimes
 STAMP SIZE: 32 x 26 mm

To celebrate the festive season, Isle of Man Post Office is delighted to bring you a fun-filled and colourful set of six Christmas stamps to enjoy. 

The vibrant designs pay tribute to one of the great Christmas traditions – pantomime – recalling some of the famous shows which have delighted audiences young and old throughout the generations, from tiny village halls to glorious theatres. 


Across the British Isles each winter professional and amateur performers take to the stage to keep the panto tradition alive. It has become as much a part of Christmas as the tree and turkey, and is embraced across the Isle of Man as communities come together to produce their shows. The six stamps recall familiar shows which have been staged in the Isle of Man over the years – The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Snow White, Dick Whittington and Robin Hood – reminding everyone of their own pantomime experiences. 

The story of the tradition is written by eminent panto performer Christopher Biggins, a familiar face from stage and screen who is without doubt the ‘Grand Dame of British Theatre’. Alison Lodge, who is heavily involved in pantomime production in the Isle of Man, offers a Manx perspective.


Stamp images and description thanks to Isle of Man Post Office

Isle of Man Stamps