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Douglas Mounce in 'Twinkle Little Star' by Philip Meeks‘Twinkle’ is a one man revenger’s comedy chronicling a forgotten history and a dying art. Underneath the stage Harold Thropp lays out the tools of his art in a dingy dressing room with creaking pipes and no natural light. A well worn pair of tights. Stolid black boots. Ancient sticks of grease paint and setting powder. A moth-eaten black wig fraying round the mesh.

For decades Harold has lived his life in tune with seasons of pantomime, as a doyen of the pantomime dame. One of the last of a dying breed Harold may be feeling his age but he’s resisting changes to the world he loves with a vengeance. As he prepares once again to revive his favourite character Widow Twankey, he’s decided to make the ultimate stand against his nemesis, a smug reality television star called Jez.

As Harold starts to become the Widow his tragic secrets unfold and we discover startling truth behind the dark act he’s preparing to commit.

Original Productions (under its previous title 'Twinkle Little Star':

2006 - Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starring Tim Healy. Nominated - 'The Stage' Award (Best Solo Show)
2008 -
York Theatre Royal & Lakeside Nottingham (co-production) plus tour, starring Kenneth Alan Taylor.
2011 - Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham plus tour, starring Douglas Mounce (see image above).


  • Harold - an ageing panto dame, gay (but not camp)


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