Monday, August 20, 2007

Pantaloon Toons 2




With all that's been going on here at House of Pants, I completely forgot our first blog birthday, which occurred on Friday. Oh Silly Mio! I've been in a total panic, not knowing what to do to mark the occasion. And then I remembered I have friends in moist places. I had but to ask and

With the classic thespian aplomb for which they are famed, the acclaimed

Theatre of Australian Native Animals

Offered to give a special performance of their celebrated

Hamlet!


For one blog only!

But only if I would agree to eat Beirut and leave with them - I think that's what they said anyway. It actually wasn't a problem, especially as my friend Kangaroo offered to put her pouch on reverse cycle in order to keep my bottle of Sauvignon Blanc ice cold.

So, without further mange tout!

I give you

The Company in


HAMLET - PRINCE OF MARSUPIALS









































Bravo!

NEXT - if we can all muster the will to live!


A Streetcar Named Desire


22 comments:

Ann O'Dyne said...

oh please do 'muster the will'
as i canardly wait to see kanga bleating "Stella' up into the gum trees.


and by the 'mange touts',
we are gunna havta re-naturalise you into calling them Snow Peas when you are back among us.

Happy Birthday Not So 'Pants' At All

That's so pants said...

Hi Annie

The cast is a bit set in its ways re gender roles I'm afraid. Kanga will be playing Stella - she's usually the matriarchal figure. Although we came very close to overturning the status quo in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll when she thought it might be nice to play Roo.

Koala always plays the male lead - He can stand up which extends his range rather. It's the Toy Story principle - you know when Mr Potato Head says to Piggybank, 'let a toy with hands drive'. He has been in the gym for months already.

I'm afraid they are a bit type cast. Ring-tailed possum always plays the woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown so she will naturally play Blanche. Kookaburra is invariably a deus ex machina of some kind - being the only cast member who can fly has its advantages. Goanna is usually a patriarch or sage. Emu and echidna play well together so they'll be taking the roles of Mitch and Pablo. Wombat is surprisingly versatile. Platypus is pushing for the Company to do Moby Dick.

I'm not too bad at switching languages although zucchini sometimes catches me out. It's my pronunciation triggers mirth. I invariably land midway between 'dence' and 'darnce' and people have no idea what I'm talking about.

xxx

Pants

R.H. said...

Fantastic! Now I don't have to read the play.

That's so pants said...

Hi RH

Absolutely. There's not a lot more in it. Someone should hire me to produce these for schools really.

xxx

Pants

Ms Baroque said...

Bravo, excellent work! I look forward to your Streetcar. (as the actress said to the bishop.)

That's so pants said...

Hi Ms B

Thank you. I'll pass your good wishes on to the cast who are, at this minute, polishing off their considerable rider. I don't know, you give them a helping hand and the next thing you're trimming the crusts off cucumber sandwiches with nail scissors.

xxx

Pants

R.H. said...

This is seriously funny, and good.

Minx said...

To be or not to be, that is a pants question.

Minx said...

Frailty, thy name is pants.

That's so pants said...

Dear Friends

Season your admiration for a while - but not TOO long, obviously

xxx

Pants

R.H. said...

I accept only admiration -for myself.

The rest is silence.

That's so pants said...

Shhhh

Very quietly

xxx


Pants

Janejill said...

Hi dear Pants - I did enjoy the show, er Shakespearean tragedy... Thanks for your wee question....well, in my role as a Kanga creature, I have had some major problems with a Koala and it makes me feel very much like a possum, in fact, a ring-tailed possum to be exact, and so I've been spending serious time trying to achieve Goanna status./.. I know it's not a great sense of humour but at least it's there. Been keeping a wee look-out and sad, for you, about the big let-down. I speak (softly )as I am a buytolet person, but not a great big rich one, just one trying to be mortgage free before I expire; it's all the exes I blame along the way, and I am a brilliant l'lady, so I'm told; is that good enough do you think? xxx

That's so pants said...

Hi Jane Jill

Half yer luck.

xxx

Pants

Reading the Signs said...

Hi Pants, as R.H. said, "This is seriously funny, and good." And the Koala looks the spitting image of my son's teddy bear who I always suspected would have liked to be an actor (if ever you need an understudy?)

That's so pants said...

Hi Signs

Thanks. You'll know from my on-going battle to get an entry visa for my owly-cat Barney, that Australia is ridiculously strict when it comes to animal immigration. However, if the Theatre of Australian Native Animals ever tours here, I'm sure we can find a role for son's Teddy. Koala is fairly keen to do a Marsupial interpretation 'The Parent Trap' (working title 'The Completely Illegal and Thoroughly Immoral Endangered Species Trap') - this could be a good opportunity.

xxx

Pants

Helena said...

It's just too interesting in here for me to deal with the devious world beyond the blog.

and RH? while you are quoting The Bard, may I suggest that quote as the title of your blog when you finally grant us an audience ?
The Rest Is Silence.

That's so pants said...

Hi Helena

Real life? Pah!

RH - the pressure is mounting. Get thee to a bloggery, Go!


xxx

Pants

trousers said...

Ah, wonderful, pants - wonderful!
I'm so pleased to have found this, having taken the time to scroll down whilst lurking.

It had me in stitches - hope old Bill Shakespeare wouldn't mind such a response.

That's so pants said...

Hi Trousers

If you scroll back two weeks previous, you'll find The Illiad. Glad you like them. I must get around to doing Streetcar.

xxx

Pants

selva said...

Monday morning and I sat into my rental Subaru Impreza WRX STi...ups, dreaming... Well, my rental car anyway. The plan was to drive about 1000 kms north of Australia in the next couple of days and then return to Perth. The towns in WA are rather small with none of them having more than 30.000 people (Perth excluded). Only in the outback you get to know what being reeeeaaaaallllyyy easy going means. One of the reasons why I enjoy outback so much.

That's So Pants said...

Hi Selva and welcome.

Sorry .... your point is?

xxx

Pants