Mickey Rooney

Oh No It Isn’t! America Discovers Panto

Every winter for the past 300 years Britain has been putting up with pantomimes. They’re a rite of growing up; the chance to sit with a thousand screaming, sticky-faced anklebiters and their parents while some washed-up TV actors and one-hit singers (Susan ‘Bobby’s Girl’ Maughan! Denise Nolan! Bobby Davro!) ham their way through a script […]

He’s Putting On A Show

It’s panto season again, and for some peculiar reason old Hollywood stars seem to be joining the casts of shows. We’ve already had Pamela Anderson in Aladdin at Wimbledon, and now Mickey Rooney, soon to be 90, is back for a second season as Baron Hardup in Cinderella, singing and telling jokes that must mystify […]