principal boy

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principal boy

n
(Theatre) the leading male role in a pantomime, played by a woman
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Before long, he knew the names of all the masters and the principal boys as well as little Rawdon himself.
In a statement, Principal Boys Higher Secondary School, Baramulla, said, 'Due to tragic death of the student, the class work shall remain suspended today.'
Panto has always had gender swapping with female principal boys such as Peter Pan and Aladdin and men playing Ugly Sisters and Dames.
Tahira, Principal Boys College Township Ejaz Butt, faculty staff were also present on this occasion.
Nor is the decision to employ male or female principal boys in different years explored.
The pantos with dames and principal boys in, where cross-dressing takes place, are no longer politically correct.
Panto is a great British tradition - and it's still going strong with celebrities being whisked straight from the jungle into becoming gender-bending principal boys and dames.
I am surprised you're not playing in panto at this time of year, mind you you're office might be full of aging principal boys and dames who could use a shave.
"During the 1960s to 1970s she was one of pantomime's leading principal boys and she appeared with Norman Wisdom at the London Palladium in one of the longest ever run pantos at the theatre.
Theatres across Wales are jam-packed with former pop stars, soap actors and TV presenters who have been transformed into dames, baddies and principal boys.
So local arenas are awash with funnymen who think its uproarious when they forget their lines and principal boys who turn their hands palm-upwards with every utterance.
I can say "Ah!" with the best of 'em if the culprit is aged four, but I do get fed up with principal boys who turn their palms up to heaven with every sentence and funnymen who clearly think it's hilarious when they forget their lines.

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