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Symbol Resources & learning materials


The Ambassador Theatre Group collaborated with Widgit Software (www.widgit.com) to create symbol resources to support pantomime audiences during Christmas 2015.

Symbol stories are a great way to create accessible learning materials. Children may find these symbols useful to prepare for their visit to the pantomime. Customers can use the Going to the Pantomime resource to anticipate the experience of visiting a theatre at Christmas, and if you are going to see Snow White or Cinderella, you can use the plot synopsis to help familiarise children with the story. 

Each resource comes with flashcards which help with identifying the characters and objects found in the production and during a visit to the theatre. 

All of the symbol resources are free and can be downloaded below.

Introduction to Pantomime

This resource explains in detail what you will encounter on your trip to the pantomime. Using symbols and text, it outlines what you will see in the theatre building, what will happen, and who you will meet. It also explains what the atmosphere is likely to be like at a pantomime, and describes what the production will be like, without going into detail about the characters or the story. Within these resources there is some information about audience reactions at a pantomime and how you can interact with the performers.


Download the full resources below:

Going to the Pantomime - Summary
Going to the Pantomime - Communication Cards
Going to the Pantomime – flashcards, symbols only
Going to the Pantomime – flashcards, symbols and text
Going to the Pantomime – flashcards, text only

Snow White

This resource tells the story of the pantomime of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, using symbols and text. It introduces the characters, using a symbol to represent each of them, and outlines the story of what happens to Snow White, the Queen, the Prince, and the others.

You can use this resource to familiarise your family or group with the story of the pantomime, before or during your visit to the theatre.

Download the full resources below:

- Snow White plot synopsis Version 1
- Snow White plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, symbols only
- Snow White plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, symbols and text
- Snow White plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, text only

- Snow White plot synopsis Version 2
- Snow White plot synopsis Version 2 – flashcards, symbols only
- Snow White plot synopsis Version 2 – flashcards, symbols and text 


Cinderella

This resource tells the story of the pantomime of Cinderella, using symbols and text. It introduces the characters, using a symbol to represent each of them, and outlines the story of what happens to Cinderella, the Prince, the Ugly Sisters, and the others. 

You can use this resource to familiarise your family or group with the story of the pantomime, before or during your visit to the theatre.

- Cinderella plot synopsis Version 1
- Cinderella plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, symbols only
- Cinderella plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, symbols and text
- Cinderella plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, text only

- Cinderella plot synopsis Version 2
- Cinderella plot synopsis Version 2 – flashcards, symbols only
- Cinderella plot synopsis Version 2 – flashcards, symbols and text
- Cinderella plot synopsis Version 2 – flashcards, text only


Aladdin

This resource tells the story of the pantomime of Aladdin, using symbols and text. It introduces the characters, using a symbol to represent each of them, and outlines the story of what happens to Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Abanazar, and the others. 

You can use this resource to familiarise your family or group with the story of the pantomime, before or during your visit to the theatre.

- Aladdin plot synopsis Version 1
- Aladdin plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, symbols only
- Aladdin plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, symbols and text   
- Aladdin plot synopsis Version 1 – flashcards, text only 

- Aladdin plot synopsis Version 2 
- Aladdin plot synopsis Version 2 – flashcards, symbols only 
- Aladdin plot synopsis Version 2 – flashcards, symbols and text 
- Aladdin plot synopsis Version 2 – flashcards, text only