PHOTOS: Pantomime dames hit London streets to urge coronavirus funding

Extravagantly dressed pantomime dames brought a dash of colour to central London on Wednesday to highlight the plight of the coronavirus-ravaged arts sector. They were calling for further funding from the government to save jobs after the 2020 panto season over Christmas and the New Year was cancelled due to the virus.

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Actors dresses as panto dames march past a boarded up theatre on their way to Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

Actors dresses as panto dames march past a boarded up theatre on their way to Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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Actor Tim Hudson dressed as a pantomime dame poses for photographers as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

Actor Tim Hudson dressed as a pantomime dame poses for photographers as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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An actor dressed as a pantomime dame poses for photographers as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

An actor dressed as a pantomime dame poses for photographers as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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Actors dressed as a pantomime dames pose for photographers as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

Actors dressed as a pantomime dames pose for photographers as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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An actor dressed as a pantomime dame kneels in front of a theatre during a march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

An actor dressed as a pantomime dame kneels in front of a theatre during a march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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Actors dressed as pantomime dames stop at the entrance of Downing Street as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

Actors dressed as pantomime dames stop at the entrance of Downing Street as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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Actors dressed as pantomime dames march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

Actors dressed as pantomime dames march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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Actors dressed as pantomime dames pose for photographers as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

Actors dressed as pantomime dames pose for photographers as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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Actors dressed as pantomime dames protest at Trafalgar Square as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

Actors dressed as pantomime dames protest at Trafalgar Square as they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)

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