I visited my sister in London about 15 years ago and had the opportunity to watch this strange pair at work.
That morning we had visited Covent Garden, a stop on the tube and a somewhat trendy neighbourhood that had once supplied fresh vegetables to the city. Today the buskers and street entertainers abound. We witnessed a strange and slightly disturbing pantomime, it had some sort of story that I did not clearly follow and involved two characters, an angel and a dwarf. The angel first appeared from around the side of a building, staggering around in apparent bewilderment, a somewhat macabre looking fellow, all pasty and death-like with eerie cat-slit eyes. The wind blew his shroud out behind him. It was a most dramatic display.
The evil dwarf swaggered onto the scene, dressed in "tu tu", world war one helmet and smoking a big fat cigar. She wasted no time in looping a noose around the angels neck and with a ladder set against a nearby pub balcony's support pillars – proceeded to whip and then strangle him.
I cant remember the finer details of the plot, (It was some time ago) but by the quantity of ragged dollies that the angel carried around in a sack and the Dwarf's posession of them at some time I think the jist of the skit had something to do with childbirth or responsibility for ones actions. The costumes were amazing I wish I had paid better attention to the plot.
If anyone had the opportunity to see the play ( I think it was really an advertisement for a bigger event) I would be very interested to hear the details. The "waxworks museum" was just around the corner and a rubbery blue "John Majors" puppet sat broken and blurting out some political sarcasm at its entrance.