Today I’m appearing in a Twitter panto. Oh yes I am. #twitpanto


What are you doing at 3:30pm GMT today? Nothing much I’ll bet. You’ll no doubt be sleeping off a cheeky Christmas pint, or “filing” to pass the last half hour before you break up for Christmas.

Make that last hour at work count, by heading over to Twitpanto where yours truly will be playing Little Jo(h)n in ‘Robin Hood – Men in Twights’.

You don’t need to be on Twitter to watch, just head over to to watch the show unfold. (You’ll need to actually be on Twitter to heckle me or shout “he’s behind you” etc.).

Last year’s show was a sublime piece of interactive social media comedy / art. No seriously, it was. This year’s will be more of the same so expect romance, innuendo (not smut), sword fights and lots of web culture gags. ima let you finish your work. See you at 15:30.

By Jon Hickman

Hi, I'm Jon. I teach and research digital culture, social media and new media practice at Birmingham City University. Find out more about me with this lovely CV: Find out about my work at the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research: