Short-changed: Grumpy dwarfs not bashful about dopey theatre cost cutting measures

The days of dwarfs in panto are behind you, actors warn

Britain’s panto dwarfs are grumpy at being frozen out by taller actors, it emerged today.

Little actors warn cost-cutting theatre bosses are employing non-dwarfs to play their roles on their knees this Christmas.

Dwarfs are paid around £1,200 a week – while taller stars may charge half that, it was reported on Monday.