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In the United Kingdom, the word "Pantomime" means a form of entertainment, generally performed during the Christmas season. The first pantomime was performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre in 1714, and was called 'Harlequin Sorcerer'. It was John Rich an actor manager who gave pantomime its name.

 Most cities and towns throughout the UK have a form of Pantomime at this time of year. The origins of British Pantomime or "Panto" as it is known date back to the middle ages, taking on board the traditions of the Italian "Commedia dell’ Arte, the Italian night scenes and British Music hall to produce an intrinsic art form that constantly adapted to survive up to the present day.Pantomime has been attempted abroad, usually with a small amount of success. Not surprisingly it has proved popular in countries such as Canada, Australia and South Africa- recently a production of "Babes in the wood" ran at the Rainbow Seven Arts Theatre in Harare, Zimbabwe! In America this very British art form has fared less favourably, although in 1868 a production of "Humpty Dumpty" ran for over 1,200 performances at the Olympic Theatre, New York, making it the most successful Pantomime in American history.
The Subjects
Pantomime, as we know it today is a show predominantly aimed at children, based on a popular fairy tale or folk legend. The most popular subjects being "Cinderella", followed by "Aladdin", "Dick Whittington" and "Snow White". Other popular titles are "Jack & the Beanstalk", "Babes in the Wood",( usually combining the legend of Robin Hood) and "Sleeping Beauty". Rising in popularity is "Peter Pan", although purists would argue that this is not strictly a pantomime, but a children’s story, based on J.M Barrie’s play. "Peter Pan" first performed at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London in 1904 transferred successfully to America shortly afterwards. Today the story has had elements of Pantomime introduced, and is one of the highly popular Christmas shows around the British Isles.

Pantomime has become a thriving business in this country. Large theatres vie with each other for the subjects and "star" names that will attract full houses, and the pantomime can often run for six to eight weeks, providing much needed revenue to box offices up and down the country. Twenty years ago the average run of a pantomime could be from the week before Christmas up until the end of February, but today few theatres can sustain such a length of run. The exceptions recently being the Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, and the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton.
 
The most popular titles are:

Aladdin (sometimes combined with Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and/or other Arabian Nights tales. It can also be set in China rather than the Middle East)
Babes in the Wood
(often combined with
Robin Hood)
Beauty and the Beast
Robin Hood
Cinderella, the most popular of all pantomimes and first shown in 1870 in Covent Garden, London
Dick Whittington and His Cat,
 first staged as a pantomime in 1814, based on a 17th century play.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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Jack And The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk (Sometimes including references to nursery rhymes and other children's stories involving characters called Jack, such as
Little Red Riding Hood

Mother Goose

Peter Pan

Peter Pan
Danny Larue Puss in Boots

Robinson Crusoe

Sleeping Beauty
  Snow White

The Princess and the
Pea


The Snow Queen

Goody Two Shoes

The Impresarios

Pantomime giants, such as Qdos, present as many as thirty pantomimes in Great Britain, and several others abroad. During its long existence Pantomime has witnessed other panto impresarios, such as Augustus Harris, "Father of modern Pantomime" at the Drury Lane Theatre in the 1870’s. Harris, the manager of Drury Lane introduced the first stars of the popular Music Hall into his productions, and created the lavish productions that popularised the genre, forcing managements not just in London, but around the country to ensure that every town had at least one, if not two Pantomimes running every Christmas season.
Francis Laidler took on the mantle "King of Pantomimes" in the 1930’s, producing shows at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, which were then presented all over the country. The subjects on offer in the 1930’s and 1940’s included those now fallen from popularity. Titles like "Goody Two Shoes", "Humpty Dumpty" and "Red Riding Hood" have almost completely vanished today., while in recent times Pantomime has seen the gradual disappearance of titles like "Puss in boots", "Mother Goose" and "Robinson Crusoe". And who can forget the Littlers!

In the 1950’s and 1960’s the Pantomime crown rested upon the head of Derek Salberg, who created pantomimes from the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham in the style and tradition that made them justifiably famous, along with producing managements such as Howard and Wyndham, and Emile Littler. In recent times companies such as Triumph and the impresario Paul Elliott have been the guiding force behind provincial pantomimes.  The cost of presenting a modern pantomime could be estimated at anything between £150,000 and over half a million pounds. These productions will be expected to tour for a number of years, and recoup their costs. This however is not an innovation. In 1827 the pantomimes staged at Covent Garden and Drury Lane cost up to £1,000 each.

Tradition

Pantomime has combined many elements of theatre throughout its existence, and by adapting it has survived. The element of "novelty" has always been to the forefront, as has its ability to encompass modern trends and topicality, within its structured framework. People talk about "traditional" pantomime, but to remain popular this form of theatre has had to keep its eye firmly on modern trends, and by weaving these into its format, remains one of the most popular forms of entertainment in this country. Elements that a pantomime should have, to be described as "Traditional" begin with a strong story line. The fable or fairy tale has to be well told, incorporating the all important elements of good battling against evil, and emerging triumphant. In this respect, the concept varies little from the medieval morality plays, performed on village greens. To this day "tradition" says that the Pantomime villain should be the first to enter, from the "dark side", stage left, followed by his adversary the good fairy from stage right. This echoes the tradition in medieval times when the entrances to heaven and hell were placed on these sides.


 Commedia Dell'Arte

Commedia Dell'Arte
The element of song and dance in Pantomime are very important. The influences of the Italian "Commedia dell’Arte" can be seen here. This form of entertainment traveled through Italy to France, where it became very popular. It consisted of a number of stock characters performing comic situations, with a highly visual content. The actors generally improvised their way through a plot involving characters such as Arlecchino, or Harlequin and his true love, Columbina or Columbine. Other stock characters were the over protective father, Pantaloon, who refused to allow the heroic Harlequin to seek his daughter’s affections. In various versions Pantaloon has a servant, Pulchinello, later to be known as Clown, and a soldier, an unsuitable suitor who seeks the hand of Columbine. Comic chases and tricks were employed to full effect. Although the character of "Pulchinello" has vanished from the Pantomime today, he still exists in this country as "Mr. Punch", the anti-heroic puppet, who along with his wife Judy can still be seen in seaside towns and parks entertaining children today.

  Italian Night Scenes

The difficulty with Commedia dell’Arte transferring from France to Great Britain was that, in the main, the actors did not speak English. The scenes from their continental shows had now to be mimed, and more emphasis was put on to singing and dancing. These shows evolved into what were known as "Italian Night Scenes", and became highly popular in this country, particularly at Drury Lane. The comic chases and "business" that emerged from these productions eventually became known as "Slapstick", still a very important element in modern Pantomimes.

   Slapstick

Slapstick

"Slapstick" takes its name from a device used in these early entertainments, and most especially from "Harlequinades", scenes that were later to develop from the "Night Scenes". Harlequin was considered to be a magical creation. He carried with him a sword, made of wood which alternated between being a weapon and a magic wand. This sword or bat had a hinged flap, which created a very loud "slapping" noise when used, generally to give a more theatrical effect when used to slap fellow actors. To this day a pantomime comic will insist on using the talents of a drummer in the orchestra pit to "point" his comic stage business of slaps, falls or trips.

The slapstick may also have had a secondary purpose. Harlequin, in these semi improvised scenes would be in control of the situation. He would know when the scenery should be changed, and it is believed he would "Clap" his slapstick to indicate that this should happen, in the form of an audible cue. This may well be the basis of the theatrical superstition that one should never clap backstage, for fear of bad luck, Since bringing heavy scenery down upon your head could be bad luck indeed!

Harlequinade
Harliquinade
By the early eighteenth century, the first use of the word "Pantomime" emerges. A "ballet-pantomime" was created, "The loves of Mars and Venus" in 1717, followed by "Harlequin Sorcerer", produced by John Rich, who under his stage name "Lun" played Harlequin. Rich was responsible for creating the first "Harlequinade.

Harlequinades were produced all year round at his Lincoln Inn Fields Theatre, and these became so popular that David Garrick at Drury Lane felt obliged to mount his own pantomime, the difference being that his Harlequin spoke the lines, with less emphasis on mime. By 1773 the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane presented the first pantomime story that has a direct descendant today, "Jack the Giant Killer". The Harlequinades continued to be played as short pieces put on after the main drama of the evening was concluded, as a sort of antidote to the tragedy.

With time these Harlequinades grew longer, and by 1781 with the creation of "Robinson Crusoe", the characters of Clown, Harlequin and Pantaloon were firmly established in their desert Island environment. "Aladdin and his wonderful Lamp" followed in 1788, followed by "Babes in the wood" and finally in 1804 "Cinderella" was created on stage.
The most famous of the pantomime clowns was Joseph Grimaldi, who made his first appearance in 1800, and such was his eminence that to this day clowns are called "Joeys" in his memory. His influence on these early pantomimes was immense. The public clamoured to see his performances at Sadlers Wells and Drury Lane, and left the Theatre singing the comic choruses of the songs he introduced. Pantomime had its first real star, and by this time the elements of comedy songs and slapstick were firmly rooted, as they have remained to this present day.

 Enter Grimaldi

Jo Grimaldi
Grimaldi also pioneered the next important element that a "Traditional" pantomime should have, the art of cross dressing- the Pantomime Dame. Amongst his roles were Queen Rondabellyana in "Harlequin and the red dwarf", and Dame Cecily Suet in "Harlequin Whittington". The Theatrical tradition of men playing women can be traced back to the early days of theatre, when it was deemed not appropriate for women to enter the theatrical profession. Boys played all the female roles in Shakespeare’s plays, and even during the Restoration, when actresses were established on the stage, often middle aged actors played the roles of older or comedic ladies, since the new breed of actress either did not possess the years, or the inclination to play such unglamorous roles.

 Enter The Dame
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 In fond memory of Danny La Rue OBE
26th July 1927 - 31st May 2009

 The Pantomime Dame, usually the hero’s mother, such as Widow Twankey in "Aladdin" or "Dame Trott" in Jack and the Beanstalk was a creation that emerged from the early Music Halls of the Victorian era. The public warmed to seeing their favourite comedian playing the role of Jack’s mother, or the King’s cook and bottlewasher. Often the Dame’s costumes would be used to good comic effect by parodying the fashions of the day, in much the same way as the modern Dame or Ugly Sister does at the moment.

The Ugly Sisters were first seen played by women in Rossini’s opera, "La Cenerentola" in London, but were swiftly transformed into men playing the roles in 1860, at the Royal Strand Theatre, London. The Ugly Sisters differ from the Dame in that they have to tread the thin tightrope between being hugely comic characters, and yet still remain the villains of the piece. This author, having trod that tightrope for twenty years is all too aware of having to keep the balance between comedy, which to achieve needs a degree of warmth and sympathy from the audience, and then being able to turn on the villainy when bullying the unfortunate Cinderella. The Panto Dame, on the other hand should exude warmth and comedy, even pathos, but is never required to do any "dirty Deeds". The exception to this being the Dame role of "Mother Goose".
Dan Leno

Dan Leno

Dan LenoMother Goose was created again at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1902. The role was created for Dan Leno, one of the most popular comedians of the day. He had already achieved fame through playing Dame roles in Pantomime, into which he injected the stage business and comic songs that had made him the idol of the Music Halls. The Role of "Mother Goose" gave Leno the opportunity to play the comic old lady who, through friendship with the goose "Priscilla" achieves wealth. However, money cannot buy beauty, and tempted by the Demon King, the Dame is persuaded to sell Priscilla to the Demon in exchange for Youth and beauty. The scene where the Dame rejects the goose is what makes it unique. The Dame, having been warm and loveable, is now seen to be cruel and selfish. The task for the actor concerned is to regain not just Priscilla, but the forgiveness of the audience by the end of the pantomime.
Dan Leno became the biggest star in an era that was to draw many stars from Music Hall in Great Britain, and establish the trend that remains today of using well known personalities to "Top the Bill" in Pantomimes. Garrick in the Eighteenth century had contributed to the lavish and spectacular elements that can be found in modern day pantomime, and Augustus Harris continued to build on this concept during the 16 years he produced the Drury Lane spectacular pantomimes. He teamed up Dan Leno with Herbert Campbell in 1888, and created a comic partnership that had no rival.
  The Principal Boy
Principal Boy
The other element of "Traditional" pantomime is on the decline today, namely the "Principal boy" role, played by a girl. Women had for a long time played the "breeches role" in theatre, as far back as the early 1800’s. By the middle of the nineteenth century the vogue for ladies to take on the heroic roles of "Jack" or "Dick Whittington" or "Aladdin" was beginning, and with the rise of Music Hall it became the rule. Quite simply, the Victorian male, living in a society where even the legs of the parlour piano were covered for modesty’s sake , craved the vision of a well turned calf, or shapely ankle.Whilst ladies were corseted, crinolined or bustled on the street, artistic license allowed ladies upon the stage to wear costumes that revealed shapely legs in tights on condition that they were playing a male role!

The "Principal Boy" held sway in Pantomime through the first and second world wars, creating stars like Dorothy Ward, one of the stalwarts of British Pantomime, and Evelyn Laye, Hy Hazel, Noel Gorden, and Pat Kirkwood. By the 1950’s the emergence of men playing the role began with Norman Wisdom, and the influx of "pop" stars such as (Sir) Cliff Richard and Marty Wilde , a trend that has waned as ladies once again returned to the role, such notables as Barbara Windsor, Cilla Black and Anita Harris taking the reins4. Today the trend seems to be reversing in favour of men playing the parts, but, as has been mentioned, Pantomime constantly adapts in favour of "The flavour of the day", and we may well see the Pantomime Hero return to the safe keeping of those glamorous ladies yet again.

  The Chorus & Juveniles

Seldom featured, and yet indispensable, Pantomime could not survive without its chorus of dancers, and indeed its troupes of juveniles or “Babes” as they are known.

Today, for reasons of economy, the average chorus in a provincial pantomime can number anything between six or eight dancers. Some productions can boast as many as ten or twelve, but that is the exception. Some have as few as two or four professional dancers, supplemented by more adult juveniles.

Famous troupes include The Tiller Girls and The Sunbeams.

Guest celebrity in pantomime
Another contemporary pantomime tradition is the celebrity guest star, a practice that dates back to the late 19th century, when Augustus Harris, proprietor of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, hired well-known variety artists for his pantomimes.

Until the decline of the British music hall tradition by the late 1950s, many popular artists played in pantomimes across the country. Many modern pantomimes use popular artists to promote the pantomime, and the play is often adapted to allow the star to showcase their well-known act, even when such a spot has little relation to the plot, for example, Rolf Harris might perform Jake the Peg in a pantomime about Aladdin.

Nowadays, a pantomime occasionally pulls off a coup by engaging a guest star with an unquestionable thespian reputation, as was the case with the Christmas 2004 production of Aladdin that featured Sir Ian McKellen as Widow Twankey, which he reprised in the 2005 production at the Old Vic theatre in London.

As well as being an actor in the Shakespearean tradition, McKellen had become hugely famous with children as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in X-Men. "At least we can tell our grandchildren that we saw McKellen's Twankey and it was huge," said Michael Billington, theatre critic of The Guardian, December 20, 2004, entering into the pantomime spirit of double entendre. In recent times, the in pantomimes have featured soap stars, comedians or former sportsmen rather as celebrity attractions, supplemented by jobbing actors and pantomime specialists.

The recently renovated Hackney Empire has presented an enormously successful and highly regarded panto with multi-racial cast since 1988.
York's Theatre Royal pantomime features no guest celebrities, but a regular cast headed by Berwick Kaler, who has played the dame there for 30 years.

Christopher Biggins was a pantomime dame for 38 years running until 2007 when his attendance on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! made it impossible for him to do a panto that year.

In Canterbury, the Marlowe Theatre traditionally has a famous person from EastEnders or Neighbours, both popular soap operas.

Tewkesbury's Roses Theatre has a pantomime which has a fully professional cast (apart from the young chorus/dancers), none of whom are 'star' soap opera performers, stand-up comedians or pop singers as a matter of policy. The panto is traditional in style, and the principal boy is played by a female actor.

In summer of 1974 the Old Vic staged Jack and the Beanstalk on a double bill with Euripides' Bacchae at the Edinburgh Festival. Jack and the Beanstalk was the perfect antidote to the passionate violence of Euripides' tragedy.

Since 2005, British television and theatre actor John Barrowman has been returning repeatedly to the pantomime, playing Prince Charming in 2005's Cinderella; Jack in 2006's Jack and the Beanstalk; Aladdin in 2007's Aladdin; and most recently the title character of Robin Hood  .

 In fond memory of Mollie Sugden
1922-2009


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The London Palladium can trace its history back to 1870, when a hall known as The Corinthian Bazaar was erected on the site of the Duke of Argyll’s residence- the current Palladium stands on Argyll Street. Twelve years later the building was enlarged, and renamed Hengler’s Circus. Early pantomimes were produced there-Cinderella, Jack the Giant Killer and Red Riding Hood amongst others, but it was not until it became The London Palladium in 1910, that the building began a tradition of presenting top class Pantomimes. In 1914, for matinees only the Palladium presented Dick Whittington and his Cat for a few short weeks, starring Clarice Mayne and Harry Weldon.  The following year (1915) the Palladium presented Cinderella, following that with The House That Jack Built in 1916. After the end of the First World War the Palladium did not present another pantomime until 1922, with Aladdin. The next year Clarice Mayne and Nellie Wallace starred in Dick Whittington. In 1925 Clarice Mayne returned in Cinderella, with Charlie Austin, to be followed by Aladdin in 1926 and once again Cinderella in 1927.

In 1928 The Palladium was bought by The General Theatre Corporation and remarkably they turned it into a Cinema, but this was a dismal failure and only lasted three months.

Peter Pan became so popular that it was a fixture at Christmas at the Theatre every year from 1930 to 1938.

After this period, the Palladium changed its policy, with George Black as Managing Director. The Palladium was to present different seasonal programmes.
It was not until the late 1940’s that the London Palladium established itself as the home of the most prestigious West End Pantomimes. Notable productions included “Humpty Dumpty” in 1951 with Norman Evans (Over the Garden Wall) and Terry Thomas, The 1953 production of “Cinderella” with Julie Andrews as “Cinders”, with Max Bygraves and Richard Hearne, and the 1954 “Mother Goose”, starring Peter Sellers, Richard Hearne (Mr Pastry) as Dame, and Max Bygraves. The script for this panto was written by Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan.
The 1956  “Aladdin” saw a break in tradition with Norman Wisdom cast in the role of Principal boy, launching an era that was to last for fifteen years. The role of “boy” was filled by stars such as Cliff Richard, Frank Ifield, Frankie Vaughan and Tommy Steele. It was not until Cilla Black played the role of “Aladdin” in 1970 that the balance was restored, and the Palladium returned to using male performers in the role from 1972 onwards, with a few exceptions- Marti Webb in 1987 for instance.
Other notable Pantomimes were the 1969 “Dick Whittington” with Tommy Steele, the 1972 “Cinderella” featuring Terry Scott and Julian Orchard as the Ugly Sisters, and the “Cinderella” featuring Dame Anna Neagle as Fairy Godmother, her last stage appearance, in 1985/6.

    The London Palladium: The Story of the Theatre and it's Stars by Chris Woodward (2009)

    Published by Jeremy Mills Publishing   ISBN 978-1-906600-39-6
The glamour, the excitement, the riotous laughter, the beauty and the memories; Chris Woodward succeeds in capturing them all in his chronicle of the London Palladium over the century of its existence. He draws on the experiences and memories of the countless individuals who have played a part in its journey through the years, from those who experienced its heyday as the flagship theatre for Variety, when it played host to all the stars of the day, to the present time where it has evolved into a venue for hit musicals and popular television programmes. The author’s own vast collection of Palladium programmes and memorabilia helps to bring his account to life with stunning images.     

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THE PANTOMIMES
Year Production Starring Click on image to enlarge
1948

Cinderella
Tommy Trinder as Buttons
Evelyn Laye  as Ciderella
and George & Bert Bernard as the Ugly Sisters

 

 

 
1949
Puss in Boots
Tommy Trinder
 Zoe Gail
and George & Bert Bernard

 


1950
Babes in the Wood
 Jewel & Warris,
Eunice Gayson,
Adele Dixon,
 Sonnie Hale,
Herbert Hare



1951 Humpty Dumpty  Norman Evans,
Terry Thomas,
Peggy Mount,
Gillian Lynne,
Noele Gordon


1952
Dick Whittington
 Frankie Howerd,
Richard Hearne,
Sonnie Hale,
Warren Mitchell
and Vanessa Lee.


 
1953
Cinderella

 

Lomdon Palladium 1953Max Bygraves- Buttons

 Julie Andrews - Cinderella
Richard Hearne - Baron Pastry
Adele Dixon -  Price Charming
Jon Pertwee- Ugly Sister
Tony Simpson - Ugly Sister
Ted & George Durante,
Joan Mann,
David Dale,
Cyril Wells,
 Elaine Garreau,
Silvia Ashmole

Read the recollection of one of the Aida Foster Babes about this production

The springboard of Julie Andrews' career, it was while appearing in the title role of the London Palladium 1953 pantomime that she was spotted by the producers of "The Boyfriend". This Broadway role would make her name in America, and lead to the movie roles for which she is most famous. "Cinderella" was the West End's only panto in that season, and much comment was made about the adult humour contained in the show. Not surprising really, as the script was by a young team of writers including Spike Milligan ! Julie was not the only cast member who would go on to greater things, 'Buttons' was a young comic called Max Bygraves, and Jon Pertwee (a future 'Doctor Who') was one of the ugly sisters. Richard Hearne ('Mr. Pastry') performed his famous lancers act, and was at one point trapped in an automatic washing machine ! This truly was one of the first "modern" pantomimes !


1954
Mother Goose
 

Peter Sellers,
Richard Hearne,
Max Bygraves,
Shirley Eaton,
 Margaret Burton

 

The Palladium could break even the most talented of performers, and in 1954 it almost broke Peter Sellers. Signed to appear in the pantomime Mother Goose, he used material from his radio hit, The Goon Show.  But what worked on radio failed on stage, and every night Sellers died a death, without laughter or applause. When he attempted to change the material, he was ordered to stick to the script or he would be ‘kicked out of the theatre’.

 


1956 Aladdin Norman Wisdom,
Sonnie Hale,
Valentine Dyall,
Ken Wilson,
Stephanie Voss,
David Davenport
 and Hope Jackman

1957
Robinson Crusoe
Tommy Cooper,

Arthur Askey 1900 - 1982
 

David Whitfield

1958
Sleeping Beauty
Charlie Drake,
Edmund Hockridge,
Bruce Forsyth,
Bernard Bresslaw


1959
Humpty Dumpty
Harry Secombe,
Roy Castle,
Alfred Marks


1960
Dick Whittington
Norman Wisdom,
Yana,
Billy Whittaker,
Desmond Walter-Ellis,
Dave Jackley & Tommy Locky,
 Eddie Leslie,
Thelma Ruby,
Ken Wilson,
David Davenport
 and Sadie Corre.
 


1961
Little Old King Cole

Thanks to David Cavanagh for this information

Charlie Drake
 with Janette Scott,
Jackie Ray,
Gary Miller,
Bert Brownbill,
Billy Danvers,
Roger Delgado,
Sandra Michaels,
Pamela Cundell
& the Seven Volants
1962
Puss in Boots
 Frankie Vaughan,
Joan Reagan,
Jimmy Edwards,
 Mike & Bernie Winters,
 Dick Emery,
 Gillian Lynne




1964
Aladdin
 Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Arthur Askey, Una Stubbs
1965
Babes in the Wood
Frank Ifield,
Arthur Askey,
Sid James,
 Kenneth Connor
and Roy Kinnear.
Elaine Paige and Sharon Osbourne (Arden)
were part of the Aida Foster Children.

1966 Cinderella

Thanks to David Cavanagh for this information

 Cliff Richard starred as Buttons in "Cinderella"
with The Shadows as Broker's Men,
T
erry Scott and Hugh Lloyd as Ugly Sisters,
Peter Gilmore as The Prince,
Tudor Davies as Dandini,
Jack Douglas as Baron Hardup,
Pippa Steele as Cinderella
and speciality act The Adorable Tanya - a baby elephant!
Although not listed Sharon Osbourne (Arden) was part of the Aida Foster Children for this production.

1967
Robinson Crusoe
Engelbert Humperdink, Arthur Askey, Jimmy Logan, Hope & Keen and Tricia Money 
1968 Jack and the Beanstalk  Jimmy Tarbuck, Arthur Askey, Jean Bayless and Ivor Emmanuel
1969
Dick Whittington
 Tommy Steele, Mary Hopkin, Billy Dainty, Kenneth Connor

Thanks to Pat Richmond for the handbill image.

It has recently come to light that David Essex was in the ensemble of this production and actually understudied Tommy Steele in the title role, performing the role on occasion.



1970
Aladdin
Cilla Black, Leslie Crowther, Terry Scott, Alfred Marks

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Cinderella
Ronnie Corbett, Terry Scott & Julian Orchard, Clodagh Rogers, The Patton Brothers  
1972 Babes in the Wood  Edward Woodward, Adrienne Posta, Julian Orchard, Derek Nimmo, Rod Hull and Emu
1973
Jack and the Beanstalk
Frankie Howerd,

Dora Bryan 1923 -
 
, Mark Wynter,

Alfie Bass 

, Calli, Michael Kilgarrif

 

 
1976
Cinderella
Richard O’Sullivan, Richard Hearne, Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Gordon & Bunny Jay,  Fiona Fullerton, Robert Young 
1978
Aladdin
 Danny La Rue, Wayne Sleep, Wei Wei Wong
1980 Dick Whittington

 

Jim Davidson, Mollie Sugden, Windsor Davies, Lionel Blair, Melvyn Hayes 

 

1985 Cinderella Des O’Connor, Dame Anna Neagle, Paul Nicholas, Hope & Keen, Lambert & Ross (as the ugly Sisters), Sarah Payne and John Junkin
 
1987


Babes in the Wood

Cannon & Ball, Marti Webb, Barbara Windsor, John Inman, Derek Griffiths, Cheryl Baker, Peter Howitt, Nicholas Smith, The Sanctus Troupe, Rod Hull & Emu

 

 

 

 


THE PLAYERS
Palladium
Paladium
Julie Andrews 1935 -
Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells  is an English film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award. In 1996, she famously declined the Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, an award she was favourite to win. Andrews was a former British child actress and singer who made her Broadway debut in 1954 with The Boy Friend, and rose to prominence starring in other musicals such as My Fair LadyCamelot, and in musical films such as Mary Poppins (1964), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and The Sound of Music  Andrews had a revival of her film career in the 2000s in family films such as The Princess Diaries (2001), its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), the Shrek animated films (2004–2010), and Despicable Me (2010). In 2003 Andrews revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend at the Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, New York (and later at the Goodspeed Opera House, in East Haddam, Connecticut in 2005). Andrews is also an author of children's books, and in 2008 published an autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years. and (1965): the roles for which she is still best-known. Her voice, which originally spanned four octaves, was damaged by a throat operation in 1997.

Silvia Ashmole
Arthur Askey
One of many comedians hailing from Liverpool, a veteran pantomime, radio, television and film performer. Famous from appearances in radio's 'Band Wagon', Big Hearted Arthur later had his own TV show 'Before Your Very Eyes' the title echoing one of his many catch phrases. Others were: 'Aye thang yew'; 'Doesn't it make you want to spit?' and 'Hello playmates'.
Cheryl Baker
Cheryl Baker (born Rita Maria Crudgington, 8 March 1954, Bethnal Green, London) is an English television presenter and singer. She is most famous for being a member of 1980s pop group Bucks Fizz, and has performed for the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, winning it the second time.
Alfie Bass Alfie Bass  1920 - 1987
Radio, television, stage and film actor who appeared in TV's popular comedy series 'The Army Game' and its spin-off 'Bootsie and Snudge'.
Jean Bayless
She was born in London  Part of her childhood was spent at the Italia Conti Stage School from where she went into a London production of the Christmas staple Where the Rainbow Ends. She had a stab at revue - two revues in fact - Sauce Tartare and Sauce Picquante, at the Cambridge Theatre, and then went into cabaret   at the fashionable Ciro's. In 1951  she was in the revue Fancy Free at the Prince of Wales Theatre with Tommy Trinder and Pat Kirkwood, and that Christmas she was Princess Miranda at the London Palladium in Humpty Dumpty.  In 1954 she appeared with Norman Wisdom in a Christmas show, but her big break seemed to have arrived when she was hired to play Polly Browne in The Boy Friend, taking over from the show's original Broadway star, Julie Andrews, in October 1955 at New York's Royale Theatre.  She returned home after a year of The Boy Friend to get the leading role  in Harmony Close, a musical with a workmanlike but zestful score. She was now Jo Ann Bayless, and played Jill Grant opposite the unappealing male lead Zack Matalon, but the show didn't impress, and Londoners left it alone to live out its existence at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, without ever inviting it to Shaftesbury Avenue.  The following year, in March 1958, she was really the star of School, transferred into the Princes Theatre from Birmingham, where it had been much loved. Many connected with the West End edition said that it was hideous when it opened there. Jo Ann Bayless was now Jean Bayless - her final metamorphosis - and played Bella, singing 'A prince for Cinderella' and 'Places and faces I love', but some agreed that it was really Eleanor Drew in the role of Naomi who got the best song of the night. School managed a few performances and was closed down without regret.  Things seemed to be looking up when she was given the starring role as Maria in the first British production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music at the Palace Theatre in May 1961.   There was a tour in The World of Ivor Novello, in which she took audiences' minds off her throat-straining co-star John Hanson, and in 1968 she was back at the London Palladium for another pantomime, playing the title role in Jack and the Beanstalk with Arthur Askey and Jimmy Tarbuck. So far as we can tell, there was to be one more musical, when in March 1972 she packed her suitcase for a brief tour in an exotic piece called Samarkand, playing Scheherazade  and the Princess Layla of Bengal. It didn't detain her for very long. There was some television fame when she played a leading role in the notorious ITV Crossroads, and there was much other work in television, including The Jubilee Show.

George & Bert Bernard
CILLA PUBLICISES BHF APPEAL Cilla Black 1943-
Cilla Black OBE (born Priscilla Maria Veronica White, 27 May 1943) is an English singer, actress, entertainer and media personality, who has been consistently popular as a light entertainment figure since 1963. She is most famous for her singles Anyone Who Had A Heart, You're My World, and Alfie. After a successful recording career and a brief time as a comedy actress, she became the best paid female presenter in British television history. In September 2009, Black's 45 years in showbusiness were celebrated by EMI (the record label which launched her career in 1963) with the release of a new CD/DVD set alongside an album of club remixes (aka Cilla All Mixed Up). In May 2010, new research published by BBC Radio 2 claimed that Cilla Black's version of Anyone Who Had a Heart was the UK's biggest selling single by a female artist in the 1960s.
Lionel Blair  1931 -
Lionel Blair (born Henry Lionel Blair Ogus 12 December 1931, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter. He is the son of Myer Ogus and Deborah (Della) Greenbaum (Mother's name given as Brenner on FreeBMD). His father was a Russian barber; he changed the family name to Blair in his youth.
Bernard Bresslaw  1934 - 1993
  was an English actor. He is best remembered for his comedy work, especially as a member of the Carry On team.


Bert Brownbill
Dora Bryan Dora Bryan 1923 -
Stage actress who had many successes, also appearing as character actress in several films and broadcasting regularly. On television in 'Our Dora' in 1956 and 'Happily Ever After' in 1961 and still performing. (2005)

Margaret Burton 1924 - 1984
THE makers of The Life and Death of Peter Sellers may not have known about the star's relationship with Margaret Burton but one of her closest friends has revealed that the Yorkshire actress had a very famous admirer.  "Their relationship has eluded every Sellers biographer to date, largely because it was kept under wraps for so many years, and she would never discuss it, even with her family,  Margaret Burton was a talented actress and singer who grew up in Keighley and, after a brief marriage to TV star David Nixon, married Harrogate methodist Arnold Moseley, who was nine years her senior. The wedding took place on June 28, 1952 at the Trinity Methodist Chapel in Harrogate and the couple lived in Spring Lane, Burn Bridge, until their eventual divorce in 1960.
Yet within a couple of years of her second marriage Maggie, who was by then playing principal boy in the 1954 Palladium pantomime Mother Goose, was the object of Peter Sellers's desires.
 She seldom discussed the relationship, refused ever to mention Sellers in interviews and destroyed his letters before her death in 1984. Soon after her Harrogate wedding Maggie's career took off and she began to earn big money. Then, in 1955, she was signed to star as principal boy in the London Palladium pantomime Mother Goose alongside Max Bygraves, Richard Hearne, Shirley Eaton and, of course, Peter Sellers.
Michael said her attitude towards Sellers was cool at the start because she didn't think he was a team player but her affection for him grew.
 
It was duringa low point in his career that Sellers turned to Maggie for comfort. She helped him by working on his scripts with him.  One desperate moment was glimpsed by dancer Juliet Prowse as she unsuspectingly flung open Margaret's dressing-room door backstage at the London Palladium.  Sellers's arms were wrapped around Maggie's legs and he was sobbing at her feet .  It was after this that the couple became lovers and Sellers became obsessed with the Yorkshire star, so much so that Maggie eventually confided in her agent, Charles Tucker. Tucker stepped in and warned the couple of the consequences if the affair ever became public knowledge. Soon after that Maggie discovered she was pregnant and realised that her husband, who was living in Harrogate as she pursued her career in London, would know the baby couldn't be his.
Fearing condemnation from her family and the effect the pregnancy would have on her career, Maggie went to a private nursing home where she had an abortion. Sellers was devastated.
"She found out that she was pregnant and that Sellers was the father but although Sellers pleaded with her to keep the child she went ahead with an abortion, .
At the time Sellers was enjoying screen success in The Ladykillers and Maggie had been signed to play the lead in a new musical, Twenty Minutes South, at the Players' Theatre.
In 1956 Maggie and her husband, Arnold, decided to try for a baby but the pregnancy ended in miscarriage and Maggie was warned that she should not risk a further pregnancy.
 
The film makers may not have picked up on this turbulent time in Sellers' life but   the incident affected both of them deeply and could not have helped her faltering marriage to the Harrogate man she affectionately called Mo. Maggie and Arnold divorced in 1960 and she went on to marry antique dealer Michael Garvey in 1979. However, Maggie was fighting a losing battle against drink and weight and on November 23, 1984 Garvey found her dead in bed at the age of just 60.

Max Bygraves Max Bygraves  1922 -
Popular entertainer who appeared on radio's 'Educating Archie' in 1950 which made his name and he became famous on stage and television, also making popular records and appearing in some films.

Calli
Cannon & Ball,
Cannon and Ball are an English comedy double act consisting of Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball. The duo met in the early 1960s while working as welders in Oldham, Lancashire. They started out as singers working the pubs and clubs of Lancashire and switched to comedy after being told comics earned an extra £3 a night.
Roy Castle   1932 - 1994
Roy Castle OBE (31 August 1932 in Scholes, near Holmfirth, Yorkshire – 2 September 1994 in Buckinghamshire[2]) was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. He attended Honley High School, where there is now a building in his name. He was a talented jazztrumpet player.
Kenneth Connor Kenneth Connor  1916 - 1993
Came from revue to comedy roles on radio, including 'Ray's A Laugh' as Sidney Mincing (catch phrase: 'Oh well, there's always the other'), and as Herbert Toil. Also with Ted Ray (qv) on TV and in numerous other shows.
Tommy Cooper  1921 - 1984
Thomas Frederick "Tommy" Cooper  was a very popular British prop comedian and magician from Caerphilly, Wales.
Cooper was a member of The Magic Circle, and respected by traditional magicians. Famed for his red fez, his appearance was large and lumbering at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and more than 15 stone (210 lb; 95 kg) in weight.[1]  While his stage persona required that his act intentionally went wrong for comic purposes, on 15 April 1984, Cooper famously collapsed and soon after died from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the London Weekend Television variety show Live From Her Majesty's, transmitted live from Her Majesty's Theatre.

http://content8.flixster.com/photo/11/08/38/11083886_tml.jpg Ronnie Corbett  1930 -
Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett, OBE (born 4 December 1930) is a Scottish actor and comedian of Scottish and English parentage who had a long association with Ronnie Barker in the British television comedy series The Two Ronnies. He achieved prominence in David Frost's 1960s satirical comedy programme, The Frost Report and later starred in the sitcoms  Sorry! and No - That's Me Over Here!
Sadie Corre 1918 - 2009
Sadie Corré   in Bognor Regis, Sussex,  ) was a 4'2" English actress, tap dancer, comic performer and leading pantomime cat
Leslie Crowther, 1933 - 1996
Leslie Crowther, CBE  was an English comedian, actor and gameshow host.
Pamela Cundell 1920 -
Pamela I. Cundell, born in Croydon, England) is a British character actress.  Her best known role was Mrs Fox in the long-running TV comedy Dad's Army. She is a descendant of Henry Condell, one of the managers of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the playing company of William Shakespeare.  Henry Condell also helped put together the first folio of Shakespeare's works after his death.
 
Billy Dainty  1927 - 1986
William Hooper Frank John (Billy) Dainty  was a British comedian, dancer, physical comedian and pantomime and television star.
Billy Danvers

David Davenport
Ballet dancer turned popular actor David Davenport was best known for his work on the London stage, but he also appeared occasionally in feature films and on television. Born on Boxing Day in Fairhill, England, he took up ballet as a teen and, in 1938, joined the Lydia Kysht Russian Ballet in London. He was a well-established theatrical figure by the time he made his film debut in It Takes a Thief (1959). The distinguished-looking Davenport's television credits include a recurring role in the popular British series All Creatures Great and Small.
Jim Davidson  1953 -
Jim Davidson OBE (born James Cameron Davidson on 13 December 1953) is a British  comedian, actor and television presenter. He has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to entertainment, particularly of British service personnel in conflict zones.
The image “http://2.gvt0.com/vi/iEudCWNT2To/default.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Tudor Davies 1892 -  1958
Tudor Davies was born in Cymmer, near Porth, South Wales, on 12 November 1892. He studied in Cardiff and at the Royal College of Music in London. He served as an engineer in the Royal Navy during World War I. He toured the United States, Canada and Australia (where he shared the stage with Maggie Teyte  and then returned to Britain, where he sang with the British National Opera Company, Sadler's Wells Opera and the Carl Rosa Opera Company. He sang Rodolfo to Dame Nellie Melba's Mimi in La bohème in 1922 at Covent Garden. He sang a number of leading tenor parts from the Italian, French and German repertoire, such as Lohengrin, Tamino, Florestan, Faust, Don José and the Duke of Mantua. He also appeared in English operas such as Dame Ethel Smyth's Fête Galante, and Arthur Benjamin's The Devil Take Her.[3] He created the title role in Ralph Vaughan Williams' opera Hugh the Drover in 1924, excerpts from which he also recorded. (In 1928, he also sang in the United States premiere of the opera, with the Washington National Opera.) He created Prince Hal in Gustav Holst's At the Boar's Head in 1925. He sang the title role in Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlos in the opera's first performance in England in 1938, and he appeared in the first Sadler's Wells performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden. In his later career he was mainly a concert singer, and teacher in Cardiff
Windsor Davies 1929 -
Windsor Davies (born  Canning Town, West Ham, London) is a British actor, well known for playing the part of Battery Sergeant Major Williams in the 1970s/1980s British sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.
Roger Delgado 1918 - 1973
Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto   was an English actor, best known for his role as the first Master in Doctor Who. He was born in Whitechapel, in the East End of London—Delgado often remarked to Doctor Who actor Jon Pertwee, a close friend, that this made him a true Cockney, ] as he was born within the sound of the Bow Bells—although his mother was Belgian and his father Spanish. He attended the CVMS, a Roman Catholic secondary school in Holland Park.
Adele Dixon, 1908 - 1992
Adele Dixon   was a London-born British musical theatre and film actress best known for performing in Broadway musicals, British musicals and in musical, comedy films of the 1930s and 1940s. Dixon starred in the Broadway musical Nikki which ran from September 29, 1931 until October 31, 1931. She also co-starred in the Broadway musical comedy Between the Devil with fellow British theatre stars Jack Buchanan and Evelyn Laye which ran from December 22, 1937 until March 12, 1938. In the late 1940s she appeared in the Broadway flop, Don't Listen Ladies, which ran for a mere 12 days. Dixon starred as Hope Harcourt in the London production of Cole Porter's Broadway hit, Anything Goes (1935). She also appeared in these other British musicals: Youth at the Helm (1935), Hulbert Follies (1948) and How Do You View? (1949). Dixon starred in several musical comedy films in the 1930s and 1940s. Her first was in the role of Consuelo Pratt in Uneasy Virtue in 1931. She then went on to play Julia Harbord in Calling the Tune in 1936. In 1941, she appeared as Mrs. Pound in Banana Ridge. Her last film role was as Sylvia Anson in 1946's Woman to Woman. Dixon had the honor of being the first performer in the first regular, high-definition television broadcast. She sang a musical number with lyrics by James Dyrenforth and music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith simply called "Television" in the opening of this historic BBC television broadcast in London on November 2, 1936.
Jack Douglas 1929 - 2008
Jack Douglas, born John Roberton  was an English actor most famous for his roles in the Carry On films.
http://roomyverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/charlie-drake.jpg Charlie Drake 1925 - 2006
Charlie Drake   was an English comedian, actor, writer and singer.  With his small stature (5' 1" tall), curly red hair and liking for slapstick he was a popular comedian with children in his early years, becoming nationally-known for his "Hello, my darlings" catchphrase. The catchphrase came about because he was short, and so his eyes would often be naturally directly level with a lady's bosom. Because of this and because in his work he preferred working with the fuller, bigger busted lady, the catchphrase was born.


Ted & George Durante
The son of Edward Aston, a notable weight-lifting champion, Durante, born Edward Albert Aston on March 5, 1926, was at one time part of an acrobatic troupe that featured comedy work he developed with George Mooney. They later broke away to become a double act, Ted and George Durante.As stage brothers Ted and George Durante they worked out a routine based on missed cues and unlikely contortions. When George leapt on to his partner's shoulders, Ted would frantically signal panic as his neck disappeared into his chest, and wander around like Quasimod
Valentine Dyall 1908 - 1985
Valentine Dyall (7 May 1908 – 24 June 1985) was an English  character actor, the son of veteran actor Franklin Dyall. Dyall was especially popular as a voice actor, due to his very distinctive sepulchral voice, he was known for many years as "The Man in Black", narrator of the BBC Radio horror series Appointment With Fear.
Shirley Eaton Shirley Eaton 1937 -
Blonde actress who appeared on Children's TV in 1951 in 'Parent-craft'. Her first straight TV role was in 'The Dance Dress' ans also appeared in 'Great Scott - It's Maynard!' in 1955/56 with Terry Scott and Bill Maynard (both qv). In many films, especially comedies, but notably as the fatally gold-painted girl in 'Goldfinger'.
Jimmy Edwards Jimmy Edwards 1920 - 1988
Well known for his comedy roles (and his handlebar moustache) in films and on television and a 'Take It From Here' (as Pa Glum) stalwart on radio. 'Whacko!' was a popular hit on TV from 1956 in which he played the headmaster of a fairly dubious public school. Created the radio panel game 'Does The team Think' and in many other radio and TV shows.
  Dick Emery 1915 - 1983
Richard Gilbert "Dick" Emery  was an English  comedian and actor. Beginning on radio in the 1950s, an eponymous television series ran from 1963 to 1981. He was the brother of Ann Emery.
Ivor Emmanuel 1927 - 2007
Ivor Lewis Emmanuel  was a Welsh musical theatre and television singer and actor. He led the rendition of "Men of Harlech" in the 1964 film Zulu.
Norman Evans Norman Evans 1901 - 1962
Popular comic who had his own TV shows 'The Norman Evans Show', 'Evans Abode' and 'Make Yourself At Home'. Appeared in drag as a toothless old woman gossiping with a neighbour 'over the garden wall'.
http://j.static-locatetv.com/images/person/45/61785_bruce_forsyth.jpg Bruce Forsyth  1928 -
Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson, CBE (born 22 February 1928  commonly known as Bruce Forsyth, or Brucie, is a British TV personality. He became known through the series Sunday Night at the London Palladium, going on to present television series such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right (UK), You Bet! and Strictly Come Dancing, the latter of which he presents with Tess Daly.
http://www.leninimports.com/fiona_fullerton_gallery_main.jpg Fiona Fullerton  1956 -
Fiona Elizabeth Fullerton (born 10 October 1956) is a Nigerian-born British actress.
She is perhaps best known for her role as KGB spy Pola Ivanova in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill and as Alice in the 1972 film Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Fullerton made her film debut in 1969 with a role in Run Wild, Run Free. Subsequent credits include: Nicholas and Alexandra (as Anastasia), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (as Alice) and The Human Factor.
On television, she was an original cast member on the BBC hospital drama Angels before moving on to appear in serials such as The Charmer, Hold the Dream and To Be the Best. In 1982, she starred on the West End stage as Guinevere in the musical Camelot, alongside Richard Harris

 Zoe Gail  1920 -
From South Africa- once married to Hubert Gregg. Mother of actress Stacey Gregg. Starred in film
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
Eunice Gayson Eunice Gayson  1928 -
Glamorous actress whose regular TV appearances included being a panellist in 'Guess My Story' as well as parts in several series such as the 'Douglas Fairbanks Presentations'. Film parts include the first two Bond pictures.
Peter Gilmore 1931 -
Peter Gilmore (born 25 August 1931 in Leipzig, Germany) is a British actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Captain James Onedin in the BBCThe Onedin Line. He also had roles in eleven Carry On films, and played the heroic lead in the adventure film Warlords of Atlantis. He is also remembered by Doctor Who viewers as Brazen in the 1984 series Frontios.   Gilmore also played a role as a young soldier in the World War I satirical musical Oh! What A Lovely War (1969). He was once married to Worzel Gummidge actress, Una Stubbs; and is now married to actress and Onedin Line co-star Anne Stallybrass. Television period drama
Noele Gordon Noele Gordon 1920 - 1985
Actress who worked on stage and hosted the programme 'Lunch Box' on ATV and appeared in other shows. In 1964 took the lead role in the television soap 'Crossroads' for 17 years.
Derek Griffiths 1946 -
Derek Griffiths   Woking, Surrey, England) is a British actor who appeared in numerous British children's television series in the 1960s to 1980s and more recently has played parts in TV drama.
Sonnie Hale 1902 - 1959
Sonnie Hale (1 May 1902 – 9 June 1959) was an English theatre and cinema actor and director.
John Robert Hale-Monro was born in London, the son of Robert Hale and Belle Reynolds. His father and sister, Binnie Hale were actors. He worked chiefly in musical and revue theatre, but also acted in several films with occasional screenwriting or directing credits. A major personal investment in a show to tour the country planned for late 1939 proved financially ruinous due to the outbreak of war and closure of most theatres.


Herbert Hare
Melvyn Hayes  1935 -
Melvyn Hayes   is an English actor probably best known for playing the effeminate Gunner (later Bombardier) "Gloria" Beaumont in the 1970s BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum,
Richard Hearne Richard Hearne 1909 - 1979
Actor who also appeared with his father's circus act. Later famous as 'Mr Pastry', mostly on children's TV. In some films and appeared on US television in 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.
Edmund Hockridge 1919 - 2009
Edmund Hockridge    was a Canadian baritone and actor who had an active performance career in musicals, operas, concerts, plays, and on radio.
Hope & Keen
Mike Hope and Albie Keen were a British comedy double act. Cousins, the sons of British variety comedians Syd and Max Harrison, they first formed their act in 1956.
Mary Hopkin 1950 -
Mary Hopkin (born 3 May 1950), credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti, is a Welsh  folk singer best known for her 1968 UK number one singleThose Were The Days". She was one of the first musicians to sign to The Beatles' Apple label. "
Frankie Howerd Frankie Howerd  1917 - 1992
Appeared on radio in 'Variety Bandbox' and later in 'The Howerd Crowd' on BBC TV and in several other television and radio shows. An appearance in 'That Was The Week That Was' helped revive his career and in 1969 'Up Pompeii' became a popular series, followed by more shows and films. Many catch phrases, 'Please yourselves!" being one of them.
Peter Howitt 1957 -
Peter Howitt  is an English actor and film director. He grew up in Eltham, London and Bromley, Kent, Peter used to be a part of the Priory Players in the Priory behind Christ Church, Eltham. He studied at the Drama Studio London. He has two children, Luke (born 1990) and Amy (born 2008).  He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada.
He first found success playing Joey Boswell in the British TV series Bread. In 1998 he wrote and directed his first film, Sliding Doors (1998). Since then he has directed several films, including AntiTrust (2001), Johnny English (2003), Laws of Attraction (2004) and Dangerous Parking (2008) which he adapted from the novel by Stuart Browne, produced and directed as well as playing the lead role.


Rod Hull & Emu 1935 - 1999
 
better known as Rod Hull, was a popular entertainer on British television in the 1970s and 1980s. He rarely appeared without Emu, a mute, highly aggressive arm-length puppet of the flightless emu bird. However, Hull was careful to tailor its conduct according to his audience, and always ensured that it displayed a friendly demeanour when in the company of children.

Engelbert Humperdink 1936 -
Engelbert Humperdinck   is a British pop singer, best known for his hits including "Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)" and "After the Lovin'" as well as "The Last Waltz" ("The Last Waltz with You").
Frank Ifield, 1937 -
Francis Edward Ifield (born 30 November 1937) is an early Australian-English easy listening and country music singer. He achieved considerable success in the early 1960s, especially in the UK Singles Chart, where he had four Number 1 hits between 1962 and 1963.
John Inman 1935 - 2007
Frederick John Inman   was an English actor best known for his role as Mr. Humphries in Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom in the 1970s and 1980s. Inman was also well known in the United Kingdom as a pantomime dame.
Born in 1935, Inman made his stage debut aged 13. He worked in retail in London as a young adult and after four years left to earn his Equity Card. He made his West End debut in the 1960s, and his television debut in an episode of A Slight Case of ... entitled The Enemy Within in 1965, next appearing in an episode of Two In Clover in 1970. After a successful pilot of Are You Being Served?, Inman played the camp Mr. Humphries in the sitcom from 1972 to 1985. This role made him a household name and won him awards, including BBC TV Personality of the Year. In his later years, John Inman became a well known pantomime dame.


Hope Jackman
Sid James Sid James 1913 - 1976
South African-born actor who appeared in many films in straight roles but later famous as a comedy performer in the Carry On films and in many radio and television shows, including 'Hancock's Half Hour' and 'Bless This House'.
Gordon & Bunny Jay
Jimmy James and Ben Warris Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warris 1909 - 1995 and 1909 - 1993
Comedy pair who were actually cousins who teamed up in 1934. In music hall originally, 'Up The Pole' was their first (of several) radio series from 1947 to 1952. On ATV in 'The Jewel And Warris Show' from 1957 to 1960. In the 1960s they split up with Ben continuing a variety act and Jimmy starring with Hylda Baker (qv) in 'Nearest And Dearest. Also great pantomime stars.
Yootha Joyce 1927 - 1980
was an English actress, best known for playing Mildred Roper in Man About the House and George and Mildred.
John Junkin  1930 - 2006
John Francis Junkin   was an English radio, television and film performer and scriptwriter. In 1960 Junkin joined Joan Littlewood's Stratford East Theatre Workshop, and played the lead in the original production of Sparrows Can't Sing. A few years later he joined the Royal Court Theatre company and was the foil to Tony Hancock in some of Hancock's last work for British television. He played a diverse range of roles on the small screen; however he is best remembered for his comedy roles, and his appearances as a television quiz master. Worldwide moviegoers will remember him best for playing "Shake", the assistant to Norman Rossington, in the Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night. In comedy roles, Junkin was rarely short of work, on account of his outstanding ability to play the stoney-faced symbol of low level, petty-minded and unquestioning authority, whether the army sergeant, police constable or site foreman. One of his rare leading roles was in the BBC series The Rough with the Smooth, in which he and Tim Brooke-Taylor played comedy writers (with both actors contributing scripts to the series as well).  Junkin has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the voice of "Mr Shifter", one of the chimps in the PG Tips tea advertisement, the longest-running series of commercials on television.  Junkin lived in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, where he was a popular regular at the Red Lion pub. He married Jenny Claybourn in 1977 and had one daughter. He died on 7 March 2006 in the Florence Nightingale House, Stoke Mandeville, several miles from his home. He had been suffering from lung cancer, emphysema and asthma.[2] His life and work were honoured at the British Academy Television Awards in 2006.
Michael Kilgarrif 1937 -
Michael Kilgarriff is a British actor, born   in Brighton. As an actor he is well known for two things: his rich voice, leading to much radio and voice over work; and his height. At six feet seven inches (2.01 metres) tall, he is sought for certain roles, the most notable of which has been The Cyber Controller in Doctor Who, a role he played in 1967 and 1985. He also appeared in the series as an Ogron (1973) and as the eponymous K1 Robot in the story Robot in 1974. He returned to play the K1 Robot in the Big Finish Productions Bernice Summerfield audio adventure The Relics of Jegg-Sau. He also did voice work for the Jim Henson movie The Dark Crystal in 1982 as SkekUng, the Garthim master (Named "The General" in the movie), and played the part of the Green King in the 1970s serial The Moon Stallion. Michael Kilgarriff is a music hall enthusiast, and wrote what is considered the definitive guide to music hall songs : Sing us one of the old songs - A guide to popular song from 1860 -1920 published by Oxford University press 1998. This work lists thousands of influential songs by singer, lyricist and composer. He is also the author of a series of children's joke books.[
Roy Kinnear 1934 -1988
Roy Mitchell Kinnear ( was an English character actor. He is best remembered for playing Veruca Salt's father, Mr. Salt, in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Danny La Rue 1927 - 2009
Danny La Rue, OBE  was an Irish-born British entertainer known for his singing and drag impersonations.

Lambert & Ross
Evelyn Laye Evelyn Laye 1900 - 1996
Successful on stage, initially in musical comedies, she also acted in many plays and appeared on TV, becoming a stalwart of the theatre and continuing her career into her nineties.

Eddie Leslie 1894 - 1975

Hugh Lloyd 1923 - 2008
Hugh Lewis Lloyd, MBE   was an English actor who made his name in television and film comedy from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was best known for appearances in Hugh and I and other sitcoms of the 1960s.
Jimmy Logan Jimmy Logan 1928 - 2001
Scots-born comedian, part of a showbusiness family he began in radio in Scotland with 'It's All Yours', and his stage shows won him lasting acclaim. Brother of singer Annie Ross (qv).
Gillian Lynne 1926 -
  was a leading soloist with Sadler’s Wells Ballet, the star dancer at the Palladium, played opposite Errol Flynn in the movies and danced with all the greats on TV. She became instrumental in the development of jazz dance in Britain and her distinctive style - a fusion of classical and jazz - led to her groundbreaking work on the world famous CATS, which was recognised with a new category of Olivier Award, specially created for her to acknowledge Outstanding Achievement of the Year in a Musical.CATS continues to be produced worldwide  Gillian’s fifty-plus Broadway and West End shows include - Tonight at 8.30, Love on the Dole, The Match Girls, Tomfoolery, Jeeves Takes Charge, Cabaret, The Roar of the Greasepaint, Pickwick, The Card, Phil The Fluter, Hans Christian Andersen, My Fair Lady, Songbook, The Phantom of the Opera and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
For the Royal Shakespeare Company - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Way of the World, As You Like It, Once in a Lifetime and The Boyfriend. She has previously worked with Adrian Noble on the RSC production The Secret Garden.  Gillian’s opera productions include the direction of Bluebeard, The Trojans, The Midsummer Marriage, The Flying Dutchman, and Parsifal. Among Gillian’s ballets are Breakaway, Lippizaner, The Brontes, and Journey for the Bolshoi. On television, Gillian has directed The Various Ends of Mrs F’s Friends, Easy Money, The Look of Love, The Morte d’Arthur, which won the Samuel G Engel Award in America and A Simple Man, which won a 1987 BAFTA.
She staged many of The Muppet Show for ATV and her 11 feature films include A Wonderful Life, Half a Sixpence, Man of La Mancha and Yentl.Gillian’s most recent productions include the staging of a special Gala in New York to celebrate THE Phantom of the Opera overtaking CATS as the longest running show on Broadway and Phantom – the Las Vegas Spectacular, which opened in 2006. ABC-TV awarded Fool on the Hill, Gillian’s special featuring the Australian Ballet, Best Musical and Best Production; she was awarded the Austrian Silver Order of Merit for her production CATS in Vienna; a Moliere award for CATS in Paris and in 2001 she was honoured by the Royal Academy of Dance with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award.Gillian was awarded the CBE in 1997.

Joan Mann
Alfred Marks Alfred Marks 1921 - 1996
Very deep-voiced actor who appeared in comedy and drama. His own shows were 'Don't Look Now' in 1950 and 'Alfred Marks Time' from 1956.
Sandra Michaels 1944 -
English actress, Her first television role was in March 1957, playing Phyllis in the second BBC adaptation of The Railway Children.[2][3] Later that year she appeared as Pamela Gwendolyn Stuart in The Adventures of Clint and Mac, a British-made serial commissioned by Walt Disney Studios for The Mickey Mouse Club.  Also in 1957 she played Caroline, a modern teenager who got up to mischief in the ITV sitcom, The Thompsons  She appeared in a variety of programmes, ranging from the 1959 adaptation of Great Expectations and Dixon of Dock Green (also 1959), to The Ronnie Barker Playhouse (1968) and Gaslight Theatre (1968)  Stage work varied from plays to pantomimes and light musicals; she appeared in Little Old King Cole with Charlie Drake at the London Palladium in 1961, Puss In Boots at the Coventry Theatre with Sid James and Frankie Howerd in 1962-63,  and Mandrake at the Criterion Theatre with Roy Kinnear in 1970. In the 1980s Michaels appeared in a number of documentaries and short films,  including the 1987 BAFTA nominated Mohammed's Daughter, directed by Suri Krishnamma
Gary Miller
Warren Mitchell 1926 -
Warren Mitchell (born Warren Misel,  ) is an English actor who rose to initial prominence in the role of bigoted cockney Alf Garnett in the BBC television sitcom Till Death Us Do Part (1965–75), and its sequels Till Death... (ATV) (1981) and In Sickness and in Health (BBC) (1985–92), all of which were written by Johnny Speight. He holds both British and Australian citizenship  and has enjoyed considerable success in stage performances in both countries.
Tricia Money
Tricia Money
Actress best known for being in Emergency Ward 10
Peggy Mount, 1915 - 2001
Margaret Rose "Peggy" Mount OBE,   was an English actress of stage and screen. She is perhaps best known for playing battleaxe characters, though her real personality was said to have been far removed from such roles. She was also well-known for her distinctive voice.
Brian Murphy 1933 -
Brian Murphy (born 25 September 1933) is a British actor. Murphy was born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Although a prolific actor in many films and theatre productions for almost half a century, Murphy's most famous role was as the henpecked husband George Roper in the sitcom Man About the House and spin-off George and Mildred. He was called up to do his military service at RAF Northwood, where he met future The Good Life actor Richard Briers. On leaving the RAF the two aspiring actors both performed in productions by the Dramatic Society at the Borough Polytechnic Institute, now London South Bank University. Murphy was a member of Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop (alongside Yootha Joyce), and a jobbing actor in the 1960s and early 1970s, combining his theatre work with appearances in television shows such as The Avengers, Z-Cars and Dixon of Dock Green, before being cast in the role which would make him a household name. In Man About The House, Murphy played the lazy and scheming George Roper, the landlord of a house converted into flats who had a young man and two women renting the flat above. His wife, Mildred, was played by Yootha Joyce. Her domineering, social-climbing characteristic was a sharp contrast to George's desire for an easy and quiet life and the pairing were an instant hit. A contributing factor to their immediate chemistry was the fact they had been friends for many years. Aside from their Theatre Workshop years, Murphy starred in Joyce's first movie, Sparrows Can't Sing in 1963. When Man About The House reached a conclusion in 1976, a spin-off was created for Murphy and Joyce, entitled George and Mildred. This ran for five series until 1979. Murphy reprised his role in feature films of both sitcoms. Joyce died in 1980. Murphy returned to the theatre but has been sporadically on television ever since, with memorable roles in On Your Way, Riley (1985) as Arthur Lucan,  Lame Ducks (as a private investigator); The Bill (as a drunken tramp dressed as an elf at Christmas); comedy series One Foot in the Grave starring Richard Wilson (playing a character called Mr Foskett);  Last of the Summer Wine (as Alvin Smedley); Brookside; and as a shopkeeper called Stan in Wizadora. He most recently made an appearance on The Catherine Tate Show.
Des O’Connor  1932 -
Des O'Connor, CBE (born Desmond Bernard O'Connor  2) is an English comedian and singer. A former talkshow host, he was the presenter of the long-running Channel 4 gameshow Countdown for two years. He has also recorded thirty-six albums and has had four top-ten singles, including a number one hit with I Pretend.
Richard O’Sullivan 1944 -
Richard O'Sullivan (born   Chiswick, Middlesex) is an English comedy actor who is probably best known to British and Australian audiences for his role as Robin Tripp in the 1970s sitcoms Man About the House (1973–1976) and Robin's Nest and as the title character in the period family adventure series Dick Turpin. O'Sullivan also starred in Doctor at Large, Doctor in Charge, Trouble in Mind, Alcock and Gander and Me and My Girl.
Julian Orchard 1930 - 1979
Julian Dean C. Orchard (born in Wheatley, Oxfordshire)  was an English comedy actor.
Anna Neagle 1904 - 1986
Dame Anna Neagle, DBE ), born Florence Marjorie Robertson, was a popular British stage and motion picture actress and singer. Neagle proved to be a box-office sensation in British films for over 25 years. She was noted for providing glamour and sophistication to war-torn London audiences with her lightweight musicals, comedies and historical dramas. She won several awards as Britain's favourite actress and biggest female box-office draw. Almost all of her films were produced and directed by Herbert Wilcox, whom she married in 1943. In her historical dramas, Neagle was renowned for her portrayals of real-life British heroines, including Nell Gwynn (Nell Gwynn, 1934), Queen Victoria (Victoria the Great, 1937, and Sixty Glorious Years, 1938) and Edith Cavell (Nurse Edith Cavell, 1939).
Paul Nicholas 1945 -
Paul Nicholas  is an English actor and singer who has had considerable success on stage, screen and in the pop charts.
Derek Nimmo  1930 - 1999
Derek Robert Nimmo ) was an English character actor. He was particularly associated with upper-class "silly-ass" roles, and clerical roles. He married Patricia Brown in 1955; they had three children, Amanda, Timothy and Piers.
Elaine Paige 1948
Elaine Paige OBE (née Bickerstaff ) is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. Raised in Barnet, North London, Paige attended the Aida Foster stage school, making her first professional appearance on stage in 1964, at the age of 16. Her appearance in the 1968 production of Hair marked her West End debut. Following a number of roles over the next decade, Paige was selected to play Eva Perón in the first production of Evita in 1978, which brought her to the attention of the broader public. For this role, she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Performance of the Year in a Musical. She went on to originate the role of Grizabella in Cats and had a Top 10 hit with "Memory", a song from the show. In 1985, Paige released "I Know Him So Well" with Barbara Dickson from the musical Chess, which remains the biggest-selling record by a female duo. She then appeared in the original stage production of Chess, followed by a starring role in Anything Goes which she also co-produced. Paige made her Broadway debut in Sunset Boulevard in 1996, playing the lead role of Norma Desmond, to critical acclaim. She appeared in The King and I from 2000 to 2001, and six years later she returned to the West End stage in The Drowsy Chaperone. She has also worked sporadically in television. In addition to being nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards, Paige has won many other awards for her theatre roles and has been called the First Lady of British Musical Theatre. She has released 22 solo albums, of which eight were consecutively certified gold and another four multi-platinum. Paige is also featured on seven cast albums and has sung in concerts across the world. Since 2004 she has hosted her own show on BBC Radio 2 called Elaine Paige on Sunday.
Jack Parnell Jack Parnell 1923 - 2010
Drummer who formed his own band after playing with Ted Heath (qv). His band appeared on many ATV shows including 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium'. Later had his own television show and became one of the best known bands around.
The Patton Brothers
The Patton Brothers, Jimmy Patton and Brian Patton, are the two elder brothers of Paul and Barry Elliot, The Chuckle Brothers. They began their career as a double act in 1954, and their father was comedian, Gene Patton. They have starred in many a pantomime in their careers and have not missed a performance in fifty-two years. Both Jimmy and Brian have made many appearances in ChuckleVision with their younger brothers, Jimmy taking the moniker No Slacking due to the catchphrase that he constantly has to relay to the Chuckle Brothers. "And remember - No Slacking!" Indeed, the four all appeared together as the Chuckle Brothers on hit quiz/game show 3-2-1 with Ted Rogers on 17 April 1982 (Season 4, Episode 13), and also on New Faces.
Sarah Payne
Sarah Payne is a British actress and singer. She has worked extensively in London’s West End, and has played various roles in theatre, comedy, musical theatre, and opera.
Payne initially trained as a musician, and studied music at Durham University. She was offered a part in a musical, and within two years she received a nomination for a Best Actress Olivier Award for creating the role of Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain (1983) at London's Palladium Theatre. Payne's major theatre credits also include such shows as The Rocky Horror Show (1979), Barnum (1981), Cricket (1986), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1987), Risky Kisses (1990), The Marriage of Figaro (1991), Showtune (1998, then titled The Best of Times), High Spirits (2001), and Follies (2006). She also appeared in the 1985 Royal Variety Performance. Payne sings on the 1986 studio cast recording of the concept musical Josephine, and on the 1992 London Concert Album of Nine. She sang Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Greenwich Theatre in 1990.
Jon Pertwee 1919 - 1996
John Devon Roland Pertwee  ), was an English actor. Pertwee is best known for his role in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, in which he played the third incarnation of the Doctor from 1970 to 1974, and as the title character in the series Worzel Gummidge. He is also well-known for his 18-year stint on BBC Radio as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee in The Navy Lark.
Adrienne Posta 1949 -
Adrienne Posta (born Adrienne Poster) is an English film and television actress and singer, prominent during the 1960s and 1970s. She adopted the surname Posta in 1966  She recorded a number of singles. She is now semi-retired and works as a teacher in the Midlands and at Italia Conti (Goswell Road). She is a patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.
Jackie Rae 1922 - 2006
Jackie Rae, CM DFC was a Canadian singer, songwriter and television performer. He was born John Arthur Rae in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1922. Rae began performing at the age of three with his brother and sister on the vaudeville circuit in Canada. Rae flew Spitfires as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. During the 1950s, he was the host of The Jackie Rae Show, a variety show on CBC Television. Rae later moved to London where he performed on television for the BBC, ATV, and Granada Television where he compered the popular show Spot The Tune for 2 years (1959-60) with singer Marion Ryan, and was subsequently the host of the first series of The Golden Shot. He formed a dance band known as the Spitfire Band in 1981 which toured across Canada. In 2002, he was awarded the Order of Canada. Songs written by Rae were hits for Eddie Arnold and Andy Williams. He collaborated with Les Reed on songs performed by Engelbert Humperdinck and Tony Bennett.
Joan Regan Joan Regan 1928 -
Popular singer who appeared in 'Quite Contrary' and later had her own television show 'Be My Guest' in the 1950's. Several hit records and appearances in variety shows and in pantomime.
Cliff Richard 1940 -
Sir Cliff Richard, OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb,  is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist, who has sold over an estimated 250 million records worldwide.  With his backing group The Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single "Move It" is often described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that "before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music." A conversion to Christianity and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into gospel music.
Clodagh Rogers 1947 -
Clodagh Rodgers (English pronunciation: Clo-da) ( ) is a singer and actress from Northern Ireland, best known for her hit single, "Jack in the Box".[
Thelma Ruby 1925 -
Best known for being in Coronation Street


The Sanctus Troupe
Janette Scott 1938 -
Thora Janette Scott is an English actress. She was born in Morecambe, England. She is the daughter of actors Jimmy Scott and Thora Hird. She started her acting career as a child actress, known as Janette Scott, and became a popular leading lady. Among her best known roles was as April Smith in the 1960 film School for Scoundrels, based on the "One-upmanship" books by Stephen Potter, in which Ian Carmichael and Terry-Thomas competed for her attention. Scott wrote her autobiography at the age of 14. Her film appearances include The Day of the Triffids; her appearance there is referenced in The Rocky Horror Picture Show:
Terry Scott Terry Scott  1927 - 1994
Actor who became a comedian and appeared with Bill Maynard (qv) in TV's 'Great Scott, It's Maynard'. When the act broke up, Terry had a successful show with Hugh Lloyd, 'Hugh and I' and was in 'Terry And June' with June Whitfield (qv). Also in some of the 'Carry On' films.
Harry Secombe (Sir) Harry Secombe 1921 - 2001
Welsh-born popular comedian and singer who began at the Windmill Theatre. Devised 'The Goon Show', originally called 'Crazy People', with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan (both qv). Toured in variety and later appeared in musicals on stage. Presented the religious prog-ramme 'Highway' on ITV in later years.
Peter Sellers Peter Sellers 1925 - 1980
Popular comedian and actor who was an original member of 'The Goon Show' on radio in the 1950's. Also appeared in 'Ray's A Laugh' as Russian Serge Suit. Later famous for his film roles, especially the Pink Panther series and he made some records as well as frequent TV appearances.

Seven Volants
The Shadows
The Shadows are a British pop group with a total of 69 UK hit-charted singles: 35 as 'The Shadows' and 34 as 'Cliff Richard and the Shadows', from the 1950s to the 2000s. Cliff Richard in casual conversation with the British rock press frequently refers to the Shadows by their nickname: 'The Shads'.

Tony Simpson
Wayne Sleep 1948 -
Wayne Philip Colin Sleep OBE   is a British dancer, director, choreographer and panelist. He was a Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet and has appeared as a Guest Artist with several other ballet companies.
Nicholas Smith 1934 -
Nicholas Smith   is an English actor who is best known for playing the bald, jug-eared manager Mr. Rumbold in the sitcom Are You Being Served? 
Are You Being Served? began in 1972, with Smith playing Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold, the manager of the menswear and ladieswear departments in a large fictional London store called Grace Brothers. He remained with the programme until its end in 1985, as well as appearing in the spin-off film in 1977, and the sitcom sequel Grace & Favour - known as "Are Your Being Served? Again!" in the United States - in 1992 and 1993. From September 1972, in contrast to his contemporaneous work in Are You Being Served, he also had a semi-regular role as PC Yates in the series Z Cars. His last appearance as Yates was in February 1975. He had a cameo in the film The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother as Sigerson Holmes' servant. In 1978 he appeared in Worzel Gummidge as Mr Foster, the Headmaster of the school. He appeared in the TV mini-series Martin Chuzzlewit. In 2005 Nicholas Smith was also featured in a supporting role as Vicar Clement Hedges in the Academy Award-winning film, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. In 2008 he appeared as a vicar in Last of the Summer Wine. In 2010 he appeared in children's TV programme MI High as Professor Quakermass. Smith also writes music and poetry. He is the father of actress Catherine Russell.
Pippa Steele 1948 - 1992
Pippa Steel   was a British actress best known for her roles in two Hammer horror films: The Vampire Lovers (1970) and Lust for a Vampire (1971). She was also active on television, making guest appearances in series such as Department S, Z-Cars, UFO, Public Eye, The Adventurer and Blake's 7.
Tommy Steele 1936 -
Tommy Steele OBE (born Thomas William Hicks in Bermondsey, London), is an English entertainer. Steele is widely regarded as Britain's first teen idol and rock and roll star
Una Stubbs 1937 -
Una Stubbs  is an English actress and former dancer who has appeared extensively on British television and in the theatre, and less frequently in films. She is particularly known for her roles in the sitcom Till Death Us Do Part and Aunt Sally in the children's series Worzel Gummidge.
Mollie Sugden 1922 - 2009
Isobel Mary 'Mollie' Sugden (2  was an English comedy actress best known for portraying the saleswoman Mrs. Slocombe in the British sitcom Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1985. She later reprised this role in Grace & Favour, which ran from 1992 to 1993. Sugden appeared in many other television series, including The Liver Birds and Coronation Street.
Jimmy Tarbuck 1940 -
Jimmy Tarbuck OBE or Tarby   is an English comedian. Growing up he was a schoolmate of John Lennon.His first television show was It's Tarbuck 65! on ITV in 1964. He has also hosted numerous quiz shows, including Winner Takes All, Full Swing, and Tarby's Frame Game. He was the last original host of Sunday Night at the London Palladium from 1965. In the 1980s, he hosted similar Sunday night variety shows, Live From Her Majesty's, Live from the Piccadilly and finally Live from the Palladium, which were produced by London Weekend Television for ITV. Nicknamed Tarby, he is a Conservative Party supporter, and at the height of his celebrity was a prominent supporter of Margaret Thatcher and her policies, once baking her a cake for her 60th birthday in October 1985. He was appearing on the fourth series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing in 2006, but he was forced to pull out on medical advice .  In 2008, he returned to a variety format on television screens when he co-hosted, alongside Emma Bunton, an edition of ITV1's new variety show, For One Night Only.  He lives with his wife, Pauline, in Coombe, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. His daughter is the actress, television and radio presenter, Liza Tarbuck. He is also known for the large gap between his two top front teeth and for his passion for golf. Tarbuck was once convicted of stealing a diamond encrusted cigarette holder from Terry-Thomas.He is a supporter of Liverpool F.C
Terry Thomas 1911 - 1990
Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens was a distinctive English comic actor, known as Terry-Thomas. He was famous for his portrayal of disreputable members of the upper classes, especially cads and toffs, with the trademark gap in his front teeth, cigarette holder, smoking jacket, and catch-phrases such as "What an absolute shower!", "Good show!", "You dirty rotter" and "Hard cheese."
Tommy Trinder 1909 - 1989
Variety artist and popular radio comedian. First compere of ITV's 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium' and had his own show 'Trinder Box' on BBC in 1959. Catch phrase: 'You lucky people!'. He was also Chairman of Fulham Football Club.
Frankie Vaughan

Frankie Vaughan 1928 - 1999
One of the UK's most popular singers who had several hit records and appeared on TV frequently, including 'The Frankie Vaughan Show' in 1966. Did much charity work and also made some films.

Stephanie Voss
Desmond Walter-Ellis, 1914 - 1994
Actor who appeared on stage but also did comedy roles in films and on TV in 'These Are The Days', 1951, 'Mr Little At Large', 1952, and 'Beggar My Neighbour', 1956.
Marti Webb 1944 -
Marti Webb (born   Cricklewood, North West London) is a musical actress from England, who appeared on stage in Evita, before starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber's one woman show Tell Me on a Sunday in 1980. This included her biggest hit single, "Take That Look Off Your Face", a UK top three hit, with the parent album also reaching the top three
David Whitfield 1925 - 1980
David Whitfield   was a popular British male tenor vocalist. This operatic-style tenor had a formidable and predominantly female fan base in the 1950s

Billy Whittaker

Ken Wilson
Barbara Windsor 1937 -
Barbara Ann Deeks, MBE (born 6 August 1937),better known by her stage name Barbara Windsor, is an English actress. Her best known roles are in the Carry On films and as Peggy Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.Born in Shoreditch, London in 1937,  Windsor was the only child of John Deeks, a costermonger, and his wife, formerly Rose Ellis, a dressmaker. Windsor is of English and Irish ancestry.[4] She passed her 11-plus exams with the highest marks in North London, and won a place at Our Lady’s Convent in Stamford Hill. Her mother paid for her to have elocution lessons, and she trained at the Aida Foster School in Golders Green, making her stage debut at 13 and her West End debut in 1952 in the chorus of the musical Love From Judy. Her first film role was in The Belles of St Trinian's in 1954. She joined Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, coming to prominence in their stage production Fings Ain't Wot They Used to Be and Littlewood's film Sparrows Can't Sing in 1963, achieving a BAFTA nomination for Best British Film Actress. She also appeared in the 1964 film comedy Crooks in Cloisters, the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and in the sitcoms The Rag Trade and Wild, Wild Women.
 Mike & Bernie Winters
Mike & Bernie Winters were English brothers who formed a comedy double act, consisting of Mike Winters, born Michael Weinstein (15 November 1930) and Bernie Winters, born Bernie Weinstein (6 September 1932 – 4 May 1991). The act was very popular in the  UK  from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s.
Norman Wisdom (Sir) Norman Wisdom  1915 - 2010
Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, OBE was an English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin. These films initially made more money than the James Bond film series  and secured Wisdom a celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania where his films were permitted by Enver Hoxha – Wisdom was the only Western actor to enjoy this privilege. Charlie Chaplin famously referred to Wisdom as his "favourite clown".  Wisdom later forged a career on Broadway and as a television actor, winning critical acclaim for his dramatic role of a dying cancer patient in the television play Going Gently in 1981. It was broadcast on 5 June that year. He toured Australia and South Africa.[3] After the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, a hospice was named in his honour.  In 1995 he was given the Freedom of the City of London and of Tirana.[ The same year he received an OBE. Wisdom was knighted in 2000 and spent much of his later life on the Isle of Man. Some of his later appearances included roles in Last of the Summer Wine and Coronation Street,  and he retired from acting at the age of 90 after his health declined. Past Chairman of the Heritage Foundation.
 Edward Woodward 1930 - 2009
Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE (  was an English stage and screen actor and singer. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Woodward began his career on stage, and throughout his career he appeared in productions in both the West End in London and on Broadway in New York. He came to wider attention from 1967 in the title role of the British television spy drama Callan, earning him the 1970 British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. Among his film credits, Woodward starred as Police Sergeant Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man, and in the title role of the noted 1980 Australian biopic Breaker Morant. From 1985 Woodward starred as British ex-secret agent and vigilante Robert McCall in the American television series The Equalizer, earning him the 1986 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Actor.

Wei Wei Wong
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/126s/22003.jpg Mark Wynter 1943 -
Mark Wynter (born Terence Sidney Lewis, ) is an English actor and former singer, who had four Top 20 singles in the 1960s, including "Venus in Blue Jeans" and "Go Away Little Girl". He enjoyed a lengthy career from 1960 to 1968 as a pop singer and teen idol, but developed later into an actor in film, musicals and plays.
Yana 1932 - 1989
  Yana, (Real name Pamella Guard). Yana always spelt her Christian name Pamella, and chose the stage name Yana, by which she is best known. Yana was a very talented lady, being a singer, actress, and model, as well as speaking seven different languages. 

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EXPOSED THE TRUTH ABOUT DICK WHITTINGTON

Dick WhittingtonThe story that Dick Whittington was a pauper with a cat who came to London with a handkerchief tied to the end of a stick to see if the streets were paved with gold is a load of old tripe. Unlike his pantomime counterpart, he was never poor. Richard Whittington was born around 1350 in Pauntley, Gloucestershire, the younger son of William Whittington, Lord of the Manor of Pauntley. Sir William died in 1358. The oldest son inherited the estate, so Richard travelled to London to find work. As for the cat, I really doubt that he had one. The people in medieval England had an entirely different attitude to felines - a lad of Dick's age would have been more likely to stone a cat to death for sport than keep one as a pet. Not very nice, but true.

He started his life in London as an apprentice to a merchant, and afterwards set up in business on his own. And this is where the cat comes in. Richard traded in coals brought to London in a type of sailing vessel known as a 'cat'. Or maybe it came in because he was making a profit, and a term in common use in those days for a profit was the French word 'achat', meaning 'a purchase', whereas the French 'chat' means 'cat'. Whichever it was, no feline is ever mentioned in any biography of Richard Whittington.

He eventually became a 'mercer', dealing in valuable cloth from abroad, such as silks, velvets and cloth of gold. The main market for selling these cloths was the Royal Court. He supplied large quantities to King Richard II (who owed him £1,000 when he was deposed in 1399) and to King Henry IV. Richard became rich. After 1397 he often lent large sums of money to the Crown. In return he was allowed to export wool without paying customs duty on it.

He became a City alderman, or magistrate, in 1393. In 1397 the Mayor, Adam Bamme, died in office and the King chose Whittington to become the new mayor. And here is another discrepancy with the myth - 'Lord Mayor' was not a title used in Whittington's lifetime. It didn't come into being until 1540. He was elected as mayor for the following year, and again for 1406-7 and 1419-20. This made him Mayor of London four times, although he was only elected to that position three times, which undoubtedly gave rise to the 'three times Lord Mayor'. Whittington died in March 1423. His wife Alice, daughter of Sir Ivo Fitzwaryn (or Fitzwarren) of Dorset, had died before him. They had no children.

By the time of his death, Whittington had amassed a fortune totalling over £7,000 - making him the medieval equivalent of multi-millionaire. In his will he asked that his great wealth be used to the benefit of the City of London. And so the money was used to establish an almshouse, a college of priests and a library, and also to carry out a number of other public works. These included improvements to the water supply and building a public lavatory, which became known as 'Whittington's Longhouse'. These gifts left in his will made him famous. However, the people of London had no idea how he had made his money. Stories began about how a poor boy became rich with the help of his cat. There is no evidence that Whittington ever kept a cat, and as the son of a Lord he was never very poor. But, despite being untrue, the stories flourished. In 1606 a play was produced which undoubtedly brought the story to the attention of people who could not read. The story continued to grow in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the 19th century, the story became the subject for pantomimes, and other characters were added. And with the popularity of pantomimes over the years the story of Dick Whittington and the cat that made him rich and famous is familiar to thousands, if not millions, of people who have never heard of the 'real' Richard Whittington.





Theatre performances of Peter Pan in the UK

Peter PanPerformances and productions of Peter Pan happen nationwide throughout the year, including plays, musicals, pantos, ballets and ice shows.  Performances benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, so keep an eye out for one happening near you.

If you are putting on a production of Peter Pan not listed below, and would like to it to be included, please contact peterpan@gosh.org
For school performances, please read our Schools and youth groups page.

Peter Pan and the Great Ormond Street Hospital

  There are many places around the hospital that show our close affiliation with Peter Pan - have you spotted them all?
We all know the story of the boy who would not grow up, but here you can find out more about the man who created Peter Pan, the children that inspired him and how Barrie's legacy lives on in Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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 The Chinese State Circus
Presented by the EEC Ltd. For the first time outside China the spectacular 2-hour show combines the martial arts warriors from the Shaolin temple and acrobatic stars of the Chinese State Circus.
 John Lawson's Circus
John Lawson's Circus is acknowledged as one of Britain's finest small circuses. Established in 1974 it still stays true to its roots visiting villages and small towns which often do not enjoy any live entertainment.
Gandey World Class Circus
The Gandey Organisation operate a number of Circuses including Cirque Surreal, Bolshoi Circus, Circus on Ice, Spirit of the Horse & Cirque de Celebrite - for Sky Television.
The Circus of Horrors
It is now a full twelve years since the Circus of Horrors first trampled the bloody boards and has since toured relentlessly around the World achieving cult status and generally dragging Circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond.
www.circusofhorrors.co.uk
Happy's Circus
HAPPY's CIRCUS is owned and run by the Randelle family, Russ's father a clown, who worked for Billy Smarts circus in the 1940's and 50's. Russ is following in his father's footsteps and has worked as Happy the clown since the 1980's.
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Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus is a traditional, 1930's village green circus ... it doesn't have the tacky commercialism that has come to typify English circus.
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The Blackpool Tower Circus.
Presented in probably the most famous Circus building in the world, this astounding show always includes fantastic acts from all over the world including clown Mooky & a brilliant water finale.
Circus Starr - The Circus
 with a purpose!

A cavalcade of international circus artistes who have delighted our audiences through the years whilst staggeringly raising millions Pounds for local charities caring for a wide range of people.
The Great Moscow State Circus
returns to the UK with a brand new show for 20011/12, bringing with it a 35 strong cast of Russia’s greatest and most flexible circus performers that have never before been seen in the UK. Many of the award-winning acts are pushing the boundary of human physical ingenuity to its limits.
Zippos Circus
Since 1986, Zippos has established a reputation as London's Favourite Circus, recognised by more than sixteen circus awards including Best Circus and a record eight equestrian awards. Zippos continues to lead the way in affordable entertainment with its unique blend of the traditional and the modern, creating lifelong family memories.
Billy Smarts Circus
Probably the most famous name in British Circus. Billy Smart's Circus was first established in 1946, building a reputation synonymous with high quality performance and production, Billy Smart's Circus continues to reign as Britain's premier traditional circus.
Wookey Hole
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Gerry Cottle's long awaited dream of creating a Circus school has come to fruition at WOOKEY HOLE CIRCUS SCHOOL The local youngsters come along after school to learn circus skills and they then perform a show to the public at weekends and during school holidays a wonderful example of a successful youth project.

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Bedfordshire

Ampthill

AladdinAladdin and his Wonderful Lamp : Parkside Hall  Woburn Street, Ampthill  29th Dec 2012 to 30th Dec 2012
Maurice Kachuk will be headlining another traditional family pantomime in Ampthill this year. Maurice, with over 30 years experience in show business has decided to present his show at Parkside Hall over the period between Christmas and New Year.Everyone knows and loves this traditional rags to riches tale of Aladdin who lives with his mum Widow Twankey (Maurice Kachuk) and his brothers Wishey and Washey. They are very poor, but the arrival of so called 'uncle' Abanazar changes everything forever. A journey to an enchanted cave, the discovery of a magic lamp, a genie (Gordon Hodges) and the rest as they say…………..well you'll just have to come along and see for yourself.Returning from last years success of Puss in Boots are Jo Bigg who plays The Empress, Alisha Conley as Slave of the Ring plus Andrew Oxford and Andy Wharam as Wishey and Washey. Join that together with the script by Stan Abbott who also appears as Abanazar, the outrageous costumes of Widow Twankey and 20 dancers from The Studio in Ampthill and you have a fabulous show. No need to get your Christmas panto fix from anywhere else. Aladdin is played by Isabelle Steadman and Princess Maisu by Charlotte d'E.Vallancey. Aladdin will be on in Parkside Hall, Ampthill on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 December at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets available from 01525 405432. This is a show suitable for all the family. A discounted family ticket is available, 2 adults and 2 concessions (child under 16 or senior citizen) priced at £32. Website http://www.mauricekachuk.co.uk/ 
The Bedford Corn Exchange in Bedford
Bedford

Cinerella
Cinderella ,Bedford Corn Exchange , St Paul's Square Bedford MK40 1SL   28th December 2012-2nd January 2013
Welcome to
The Bedford Pantomime Company, bringing you the best family pantomime in Bedford. Cinderella is everyone's favourite panto, and with good reason.It's a lovely, classic story, filled with great characters that have embedded themselves deep into British culture, like Cinderella, Buttons, the Ugly Sisters and the Fairy Godmother.We are going to give Cinderella the Bedford Pantomime Company treatment, with a live band, every child invited on stage and lovely lighting, costumes and sets. It's a treat for the whole family that won't break the bank.
Website http://www.bedfordpanto.info/    

Bedford

Wild Things  The Place Theatre  Bradgate Road off Goldington Road   12th Dec 2011 to 24th Dec 2012
Following the success of last year's Christmas show "George's Marvellous Medicine", Dumbstruck! Productions and No Loss Productions bring you an adventure for all the family as young Max sets off from home and finds himself... Where the Wild Things Are. A multi media show with music, monsters and just a little touch of magic, all inspired by the classic Maurice Sendak book. Local illustrator David Litchfield with his distinctive style has created a whole new set of Wild Things while the music has been written by local composer Sophie Viney. Drawing on the pool of talented professionals in Bedfordshire this is set to be a truly wild adventure.... the perfect Christmas treat on your doorstep! 
Website http://www.theplacebedford.org.uk/ 

Dunstable

Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White and The Seven Dwarfs Grove Theatre  Grove Park, Court Drive, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4GP  14th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Sue Holdnerness, most famously known for playing the role of Marleen Boyce in Only Fools and Horses, joins the Grove as the Wicked Queen in this year?s pantomime, complete with a full company of seven dwarfs.
Website: Grove Theatre website
Berkshire

Ascot

Rumpelstiltzkin, Cordes Hall  Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9NE    Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th and Wednesday 23rd  - Saturday 26th January 2013    Directed by Melanie Trapnell  From Grimm's Fairy Tales, the QPs are delighted to present their pantomime Rumpelstiltzkin. A mistaken boast lands poor Grettle, a goose girl, in the King's tower. She has to turn flax into gold by morning or lose her life!    Despite the protests of the Prince, who is in love with her, and the antics of her friends and mother, Dame Hubbard, to save Grettle, only a strange gnome has the magic to help her - at a price. Complications arise from the wicked Baron and his henchmen. Can you help the Prince defeat the gnome by the guessing of his secret name? Come and meet the delightful characters of Merryvale who welcome you to the Cordes Hall, Sunninghill with music and laughter for all ages.
Website http://www.quinceplayers.co.uk/
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Bracknell

Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk  Wilde Theatre  South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7PA  1st Dec 2012 to 5th Jan 2013
South Hill Park brings the first ever pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, to the Wilde Stage in 2012! The famous story of Jack, his beans and the cow comes to life at South Hill Park.
Website http://www.southhillpark.org.uk/  

 

Bracknell
AladdinAladdin on Ice John Nike Leisuresport Complex . John Nike Way, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8TN   12th Dec 2012 to 16th Dec 2012
This will be the 25th production of an ice pantomime at Bracknell Ice Rink. The large cast is made up by members of the ice skating club, ice professionals and special guests. Prices start from ££££7.95 per person.
Website http://www.jnlbracknell.co.uk/ 
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Maidenhead

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark :Norden Farm Centre for the Arts  Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL4 6PF  27th Nov 2012 to 4th Jan 2013
It's the night before Christmas and Plop wants to join in the excitement. He peeps over the edge of his nest, wobbles a bit, and falls off his branch! Based on the book by Jill Tomlinson.
Website http://www.nordenfarm.org/ 

Maidenhead
Robin HoodRobin Hood Desborough Suite ,Maidenhead Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF   12th Dec 2012 to 16th Dec 2012
In the days of Olde England, while good King Richard was off crusading, the Evil Prince John - aided by the not quite so evil and a bit stupid Sheriff of Nottingham - ruled the kingdom. Who can save the poor from ever increasing taxes?
Website http://www.maidenhead-drama.co.uk/ 
Watermill Newbury
Newbury

Arabian Nights  The Watermill Theatre  Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8AE   22nd Nov 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Full of mystical creatures, magical transformations and enchanting music, expect a show crammed full with delights and surprises drawn from one of the greatest collection of stories ever.
 
  Website http://www.watermill.org.uk/ 
Watermill Newbury
Newbury

Cinerella Cinderella The Corn Exchange  Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BD  30th Nov 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Favourite panto tale of the girl with a glass slipper.

Website http://www.cornexchangenew.com/
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Reading

Beauty & The Beast Beauty and the Beast  The Hexagon  Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7UA  8th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher returns once more for the spectacular family panto. Joining Justin is Vicki Michelle, better known as Yvette from 'Allo 'Allo, as the Enchantress.
Website http://www.readingarts.com/thehexagon/ 
Reading
Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White & The 7 Dwarfs  The Oakwood Theatre  Headley Road, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire RG5 4JZ  18th Jan 2013 to 20th Jan 2013
Join Snow White on her journey to find her Prince and escape the evil clutches of her wicked stepmother. Then join Snow and her Prince for tea and cake to celebrate their union!
Website http://www.zuloo.co.uk/ 
Theatre Royal Windsor

Windsor

Jack & The Beanstalk .Jack and the Beanstalk  Theatre Royal Windsor  Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1PS    5th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Windsor regulars Steven Blakeley and Kevin Cruise are joined by Anita Harris, Bond Girl Britt Eckland and Matthew Kelly.
Website http://www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk/  
  
 
 
Windsor

Dear Santa The Firestation Arts Centre  St. Leonards Road, Windsor  6th Dec 2012 to 9th Dec 2012
A child writes to Santa for a special present for Christmas. After wrapping some unsuitable presents, he finds the perfect one and delivers it on Christmas Eve.
Website http://www.firestationartscentre.com/ 
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Aylesbury

Peter PanPeter Pan Waterside Theatre  Exchange Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UG      8th-30th December 2012
The croc is ticking so hook your tickets now for this year’s family Christmas 2012 pantomime adventure!
Take the second star to the right and straight on till morning with Peter Pan, starring everyone's favourite Strictly Come Dancing star Russell Grant leading a world-class cast in this swashbuckling adventure. Direct from playing the Wizard in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Wizard of Oz, TV, film and theatre star Russell is set to entertain in true cannon-popping style!Buckinghamshire singer, actress and MK's Top Talent winner Holly Brewer returns to the Waterside stage after wowing audiences at Best of Bucks Talent Show. Local comedy hero Andy Collins joins the cast of this years pantomime, having wowed audiences in the Waterside's first ever panto Cinderella alongside superstar Cilla Black. Heart Thames Valley Breakfast presenter Matt Brown, consummate baddy Steven Serlin and West End star Adam Pettigrew will also be joining this year’s all-star cast for a pantomime to remember!  Fly away on a spectacular journey of wonder and excitement into the magical world of Neverland this festive season. Join Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys in their thrilling adventure to save Tinkerbell from the villainous Captain Hook and his crew of dastardly pirates. With stunning special effects (including amazing flying!), sumptuous costumes, superb sets and a good helping of fairydust, Peter Pan is the perfect treat for the whole family and for those who never want to grow up!Jump onboard shipmates as Peter Pan sets sail for Aylesbury this festive season!
Website http://www.ambassadortickets.com/aylesbury  
 
Beaconsfield

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty The Curzon Centre  Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1RG    23rd Dec 2012 to 26th Dec 2012
The story of Princess Aurora destined to prick her finger on her eighteenth birthday and... well, you know the rest. All the traditional panto madness is on offer, with slapstick, splat and the rock throwing finale. Plenty of laughs and plenty of fun to be had at The Curzon Centre this year. This is the 4th Beaconsfield family panto from the Young Theatre, and the umpteenth from the creative mind behind the Tight Fit Theatre pantos. A good time is guaranteed, and if that wasn’t enough we are offering an EARLY BIRD discount for tickets purchased before 1st October 2012!! Go on, treat yourself to a traditional family show.   Website http://www.youngtheatre.org.uk/ 

Chesham

AladdinAladdin  The Elgiva Theatre  St Mary's Way, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HR     6th Dec 2012 to 4th Jan 2013
The greatest panto of them all, with magical flying carpets, and a cartoon genie.
Website http://www.elgiva.com/  
Lane End

Sinbad the Sailor  Lane End Village Hall  Lane End Village Hall  11th Jan 2013 to 27th Jan 2013
Traditional pantomime with big characters, fun songs, audience participation and general panto silliness!
Website http://www.laneendplayers.com/ 
Wycombe Swan
High Wycombe

Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs Snow White  Wycombe Swan  St Mary Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2XE  7th Dec 2012 to 5th Jan 2013
The FAB-U-LOUS Craig Revel Horwood will be leading the cast of this year’s Wycombe Swan panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as The Wicked Queen. As an added bonus Craig will be joined on stage be the former MP Ann Widdecombe in the role of ‘Widdy’ in Waiting!  With his reputation for being direct with contestants as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, acid-tongued choreographer Craig is hitting the Wycombe stage as the ultimate pantomime baddie.  Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the team behind last year’s enchanting production of Cinderella are producing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, so you can be assured of stunning costumes, fabulous sets, great songs and an abundance of comedy - making Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs unmissable entertainment for all the family.  A ‘strictly’ wicked show! Quick step over to Wycombe Swan and book your tickets today!
Website http://www.wycombeswan.co.uk/
High Wycombe
Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk   Micklefield Community Centre  Centre Approach, High Wycombe HP13 7FY 16th Jan 2013 to 19th Jan 2013
Family friendly traditional pantomime. Highly recommended evening of fun at easily affordable prices. Contact boxofficemad@gmail.com for more details.
Website http://www.facebook.com/Micklefield.Pantomime 
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Milton Keynes

Puss In BootsPuss In Boots , Stantonbury Campus  Stantonbury, Milton Keynes MK14 6BN     22nd December 2012   to   5th January 2013
The triple award winning Dreams ?n? Wishes bring you a new and fin tastic Panto full of Romance and Adventure. And you you won?t need a hook or a peg leg to get there either, tickets won?t cost you an arm and a leg! Call Box Office 07785 084193
Website http://www.dreamsnwishes.co.uk/mermaid/lm.htm  
Milton Keynes
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington and his Cat The Venue  Walton High, Fyfield Barrow, Milton Keynes, MK7 7WH  19th Dec 2012 to 30th Dec 2012
MK Theatre of Comedy bring you this sensibly priced traditional family pantomime with slapstick galore, live band, pirates and all the fun of the season. Featuring David Lovesy as the Dame. Directed by David Pibworth.
Website http://www.mktoc.co.uk/ 
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes

CinerellaCinderella,  Milton Keynes Theatre Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes  MK9 3NZ     7thDec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
This Christmas we're going to have a ball as Cinderella comes alive on the Milton Keynes Theatre stage. Everyone's favourite TV personality Louie Spence (ITV's Dancing on Ice, Sky TV's Pineapple Dance Studios and Louie Spence's Showbusiness) heads a sensational cast as the Prince's loyal and slightly outrageous servant, Dandini. 'His Dandini is a one-man chorus line, leaping, twirling, purring and pirouetting with exhausting enthusiasm'
Manchester Confidential 'He steals practically every scene he is in and leaves you amazed at his energy and constant dance moves executed with an extreme excitability' Manchester's Finest Along with the dance a minute Dandini, Cinderella features a glittering combination of everything a traditional pantomime could wish for, a handsome Price, enchanting Fairy Godmother, the boo-able Ugly Sisters and we must not forget our unsung hero Buttons. With a sprinkling of magic from the Fairy Godmother, will Cinderella beat the clock and find the happy ending she deserves? You'll have to wait until the clock strikes midnight to find out! Check out some new exciting ticket offers including a special family groups discount, super-groups discount for 50+, free ice creams for school parties and a senior citizen special.
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Cambridgeshire
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Cottenham

Alice in Wonderland Alice In Wonderland, Cottenham Village College , High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge     4 th-8th December 2012
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Ely

Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington and his Cat , Beechurst Hall  Soham Village College, Sand St, Soham, Ely, CB7 5AA    5th Dec 2012 to 9th Dec 2012
Join KD Theatre Productions for the 8th adventure into the magical world of Pantomime and this years story of DICK WHITTINGTON. With live music, spectacular costumes and scenery and lots of gunge; this pantomime is not to be missed!
Website http://www.kdtheatre.co.uk/   
Ely
Little Red Riding HoodLittle Red Riding Hood  Witchford Village College   Manor Court Road, Witchford, Nr Ely, Cambridgeshire.  31st Jan 2013 to 2nd Feb 2013
Red Riding Hood WADS style, with the widowed mother, good fairy and her trainees battling against the Big Bad Wolf who appears as a Yeti to try and outwit the fairy and RRH, but to no avail!!!
Website http://www.wads.me.uk/ 
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
Cambridge

Dick Whittington.Dick Whittington  Mumford Theatre , Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT   Friday 21 December 2012, 6.30pm
Saturday 22 December 2012, 11.00am, 2.30pm & 6.30pm
Dick and his loyal cat head to London in search of fame, fortune and streets paved with gold. Captain Blood has other ideas. But who will prevail?
Packed with comedy, excitement and adventure, this traditional panto will have you cheering the hero Dick, jeering the evil Captain Blood and laughing at the antics of Idle Jack and Sarah the Cook. ~ Suitable for ages 4+  Tickets: £7.50 Please note that a valid ticket is required for every person attending, including babies and children of all ages   Book online, call the Box Office on 0845 196 2320 Website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre 
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Cambridge

 Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine Cambridge Corn Exchange ,Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB Thursday 13 December  2012- Thursday 3 January 2013
If you're looking for fizztickling fun and wizzpopping magic for all the family, then don't miss Roald Dahl's classic tale of George and his Marvellous Medicine! The award-winning Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories, Why The Whales Came and Danny Champion of the World) is back on tour with a brand new adaptation of one of Roald Dahl's funniest and most exciting stories. George makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper. But when his grandmother drinks his special new potion, the most incredible things start to happen. And George's adventure has just begun! With a shrinking and growing granny, giant chickens, magic potions and madcap chases - there's loads of chances to shout out and join in the mayhem! A great Christmas show for all the family!
Website http://www.cornex.co.uk/ 

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Cambridge

Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk Cambridge Arts Theatre  6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ  6th Dec 2012 to 13th Jan 2013
Following the great success of last year's production of Cinderella, Cambridge Arts Theatre's traditional pantomime is back! Full of the usual thrills, spills, magic and laughter, this is a giant of an adventure for the whole family to enjoy. The Trott's are in trouble and Dame Trott needs her two sons, our hero Jack and the ever-so silly Billy, to help her make some money... and fast! Jack does his best and sells his beloved cow, but when he returns home with just some measly beans for payment, his mother is furious and tosses them out in the garden. But these beans are not what they seem and soon an enormous beanstalk mysteriously takes root in the Trott's garden. It appears Jack's adventures are only just beginning...
Website http://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/ 


Peterborough

Mother Goose
Mother Goose
  The Key Theatre  Embankment Road, Peterborough   Thursday 6 December 2012 - Sunday 6 January 2013
 We are pleased to announce that our next pantomime will be the ever popular tale of Mother Goose. Key Theatre pantomimes are renowned for their quality, action, magic and adventure and this year’s tale of the Goose that lays golden eggs will make the perfect Christmas treat for all the family. Written and directed by Michael Cross, Key Theatre pantomimes are renowned throughout the region for their quality and traditional sense of good, clean, family fun. And with over 30 years of experience, it’s no wonder that thousands of children have grown up enjoying panto at the Key and many now bring their own families too! Created by local people for local people, it’s very much a Peterborough ‘thing’ and the Key’s wonderfully intimate auditorium ensures that everyone is part of the fun and also enjoy the best seat in the house! Tickets are now on sale and with over 50 performances to choose from, there’s sure to be a time and date to suit everyone!
Join the Golden Egg Hunt and win a FREE FAMILY TICKET to any pantomime performance!
Website http://www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk/ 

 
Peterborough

Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington, The Cresset, Rightwell, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 8DX T: 01733 265705  15th-30th December 2012
  With the best deal in town on prices AND with a special early Christmas present as tickets for all shows are available at LAST YEAR'S PRICES, if booked before the end of Septemer. For extra special group rates call the Box Office on 01733 265705. Following the spectacular success of the Cresset's pantomime Cinderella in December, which was seen by over 11,000 people, The Cresset together with Premier Pantomimes is planning bigger and better for this Christmas. With the eyes of the world on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and The London Olympics The Cresset are preparing to round off 2012 by bringing a slice of the big city to Peterborough with the magical pantomime Dick Whittington. This fascinating enchanting tale of a young man who travels from Peterborough (Oh yes he does!) to the City of London to find his fortune is a classic pantomime favourite and promises to be a fantastic family show. Starring Eastenders favourite Ricky Groves as Idle Jack, and singing hearth-throb Andy Scott-Lee as Dick Whittington, with a welcome return from Zach Vanderfelt as Sarah the Cook. Why not make a day of it? On 17th and 20th December, group bookers can take advantage of a fantastic deal and get a two-course Christmas lunch, plus a ticket to the 2pm show for just £21. Contact the Box Office on 01733 265705 for details of this fantastic offer. Book early as places are limited.
Website The Cresset
 
Wisbech

Cinerella
Cinderella
  The Angles Theatre Alexandra Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1HQ    Wednesday 12th to
Monday 31st December 2012
 
Website http://www.anglestheatre.co.uk/ 
Cheshire
Chester

CinerellaCinderella , Forum Studio Theatre, Chester   December 8th - 30th 2012
Traditional family pantomime. Join us for the most magical panto of them all.
Following the success of last year's show we have added even more performances to this year's schedule.... but you're still advised to book early so you don't miss out!
www.tiptopproductions.co.uk/productions/

Crewe

CinerellaCinderella  Lyceum Theatre  Heath Street, Crewe CW1 2DA  30th Nov 2012 to 31st Dec 2012
Cinderella dreams of escaping the life she has fallen into. With the arrival of invitations to Prince Charming's grand ball, it seems she may get her wish. However, the Ugliest Sisters in pantoland are determined to keep her as their servant.
Website http://www.lyceumtheatre.net/  


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Hartford

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty  The Grange Theatre Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Cheshire, CW8 1LU  13th Dec 2012 to 31st Dec 2012
Following their spectacular family pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' last year, AB Productions are returning to The Grange Theatre in Northwich with the enchanting 'Sleeping Beauty' this Christmas.
Website http://www.thegrangetheatre.com/ 
 
 
 
Hyde

Little Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood - The Panto  Festival Theatre, Corporation Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1AB  3rd- 8th December 2012
HLT’s annual traditional pantomime, once again written by Barry Crossley and directed by Janice Haughton. Their production of last year’s panto SANTA CLAUS won the award for best panto at the Greater Manchester Drama Awards in June.Red Riding Hood contains all the usual suspects, Dame, Principle Boy, Village Idiots, Fairies, Monsters and the evil Count. Will Red Riding Hood outwit the evil Wolf?  It is always a sell out so book early and don't miss out on this  Christmas treat. Come along, join in the fun, laugh, boo and cheer. You can even bring the Kids!!
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theatre macclesfield, cheshire
Macclesfield

Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington MADS Theatre, Lord Street, Macclesfield SK11 6SY (from 21/1/2013 to 26/1/2013)
We are a locally based theatre group, who produce Musicals, and Pantomimes several times a year in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England..
Website http://www.mmtg.co.uk/ 

Stockport
Beauty & The BeastBeauty and the Beast Woodford Centre  Woodford, Stockport, Cheshire  8th Jan 2013 to 12th Jan 2013
CHYPS Presents Beauty and the Beast this January. With a cast and live band made up of some of the most talented 11 ? 19 year olds in Cheshire, Beauty and the Beast will be an exciting and magical show for all the family.
Website http://www.chypspanto.com/ 
Stockport
Robin HoodThe Magical Adventures of Robin Hood  Forum Theatre  Compstall Road, Romiley, Stockport, SK6 4EA  13th Dec 2012 to 22nd Dec 2013
A traditional family panto suitable for all. Follow the antics of Robin Hood and His Men in this magical productions. Performances daily and maintees at the weekend. Booking Line: 07979788760.
Website http://www.nktheatrearts.org.uk/ 

Winsford

AladdinJack and the Beanstalk      Winsford Lifestyle Centre, Cheshire     Monday 17 December 2012 to Monday 24 December 2012
Make Believe Entertainment in association with Brio Entertainment are proud to present a spectacular pantomime for all the family. Featuring slapstick, songs and lots of giggles a professional principal cast and performers from Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts. WINSFORD LIFESTYLE CENTRE Monday 17 - Monday 24 December 2012 Tickets; Peak Shows: Full Price £11.50, Concessions £9, Family Ticket £42. Off Peak Shows: Full Price £10, Concessions £9, Family Ticket £36 Concessions: Groups of 10+, senior citizens, unemployed, disabled and students. Please bring proof of eligibility.info@makebelieve-entertainment.co.uk
www.makebelieve-entertainment.co.uk/book-aladdin-tickets
Cornwall
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Falmouth

CinerellaCinderella  Princess Pavilion  Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11  21st Feb 2013 to 23rd Feb 2013
Carnon Downs Drama Group proudly present Cinderella, a traditional pantomime for all the family. The stage will be brought alive with acting, music and dance as this magical fairytale unfolds.
Website http://www.princesspavilion.co.uk/  

 












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Truro

AladdinAladdin  Hall for Cornwall  Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL.  14th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Join Aladdin as he meets a genie from a Magic Lamp, fights for the love of the Princess and rides a magic flying carpet. Will Aladdin make his fortune, will he be allowed to marry the Princess and will the genie ever be free from his lamp?
Website http://www.hallforcornwall.co.uk/  
Cumbria
Barrow in Furness
Red Riding Hood  Forum twenty eight  Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA14 1HH  17th Dec 2012 to 30th Dec 2012
This adaptation of this family favourite tells the familiar tale with some new twists and turns added. Who knows who you might meet along the way!
Website http://www.forumtwentyeight.co.uk/ 
 
Carlisle

Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington. Carlisle Green Room Club , West Walls, Carlisle, CA3 8UB  Dick Whittington and his Cat
December 2nd to 14th 2012
Our pantomime this year returns to the traditional efforts of young Dick Whittington to make his fame and fortune in ....... the streets of London. Helped by his astounding cat, Dick eventually overcomes all obstacles and good triumphs over evil, leading to a happy pantomime ending.
 Tickets available carlisle information centre old town hall Telephone: 01228 625600 Payment for tickets at the Ticket Office. Website http://www.carlislegreenroom.co.uk/ 

The Sands Centre in Carlisle
Carlisle

AladdinAladdin . The Sands Centre, Carlisle CA1 1FQ   16th - 31st Dec 09  Friday, 31 December 2010, 2:00pm - 4:00pm  Thursday, 20 December 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Times: Finish times are a guide only  Tickets: Adults £13.50, under 16s & over 60s £12, Family Ticket £40, group 10+ £11.50. Plus a booking fee.
PLEASE NOTE FAMILY TICKETS AND GROUP BOOKINGS CANNOT BE PURCHASED ONLINE. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE ON 01228 633766 
This Christmas take a magical carpet ride to the Far East in our fun-packed family pantomime!  Starring Lloyd Warbey (Disney’s Art Attack Presenter) as Aladdin, Chris Stanton (Mr Flatley from CBBC’s hit show M.I. High) as Abanazar, hilarious ventriloquist Gareth Oliver (Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist) as Wishee Washee and, back by popular demand, CFM Radio’s Robbie Dee as Widow Twankey. The show also features a full supporting cast, fantastic live band and amazing dancers.
  Website: Sands Centre website
Hawkshead
  The Market Hall   The Square, Hawkshead, LA22 0NZ      
Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal
Kendal

Brewery Arts Centre  Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE    
Website http://www.breweryarts.co.uk/ 

Theatre By The Lake (source: BBC Cumbria)
Keswick

The Railway Children , Theatre by the Lake , Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ   Fri 30 November - Sat 19 January 2013
 Theatre by the Lake continues its successful Christmas tradition of staging popular children's books for all the family, with this new smash-hit adaptation by Mike Kenny of Edith Nesbit's timeless classic story of childhood, families and growing up.
Website http://www.theatrebythelake.com/ 
The Rheged Centre
Penrith

The Owl who was Afriad of the Dark. The Rheged Centre , Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ    27 Dec 2012 - 28 Dec 2012  11.00am and 2.00pm
Family Theatre: The Owl who was Afriad of the Dark  Join us for an interactive and festive themed family theatre. The fabulous children's theatre production company Blunderbus have once again taken a classic storybook and turned it into a magical piece of family theatre. Suitable not just for the little ones but for the adults too!
 Age 3+ All tickets £6.50.   Website http://www.rheged.com/ 
The Lakes Adult Education Centre
Windermere

   The Lakes School , The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1HW   Further information: 015394 62470  Website:  http://thelakesschool.net/
Derbyshire
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Buxton

Peter PanPeter Pan Buxton Opera House  Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN 17th Dec 2012 to 1st Jan 2013
Starring Louis Emerick (Brookside, Last of the Summer Wine) as Captain Hook and Glen Davies (Mr Prank in CBBC?s Bear Behaving Badly) as Smee. With Matt Kennedy (direct from the West End production of We Will Rock You) as Peter Pan.
Website http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/  


Derby

 Robert Ludlam Theatre , Duffield Road, Derby DE22 1JD  
First reading in Derby for over 50 years.
   Website : http://www.robertludlamtheatre.com
Assembly Rooms in Derby
Derby

Peter PanPeter Pan Assembly Rooms  Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH  5th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Starring Larry Lamb (EastEnders and Gavin & Stacey) as Captain Hook and George Sampson(Britain?s Got Talent and Waterloo Road) as Peter Pan. Mike ‘Squeaky’ McClean will be a barrel of laughs as hereturns to Derby to play the villainous Hook’s shipmate, Smee, while Jason Sutton as Dame Able Mabel will betrying to keep everyone ship-shape and sea worthy! The croc is ticking so don’t delay! Join us for sumptuous costumes, superb sets, lots of audience participation and a good helping of fairydust!
Website http://www.derbylive.co.uk/ 
 
Derby
Aladdin  St. Nicholas' Church Hall  Allestree Lane, Allestree, Derby  25th Jan 2013 to 9th Feb 2013
Aladdin Twankey is unaware that he is the only direct descendant of the Great Ruler and Grand Wizard of Egypt, Pharaoh Rocher. This gives him the power to enter the Cave of Dreams and retrieve the Mystical Magical Lamp.
Website http://www.stnicholasplayers.co.uk/new/ 
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Glossop

 
  Glossopdale Community College   Talbot Road, Glossop SK13 7DR    
Website http://www.g-o-d-s.org.uk/   
Devon
Queens Theatre Barnstaple
Barnstaple

Robin Hood
Robin Hood, Queens Theatre Barnstaple  Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1SY  13th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Based on the much-loved English folk tale, Robin Hood will be an action packed pantomime extravaganza with stunning new costumes, fantastic live music, brand new script and the usual comedy mayhem you would expect from the Queen’s Theatre pantomime. Journey with us into the enchanted world of Sherwood Forest with Robin and his motley band of Merry Men as they take on the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham and battle to rescue Maid Marian from his evil clutches… and all without laddering their tights! We are delighted to present star of BBC1's Call The Midwife, Laura Main as our fair Maid Marian, a welcome return from Richard Alan as our lovely-larger-than-life Dame (with a twist!), and Jon Wadey as the wicked Sherriff of Nottingham (last year's Herman the Henchman).  Website http://www.northdevontheatres.org.uk/ 

Barnstaple
Lion Witch & Wardrobe The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Arlington, near Barnstaple, Devon  EX31 4LP   Sat 26 Nov 2011, Sun 27 Nov, Sat 3 Dec, Sun 4 Dec, Sat 10 Dec, Sun 11 Dec, Sat 17 Dec, Sun 18 Dec. 2011
A National Trust Event: Be enchanted this winter as C.S. Lewis’s classic tale is recreated around the gardens, house and carriage museum. Go through the wardrobe, vanquish the White Witch, find Aslan and finally be crowned a king or queen of Narnia. . The trail starts from the moment you arrive at reception.. Wear suitable outdoor clothing as the trail goes around the grounds.. This is an event to suit all ages, especially children.. Dogs on leads welcome Contact:Arlington Court 01271 85029
website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-arlingtoncourt
Buckfastleigh
CinerellaCinderella, Town Hall Bossell Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DD    8th Dec 2012 to 16th Dec 2012
Come along and bring your little prince and princesses, grannies and grandpa's. Hold on to your hats and enjoy the hilarious cinderella. family ticket £16.50, concs £3.50, adults £6.50. box office bradleys. 01364642642 07912887474

Dartmouth

Jack & The BeanstalkJack And The Beanstalk, The Flavel Flavel Place, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND  28th Dec 2012 to 31st Dec 2012
A classic pantomime for all the family.
 
Website http://www.theflavel.org.uk/ 
Dawlish

Goldilocks & The 3 Bears GOLDILOCKS and the THREE BEARS, Shaftesbury Theatre, Brunswick Place, Dawlish Devon EX7 9PB    6th -14th January 2012  Matinees on 7th & 14th
 A traditional pantomime with all the well-loved characters, lots of singing and dancing, colourful costumes and plenty of audience participation. A show with something for all the family. 
NOTE ADVANCED BOOKING  SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER. PERSONAL CALLERS FROM 10.00 – 12.00  TELEPHONE BOOKINGS 2.00 – 3.30
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Devonport

Puss In Boots  Puss in Boots. Devonport Playhouse on Saturday, December 12
The stage version of Charles Perrault’s fairy story has been scripted by Leonard Caddy.
Come and see how a lowly cat and his master, cast out of from the mill where they worked, find their fortune and the hand in marriage to the beautiful princess. The rags to royalty tale has songs, dances and comedy for all the family. There are shows at 2.30pm and again at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 children and the over-60s. Devonport New Deal for Communities area residents’ tickets will be £2 for adults and £1 for children and the over-60s, subsidised by the Devonport RDC Partnership. They are available in advance from Theresa on 01752 228127.
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Exeter

CinerellaCinderella , America Hall  De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8PX  11th Jan 2012 to 14th Jan 2012
A traditional pantomime held in a large village hall on the outskirts of Exeter. Tickets available in October. £6 adults £5 children. Please see web site for further information.
Website http://www.pinhoepantomime.co.uk/ 


Exeter

Aladdin
Aladdin   Exeter Corn Exchange  Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW    15th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Starring Exeter's favourite professional Dame Steve Bennett in his 17th consecutive panto appearance in Exeter, supported by a professional company with years of West End experience, Aladdin will be a hit with the whole family. ,
Website 
http://www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange  
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Exeter

Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty  , Barnfield Theatre  Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN  21st Dec 2012 to 5th Jan 2013
Exeter's Longest Running Pantomime is Back! This year we see the magical story of 'SLEEPING BEAUTY' told out by the players of ELTC.Website http://www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk/
Pavilion Theatre in Exmouth
Exmouth

Aladdin Aladdin   Exmouth Pavillion   The Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2AZ    26th Dec 2012 to 28th Jan 2013
Flying in on a magical carpet ride this spectacular Pantomime delivers all that is expected of a good pantomime but even more so because it's written by Scott Clarkson and produced by Fame Factory Spotlight you know you are guaranteed a great show.
Website http://www.famefactoryspotlight.co.uk/  

 

Holsworthy

Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White HATS Theatre,    Bodmin Street, Holsworthy, Devon EX21 6BH, Tel: 01409 253826  Mon-Sat 30th Jan - 4th Feb Mon-Sat 6th Feb - 11th Feb 2012
The experiences of the beautiful princess with wicked mother and seven small friends.
 Tickets: £8 (£6 conc) tbc  Booking: starts 07 Jan 2012. 10am - 3pm. No phone bookings on first day. Thereafter Mon-Sat 10am-3pm at Box Office or 01409 253826.
Book early if you want seats on Fridays or SaturdaysReview booking information for HATS Shows
Performance Information: Doors Open: 7.00pm.  Starts 7.30pm
 Further Information: HATS Website
Palace Theatre
Paignton

CinerellaCinderella.   Palace Theatre Paignton. Palace Avenue. Paignton.  Tel:01803 665800 TQ3 3H  Sunday 8th January 2012 - 3.00pm
With a brand new cast, flamboyant costumes, this years panto from Wonder Productions is sure to be a sure fire hit with all the family.
Whilst incorporating all the traditional panto favourites like the ghost gag and the song sheet, Cinderella will have the audience tapping their feet to some of the latest songs to hit the charts as well as howling at the mad cap antics of Buttons and the horrible Ugly Sisters as they try to stop Cinderella from attemding the ball. All turns out well in the end though and with the help of the fairy Godmother, Prince Charming finally manages to find the rightful owner of the Crystal Slipper. Tickets now on Sale, Adults £9 / Concessions £8 / U18 £7

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Palace Theatre
Paignton

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington , Palace Theatre Paignton. Palace Avenue. Paignton.  Tel:01803 665800 TQ3 3H  Weds 21st December 2011 - Mon 2nd January 2012
Join Paignton Pantomime Productions as they deliver another fabulous show for Christmas 2011... With all your favourite characters, this show is sure to be a hit with children of all ages..
Website: WEBSITE CLICK
Barbican Theatre
Plymouth

Beauty & The BeastBeauty And The Beast From Mars   Barbican Theatre , 11-13 Castle St, Plymouth  Friday 17th 7.30pm Sat 18th December 2010 2.30pm/7:30pm   £10/£8 Family £30  A fantastic space-inspired homage to the swinging sixities and science ficton B movies of the era. Beauty and the Beast from Mars retains all the elements of a traditional family pantomime with-out-of-this-world extras, from rock and roll tunes to ruthless space aliens. Having been cheated out of his rightful claim to the Queen's daughter, he returns in this wonderfully original sequel to the classic fairy tale. Website http://www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/ 
Globe Theatre, Royal Marines Barracks, Stonehouse, Devon by Webrarian.
Plymouth

Peter Pan

Peter Pan  The Globe Theatre  Stonehouse, Plymouth  21st Feb 2013 to 23rd Feb 2013
Wendy and the Darling children fly to Neverland with Peter Pan to fight the darstadly Captain Hook. Who will win! Will it be the crocodile. Come along to find out.
Website http://www.ermingtonplayers.org.uk/
Theatre Royal
Plymouth

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  Theatre Royal Plymouth  Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR        14th Dec 2012 to 19th Jan 2013
Starring Christpher Biggins as Sarah The Cook and Basil Brush as Alderman Foxwarren.
Website http://www.theatreroyal.com/  

Carlton Theatre
Teignmouth

Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk       The Carlton Theatre, The Den, Teignmouth, Devon,England. TQ14 8BD. Telephone: 01626 778991     Opens December 27th 2011 and runs until January 7th 2012
The 2011 Teignmouth Players Traditional Pantomime is Jack and the Beanstalk by John Morley
Directed by Rodney Bowen, Musical Director Eric Searle . Jack and the Beanstalk, written by John Morley contains all the elements of a traditional pantomime – a dame, a principal boy in tights, a princess, a fairy, a villain and, of course, a cow.
 
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Princess Theatre
Torquay

Cinerella
Cinderella
, Princess Theatre  Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ T       14th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Starring Coronation Street's Stephen Arnold as the Prince, alongside Last of the Summer Wine's Tom Owen and family favourite Stuart Wade.
 Website http://www.princesstheatre.org.uk/ 


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Torquay

Aladdin
Aladdin . The Little Theatre, St.Marks Road, Meadfoot,Torquay,Devon   TQ1 2EL 2EL  Box Office: 01803 299330      DECEMBER 2011 Sat 10th - Sat 17th   7.00pm
By Alan P. Frayn, Directed by Jill Pettigrew  A Magical Pantomime for all the Family - Let this imaginative traditional
pantomime, full of artistry and magic, re-awaken your senses! Meet Nurse Dottie Dettol, the puddle-brained Muddles and two hapless heralds, Fetch and Carrie, as they ensure the laughs come thick and fast, especially when they meet head-tohead in a hilarious schoolroom scene!
Saturday Matinee - 10th and 17th - 2.30pm All children just £2.50 when accompanied by an adult. (No perf’ on Sunday) By arrangement with Stage Right Creations.
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Dorset
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth
Bournemouth

Jack & The BeanstalkJack in the Beanstalk . , Pavilion Theatre  Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU  Saturday 3 December 2011 to Monday 2 January 2012
The Bournemouth Pavilion Pantomime - Sponsored by Aruba Restaurant.  
Aruba Kid's Meal Deal - kid's main course, dessert and drink for only £5 when you book Panto tickets!*  Official radio station Wave 105.2 FM 
After spectacularly breaking box office records with ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ in 2009, and following the overwhelming success of ‘Cinderella’ last year - UK Productions brings you a giant production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ for this year’s Bournemouth Pavilion Pantomime. Make sure the whole family is full of beans this Christmas and follow the hilarious tale of the ups and downs of young Jack Trott played by Debra Stephenson (The Impressions Show & Coronation Street), the boy who manages to sell the family’s only valuable possession, Daisy the Cow, for a handful of beans (and they weren’t even Heinz!). He ends up having to climb a giant beanstalk into the clouds and a whole heap of trouble, to retrieve the cow and to try and impress the King.  
Jack is helped and hindered along the way by his less than bright brother Silly Billy played by CBeebies star and Bournemouth panto favourite Chris Jarvis, the Good Fairy, Kate Weston from Wave 105, and his long-suffering mother Dame Trott played hilariously by one of the country’s top panto dames, Nick Wilton better known as Mr Lister from Eastenders. Join Jack on his quest to defeat the evil Giant Blunderbore and his nasty henchman Fleshcreep played by Brian Capron (Coronation Street’s bad boy Richard Hillman), to win not only his fortune but also the hand of the Kings beautiful daughter. The whole production is complimented by lavish costumes and a sumptuous set and promises to be another spectacular success from producers UK Productions. It’s a giant of a pantomime…don’t miss it! *Aruba kid's meal deal - one voucher for up to 6 kid's meal deals. Main course and dessert must be chosen from the kid's menu. Not valid in conjunction with any other ofer. Drink included in the meal is a soft drink. Voucher valid 01/09/2011 - 02/01/2012. One voucher issued per Jack and the Beanstalk booking. Voucher must be presented at restaurant.

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Christchurch

Jack & The BeanstalkJack in the Beanstalk . Twynham School , Sopers Lane, Christchurch, Dorset  6th-8th Jan 2011
Get ready to join our hero Jack on a magical adventure to climb the beanstalk, defeat the giant and retrieve the golden treasure!  Dame Trott's behind with the rent and her two sons need to make some money fast. When Jack goes to sell his beloved cow all he can get is a measly bag of beans, but these are no ordinary beans! When a giant beanstalk appears in the back garden, Jack realises his extraordinary adventures are just about to begin ....With great gags, catchy tunes and lots of audience participation Jack and the Beanstalk remains one of the best-loved family pantomimes of all-time Website http://www.twynhampantogroup.co.uk/ 
 
Gillingham

Cinerella
Cinderella
, Gillingham Youth Centre  Cemetery Rd, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4AZ   10th Dec 2010 to 12th Dec 2010
Cinderella comes to Gillingham, Dorset with a superb cast bringing a magical and musical pantomime to the town for the first time in many years. Gillingham Amateur Dramatics Society are sure to exceed your expectations in this fantastic pantomime.
Parkstone
Robin Hood
Robin Hood
, Jellicoe Theatre  Lower Constition Hill, Parkstone     3rd Dec 2011 to 3rd Dec 2011
Family pantomime (Robin Hood)in aid of two charities (Poole Heart Club and Cancer Research) for Sat Dec 3rd 2011. Two shows on the one day.
Website http://www.poolechristmaspantomimes.net/ 

Poole

CinerellaCinderella. Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road, Poole Dorset BH15 1UG tel: 0844 406 8666      9 December 2011 - 8 January 2012
We are going to have a ball with the most magical pantomime of them all! Cinderella is one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time. With pumpkins, plenty of laughs, music and magic, this classic rags to riches story has everything a traditional pantomime could wish for.  Starring actor, comedian and CBBC presenter ED PETRIE, known to children across the country  as one half of double act 'Ed and Oucho'. Allo Allo legend GUY SINER,  and Last of the Summer Wine's SARAH THOMAS.  A festive family treat for all ages featuring live Shetland Ponies! Free ice cream for parties of 20+ (If booked and paid for by 21/10/11) 

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Weymouth

Jack & The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk  Weymouth Pavilion Theatre  Weymouth, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8ED  15th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
A brand new production of Jack and the Beanstalk is coming to the Pavilion Theatre Weymouth. Starring Home and Away's Lynne McGranger, X Factor's Andy Abraham, and 90's pop sensation LOLLY.
Website http://www.weymouthpanto.com/ 
 
Durham
Bishop Auckland
Dick WhittingtonGoldilocks and the Three Bears. Bishop Auckland Town Hall , Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP    Jan 2012
Join us for this year biggest, most daring, thigh slapping adventure ever to hit Pantoland, as Fame factory Spotlight present  Goldilocks & The Three Bears
Website http://www.bishopaucklandtownhall.org.uk/ 

Darlington Civic Theatre in Darlington
Darlington

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty   Civic Theatre  Parkgate, Darlington, DL1 1RR   8th Dec 2012 to 20th Jan 2013
Starring husband-and-wife team Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane in theor 15th year as a panto team.
Website http://www.darlingtonarts.co.uk/ 
 
Empire Theatre
Consett

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington. Empire Theatre & Cinema , Front Street, Consett, Co Durham DH8 5AB    Wed 07 Dec 2011 - Mon 02 Jan 2012
This year’s pantomime production is a fast moving, energetic and up to the minute interpretation of the legend of Dick Whittington. Our new production company headed by Leah Bell brings a fresh and innovative style to the pantomime season at The Empire Theatre Consett. Also starring David Ducasse (Scooch) and Bionik Funk (Britain's Got Talent).
 Website http://www.leisureworksonline.co.uk//empiredetail.cfm?item=1092
Spennymoor
   Everyman Theatre , O'Hanlan St, Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6RY    6th Dec 2010 to 8th Dec 2010
 
Website http://www.famefactoryspotlight.co.uk/ 

Arc in Stockton
Stockton on Tees

 Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play . ARC , Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL  Wed 7 - Fri 23 Dec 2011
Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, this Christmas with their extremely everso wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music. 
We find out if Lola will ever tidy her room or if Charlie will get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed.  The Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas – not to mention the Ogre in the wardrobe!  Who’d have known there were so many problems to overcome? Website http://www.arconline.co.uk/detail.php?id=2423
Essex
The Broadway in Barking
Barking

AladdinAladdin, The BROADWAY , Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS 30th November  - 30 December 2011
  The Lamp, the Genie and Aladdin.So, hi-ho, hi-ho it's off to the Broadway you go to get your tickets for the most magical show of the year!  Website http://www.thebroadwaybarking.com/ 
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Basildon

Peter Pan

Peter Pan Towngate Theatre  St Martins Square, Basildon, SS14 1DW   5th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Join the boy who never grew up in this high flying adventure. This Christmas everyone can be a child as they take the second star to the right and fly far far away to Neverland with Peter Pan and his friends.
 
Website http://www.towngatetheatre.co.uk/ 

Billericay

Jack & The BeanstalkJack & The Beanstalk  The Fold, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay, Essex. CM12 9LD  Bookings & Information:   tel:01277 659286   Saturday 3rd December 2011 at
11am and 2.30pm

Sit back and be entertained with this magical production of Jack & The Beanstalk. The story is brought to life in the traditional pantomime style.
Tickets for last year’s panto went so fast we decided to book 2 performances for 2011.
2 hour performance including interval.

   http://www.baathefold.org.uk/
Braintree
Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs
Snow White - The Panto Bocking Arts Theatre The Bocking, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AE 20th Dec 2012 to 26th Jan 2013
'Potty' Patrick Jacobs and his team of West End actors present the famous story of Snow White. The story features the Evil Queen and the magic talking mirror, the beautiful Snow White and of course the Seven little men..
Website http://www.thebockingartstheatrecomplex.co.uk/  
Braintree
Robin Hood
Robin Hood  Braintree Arts Theatre  Notley High School, Braintree  18th Jan 2013 to 26th Jan 2013
Braintree's very own Pantomime group Pantoloons are proud to present Robin Hood at Braintree Arts Theatre. This is a fun entertaining show for all. New venue 
Website http://www.pantoloons.org/ 
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Brentwood

Jemima Puddle-Duck and her friends  . Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood Essex CM15 8AG   tel:01277 200305  5 - 30 December 2011
Once upon a time, there was a woman called Beatrix Potter. She loved animals. She painted pictures of animals and wrote little books about their adventures. We’re going to tell you some of these stories.
Please join us as Beatrix Potter ‘herself’ introduces you to the magic of theatre and the wonder of four of her stories, written especially for the younger family in mind.
The first story that Beatrix Potter introduces is about Jemima Puddle-Duck. Jemima is a little upset as she wants to lay a nest-full of eggs and hatch a family of ducklings, but the Farmer’s Wife keeps collecting her fresh eggs for baking. Jemima flies off to a distant, green wood where she meets Fox – but never having ventured from the farmyard she does not suspect danger. Fox offers her a ‘safe’ nesting place – his summerhouse which is curiously overflowing with feathers and which Fox frequents to count the growing number of eggs. Fox invites Jemima to a ‘dinner party’ for which she helps by collecting ingredients – without realising that it is her family that is at risk. But Kep, the faithful Collie, realises Fox’s plans and, with the help of two beagle pups, sets off to Fox’s summerhouse.Standing up to Fox, they find that he has locked Jemima away and so, with a noisy chase, see him off before taking Jemima back to the farm, where the Farmer’s Wife does let her hatch a brood of four ducklings, the Puddle-Duck family.
Beatrix Potter will also introduce you to the stories of Squirrel Nutkin and how he lost his tail, Jeremy Fisher and the perils of his fishing trip, and The Roly Poly Pudding when a fearsome Rat catches Tom Kitten! 
So join us for an interactive, fun, musical production of some of the best stories ever written for children, brought to life in front of your very eyes. Jemima likes to have lots of friends, and we hope that you will become her friend too!   http://www.brentwood-theatre.org/
Chelmsford Civic Theatre in Chelmsford
Chelmsford

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington.   Civic Theatre Chelmsford Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG 5th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
The Family Pantomime adventure. Tickets:Full price £19.00 Conc £16.00 Family Ticket:£58.00 Group & School rates available + 1 in 10 FREE Sun 9 Dec & Fri 14 Dec 6pm perfs all seats £12.00
  Website http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres 
 
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Chelmsford

 Treasure Island Treasure Island. Riverside Ice & Leisure  tel:01245615089  15th – 19th Dec 2010
The centre’s Ice Show Spectacular is the only Christmas ice show in the whole of Essex, and provides magical entertainment that your children (and you!) will not forget. 
Riverside Ice and Leisure is home to the longest running ice show in Essex, which takes place every year in December. http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=9479
Princes Theatre in Clacton on Sea
Clacton-on-Sea

CinerellaCinderella   Princes Theatre Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-On-Sea  15th Dec 2012 to 1st Jan 2013
Following the incredible success of Snow White, Polka Dot Pantomimes return to the Princes Theatre, with the nation?s favourite pantomime full of magic, laughter, audience participation and spectacular surprises!
  Website http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/tendringdc/leisure/arts+and+entertainment/princes+theatre/  
 
Coggeshall
 Dick Turpin  St Peter ad Vincula Church  Church St, Coggeshall, Essex   10th Jan 2013 to 12th Jan 2013
CATS present 'Dick Turpin', the family pantomime by Paul Reakes performed in typical Coggeshall style in the stunning St.Peters church. Tickets available from Normans newsagents, Market Hill, Coggeshall or by calling Andy on 07703 829314.
Mercury Theatre in Colchester
Colchester

Beauty & The BeastBeauty And The Beast, Mercury Theatre , Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT.  2 December 2011 - 7 January 2012
Beauty And The Beast by Janice Dunn  
Director Janice Dunn | Designer Foxton What better way to share that festive feeling than with a trip to the Mercury’s traditional panto this Christmas?
An enchanting fairy tale for all the family. Once upon a time the beautiful Belle stumbles across someone big, hairy and a little bit scary lurking in the forest.
Dame Twiggy and the villagers swiftly launch a brave but ever-so-unnecessary rescue attempt! Can the beast be tamed? Can Belle’s heart be claimed? Can the evil sorceress Botoxia be restrained? All will be revealed in this magical adventure full of slapstick humour, sparkling sets, sumptuous costumes and sing-a-long songs.
Laughter, romance, song and dance… sorcerers, lumberjacks, toxic monkeys and a beast … this story has it all! Brought to you by our Queen of panto, Janice Dunn, and Company favourites including Ignatius Anthony and Roger Delves-Broughton. Don’t miss the best Christmas Party in town! Tickets sell fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Website http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/ 
Danbury
Pinocchio
Pinocchio  Danbury Village Hall Maldon Road, Danbury, Essex CM3 4NQ 12th Dec 2012 to 16th Dec 2012
A Traditional Panto for all the family with an inportant message for children.Tickets £6.50 & £5.50. 7.30 PM Matinee Sat & Sun
Website http://www.danburyplayers.co.uk/ 
Website http://www.danburyplayers.co.uk/ 

Thameside Theatre
Grays

AladdinAladdin Thameside Theatre , Orsett Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5DX     Wednesday, 21st December 2011
Come and see the classic pantomime Aladdin this Christmas 2011 / New Year 2012, presented by Thurrock Council and Polka Dot Pantomime Ltd.

 . Website http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre/ 
Grays
AladdinAladdin  Blackshots Civic Hall  Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2LB  30th Dec 2010 to 9th Jan 2011
Aladdin (played by JOSH DUBOVIE, this years UK Eurovision star); Abanazar (played by Gray's very own DAVID VAN DAY - the man we all love to hate!); Wishee Washee is played by FRAZER HINES (Joe Sugden in Emmerdale)
Website http://www.theatre-productions.com/ 

Great Dunmow
Cinerella
Cinderella
The Arts Centre 1 Haslers Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1XS   30th Nov 2012 to 6th Dec 2012
Cinders, her ugly sisters and all the other characters come alive in Great Dunmow!
Website http://www.artscentretickets.com/ 
The Playhouse in Harlow
Harlow

Peter Pan.Peter Pan . Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1LS    Telephone : 01279 431945  Fri 02/12/11 to Mon 02/01/12
All children grow up, except one… Let your dreams take flight at Harlow Playhouse this Christmas. Join Wendy, Michael and John as they take off to Neverland with the boy who never grows up - Peter Pan. Take part in their adventures and meet a fantastical range of characters along the way - Nana, Tinkerbell, the Lost Children, Tiger Lily, mermaids, pirates, Smee and, of course, the deadly Captain Hook. Don’t miss this spectacular family pantomime from the team behind Cinderella and Aladdin. With lush sets and costumes, impressive live music, energetic routines, lots and lots of laughter and flying that will thrill the child in all of us, come and see Peter Pan soar to new heights at Harlow Playhouse.
Website http://www.playhouseharlow.com/ 
Queens Theatre in Hornchurch
Hornchurch

AladdinAladdin   Queen's Theatre , Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT   3 December 2011-- 14 January 2012
Join Cinderella on a magical adventure from rags to riches as The Fairy Godmother transforms her into a dazzling beauty fit for a Prince! There’s no more scrubbing for Cinders, she’s off to The Ball and you’re all invited!  Expect magic, mayhem and comedy capers from your favourite panto characters! Cheer, boo and laugh at the riotously wicked Ugly Sisters, stupendously silly Buttons, handsome Prince Charming, thigh-slapping Dandini and bumbling Baron Hardup.  With everything you want from panto and more… catchy songs, spectacular sets, colourful costumes, side-splitting slapstick and of course lots of audience participation… oh yes there is!
Website http://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/ 
 

Ilford

Cinerella
Cinderella
  Kenneth More Theatre Oakfield Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1BT   15th Dec 2012 to 19th Jan 2013
Buttons is in love, the Ugly Sisters are fighting over a husband and Cinderella is dreaming of a better life. With a wave of the magic wand the rags to riches heroine is set to arrive in the most popular and enchanting pantomime of them all.

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Ilford
Babes In The Wood
Babes In The Wood
, Parkside Community Centre  176 Goodmayes Lane, Ilford, Essex IG3 9PP  2nd Dec 2010 to 5th Dec 2010
Start feeling all Christmassy & share in the laughter with the 'Parkside Players' Christmas Pantomime! A traditional tale, with Robin Hood (Hurray!) & the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham (Boo! Hiss!) Fun for all the family!!!  Website http://www.parksideplayers.co.uk/ 


Rayleigh

Little Red Riding Hood
 
Red Riding Hood   The Mill Arts & Events Centre  Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex  6th Dec 2012 to 8th Dec 2012
Red Riding Hood journeys to Granny's cottage unaware of a plot between the evil squire and wolf. Luckily she has friends to help along the way with hilarious consequences! Tickets available from our Box Office 01268 771751.
Website http://www.rods.org.uk/ 

 
Rayleigh
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  The Warehouse Centre Studio Theatre  7 Brook Road, Rayleigh, Essex  15th Feb 2012 to 18th Feb 2012
Abstract Theatre bring you thsir award winning Traditional family panto with some modern day twists. £10 and £8 tickets available from our website.
Website http://www.abstracttheatre.com/ 
 
South Woodham Ferrers
Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs
Snow White
  Dame Elizabeth Hall  Trinity Square, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex  22nd Dec 2012 to 23rd Dec 2012
Snow White, evicted from her home by the Evil Queen, runs away and stumbles into a creepy forest... just as she's about to enter danger, someone special joins her life and takes her on a magical adventure she'll never forget!
Website http://www.starsofsomethingnew.co.uk/ 
Cliffs Pavilion in South End On Sea
Westcliff-on-Sea

Cinerella

CINDERELLA , Cliffs Pavilion , Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RA      15th Dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013
Starring Shane Richie as Buttons with Peter Piper and Carly Day.
  Website http://www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk/ 
Witham

Aladdin

  
Aladdin and the Sultan of Inzybar, Public Hall, Witham Collingwood Road, Witham 20th Dec 2012 to 24th Dec 2012
Presented by the award winning Essex Group, promises fun for all the family. Performances at 7.30p.m. On 20th and 21st, 1.00p.m. And 5.00p.m. On 22nd and 23rd, and 10.30p.m. And 2.30p.m. On 24th. Various ticket prices, call 01376 567677 for details.
 Website http://www.thesxgroup.co.uk/ 

Woodford

Peter Pan

 
Peter Pan , Sir James Hawkey Hall  Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0BG   2nd Jan   to 16th Jan 2012
A Jubilee production to celebrate 51 years of Pantomime in Woodford. Ample parking. Tiered seating, so even the tiniest can see. Signing for the deaf on selected performances. Tickets £11. Box office 01279423853/077763880057.
Website http://www.woodfordpantomime.co.uk/ 

Gloucestershire
Everyman Cheltenham
Cheltenham

Jack & The Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk    Everyman Theatre  Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ  25th Nov 2011 to 8th Jan 2012
Emma Samms, star of hit TV shows Dynasty and General Hospital, will on stage at the Everyman this Christmas, playing the Good Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk.
Website http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/  
  
Theatre Entrance
Cheltenham

AladdinAladdin , The Bacon Theatre  Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE  12th Jan 2011 to 16th Jan 2011
PROMENADE PRODUCTIONS winners of the GDA's award for Best Pantomime 2010, present their TRADITIONAL FAMILY PANTOMIME ALADDDIN.Seat prices £7 to £12. Phone 01242 224144 to book.  Website http://www.bacontheatre.co.uk/ 


Cheltenham

Toad of Toad Hall in Cheltenham, Dreamshed Theatre, Bath Road, GL53 7HG    Thursday 16 December 2010 to Saturday 1 January 2011
Dreamshed Theatre, headed up by Cheltenham playwright and director Bill Cronshaw, will be bringing a professional Christmas production to The Playhouse in the form of the classic tale featuring Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. Tickets cost £12, £10 for senior citizens and £8 for under 16s.  Telephone:(01242) 522852  The Playhouse is an intimate theatre run by volunteers in a former municipal swimming baths. Also offering workshops. website click
Dursley
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty  Lister Hall  Long Street, Dursley GL11 4JB   19th Jan 2013 to 26th Jan 2013
What to do when your incompetent Chancellor forgot to send out one of the invitations for little Princess Beauty's christening, and that invitation was for the black fairy Carabosse? You get a dreadful curse and a 118 year pantomime.
Website http://www.the-dods.com/ 

Memorial Theatre
Gloucester

Cinerella

CINDERELLA A Well-Loved Tale      Picturedrome Theatre, Barton Street, Gloucester Glos. GL1 4EU     28- 31 December  2010
Set in the present day, Cinderella and Prince Charming, now older and bankrupt, are touring village halls with a cart, attempting to scratch a living with an ancient Karaoke machine. Throughout the evening, with the wisdom of hindsight, they tell their well-loved story through re-enactment, dance and the rocking 70’s hits that brought them together. The evening draws to a romantic end, reminding us all that you're never too old for love.
From down-at-heart to the heart and soul of the party, Cinderella’s timeless story, combined with a lyrical script directed by Jo Bousfield, musical direction by Thomas Johnson, choreography by Naomi Said, and design by The Stand + Stare Collective, all ensure a high-energy, moving and unforgettable night.
Suitable for families and dreamers of all ages. Tues 28th Dec 2010 at 2.30pm Wed 29th Dec 2010 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm Thurs 30th Dec 2010 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm Fri 31st Dec 2010 at 11.00am  For enquiries, please contact: 01242 695570 enquiries@fairgametheatre.com HTTP://www.fairgametheatre.com


Gloucester

Little Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood Gloucester Guildhall , Eastgate Street , Gloucester Gloucestershire GL1 1NS Tel: +44 01452 503050   17th Dec 2012 to 22nd Dec 2012
Traditional family pantomime written by John Morley, fun for all the family.
  
Website http://www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk/ 
Blackbrook Pavilion
Tewkesbury

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5NX    27th Nov 2010 to 2nd Jan 2011
Dick Whittington will be springing onto The Roses Theatre’s stage this November, for a traditional Christmas pantomime set to entertain all ages from Tewkesbury and beyond this festive season. Described as a show fit for all the family, and a wonderful way to introduce children to the magical world of theatre, the audience will be able to join Dick and Tommy the cat as they take to the high seas and embark on a journey paved with adventure, fun and slapstick, heroic battles, romance and magic. With lashings of festive frivolity, gorgeously glittering costumes, spectacular sets, custard pies and plenty of cries of ‘he’s behind you’ to enjoy, find out if Dick and Tommy can defeat the wicked King Rat and free the Sultan’s palace of those pesky vermin, if Dick will marry the lovely Alice, and whether his Mum, Sarah the Cook, will ever stop the outrageous flirting, in a pantomime which promise to ‘shine as brightly as all the gold in London’.  Website http://www.rosestheatre.org/ 

Greater Manchester
Salford
White Christmas  The Lowry  Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ  30th Nov 2012 to 5th Jan 2013
Based on the 1954 movie with Irving Berlin's music Starring Claire Sweeney, Wendi Peters, Steven Houghton (Coronation Street, London's Burning) and Ken Kercheval (Dallas).
Website http://www.thelowry.com/ 

The Lowry in Salford
Salford

Scrooge The Lowry Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ 12th Dec 2011 to 7th Jan 2012
Tommy Steele returns to the role that he has made his own, Ebenezer Scrooge, in the record-breaking London Palladium production of Scrooge.
Website http://www.thelowry.com/  Musical Adventure  The Lowry  Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ  8th Dec 2010 to 1st Jan 2011
Let your dreams take flight this Christmas and join us on a thrilling musical journey to Neverland for an unforgettable treat for all the family.
Website http://www.thelowry.com/    

 

Manchester


The Lion King  Palace Theatre  Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT  1st Dec 2012 to 31st Mar 2013
Disney's Lion King visits Manchester! The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon, seen by over 65 million people and still drawing sell-out crowds at London's Lyceum Theatre in its 13th year.
Website http://www.manchesterpalace.org.uk/
Opera House Theatre Manchester
Manchester

Peter Pan


Peter Pan Opera House Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HP  8th Dec 2012 to 13th Jan 2013
David Hasselhoff stars as Captain Hook in this year's pantomime for Christmas 2012 at the Opera House Manchester!
Website http://www.manchesteroperahouse.org.uk/  
Dancehouse Theatre Manchester
Manchester

Winnie the Witch  Dancehouse Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester. M1 5DA    17th Dec 2010 to 8th Jan 2011
Based on the award winning books! With singalong songs, terrific actors, eccentric puppets and a colourful set which looks just like the books.Children from 4 to 7 and their families will be enchanted.
Website http://www.thedancehouse.co.uk/ 
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Oldham

Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk , St. Anne's School  Ormerod Avenue, Royton, Oldham  19th Nov 2010 to 27th Nov 2010
Annual attempt by local folk to entertain the masses. Usual mix of slapstick and mayhem. Come and pat the cow and take a magical trip up the beanstalk with Jack, but watch out for unexpected suprises along the way!
Website http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54791287790 

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Radcliffe

Aladdin Aladdin Civic Centre Radcliffe Thomas Street, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 2UH 28th Dec 2012 to 29th Dec 2012
Starring Big Brothers Grace Adams Short and Hollyoaks Laura Handley. Tickets from £6.00 per person.
  Website http://www.trio-entertainment.co.uk/ 

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Rochdale

Beauty & The BeastBeauty And The Beast , The Gracie Fields Theatre  Hudsons Walk, Rochdale OL11 5EF   19th Dec 2010 to 2nd Jan 2011
The perfect Christmas treat for all the family and one of the most sensational and magical pantomimes ever to be seen at the Gracie Fields Theatre. Adult £15.00, Concession £12.50, Child £11.50, Family Ticket £49.00  Website http://www.graciefieldstheatre.com/ 

Sale

Charlotte's Web - The Musical  Waterside Arts Centre  Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7ZF  14th Dec 2012 to 5th Jan 2013
Charlotte's a spider. Wilbur's a pig.. They can talk, naturally, but Charlotte is a spider who can write! Find out how Charlotte's amazing talent saves Wilbur's bacon and how love and friendship win the day! A wonderful show for over fives.
Website http://www.watersideartscentre.co.uk/ 
 
Salford

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  Salford Arts Theatre  Kemsing Walk, Off Liverpool St, Salford M5 4BS  13th Dec 2012 to 24th Dec 2012
Join us at Salford Arts Theatre for our traditional festive pantomime. Dick Whittington and his trusty cat Tommy set off to seek fame and fortune or will the evil King Rat win the day!
Website http://www.salfordartstheatre.co.uk/  
Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Princes Hall Aldershot
Aldershot

CinerellaCinderella   Princes Hall , Princes Way, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 4RR   9th Dec 2010 to 2nd Jan 2011
 Rags to riches story of beautiful young girl who is confined to the kitchen, and is picked upon by her Ugly Sisters and wicked Stepmother. With a little help from her fairy godmother, a magical pumpkin and a glass slipper, Cinderella hopes to win the heart of the gallant Princes Charming and her chance of a happy ending.
Website http://www.princeshall.com/ 
Andover
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  The Lights  West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1AH  18th Dec 2012 to 19th Dec 2012
Humorous, musical version of the classic and traditional pantomime. Set in the 1400's with all the slapstick and adventure you would expect, complimented by modern song, dance routines and topical jokes for everyone!
Website http://www.thelights.org.uk/ 
Andover
Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland: The Panto!   King Edward VII Memorial Hall   Upper Clatford, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 7QL  26th Nov 2011 to 4th Dec 2012
Come and see all of your favourite characters from Wonderland, plus a few additions in this year's
village Panto! Entertainment for all the family!
Haymarket, Basingstoke
Basingstoke

The Wind in the Willows, Haymarket Theatre , Wote Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7NW   Fri 3 Dec 2010 - Sun 2 Jan 2-11
When Mole grows tired of spring cleaning and decides to explore instead, he discovers the river. Here he meets Ratty who takes him boating and a new world of excitement opens up. Follow the adventures of good natured Mole, friendly Ratty, loyal Badger and the jovial but conceited Toad as they tangle with motor-cars, policeman, caravans and Weasels in this adaptation of the well-loved story. This production is sure to be another festive treat following last year’s record-breaking The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.   Website http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/ 
Anvil Basingstoke
Basingstoke

Peter Pan

 
Peter Pan, The Anvil Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire  8th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Starring Ben-Ryan Davies (Waterloo Road) as Peter Pan, Peter Hillier (Cbeebies' Boogie Beebies) as Smee and Gary Turner (Emmerdale) who returns to The Anvil as Captain Hook.

Website http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/ 
Bordon
PinocchioPinocchio  Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre  Phoenix, Station Road, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 OLR  17th Jan 2013 to 26th Jan 2013
Come and join Pinocchio and his friends in this brand new fun packed Pantomime adventure! Filled with comedy, laughter and spectacular songs plus all the traditional panto elements this pantomime has plenty to offer!
Website http://www.phoenixarts.co.uk/  

Fareham

Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs Aladdin , Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, Fareham. PO16 7DB    10th Dec 2010 to 2nd Jan 2011
Take a magic carpet ride through a spectacular adventure jam-packed with comedy, fantastic musical numbers and a top class live band and dazzling sets. Widow Twankey wants a husband, evil Abanazaar wants the magic lamp, Aladdin wants adventure and Wishee-Washee wants a clean vest! Can Aladdin defeat the evil magician Abanazaar? Will Widow Twankey get her hands on the Emperor's smalls? Stars Peter Duncan (ex Blue Peter presenter and former Chief Scout) as Aladdin’s evil uncle Abanazaar with Chris Edgerley (Hi-5) as Wishee-Washee. Lisa Mathieson takes the title role of Aladdin with Robert Rawles as Widow Twankey.Website http://www.fernehamhall.co.uk/ 

Fareham

Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSinbad the Sailor .Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane, Fareham. 1st-5th Dec 2010
PANTOMIME by Kevin T. Mitchell  7.30 pm. on 1st, 3rd, and 4th and at 8.00 on 2nd Matinees on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th  COLLINGWOOD RSC
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Havant
CinerellaCinderella: A Christmas Adventure! , The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre  56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1BS  10th Dec 2010 to 19th Dec 2010
This wonderful show, specially written for the Bench by Mark Wakeman, is scheduled to be performed at The Spring there will be 10 performances in all, including 5 matinees. Discount for early bookings!
Website http://www.thespring.co.uk/ 

Holybourne

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty By Alan P Frayn  Holybourne Theatre, London Road,Holybourne,Alton,Hants GU34 4EL  By Phone: 01420 86457     *  Friday 30th Jan (evening)
    * Saturday 31st Jan (evening),     * Friday 6th Feb (evening),     * Saturday 7th Feb (evening),     * Saturday 14th (matinee & evening) The matinee performances start at 2pm and the evening performances at 7pm
Directed by Kathy McGill and Ross Baillie The pantomime tickets are now in Waterstones bookshop in Alton High Street (01420 80888). Please come along and have a fun time supporting your performing friends. Tickets are £8 per adult £5 per concession.


Hayling Island

Wizard Of Oz   Wizard Of Oz   Station Theatre, Station Road, Hayling Island . 22nd to 29th January at 7.30pm. Matinees on Saturdays at 2:30pm.
 This traditional pantomime version of the Wizard of Oz is based on the original story by Frank L Baum. Young Dorothy is transported to the land of Oz, where she meets the Lion man, the Tin man and the Scarecrow. They set off in a quest to find the Wizard and for Dorothy to find her way back home. Helped and hindered by various characters including the Wicked Witch of the West, the Munchkin Mayor and others, this is a familiar and fantastical tale for all the family. Directed by Rob Finn 
 
Ventnor, IoW

Dick Whittington Dick Whittington  Ventnor Winter Gardens , Pier Street, Ventnor, IoW PO38  9th-12th December 2010.
Heart warming version of the rags to riches story. The exciting adventure features a high spirited hero, a plucky young heroine and the biggest pantomime baddy of them all – King Rat! With lots of opportunities to join in the cheering, booing and hissing, this traditional pantomime is great for all the family!. Website http://www.ventnorwintergardens.co.uk/ 
Watermill Newbury
Isle of Wight

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington and The Pirates of Blackgang Chine Medina Theatre , Fairlee Road Newport Isle of Wight PO30 2DX  21st - 30th December 2010 
The classic tale of rags to riches; a well-loved story which simply bursts with romance, hilarious comedy and evil villains. Starring from The Really Wild Show - Howie Watkins and featuring the Islands own Samara Stanton and the Hillary Hall School of Dance.
Website http://www.medinatheatre.co.uk/ 
Otterbourne
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Otterbourne Village Hall  Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne, Winchester SO21 2ET   11th Jan 2013 to 20th Jan 2013
Hours of fun and laughter!
Website http://www.otterbournevillagehall.org.uk/ 
Petersfield
 Robin Hood
Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood  Petersfield Festival Hall Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4EA  11th Jan 2013 to 19th Jan 2013
Only Robin Hood can save the Babes from their wicked Uncle, the Sheriff of Nottingham. Come and join the fun in our traditional family panto along with Nurse Nellie, Nutty Ned and Men in Tights!
Website http://www.wintonplayers.org.uk/
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth
Portsmouth

Alice in WonderlandAlice In Wonderland The New Theatre Royal, 20 - 24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD  Tel: +44 023 9264 9000  17 Dec ’09 - 02 Jan ‘09 
The New Theatre Royal’s own Christmas show - not a pantomime but a beautiful family musical telling this much loved classic, with live music, songs and lots of laughs.
All the well-loved characters will be onstage – the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit. Meet Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, join in the caucus race (if you dare!) and have tea with the Mad Hatter A colourful, magical show that will be a wonderful Christmas treat for children and their families! NEW THEATRE ROYAL CLICK
Portsmouth
AladdinAladdin , Fisher Hall, Whale Island, Portsmouth Saturday, 1-5 December 2010
PANTOMIME by Stuart Ardern Tel: 023 9272 7961
ADMIRALS' PLAYERS
Purbrook
 Aladdin . Purbrook Amateur Theatre, Deverell Hall, London Road, Purbrook  Friday 10th and Saturday 11th December 2010
  P.A.T.S Proudly present our next panto "The Sword in The Stone" by Tina and Rob Burbidge 

Romsey
 The Pied Piper , Plaza Theatre  Winchester Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8JA  14th Jan 2011 to 29th Jan 2011
The Pied Piper, a traditional family pantomime by Bob Heather. The town of Hamlin is plagued with rats so badly, that the mayor decides to contact rat catcher extraordinaire, The Pied Piper. A pantomime so full of fun, even the rats are in stitches.  Website http://www.plazatheatre.com/ 

Watermill Newbury
Southampton

Jack & The BeanstalkJack & The Beanstalk The Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE 22nd Dec 2012 to 19th Jan 2013
Starring Julian Clary as Spirit of the Beans, Nigel Havers as Fleshcreep, Lee Mead as Jack, Jeffrey Holland as Dame Trot and special guest star Paul Zerdin.
 
Website http://www.the-mayflower.com/ 
 
Southampton
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington , The Hub Theatre  City College, Chapel Road, Southampton, SO14 1AR  1st Dec 2010 to 4th Dec 2010
With the help of his good friend Tiddles, Dick goes on an intrepid adventure to find his riches and win back the heart of his beloved Alice as well as thwart King Rat's plans for world domination. Website http://www.southampton-city.ac.uk/hubtheatre/ 

Watermill Newbury
Southsea

Cinerella  Cinderella, King's Theatre Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants. PO5 2QJ  7th Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
The traditional fun filled family panto! Starring: From Coronation Street Tracy Shaw, From Hollyoaks Marcus Patrick, From Emmerdale Stuart Wade, From Last of the Summer Wine Tom Owen, From Emmerdale Leah Bracknell
 

Website http://www.kings-southsea.com/ 
 

Southsea

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington , St Peter's Theatre, Fraser Road, Southsea.   28 January to 6th February 2011

Stubbington
Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White & the Magnificent Seven Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane, Stubbington. PO14 2PP  9th-12th  December 2010
7.30 pm on 9th and 10th, 2.00 pm on 11th and 12th 
Watermill Newbury
Winchester

Peter PanPeter Pan  Theatre Royal, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire S023 8SB, 01962 840440   8th December 2010 - 3rd January 2011
 Based on J M Barrie's classic children's tale - once in Neverland, Peter and Wendy embark on a host of adventures. the lost boys, mermaids, Tiger Lily, and a mischievous fairy called Tinker Bell. But the biggest challenge is to evade Captain Hook and his accomplice Smee. Peter Pan and Captain Hook fight a deadly duel. Will Wendy ever find her way to her home in London? Fun for all the family. To find out more please click here.
Herefordshire
The Courtyard in Hereford
Hereford

Aladdin Sleeping Beauty  The Courtyard , Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR    November 25th 2011 to Sat 7 Jan 2012
  Join us at The Courtyard as we reawaken the magic of everyone's favourite fairy tale, in an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests and fairies. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a Princess lived in a magical castle where fairies bestowed her with gifts. But someone forgot to invite the wickedest fairy of all to join in the celebrations! When she turns up invited the Wicked Fairy places a curse on the Princess: to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die on her 18th birthday! The kindest of all the fairies casts a spell to counter the curse so that instead of dying the Princess will fall into a deep, deep sleep. Only true love's kiss can awaken her and undo the evil spell. Will Sleeping Beauty wake once more? Book your tickets now to find out.Box Office: 01432 340555 Prices between £10.50 and £17. Prices vary per performance. Visit www.courtyard.org.uk or call the Box Office for more information.
  Website http://www.courtyard.org.uk/ 

The Courtyard in Hereford
Hereford

 The Life & Adventures of Santa ClausThe Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, The Courtyard Centre For The Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford   Tuesday 07 December until Friday 24 December 2010
Written by L Frank Baum  Adapted for the stage and directed by Adam Bampton-Smith  Lighting by Will Evans, Music by Shock Productions, Lyrics by Guy PicotCopy Based on the book by L Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz, this exciting story follows the early life of Santa Claus from being abandoned in the forest and adopted by the wood-nymphs, through to making and delivering the very first toys. Meet the original reindeer Glossie and Flossie as well as the chilly rogue Jack Frost and find out the answer to lots of Christmas questions!   Why do we hang stockings?  When was the first Christmas tree?  And why on earth does Santa climb down the chimney??? With original music and lots of audience participation this is a wonderful seasonal show from Artsdepot and Big Wooden Horse, the creators of the hit shows Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and The Night Before Christmas.Our new production of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, based on the book by L Frank Baum, was a huge success. The show was resident at the Artsdepot, London over Christmas 2009. . COURTYARD CENTRE CLICK

Outside of the Theatre
Ledbury

CinerellaSnow White The Market Theatre, Market Street, LEDBURY Herefordshire   HR8 2AQ   Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd and Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th January 2011 at 19:30, with matinées at 14:30 on Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd and Saturday 29th.
#   LADS’ Fantastic Panto - Snow White by Bruce Gardner.Last performed in Ledbury 100 years ago.  Not the same script though - which is probably just as well!!  All the usual corny jokes, great music and colourful costumes that you have come to expect from a LADS great sell-out panto.  Tickets £8 (£4 students).  .   MARKET THEATRE CLICK

Hertfordshire

Bishop's Stortford

Robin Hood Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood. . Rhodes Arts Complex,  1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Herts   90th December 2011 - 2nd January 2012
After the success of The Rhodes Pantomime 2010, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rhodes is pleased to confirm that the same production team are back this year with Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood. Panto producer Phil Dale (who played Squire Basil Nasty in the 2010 panto) said, “We were delighted with the response from Bishop’s Stortford theatre goers and I personally enjoyed hurling abuse at each and every one! We couldn’t have asked for more, and we’re now looking forward to 2011’s panto. It promises to be another Christmas treat for the while family. The spectacular sets and costumes will of course make a return, and you can certainly be prepared for a few surprises as well. I’ll be back as the Sheriff of Nottingham – and this time I don’t expect to be on the losing side!” .
RHODES ART CENTRE CLICK
Public Hall Harpenden
Harpenden

Aladdin Aladdin Eric Morecambe Theatre, Harpenden Public Halls , Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PD    15th Dec 2011 to 18th Dec 2011
Will YOU be in the audience for the best panto in the area?! Book your tickets now 01582 767 525. Starring CBBC Stars Big Howard Little Howard.
Website http://www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk  

Hertford

Aladdin , Hertford Theatre  Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS  9th Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
Aladdin, a fabulous new, funky, fun filled seventies style show for all the family.
Website http://www.hertfordtheatre.com/ 


Hertford

Robin Hood, Hertford Theatre  The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS                   11th Jan 2012 to 15th Jan 2012
This year?s HDOS traditional pantomime offers once again the fabulous mix of comedy, colourful costumes and memorable musical numbers. Prices from £10, families £38, group discounts. Shows at 2pm and 7pm
Website http://www.hertfordpanto.com/ 
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Hoddesdon

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty Broxbourne Civic Theatre  Civic Hall, High Street, Hoddesdon  9th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
This panto really does have the X Factor starring X Factor finalists 'Same Difference' Lots of songs, dance, comedy and mayhem in this sensational fun filled pantomime! Book early to ensure best seats in the house!
Website http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/ 
 
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Hoddesdon

Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk     Broxbourne Civic Theatre , Civic Hall, High Street, Hoddesdon  Herts EN11 8BE   6th Jan 2012 to 14th Jan 2012
It is time to book for another Giant Panto from the 2007 10 NODA local panto winner. Lots of fun, a large cast, costumes, scenery, plenty of music and dance make it ideal for all the family and as an outing for larger parties.
Website http://www.panto.org.uk/  


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Welwyn

CinerellaCinderella. Campus West , The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6BX  Box Office Telephone: 01707 357117  9th Jan 2011 to 1st Jan 2011  This magical Family Pantomime adaptation of the famous fairytale is loaded with beautiful songs, gorgeous costumes and exciting magic that makes this production tons of fun for everyone!   The Magic of Christmas with this fabulous family pantomime. This year Campus West brings you the enchanting story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. CAMPUS WEST CLICK
Castle Hall, Hertford - The venue for many HD&OS productions. (16kB)
Hertford

AladdinAladdin. Castle Theatre, Castle Hall, Hertford      12th to 16th January 2011
Aladdin is one of the more traditional pantos and has an excellent story line.  Come and enjoy this family fun-packed show with plenty of audience participation and groan-worthy jokes! Find out if Window Twanky is able to save the family from the fate of the bailiffs and whether the Genie of the Lamp will ever be freed.  Can Aladdin marry his heart's desire, Princess Lotus-Blossum? Tickets are available from the Hertford Tourist Information Office and later Hertford Theatre, or online at www.castle-hall.com Tickets are £12 for adults, £10 concessions. First night tickets are all £10. A  Tickets on sale now. CASTLE HALL CLICK

Letchworth

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty. Plinston Hall ,  Broadway, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3NX  Tel: 01462 672003  27th Dec 2011 to 1st January 2012
Letchworth's local and famous panto using local talent. A panto for all the family. Come and see thesleeping beauty & the wicked witch.Fun for all the family.  Website http://www.spads-drama.org.uk/  
Letchworth
A Christmas Carol  Letchworth Garden City Church  Icknield Way East, Letchworth, SG6 1EF  15th Dec 2010 to 23rd Dec 2010
Come to Letchworth's very own professional panto this December, brought to you by an award winning creative team!  Website http://www.humbletheatre.com/ 


Potters Bar

Jack & The BeanstalkJack & the Beanstalk  Wyllyotts Theatre , Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2HN   10th Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
 Traditional fun filled family pantomime produced by Jordan Productions.
Website http://www.wyllyottscentre.co.uk/ 
The Radlett Centre
Radlett

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett Herts. WD7 8HL  Box Office: 01923 859291      10th Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
An extremely popular traditional pantomime, including all your favourite comic characters such as Nanny Annie and Lester the Jester! Follow the adventures of a brave prince as he travels to rescue his beautiful princess from a wicked spell.
Website http://www.radlettcentre.co.uk/
 
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St Albans

Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs  Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St. Albans, Herts, AL1 3LD  Friday 9 Dec 2011 - Sunday 1 Jan 2012
This Christmas, don’t miss our magical, fun-packed, family pantomime. With comedy, singing, dancing, audience participation, stunning sets and dazzling costumes, this year’s Alban Arena pantomime promises to be our BIGGEST and BEST PANTO EVER!  Our star-studded cast includes pop icon, Toyah Willcox as the Wicked Queen; children’s favourite Phil Gallagher (CBeebies’ Mister Maker) as The Jester; the hilarious Bob Golding (from the Olivier Award winning ‘Morecambe’) as The Henchman; actress Jemma Carlisle as Snow White, and US TV star Brody Hutzler (‘Angel’, ‘Days of Our Lives’) as The Prince. They are joined by a top quality supporting cast and seven of the best professional dwarfs in the country.  Written by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the same team that brought you last year’s smash hit ‘Peter Pan’, Snow White will be a fantastic festive treat not to be missed!   ALBAN ARENA CLICK

Gordon Craig Theatre
Stevenage

Beauty & The BeastBeauty and the Beast   Gordon Craig Theatre , Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1LZ  Tel: 01438 363200.      Sat Nov 26 - Sun Jan 22   
  There's a baddie wanting boos, goodies with reels of outrageous gags, a beautiful heroine in a tragic situation...but what has happened to the handsome prince? Will the last petal fall before the day can be saved or will the evil witch get her malevolent way? From Jordan Productions the team that bought you last year's critically acclaimed show 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', once again we promise you live music and a fabulous cast for a rip-roaring adventure. STARRING: BERNIE NOLAN & LEANNE JONES! Join us at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage for our much anticipated pantomime, 'Beauty and the Beast'. 'Beauty and the Beast' is a classic tale told in true panto style. We are thrilled to welcome Singing Superstar: Bernie Nolan and star of 'Hairspray': Leanne Jones who will be heading up the cast, abd much loved dame and Stevenage favourite Paul Laidlaw who is guaranteed to entertain and delight audiences of all ages. Stunning sets, slick choreography, sensational costumes and spectacular musical numbers ensure this is a show not to be missed! Mirror Mirror on the wall, a Perfect Panto for one and all! Join us for this classic tale told in true pantomime style... Starring Sue Holderness (from Only Fools and Horses and The Green Green Grass) as the Wicked Queen, Paul Laidlaw (everyone's favourite Dame) as Dame Dolly, Daniel Boys (BBC TV's Any Dream Will Do) as Prince Simon and Katie Rowley-Jones (direct from Sister Act on London's West End) as Snow White.Nothing is more dangerous than a paranoid Wicked Queen! Will Snow White escape her jealous clutches? Can Dame Totty (Paul Laidlaw - back by popular demand) get her man? Can Herbie the Huntsman work out if he is a goodie or a baddie? Can Prince Simon or Sofaria ensure a happy ending? Bring on the Magnificent Seven! STEVENAGE LEISURE CLICK
Auitorium
Rickmansworth

Cinerella
Cinderella    Watersmeet,  High Street,  Rickmansworth  Herts WD3 1EH   Box Office on 01923 711063    7th-31st December 2011
Jonathan Ansell, from the multi-million record selling group G4, will be joining forces with a very creative cast to deliver the classic fairy tale pantomime Cinderella, in the role of Prince Charming. Michael Otton will be returning by popular demand to the venue and bringing new magic and illusions to the production in the shape of Cinderella’s best buddy Buttons.A production of Cinderella is never complete without the Ugly Sisters and Lav and Lou are certain to raise more than an eyebrow with their outrageous, colourful costumes. Oliver Gray and Dean Horner will be doing all they can to see Cinderella does not go to the ball. Website     WATERSMEET CLICK
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Tring

Cinerella
Cinderella , The Court Theatre  Station Road, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 5QY  30 December 2011 - 8 January 2012
A Pantomime by Ian Gower and Nick Russon
Once again The Court Theatre brings you its annual family pantomime a show full of fun for all. Unlike many more expensive Pantomimes we don’t have any ‘has beens’ from TV land or expensive ticket prices. What we do have is over 40 years of experience of producing family Pantomimes in Tring featuring many well know faces and a host of kids. Plus everyone who wants to can get up on the stage and join in with our sing-along song before the finale. Don’t forget to tell the Court Theatre staff it is your birthday and we’ll do our best to mention it on stage and sing Happy Birthday to you. You’ll also get a chance to meet Cinderella after the show. So don’t miss out, get your tickets early for this sell out pantomime so you can cheer Cinderella, Prince Charming and Buttons and boo those very, very ugly sisters, Wicked Stepmother and those horrid debt collectors. Website http://www.courttheatre.co.uk/ 
Watford Palace Theatre in Watford
Watford

Jack & The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk   Watford Palace Theatre , Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ     25th Nov 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Join Jack, Dame Trott and Buttercup the cow on the most giant adventure of all in this brand-new show, packed with laughter, popular tunes and a never-ending beanstalk.
 
 Website http://www.watfordtheatre.co.uk/   Book Tickets Now

Watford

Cinerella
Cinderella
   St. Peters Church Hall , Bushey Mill Lane, Watford 26th Jan 2012  to4th February 2012
Knutsford Phoenix Theatre Group proudly presents Cinderella. Fun for all the family, suitable for all ages. Lot's of laughs and the occasional custard pie! Website http://www.kptg.co.uk/ 
Welwyn Garden City
AladdinAladdin   Hawthorne Theatre  The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AE    8th Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
Writer and Director Michael Courtney has pulled it out of the bag again featuring another magical production with great songs, gorgeous costumes, side splitting comedy and fabulous characters.
Website http://www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk/

Kent
Birchington
Cinderella , The Centre  Alpha Road , Birchington, Kent  3rd Dec 2010 to 5th Dec 2010
Act 1 Theatre Group present their annual pantomime. Written and directed by Ben Friday. Fri 3rd Dec 7:30pm Sat 4th Dec 2:30 and 7:30pm Sun 5th Dec 2:30pm Tickets £6 each family ticket of four £20.  Website http://www.wix.com/mikey4act1/act-1-theatre-group 

Churchill Theatre Bromley
Bromley

AladdinAladdin   Churchill Theatre , High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA   3rd Dec 2010 to 9th Jan 2011
Melinda Messenger stars as the Genie in Churchill Theatre Bromley?s magical Christmas pantomime Aladdin. With comedy, audience participation, spectacular sets and song and dance, action, and special effects it?s the magic carpet ride of your life!
Website http://www.ambassadortickets.com/bromley 

 
Marlowe Canterbury
Canterbury

Robin HoodRobin Hood , The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury     Sat 4 Dec 2010 - Sun 9 Jan 2011
"A classic piece of family theatre...warm, witty, daft, and, yes silly, but brilliantly so! And the tent is a success!"   Yourcanterbury (Review of Peter Pan)
Join us this Christmas for our spectacular pantomime adventure at the Marlowe Theatre Arena. This year's fantastic production stars top comic actor and star of Cold Feet, The Fast Show and Coronation Street, John Thomson as the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. CBeebies' Sid Sloane plays Robin Hood with comedy legend Dave Lee as Lady Nellie of Herne Bay. THE MARLOWE CLICK
Central Theatre Chatham
Chatham

Jack & The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk   The Central Theatre , 170 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4AS   10th Dec 2010 to 2nd Jan 2011
Starring Emma Barton (Honey from EastEnders) and top comedy impressionist Paul Burling, Phil Gallagher (Cbeebies? Mister Maker) is back by popular demand to play Jack and the fantastic Doc (Ministry of Mayhem) will play Dr Fleshcreep.
  Website http://www.medwaypanto.co.uk/ 
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Chatham

Peter Pan Peter Pan  The Britannia Theatre, Dickens World , Leviathan Way, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4LL   11th Dec 2010 to 2nd Jan 2011
For every person who comes to enjoy Peter Pan, Dickens World will donate to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
  Website http://www.dickensworld.co.uk/ 
Orchard Building Outside
Dartford

Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Orchard, Dartford ,The Orchard, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA1 1ED Friday 9 December to Saturday 31 December 2011
Unsuspecting passers-by stumbled across a sensational tea dance at Spitalfields Market on Friday 24 June 2011, when Craig Revel Horwood took Ann Widdecombe onto the dance-floor to launch The Orchard’s forthcoming pantomime! This Christmas the duo will be heading the cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, for a limited run from Friday 9 December to Saturday 31 December 2011. Craig Revel Horwood has swapped his black tie and tuxedo for an amazing array of glittering gowns as he becomes one of pantomime’s ultimate villains - The Wicked Queen! Ann Widdecombe will be making her pantomime debut playing the role of Widdy in Waiting. This is Craig’s third year working with Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, in the role of Wicked Queen and he and Ann are sure to recreate some of the banter that occurred when Craig was judging her on the last series of Strictly Come Dancing! Craig is a well-known face on television, seen by millions of viewers for his appearances on eight series of Strictly Come Dancing. Craig has also appeared on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and Strictly Ice Dancing, as well as countless other programmes including Celebrity Masterchef, Ready Steady Cook, Blue Peter and Hider in the House, to name but a few. For the stage, Craig has most recently directed and choreographed the UK Tour of Chess. Ann Widdecombe, who spent 25 years as MP for Maidstone and Weald, says: “I am delighted that my first appearance in pantomime is in Kent and I’m really looking forward to spending the Christmas season with Craig in Dartford. Given that the theatre is close to home it means that many of my friends will want to come along which I am thrilled about.” Crowds at Spitalfields Market were thrilled to see Craig Revel Horwood and Ann Widdecombe appear at the market’s bi-monthly tea dance along with its regular participants. With music by the acclaimed New Covent Garden Dance Orchestra, the dances at Spitalfields Market are enjoyed by seasoned dancers and beginners alike.   Tickets can be booked at www.orchardtheatre.co.uk or on
01322 220000. Website http://www.orchardtheatre.co.uk/ 
East Malling
Panto at the OK Corral , The East Malling Institute  Mill Street, East Malling, ME19 6DB  2nd Dec 2010 to 4th Dec 2010
Mosey on down to the OK Corral. Cheer on Clint Westwood as he takes on the evil Sheriff Small Holding and his deputies. All the fun of the Wild West Yee Haw! Ticket prices: Adults £8.00 Children £5.00 Family of 4 £25.00. Book 01732 847265  Website http://www.heathplayers.com/ 

Folkestone
Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk  Leas Cliff Hall The Leas, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2DZ 23rd Dec 2011 to 7th Jan 2012
Come and see Jack and the gang on this fabulous pantomime adventure. Join Jack as he sells his cow for magic beans and climbs the gigantic beanstalk.
Website http://www.leascliffhall.org.uk/ 
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Folkestone

Babes In The Wood Babes in the Wood  The Tower Theatre ,North Road, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3DH Friday 7th Jan 7.00pm, Saturday 8th Jan 2.00pm & 7.00pm, Sunday 9th Jan 2.00pm, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th, Friday 14th Jan at 7.00pm, Saturday 15th Jan 2.00pm & 7.00pm, Sunday 16th Jan 2.00pm  Directed by Claire Beddow, Musical director Chris Hall, Designer David Springett  Group bookings available Fabulous, family show by the FHODS. Full of colour and spectacle. Tickets from £7.00 concessions avalaible. Box Office 01303 223925. Free parking in Theatre car park. Website http://towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk/ 
Hawkhurst
CinerellaCinderella  Marlborough House School Theatre , High Street, Hawkhurst dECEMBER 2010
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A panto for all the family. Come and see the ugly sisters lose the hansome prince to the lovely cinderella. Loads of slap stick and comedy. Fun for all the familyTickets just £5/£4(conc's) Visit the website or call the box office on 07807544872. Website http://www.hawkhurstamdram.co.uk/ 
Herne Bay
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty  Kings Hall , East Cliff Parade, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5HU    6th to 9th January 2011
Theatrecraft Herne Bay will be casting its spell over the Christmas period and presenting Sleeping Beauty, a spectacular fairytale pantomime for all of the family. Sleeping Beauty is the classic tale of good versus evil -  full of romance and intrigue,  wonderful music and dance, a cast of well-known local faces, and comic performances which will have you laughing in the aisles, you will not want to miss this fabulous family pantomime. 
So join us at the Kings Hall, Herne Bay and be transported to a magical kingdom where dreams really do come true. Tickets are available here online or call the Theatrecraft Booking Line on 07842 535596.   Website http://www.theatrecraft.org.uk/ 
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Maidstone

Beauty & The BeastBeauty and the Beast, Hazlitt Theatre Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PL  4th Dec 2010 to 9th Jan 2011
Starring Melissa Suffield (Lucy Beale from EastEnders) as Beauty, Ben Freeman (Scott Windsor from Emmerdale) as Prince and Danielle McCormack (Mel Barker from My Parents Are Aliens) as Good Fairy. Website http://www.hazlittartscentre.co.uk/ 
Winter Gardens - Margate
Margate

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington Winter Gardens Fort Crescent, Margate, CT9 1HX  30th Nov 2011 to 4th Dec 2011
Margate Operatic Society present thier annual Pantomime so come along and see Dick and Tommy the Cat seek their forutne in London. Featuring the very nest of local talent. MOS Box Office 01843 297780 or The Winter Gardens Box Office 01843 296111
Website http://www.margatewintergardens.co.uk/ 

 
Margate
Hansel & Gretel Theatre Royal Addington Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1PW  7th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Join Hansel and Gretel on their adventure through the wood, and discover the fabulous (but deadly) Gingerbread House, with its icing-sugar roof and its walls of fudge.
Website http://www.theatreroyalmargate.com/ 

Ramsgate
Jack & The BeanstalkJack and The Beanstalk , Granville Theatre  Victoria Parade Ramsgate CT11 8DG  9th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
There?s nothing better to put you in an exuberant festive spirit ? Oh no there isn?t! The production features Frank Tucker, back by popular demand, as Dame Trott and?Nasty Nick? Bateman from Channel 4?s Big Brother.
Website http://www.granvilletheatre.com/

The Stag Community Arts Centre, Cinema and Theatre sunny
Sevenoaks

Mother GooseMother Goose  Stag Theatre London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1ZZ  9th Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
Leslie Grantham (Eastenders' Dirty Den), Terrence Hardiman (the Demon Headmaster), Nate James (URBAN Music Award winning soul singer), Anna Kumble (90's pop star Lolly), and Sevenoaks favourties Robert Pearce and Ant Payne star.
Website http://www.sevenoakspanto.com/  
 
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Sheerness

Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk , Sheppey Little Theatre  32-36 Meyrick Road, Sheerness, Kent ME12 2NX  30th Dec 2010 to 2nd Jan 2011
Shooting Star Entertainments are back for their third year of fun and slapstick in Sheppey, again collaborating with the Razzamataz dancers. Thurs 30th Dec 7pm, Fri 31st Dec 2pm, Sat 1st Jan 2pm and Sun 2nd Jan 2pm. All tickets £5
Website http://www.sheppeylittletheatre.org/ 

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Tonbridge

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington , Angel Centre  Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF   17th Dec 2010 to 18th Dec 2010
Tonbridge Lions Club present the annual pantomime Dick Whittington at the Angel Centre Tonbridge in aid of Demelza Hospice. December 17th and 18th. Tickets £8 adults/£5 concessions. 01732359966   Website http://www.angelcentre.co.uk/ 


Tunbridge Wells

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty  Assembly Hall Theatre  Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LU  10th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
A pantomime extravaganza for the whole family, staring Glynis Barber (Dempsey & makepeace, EastEnders) as Bad Fairy, Derek Moran (Milkshake) as Muddles, and Christopher Beeny (Last of the Summer Wine) as King.
Website http://www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk/ 
Westgate-on-sea
CinerellaCinderella  Westgate Pavilion The Pavilion, Sea Road, Westgate-on-sea, Kent, CT8 8QW  16th Dec 2011 to 17th Dec 2011
The Wickes Panto is all for charity. We are supporting Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research as this is our charity of the year. The production is being put on by collegues of Wickes Broadstairs. We greatly appreciate your support for such a worthy cause.
Website http://www.kententertainments.co.uk/ 

West Malling
CinerellaCinderella , West Malling Village Hall  Norman Road, West Malling, ME19 6RW    3rd Dec 2010 to 5th Dec 2010
Cinderella The Pantomime is an adaptation by Julian Jacobs. It is not the usual tale of Cinderella but nonetheless there is laughter, Ugly Sisters and a Happy Ending. What more could you want for some fun for all the family!  Website http://www.chipproductions.co.uk/ 

Lancashire
Bacup
Dick Whittington and his Cat  The Royal Court Theatre  Rochdale Road, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 9NR  1st Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
Award Winning Best Panto Nwest Region. Traditional Family Panto, set in a Victorian Theatre. Tickets now on sale via on website
Website http://www.brct.co/ 
Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn
Blackburn

Mother Goose Mother Goose Thwaites Empire Theatre ,Aqueduct Road, Blackburn 1st December 2010 - 2 January 2011
What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? Pendle Productions in association with the Thwaites Empire Theatre present the spectacular professional family pantomime "Mother Goose".Pendle Productions and the Thwaites Empire Theatre are renowned for their high quality pantomimes and this "Mother Goose" will dazzle and delight with sumptuous sets, amazing costumes, a Goose that has to be seen to be believed, and the fountain of wishes where dreams really do come true.Our story starts in the woods where we meet the good "Fairy Virtue" and the evil "Fairy Vanity". The challenge is set to make Mother Goose vain and think more about her looks than her family. With ‘Silly Billy’, ‘Jack and Jill’ and the wicked Squire McNasty all your favourite pantomime characters will tumble onto the stage in glorious technicolour.But how will our Goose save the day? And will good triumph over evil in the end? Don’t forget to BOO and BOO again every time you see Fairy Vanity up to her evil ways !With all the elements that Panto audiences have come to expect - big song and dance numbers, lavish scenes, romance, comedy and lots of audience participation - Mother Goose is sure to be the ONLY pantomime to see in Lancashire this Christmas so book your tickets now before it’s too late!    01254685500 Website http://www.thwaitesempiretheatre.co.uk/ 
King Georges Hall in Blackburn
Blackburn

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  King George's Hall  Northgate, Blackburn, BB2 1AA  7th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
King George's Hall and Stageworks worldwide productions present Dick Whittington starring Phil Walker in his 10th year at king george's hall with a great cast, fantastic costumes,scenery .fabulous fun for the whole family.
Website http://www.kinggeorgeshall.com/
The Grand Theatre in Blackpool
Blackpool 

AladdinAladdin   Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1HT    Box Office 01253 290190          3rd Dec 2010 to 2nd Jan 2011
Starring Alex Ferns (Eastenders) and Amy Thopsom (Milkshake).
Website http://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/ 


Blackpool 

Mooky?s off to see the Wizard   Blackpool Tower Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4BJ  26th Nov 2011 to 22nd Jan 2012
Spectacular and fun family entertainment, featuring Britain?s favourite clowns ? Mooky as the brainless Scarecrow and Mr Booo as the mysterious Wizard, plus a cast of talented actors and world-class Circus performers.
Website http://www.theblackpooltower.co.uk/   
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Bolton

AladdinAladdin and his Wonderful Lamp Bolton Albert Halls Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU   3rd Dec 2010 to 8th Jan 2011
Starring ex Coronation Street legend, Ken Morley, as the hilarious Widow Twankey, this year's panto at the Bolton Albert Halls is Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. Tickets from £12. Call the box office on 01204 334400  Website http://www.alberthalls-bolton.co.uk/ 

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Bury

Lion Witch & Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , The Met Market Street, Bury, Lancs BL9 0BW  14th Dec 2010 to 24th Dec 2010
CS Lewis' classic tale for children (and adults!) comes alive on stage with wondrous characters and special theatrical tricks to help re-tell this extraordinary story that will draw you in from the moment you sit in your seat. Website http://www.themet.biz/ 

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Chorley

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty The Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane, Chorley PR7 2RL  10- 18 December 2010
A family-show based on the well-known children's fairy-tale published by Charles Perrault. Website Click
Clitheroe
Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk  St. Mary's Centre  Church Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2DG  5th Dec 2011 to 10th Dec 2011
Pendle Productions produce this spectacular professional pantomime. Starring Eggheads CJ de Mooi, BBC Radio Lancashires Sally Naden and Corries Conor Ryan. A percentage of all sales go to support Child Action North West.
Website http://www.clitheroecentre.co.uk/ 
Pendle Hippodrome Theatre
Colne

Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, New Market St, Colne, Lancs BB8 9BJ  7 & 8 January 2011 7.15 PM Nightly
St. John Southworth Youth Theatre Present Dick Whittington Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £3.50
Book online or call the Hippodrome Box Office on 01282 863210 
  Website http://www.phtheatre.co.uk/ 
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Darwen

CinerellaCinderella   Darwen Library Theatre Knott Street, Darwen, BB3 3BU  8th Dec 2011 to 24th Dec 2011
Full of music, dance and all the usual pantomime wit and charm - it's fun for all the family.
Website http://www.darwenlibrarytheatre.com/
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Lytham St Annes,

Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk  Lowther Pavilion Theatre  West Beach, Lytham St Annes, FY8 5QQ  12th Dec 2011 to 30th Dec 2011
Pendle Productions return after last years Box Office hit, Cinderella. This year sees BBC radio Lancashires Sally Naden joined by BBC Eggheads CJ De Mooi and Corries Conor Ryan. And the return of Panto favourites Ian Fox and Kivan Dene.
Website http://www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk/ 
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Nelson

Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland at The Ace Centre Cross Street Nelson BB9 7NN  01282 661228-  17-18 December 2010

Join Alice as she enters the wacky, weird and wonderful world of Wonderland, meeting characters like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, The White Rabbit, and the wicked Queen of Hearts along the way.  George Critchley for PMA Productions Ltd brings you this new musical comedy version for all the family based on the books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.  ACE CLICK

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Wigan

Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White & The Seven Dwarfs , Monaco Ballroom  Atherton Road Hindley Wigan WN2 3EU  14th Jan 2011 to 16th Jan 2011
Mirror, mirror on the wall, where is the funniest panto of them all? Don't miss our spectacular, fun packed, family pantomime Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.Ticket Hotline 07831 436429 Discounts for Groups and for the Family. Website http://www.megadance.co.uk/ 

Leicestershire & Rutland
Birstal
Babes In The WoodBabes in the Wood  Stonehill High School Stonehill Avenue, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4JG  10th Dec 2010 to 11th Dec 2010
Join us for a thrilling fun packed show for all the family this Christmas as 11th Hour Productions proudly presents Babes in the Wood.Fun for everyone on a daring adventure to rescue Hansel and Gretel from the Sheriff of Nottingham! Website http://www.11hr-productions.co.uk/ 

peepul centre
Leicester

Robin and the Big Freeze
Robin & The Bog freeze Peepul Centre , Orchardson Avenue, Leicester. LE4 6DP  13th – Saturday 18th December 2010. Not Wed 15th
Following the spectacular success of last year’s Christmas show ‘Aladdin’ - which sold over eight and a half thousand tickets – Peepul Theatre, commissioned by the Dome in Brighton and supported by Arts Council England, is proud to present Robin & The Big Freeze! A festive feast of a show with fantastic live music, songs, puppetry and high octane physicality to tell a wonderful winter tale about home, snow and unexpected friendships! Perfect for the whole family! With suitcases and sat-navs, the birds are getting ready to leave town. Robin remains, he's got lots to do, like tweeting at anyone who comes near his patch and posing for Christmas cards. But the snow is on its way and lots of it... is everyone ready for the big freeze?
  Website http://www.peepulcentre.com/ 
De Montfort Hall in Leicester
Leicester

Annie , De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU. Box Office: 0116 233 3111 20-31 December 2010
The world's best-loved Christmas musical! This heart-warming rags-to-riches story of Annie’s adventures, from Miss Hannigan’s orphanage to the luxurious home of Oliver Warbucks, has been told all over the world for decades. First seen on stage in 1976, it really has become one of the best loved family musicals of all time! With a memorable score including It’s A Hard Knock Life, Easy Street and, of course, the legendary Tomorrow, brilliantly visual choreography, and a side splittingly hilarious script, Annie is a spectacular treat for the whole family. Book now… don’t wait until tomorrow.  DE MONTFORT HALL CLICK 
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Leicester

 The King & I: A Musical   Curve Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TQ.  Tel: 0116-253-0021  3 DEC 2010 - 15 JAN 2011
The King and I comes to Curve for Christmas. This endearing story of the British governess brought to the court of Siam to tutor the King’s many children has already captured the hearts and minds millions in stage and screen versions. It is told using one of the most sumptuous and heart warming scores ever written including The March of the Siamese Children, Shall We Dance, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable Getting To Know You. Cast includes: West End star, Janie Dee (Comic Potential, Mack and Mabel and Woman in Mind) and Chook Sebtain (Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures). The King and I will be lavishly brought to life by Curve’s Artistic Director Paul Kerryson with new orchestrations and musical direction by Julian Kelly.
. E-mail: enquiries@leicestertheatretrust.co.ukWeb: http://www.curveonline.co.uk


Leicester
Dick Whittington  The Little Theatre Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PW  16th Dec 2011 to 7th Jan 2012
Come with us into pantoland with Dick and his clever cat. Go with them to London. Are the streets paved with gold? Will our hero make his fortune and win the hand of the fair daughter of Alderman FitzWarren?
Website http://www.thelittletheatre.net/ 

Loughborough
CinerellaCinderella Loughborough Town Hall    Market Place, Loughborough, Leics, LE11 3EB. Tel: 01509 231914 Fax: 01509-240617  28th Nov 2010 to 9th Jan 2011  
Join Cinders on the adventure of a lifetime to a place where dreams come true ... A land of excitement and romance, of daring princes, flying coaches, magic spells and two nasty ugly sisters whose evil plans must be thwarted.  Website http://www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk/ 

 
Market Harborough
Uglies Do Harborough  Harborough Theatre  Church Square, Market Harborough LE16 7NB  27th Dec 2011 to 30th Dec 2011
The tale of what happened next to Cinderella's Ugly Sisters all the (original) songs, costume changes and double entendres you would expect in a traditional style family panto.
Website http://www.ugliesdo.com/ 
Lincolnshire
Boston

The Frog Prince   Blackfriars Arts Centre Spain Lane, Boston, PE21 6HP  15th Feb 2012 to 18th Feb 2012
This February Boston Playgoers will present The Frog Prince by Kei Bailey, a spectacular pantomime full of laughter, music and outrageous characters. Buy your tickets as soon as possible and don't miss out.
Website http://www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk/ 

Caistor
AladdinAladdin Caistor Town Hall  High Street, Caistor, LN7 6TX  30th Nov 2011 to 3rd Dec 2011
A traditional family pantomime, with brillant jokes; popular music and familiar songs; colourful scenery and costumes; and an enthusiastic local cast. Going strong for 20 years, CATS always deliver a show to remember!
Website http://www.catstheatre.co.uk/  

 
Gainsborough
CinerellaCinderella Old Town Hall, Lord Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21  19 December 2010
No story captures the imagination of children more than Cinderella! For 2 hours they will be transported into the home of Baron Hardup where they will meet Cinderella and all her friends. Packed solidly with comedy, excitement and adventure, the children will love to cheer their Hero Prince Charming, and Boo the horrible Step Sisters Fifi and Lola as they try to stop Cinderella from attending the Ball! They will roar with laughter at the comedy antics of Buttons and shout as they have never shouted before when telling Prince Charming who owns the glass slipper! There are 3 ticket types available ADULT £10 CHILD £6 FAMILY TICKET £25 (2 adults and 2 children) Website
Grimsby Auditorium
Grimsby

Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  Grimsby Auditorium  Cromwell Road, Great Grimsby, NE Lincolnshire, Grimsby, DN31 2BH 8th Dec 2011 to 26th Jan 2012
Sue Holderness ('Marlene Boyce' in BBC's Only Fools and Horses & Green Green Grass) stars as the Wicked Queen who will stop at nothing to dispose of the beautiful Snow White. She asks her magic mirror 'Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?' When it declares Snow White to be the fairest in the land, the Wicked Queen plots to get rid of Snow White with the help of her evil henchman. Snow White flees into the forest helped to safety by her magical friends and the seven dwarfs, but who is the curious old woman selling apples at the door? Will a handsome prince come to the rescue? To find out you will have to follow us deep into the magical forest. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to be a deliciously wicked pantomime with lavish costumes, a dame called Dumpling, a magical fairy called Goodheart, fun dance routines, modern pop songs and the usual slapstick comedy and laughs.
Website http://www.grimsbyauditorium.org.uk/ 


Heckington
Sleeping BeautyThe Sleeping Beauty  Heckington Village Hall  High Street, Heckington, Sleaford  19th Jan 2012 to 28th Jan 2012
With Andrew Key again directing another original & fun filled script by local professional writer, Kei Bailey, and a fabulous cast of talented actors, you'll be in for another exciting pantomime spectacular!
Lincoln
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  Lincoln Drill Hall ,Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY   Tuesday 14 Dec 2010   1.30pm and 6pm
 Tickets: £14 (£9 concessions)  Join us for this year’s spectacular festive pantomime and follow Dick and his cat Tommy, on his journey from Lincoln to London Town. Can he defeat the evil Queen Rat, win the heart of the beautiful Alice Fitzwarren and find his ‘streets paved with gold’? We couldn’t possibly say, so you’ll simply have to come along and find out! Julie Fox returns as the devilishly devious Queen Rat, full of mischief and mayhem and Lincolnshire’s No 1 DJ from Lincs FM John Marshall joins the cast as ‘The Sultan of Morocco’. Harry Potter Star Chris Rankin (Percy Weasly) appears as ‘King Weasly Rat’ in a spectacular animated underwater shipwreck sequence and the winner of our Find Our Star competition ‘Rochelle Ayris’ takes the lead as Dick Whittington. If you saw last year’s incredible fire-breathing dragon in ‘Sleeping Beauty’, then you’ll love this year’s “jaw dropping” underwater animated sequence! Kids and adults alike will love this traditional pantomime and for an extra treat meet your favourite characters after the show. With well-known songs, dazzling costumes, stunning scenery this panto has all the ingredients for a wonderful Christmas treat!
   . Book early Website http://www.lincolndrillhall.com/ 
North Hykeham
Treasure Island the Panto!  The Terry O'Toole Theatre  Moor Lane, North Hykeham   18th Jan 2011 to 22nd Jan 2011
Shiver me timbers! Join brave Jim Hawkins as he sets sail in search of adventure and buried treasure! A swash buckling tale of high drama, low cunning and some very bad jokes in this perfectly piratical panto!  Website http://www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk/ 

Embassy Theatre in Skegness
Skegness

Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White & The Seven Dwarfs  The Embassy Theatre Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG 14th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Can Snow White meet the Prince of her dreams or will the evil Queen stop her? Laugh at the outrageous 'Nurse Knickerbocker' and the very silly 'Muddles', and sing along with the loveable dwarfs. Don't miss the magic!
Website http://www.embassytheatre.co.uk/  

Skegness
AladdinAladdin  Butlins Skegness  Butlins Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1NJ  5th Jan 2011 to 5th Jan 2012
Every Butlins break gives you the opportunity to see a Storybook Panto. At Butlins Skegness see the classic pantomine story of Aladdin as part of the entertainment included in every break, all year round.
Website http://www.butlins.com/resorts/skegness/
Sleaford
Cinderella  Sleaford Playhouse 54 Westgate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7PS 6th Dec 2011 to 17th Dec 2012
The famous story of Cinderella comes to life in a magical fairytale for the whole family. Full of dazzling special effects, be prepared to be amazed as you are transported on a spectacular journey with our heroine
Website http://www.sleafordplayhouse.co.uk/ 

Stamford
 The Little Mermaid Casterton Business & Enterprise College , Ryhall Road, Great Casterton, Stamford, Lincs PE9 4AT  22-23 January 2011
  Website http://www.skamp.webs.com/ 

Greater London  &  Middlesex Pantomimes 20010/2011
THE PANTOMIME CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Roll up! Roll up!  For The Wessex Tourist Board's A-Z complete list of Christmas shows and family pantomimes in London & Middlesex. Our round-up includes treats for tiny tots, festive family productions and, of course, traditional pantos. It wouldn't be Christmas without them

A Christmas Carol or Scrooge 21 December 2011   The Ark Theatre WD6 1TS[map]
Mike Maran’s sparkling production of the seasonal favourite is a pocket pantomime - epic in the scope of it’s imagination and intimate in the scale of its presentation. It is Christmas Eve and terrible miser Scrooge is miserable, lonely and unhappy. He is visited by Ghosts who show him the past, present, and future. But will he ever change his miserly ways? A story that plumbs the depth of misery only to rescue us and uplift our hearts to a place filled with joy.
Aladdin Aladdin    17 December 2011 to 8 January 2012   The Beck Theatre UB3 2UE[map]
Classic panto with the evil sorcerer Abanazer coming to town to offer the young Aladdin a chance of adventure and respite from Widow Twanky and her launderette, which she runs with the vigour of Chairman Mao. The lesser Genie helps our hero find the magic lamp and escape from the depths of the cave. Returning home a new man and with the magic of the Genie of the lamp, Aladdin becomes one of the most powerful and richest men in the whole of China and even manages to pull a princess. Now with Abanazer in control of the all powerful Genie of the lamp and the kidnapped heroine, our beloved Princess, Aladdin dawns his magic carpet and sets out with Twanky and brother Wishee on a disastrous rescue mission.  http://www.becktheatre.org.uk/ 
Aladdin Aladdin    26 November 2011 to 29 January 2012   Colour House Theatre SW19 2RD[map]
Poor Aladdin is tricked by his evil 'uncle' to enter a dangerous cave and look for a magic lamp. Soon he is trapped inside. Will poor Aladdin escape, find love and make his fortune? Of course he will! It’s pantomime time again at the Colour House. Come and boo, hiss and enjoy this wonderful new adaptation with the whole family.
Aladdin Aladdin    2 December 2011 to 2 January 2012   The Fairfield Halls & Ashcroft Theatre CR9 1DG[map]
Aladdin is a story of medieval Arabian origin in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.starring Larry Lamb
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Aladdin Aladdin    24 November 2011 to 8 January 2012  Greenwich Theatre SE10 8ES[map]
A musical pantomime for all the family, written by and starring Andrew Pollard, complete with a genie, a villain, a magic lamp and plenty of comedy and romance.
GREENWICH THEATRE CLICK
Aladdin Aladdin    19 November 2011 to 31 December 2011   Lyric Theatre Hammersmith W6 0QL[map]
The Lyric Hammersmith presents it's annual panto event: Aladdin.
http://www.lyric.co.uk/
Aladdin Aladdin    9 December 2011 to 17 December 2011   Mary Wallace Theatre TW1 3DU[map]
Pantomime staged by the Richmond Shakespeare Society.
Aladdin Aladdin    27 November 2011   NY Bar & Grill KT11 1HY[map]
The Disney cartoon of 'Aladdin' is likely to be the best known versionm set in ancient Arabia, with the villain of the piece named 'Jaffar', an evil vizier and magician. The pantomime version predates the Disney film by almost two hundred years. The first recorded performance of 'Aladdin' was in 1788, at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. Around the time the NY Bar and Grill was a Coaching Inn. With widow Twankey, and slap-stick scenes in the Laundry, along with her other son 'Wishee Washee'. The and the Genie of the Lampgiving Aladdin free wishes for as long as he holds the lamp.
Aladdin  Aladdin   30 November 2011 to 31 December 2011   The Broadway Barking IG11 7LS[map]
Join Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie as they take you on a magic carpet ride in Folkestone's spectacular pantomime.
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Aladdin Aladdin  4th Jan 2012 to 7th Jan 2012   St. Mary's Church Hall  Church Path, Merton Park, London SW19 3HJ
 A family pantomime by Peter Long & Keith Rawnsley. Evening performances at 7.45pm, and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. All seats £9 (£4 for under 12s at the Matinee only). Book online via our website or phone 07546 065267.
Website http://www.parishplayers.net/ 

Aladdin 7 December 2011 to 10 December 2011
St Anne's Church Hall SE1 5QH[map]
The Quay Players 2011 Pantomime - Aladdin.
Ali the Barber
Ali the Barber    17th Dec 2010 to 18th Dec 2011  The Ryan Theatre Harrow School, 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex HA1 3HP
 Ali is a barber, business is not good. Luckily he stumbles across a robbers stash & helps himself to a few quid. However, Ali's greedy brother,Cassim,hearing of Ali's good fortune, is intent on taking the lot.
Website http://www.hillplayers.co.uk/ 
Alice in Wonderland Alice in Pantoland  22 December 2011   Foots Cray Social Club EC1N 8SB[map] 
Alice starts her first year at Uni, following her heart and a white rabbit. Soon she is plunged into a crazy world of sex and booze and rolling round in circles. A good white Queen and an evil red Queen fight for supremacy over the magical land of Wales. Fit rugby boys show off their muscles as sexy cheerleaders swoon away. Will Alice ever get the man of her dreams in this crazy new world? Featuring all your favourites from Alice in Wonderland (messed-up a bit all panto-style) including: The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Katt, Tweedle-One & Tweedle-Three and the Knave of Tarts plus a pantomime cow.
Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland  10 September 2011 to 13 November 2011   Colour House Theatre SW19 2RD[map]   +44 (0)20 8640 5111
Alice takes a fantastical adventure down the rabbit hole to a topsy-turvy world of tea parties, talking animals and one very bad-tempered Queen.
Babes In The Wood Babes In The Wood 6 December 2011 to 16 December 2011    South London Theatre  2a Norwood High Street, London SE27 9NS   [map] 
The Sheriff of Nottingham has just learned that his wards, the eponymous Babes of the story, are worth more to him dead than alive and sends his hapless henchmen, Toyle and Trubble into the Woods to finish them off.
Website http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/  

Beauty & The Beast Beauty And The Beast   24th Nov 2011 to 8th Jan 2012   Millfield Arts Centre  Silver Street, Edmonton, London N18 1PJ
 A beautiful panto full of beastly good fun. Join us in the enchanted forest where curses need to be broken, true love must save the day and the princes aren't always so handsome.
Website http://www.millfieldartscentre.co.uk/
Beauty & The Beast Beauty & The Beast 15 December 2011 to 23 December 2011   Harrow Arts Centre HA5 4EA[map]
This is the timeless tale of a beautiful young girl who is taken to live with the Beast to save the life of her father. Will Beauty overcome her fear, will the Beast learn the value of kindness and can true love break a terrible curse?
Beowulf Beowulf    9th Dec 2011 to 8th Jan 2012  Rosemary Branch Theatre  2 Shepperton Road, London N1 3DT 
From the brilliant Charles Court Opera comes their Xmas panto Beowulf. Note some performances are adults only.
Website http://www.rosemarybranch.co.uk/ 

Beowulf
Beowulf  13 January 2012 to 14 January 2012   The Vera Fletcher Hall KT7 0LQ[map]
Charles Court Opera’s legendary boutique panto scales new heights of sublime silliness as the most scholarly epic of Anglo-Saxon literature is given a wickedly entertaining Christmas makeover. Join Beowulf himself, along with Grendel, Grendel’s mother, Wiglaff, King Hrothgar, and a bladderful of other characters in a maelstrom of bad jokes, great music, excruciating audience participation and downright dangerous dough dodging.

Bob & The Beanstalk
Bob & The Beanstalk  14 December 2011 to 18 December 2011   Riverhouse Barn Gallery Studio KT12 2PF[map]
A show full of madcap fun and mayhem, it's Hotbuckle's Christmas pantomime bonanza.

Bollywood Cinderella
Bollywood Cinderella     1 December 2011 to 24 December 2011  Various venues
Hardeep Singh Kohli cooks up his own inimitable brand of fun for all the family - spicing the much loved Christmas classic with Indian colours, smells and sounds. While Cinderella slaves night and day making shoes for her ugly stepsisters’ - Wang, Choo, Blahnik, whatever style they want - little does she know her luck is about to change. The local Raja, desperate for his handsome but painfully shy son to find a wife, summons the finest shoemaker in the kingdom to craft 'the perfect' slipper to fit a Princess. What size will Cinders choose to makethe perfect slipper? Will the Prince fall in love with the cobbler? Will their love be shoe-horned?.
Cambrian Panto
Cambrian Panto   27 November 2011 to 18 December 2011  

The Cambria SE5 9AR[map]

Christmas Adventure in Nurseryland
 Christmas Adventure in Nurseryland   13 December 2011 to 24 December 2011   The Charles Cryer Studio Theatre SM5 3BB[map]
Come on a fun-packed journey through Nurseryland with this special interactive shows especially for our tiny audience members. Join in with the as we travel through all your favourite Nursery Rhymes in this magical adventure with lots for everyone to join in with.
Christmas Treat
 Christmas Treat   10 December 2011   Charlie's Bar EC3N 2JY[map]
This year we are taking you for a tour of the West End musicals and pantomimes. Featuring Costumes by Miss Sarah Lloyd with a cast of WayOut talent.
Cinerella  Cinderella   29 December 2011 to 28 January 2012    Bob Hope Theatre SE9 5TG[map]
Cinderella is a young woman living with her step mother and two step sisters. She works as a servant for them and caters to their every need. She does all the cooking and cleaning, and is treated like a servant. The step sisters are very mean. When the Prince of the Village sends out invitations to a ball held in his honour to all the villagers, Cinderella begs to go but her step mother will not let her. The night of the ball arrives, and the sisters and mother laugh and leave. Cinderella cries and wishes she could attend also. At that moment her Fairy God Mother appears and uses her magic so that Cinderella can attend, giving her a dress, glass slippers, and turning a pumpkin into a carriage. She also informs Cinderella that this spell will only last until midnight. Cinderella goes off onto the ball, and while she is there she attracts quite a bit of attention especially from the Prince. The two dance all night, till Cinderella hears the clock chime. She remembers what her god mother said, and dashes off, leaving only a slipper behind. The Prince, desperate to find this mystery woman, has his assistant go to all the women of the village to find its owner. Just when all hope is gone the assistant tries the slipper on the step sisters and despite a hard effort the shoe does not fit. Cinderella then tries on the shoe and it fits perfectly shocking everyone, especially her step sisters and evil step mother. Cinderella marries her Prince Charming and lives happily ever after.
Cinerella  Cinderella   14 January 2012 to 3 March 2012   Brick Lane Music Hall E16 2DA[map]
A pantomime performance of the Cinderella story.
Cinerella  Cinderella   16 December 2011 to 8 January 2012    The Epsom Playhouse KT18 5AL[map]
Watch the magic unfold when Cinders meets her handsome Prince. Starring comedy vocalist Andy Pelos as Buttons, and the Disney Channel's Samantha Dorrance as Cinderella. Featuring recording artist Tom Yeates as The Prince and Britain's premier dames, Mark Two and Jamie Steen as The Ugly Sisters.
Cinerella  Cinderella   11 December 2011    NY Bar & Grill KT11 1HY[map]
With Christmas all but here, don't miss this great chance to see the classic Christmas panto. The most magical fairytale of them all, Cinderella, is told live on stage with a fantastic cast in an NY production.The NY Bar and Grill is becoming renowned for its high fun, pantomimes and ourCinderella will dazzle and delight everyone who comes, with the freshest casts in the country.
Cinerella  Cinderella   24 November 2011 to 26 November 2011    OWG Centre DA1 1PX[map]
Cinerella  Cinderella   9 December 2011 to 15 January 2012  Richmond Theatre TW9 1QJ[map]
Featuring a glittering parade of everything you could possibly wish for in a traditional family pantomime – including sensational costumes, dazzling songs, superb dance routines, wonderful comedy and with star casting to be announced – this enchanting show will appeal to all ages.
with comic Jenny Eclair as the Fairy Godmother and panto veteran Gary Wilmot as Buttons.
Cinerella  Cinderella   29 November 2011 to 8 January 2012    Tabard Theatre W4 1LW[map]
Following the successes of Stig of the Dump, The Famous Five and Just So, this Christmas, the Tabard Theatre brings you a perfect union: the architects of the modern musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein and the classic fairy tale of all time, Cinderella. First presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. It then found a new lease of life when it was remade for the stage and played to great success on Broadway. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is an enchanting version of the classic tale played with great warmth and a touch of merriment. Rodgers and Hammerstein created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1950‘s during what is considered a golden age of musical theatre with hits such as South Pacific, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I and The Sound of Music.
Cinerella  Cinderella   3 December 2011 to 21 January 2012    Theatre Royal Stratford East E15 1BN[map]
Written by Trish Cooke and Robert Hyman, this year's panto is a whirlwind of lost slippers, a handsome prince, and not just one but four delicious dames.
Website http://www.stratfordeast.com/  

Cinerella  Cinderella   3 December 2011 to 14 January 2012   Queen's Theatre Hornchurch RM11 1QT[map]
Expect magic, mayhem and comedy capers from your favourite panto characters. Cheer, boo and laugh at the wicked Ugly Sisters, the stupendously silly Buttons, handsome Prince Charming, thigh-slapping Dandini and bumbling Baron Hardup.
Cinerella  Cinderella   7 December 2011 to 31 December 2011    Watersmeet Theatre WD3 1EH[map]
Family pantomime.
Cinerella  Cinderella   26th Nov 2011 to 8th Jan 2012   Hackney Empire  291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ
 Join beautiful Cinderella, two hideous Ugly Sisters, one seriously mean Stepmother, one huge pumpkin, a glitzy Palace Ball and lots of very cute mice. Add to these thrilling adventure, knockabout comedy.
Website http://www.hackneyempire.co.uk/
Cinerella  Cinderella   30th Nov 2011 to 14th Jan 2012  Chickenshed  Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE
30th Nov 2011 to 14th Jan 2012
A spectacular, magical, musical version of this much loved fairy tale with a modern twist! Follow our feisty heroine on her tough talking journey to the palace.
Website http://www.chickenshed.org.uk/ 

Cinerella Cinderella     19th Jan 2012 to 22nd Jan 2012  Winston Churchill Hall Theatre  Pinn Way, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7QL
 Following last years critically acclaimed Peter Pan. Aropsy are back in Jan 2012 with West Londons biggest and best pantomime 'Cinderella'. Hilarious Jokes, Laughs, Music and Magic. All for around 10 quid! Wow!
Website http://www.argosyplayers.org.uk/ 

Dick Whittington  Dick Whittington    14 December 2011 to 29 December 2011    Compass Theatre & Arts Centre UB10 8PD[map]
Playing Richard Whittington, the boy who sought fame, fortune and streets paved with gold in London, will be Hillingdon’s own Josh Barry who made it to the semi-finals of ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2010 after impressing Simon Cowell and fellow judges, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden in the audition stages with his remarkable rendition of My Girl by The Temptations. Josh, who’s just turned 18, has also appeared in the West End production of The Lion King, and sang at last year’s Hayes Carnival as well as Hillingdon’s Hidden Talent, where he was also a very special guest judge. Dick Whittington and His Cat promises fun and spectacle complete with a King Rat worthy of your Boos and Hisses as well as top quality singing and dancing.Website http://www.compasstheatre.co.uk/ 

Dick Whittington  Dick Whittington    9 December 2011 to 15 January 2012  New Wimbledon Theatre SW19 1QG[map]
First Family Entertainment and New Wimbledon Theatre are thrilled to announce the casting of Dame Edna Everage in this year's pantomime Dick Whittington. The original desperate housewife turned global megastar makes her pantomime debut as the Spirit of London and will be joined by Dancing on Ice champion Sam Attwater as Dick Whittington and Nickelodeon presenter Anna Williamson as Alice.
Dick Whittington Dick Whittington   8th Dec 2011 to 10th Dec 2011   Burnt Ash Methodist Church Hall   Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, London, SE12 0QD
 A singing and dancing College Park Players version of the tale following the hero Dick on his journey to London and his adventures with the friends he finds there.
Website http://www.collegeparkplayers.com/





Fee Fo Panto
Fee Fo Panto  5 November 2011 to 10 December 2011   Watford Palace Theatre WD17 1JZ[map]
A chance to plant your magic beans of imagination and grow your own panto. Learn the tricks of the panto trade through games, drama activities and a whole bucket load of fun. Includes a ticket to both The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Frog Prince
Frog Prince 3 December 2011  Lauderdale House N6 5HG[map]
The poor handsome Prince has been turned into a frog by a fairy called Honey. But the Princess Coral is a mermaid who makes the Frog Prince swim down to her Water Kingdom. Over 100 puppets bring this magical tale to life.
Jack & The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Shaw Theatre , 100-110, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AJ  6 December 2011 to 31 December 2011  [map]
Produced by James Hill and directed by The Shaw Theatre's own Artistic Director John-Jackson Almond, Jack and the Beanstalk will make you laugh, cry, roar with laughter, and take you on a magical journey to the Giant Blunderbore’s Castle in the Sky as our daring hero takes on the evil sorceress Venus Flytrap.
Starring Linda and Maureen from THE NOLANS with Devon Anderson (Billie Jackson) from EASTENDERS, Chris Stanton from CBBC's M.I. HIGH.
  Website http://www.shaw-theatre.com/ 
Jack & The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk   12 December 2011 to 22 January 2012  Kenneth More Theatre IG1 1BT[map]
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Jack & The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk   10 December 2011 to 2 January 2012  The Broadway Theatre SE6 4RU[map]
This year's pantomime has all the ingredients of a mouth watering feast of fun, frivolity and festive cheer! Our traditional pantomime tale with be served up with spectacular scenery, colourful costumes, creative choreography accompanied by live music and a huge side dish of slapstick delivered by a very talented cast who promise plenty of magic in the giant kingdom of Sunnyvale!
Jack & The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk   23 November 2011 to 26 November 2011  

Warehouse Theatre CR0 2NF[map]

Jack & The Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk    5th Jan 2012 to 8th Jan 2012     Intimate Theatre 521 Green Lanes, Palmers Green N13 4DH
 Come join Jack Trott & all the residents of Much Twittering as they battle the evil Giant Snot! We promise a fun filled, exciting & magical performance for everyone from 3 to 103! Proceeds donated to the Friends of Cheviots Children's Centre, Enfield.
Website http://www.acorntheatre.com/ 



Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood     5th Jan 2012 to 7th Jan 2012    Oldfield Primary School  Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, Middlesex
 Holy Cross Players proudly present their 30th anniversary production. With tickets from £6 to £8, it's the best value show in town!
Website http://www.holycrossplayers.org.uk/ 
Miss Whittington & Her Cat
14 December 2011 to 15 December 2011
Drill Hall WC1E 7EX[map]
Miss Richenda Whittington, Whit to her mates, leaves her small town life with only her cat Kitty for company. Will they find love and fortune in good old London Town? Is the woman of her dreams to be found in the clubs and bars? And with such dim lighting will Whit even see her? With a fairy godmother, who lives life in the fast lane and the Queen of all Rats pursuing Whit for her own pleasure, what is a girl to do? Whit finds a job in a not-for-profit outlet run by the thoughtful Ms Fitzwarren, but her daughter Gemma is jealous of Kitty and tries to persuade Whit to rehome her. Will Whit be true to herself? Will the fairy godmother ever stop partying to help? Will Kitty like her new home? Is there such a thing as true love? This panto might not answer all of these questions but it will be a great night out - a truly special treat for the festive season.
Mother Goose Mother Goose 11 December 2011  Capel Manor Gardens EN1 4RQ[map]
In this magical tale her handsome but silly son Jack and his gorgeous girlfriend Jill discover that beauty and wealth do not always equal happiness as Priscilla the Goose teaches them the true value of friendship.




Now That's What I Call Panto
Now That's What I Call Panto      6 December 2011 to 11 December 2011   The Beck Theatre UB3 2UE[map]
There’s trouble in Pantovania. Abanazar, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Carabosse are plotting to seize all the magical panto items including the magic lamp and glass slippers! By doing this, they will ensure there will be no Christmas Boo!They kidnap Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty and threaten to do horrible things to them if the people of Pantovania don’t hand the goods over! The Fairy Godmother, plus Buttons, Simple Simon, Dame Trott, Sarah Suet, Widow Twankey and several Prince Charmings are eager to thwart the evil plot! Hurrah! 
http://www.becktheatre.org.uk/
Oz
Oz 7 January 2012 to 21 January 2012  Erith Playhouse DA8 1QY[map]
Will the Wicked Witch of West Thamesmead prevent Dotty and her new friends from getting to Oz? Come and follow them along the yellow brick road for plenty of fun, lots of laughs and maybe a few surprises in this brand new family pantomime.
Potted Panto Potted Panto  18th Dec 2011 to 8th Jan 2012    Vaudeville Theatre   404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH  
From the makers of Potte Potter comes seven classic pantos in 80 minutes! With CBBC's Dan and Jeff.
Website http://www.pottedpanto.com/
Pantolympics 2012 - A Herculean Pantomime Pantolympics 2012 - A Herculean Pantomime  7th Jan 2012 to 14th Jan 2012    New Eltham Methodist Church  435-9 Footscray Road, New Eltham, SE9 3UL
 Our hero Hercules with the help of wimpy Achilles and self obsessed Narcissus must do battle with horrible Hades for the hand of the beautiful Helen. Will he succeed against all the odds come along to find out!
Website http://www.newelthampantomime.co.uk/ 

The Railway Children
The Railway Children Waterloo Railway Theatre York Road, London, SE1 8SW    28 June 2011 Booking through until: 8 January 2012
York Theatre Royal’s stage production of E Nesbit’s 1906 novel The Railway Children is to be staged in the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station this summer. A specially created auditorium will be constructed around the disused tracks - which until 2007 served as London's main Eurostar terminal - with the audience seated on both sides of the track and the action taking place on the platforms and the track itself. E Nesbit's story follows Bobby, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. Moving with their mother from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire, they befriend the local railway porter and embark on a journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains; where is their father and is he ever coming back? The Railway Children is being staged to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the popular film adaptation and uses the saloon carriage that featured in the film along with a period steam train from the National Railway Museum in York.

 
Red Riding Hoodie
Red Riding Hoodie     4 December 2011 to 8 December 2011    Battersea Barge SW8 5BP[map]
Enjoy the debauched and debased pantomime antics of some of the most popular and talented cabaret stars on the London scene in this all-new Christmas adventure. Written by Paul L Martin who returns to the Barge stage after a two year hiatus, Red Riding Hoodie also stars the reigning Alternative Miss World, Fancy Chance, and stalwart of the Cabaret Burlesque scene, Dusty Limits. Featuring Laurie Hagen, Jamie Anderson, Louise Hollamby and Becky Finlay-Hall.
Santa Claus And The Christmas Adventure
SANTA CLAUS AND THE CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE
 SANTA CLAUS AND THE CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE  AMBASSADORS THEATRE  West Street, London, WC2H 9ND  3-31 December 2011
The adventure takes place at Santa’s HQ in the North Pole. The Reindeer Sat Nav is programmed and the toys are piled high on the sleigh, then… chaos strikes! Rudolph is missing and the Elves are misbehaving... will Santa ever deliver the presents to all the boys and girls?!
Santa needs your help, and in return the children will get to meet him after the show and even receive a present. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the magic moment your little ones meet Father Christmas for the very first time!
A truly unforgettable experience, Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure promises to be the festive treat you won’t want to miss – come and join the fun and help Santa save the day!

Sinderella
Sinderella  6 December 2011 to 11 December 2011   Etcetera Theatre NW1 7BU[map]
Sweet, beautiful but very dumb poor Sinderella is trapped in the home of her Ugly Sisters. Is the Prince really that charming? Will the feisty Fairy sober up enough to create magic? And will Buttons ever get laid? With audience participation, sing-a-longs and risqué humour prepare for a brand new big adult panto. Treat yourself to something naughty this Christmas.
Sleeping Beauty The Sleeping Beauty  10 December 2011 to 1 January 2012   Radlett Centre WD7 8HL[map]
An extremely popular traditional pantomime, including all your favourite comic characters such as Nanny Annie and Lester the Jester! Follow the adventures of a brave prince as he travels to rescue his beautiful princess from a wicked spell. Cheer the Good Fairy who cares for our heroine and boo the Evil Fairy who vows revenge. With fabulous live music, lots of laughs, stunning costumes, dazzling scenery and loads of audience participation, this is good traditional fun for all the family.
Sleeping Beauty The Sleeping Beauty   13 December 2011 to 24 December 2011  The Charles Cryer Studio Theatre SM5 3BB[map]
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, a beautiful Princess was born. Everyone was invited to the christening of the Princess, everyone that is except the wicked Fairy Vistana, who was furious and cursed the baby Princess so that when she reached 18, she would prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into an enchanted slumber to become Sleeping Beauty.
Sleeping Beauty The Sleeping Beauty   11th Nov 2011 to 21st Dec 2011 Royal Opera House  Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
 The Sleeping Beauty has become a much-loved classical ballet and a perennial delight that combines in a single work all the charms and virtuosity that ballet has to offer.
Website http://www.roh.org.uk/



The Snowman  The Peacock Theatre  Portugal Street, LONDON, WC2A 2HT
to 8th Jan 2012
The annual favourite, Raymond Briggs' Snowman, returns to The Peacock Theatre for another year.
Website http://www.peacocktheatre.com/

The Sooty Christmas Show The Sooty Christmas Show Garrick Theatre  2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH   13 December 2011 Booking through until: 31 December 2011
The show, which is Sooty's first in 13 years, will also feature the world's greatest ringmaster, Norman Barrett and his performing budgies, alongside Father Christmas and Harry the Robot. Iconic Sooty Show characters Butch the bull dog and Ramsbottom the snake-both will also be joining the ensemble, as Carol singers. The show opens as Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard are getting ready for their Christmas Party. Sooty is having a few problems rehearsing his magic show, while Sweep's Christmas cake is a recipe for disaster. Poor little Soo just can't decide which dress to wear. Luckily Uncle Norman drops by to lend a hand assisted by his amazing troupe of performing budgies! Plus Father Christmas flies in to deliver a present for every child in the theatre to take home.
Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  28th Dec 2011 to 29th Dec 2011 Greenford Hall  Ruislip Road, Greenford, UB6 9QN  
A traditional family pantomime suitable for the whole family. There is lots of fun, laughter, slapstick, plenty of audience participation, and so much more.
Website http://www.heos.org.uk/ 



Snow White & The Seven Poofs
Dec 1-Jan 28 2012 The Lounge, Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX Full details & map
This drag panto returns to the Leicester Square Theatre for the second year in a row, with 2009 Drag Idol winner Tanya Hyde reprising her performance in the title role. Needless to say that this show - which stars 'visual comedienne extraordinaire' Titti La Camp as The Queen - is not suitable for children.












Merseyside

Liverpool
Scrooge Scrooge  Liverpool Empire , Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JE    5th Dec 2011 to 10th December 2011
The ideal Christmas treat, Leslie Bricusse's musical extravaganza Scrooge is a heartwarming story based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. So join Ebenezer, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and a whole host of Dickensain characters in this award-winning, international smash hit musical!
With stunning sets and costumes, specially created illusions by magician Paul Kieve, acclaimed for the magic effects in the Harry Potter films, and a fantastic musical score including December The Twenty-fifth, I Hate Christmas and the Oscar-nominated hit Thank You Very Much, this spectacular musical is the perfect Christmas treat for the family.   
Website http://www.liverpoolempire.org.uk/

Liverpool
White ChristmasWhite Christmas Liverpool Empire , Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JE   22 December 2011- 7 January 2012
With an ensemble of over thirty and a dynamic 17 piece orchestra, this dazzling musical is full of tap dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family. Brimming with classic Irving Berlin hits like Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean, Happy Holiday, Sisters and of course the unforgettable title song White Christmas, it tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the process.
Website http://www.liverpoolempire.org.uk/
Liverpool Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White & The 7 Dwarfs   Kirkby Suite Cherryfield Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside L32 8XY  1st Dec 2011 to 2nd Dec 2011
Following the success of Cinderella last December at the Kirkby Civic Suite. We our pleased to be able to announce that we will be returning to the Kirkby Civic this December with the magical family pantomime Snow White.
Website http://www.trio-entertainment.co.uk/   
Liverpool  The Voyages Of Sinbad The Sailor  Unity Theatre, Liverpool Merseyside L1 9BG  Wed 30 Nov 2011 to Sat 21 Jan 2012
Imagine a life on the high seas filled with action, adventure and adversity! Prepare for an epic adventure with Sinbad as he confronts genies and giants, explores mysterious islands and faraway kingdoms and searches for the thing he wants most; a home. A boy living by his wits on the streets becomes the most famous sailor the world has ever seen. Don’t miss this intimate and creative new production. Perfect for ages 5+ and featuring puppetry, song, dance and traditional storytelling let your imagination run wild this Christmas with unitytheatre. Times vary £12.00 full price £10.00 discounts £7.00 children £32.00 (2 adults + 2 children) 
Website: www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk
Floral Pavilion in New Brighton
New Brighton
Dick Whittington Dick Whittington Floral Pavilion Theatre  Virginia Road, New Brighton, Wirral. CH45 2LH 4th Jan 2012 to 6th Jan 2012
This year the Chrysanths Pantomime Society proudly present Dick Whittington at the Floral Pavilion.
Website http://www.chrysanths-pantomime.com/ 


St. Helens AladdinAladdin  St. Helens Theatre Royal  Corporation Street, St.Helens, Merseyside WA10 1LQ   2nd Dec 2011 to 8th Jan 2012
Come away with us to the mystical East ... of St Helens town centre for this glittering family pantomime, which stars Master of Illusions Richard De Vere as the evil Abanazer, with Coronation Street’s very own Andy McDonald, Nick Cochrane, as Aladdin. Kev Seed from 102.4 Wish FM has grabbed his truncheon and will play PC Noodle, whilst Radio City 96.7’s Claire Simonson flies in as Slave of the Ring.
Website http://www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com/ 
Southport Theatre and Convention Centre
Southport
Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White  Southport Theatre Promenade, Southport, SOUTHPORT, PR9 0DZ  8th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
A mixture of high-energy song and dance routines, lavish sets and costumes, and all the usual pantomime fun and jokes, not forgetting a glittering finale!
Website http://www.southporttheatre.org.uk
Southport Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk  Greenbank School Theatre  Hastings Road, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2LT  6th Jan 2012 to 15th Jan 2012
All Souls is back Formally performed at the Southport Arts Centre now closed due to refurbishment.Jack & the beanstalk is a snappy panto that appeals to all, Come see a Traditional Family Pantomime.
Wirral Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty -   Gladstone Theatre  Greendale Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4XB  9th - 17th December 2011
Based on the traditional story of Sleeping Beauty. A show suitable for all the family, packed with comedy, audience participation and dance routines with a liberal helping of familiar Rock and Pop songs. Website http://www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk/ 

Wirral posterScrooge  Rock and Pop panto  Gladstone Theatre  Greendale Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4XB  12th-14th January 2012
Hoylake and West Kirby Theatre Group (HAWKS) presents their  
2012 Rock & Pop Pantomime  SCROOGE


Norfolk

Cromer
The Christmas Seaside Special Show  Cromer Pavilion Theatre The Pier, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HE    Telephone: 01263 512495  3rd to 31st December 2011n selected perform
A home-grown comedian, amazing singers, energetic dancers and a theatre filled with Christmas sparkle and festive cheer. Now in its sixth year, Cromer Pier's Christmas Seaside Special is the must see show on the North Norfolk Coast. With all the magic of Christmas, we promise more laughter, more sparkle and more high energy dance routines than ever before. This show is a dazzling spectacle for all the family and for an extra special seasonal treat you can bring your kids for free! (Selected performances only).  Website : http://www.cromer-pier.com/seaside-special.asp?id=13&parent_ID=2
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Dereham
Mother GooseMother Goose Dereham Memorial Hall , Hallmark, 12 Nelson Pl Dereham, NR19 1EA   Tel: 01362 694222  27th Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
We are delighted to announce that our 2011 Christmas Pantomime, Mother Goose, will mark our long-awaited return to Dereham Memorial Hall. 
For more information visit the Dereham Operatic Society website.
The Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston, Norfolk
Gorleston
CinerellaCinderella  Gorleston Pavillion Theatre  Pier Gardens, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston-On-Sea, NR31 6PP  7th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Favourite Panto tale of the girl with the glass slipper.
Website http://www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk/

 
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Great Yarmouth
Christmas Spectacular and Water Show  Great Yarmouth Hippodrome, St. Georges Road. Great Yarmouth. Norfolk NR302EU.   BOX OFFICE   Telephone 01493 844172-  10th December 2011 –  8th January 2012
    For more information visit the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome website.
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Hunstanton

  For tickets call the Box Office 01485 532 252.

For more information go to the Princess Theatre website
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King's Lynn
CinerellaCinderella  King's Lynn Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JW . tel: 01553 765 565 -    Wednesday 14th December - Sunday 15th January 2012
The timeless tale of laughter, magic and true love.
Spend a fairy tale Christmas at the Kings Lynn Corn Exchange for the best-loved pantomime of them all. Starring EastEnders' Letitia Dean and with the West Ends Claire Fishenden, this year's magical extravaganza is brought to you by the team behind last year's smash hit Jack and the Beanstalk and once again we promise you live music, stunning sets, slick choreography, sensational costumes and spectacular musical numbers. Left at home by the ugliest of sisters, Cinders can not go to the ball. However, with help from her magical Fairy Godmother and brilliant buffoonery from Buttons, the most exciting night of her life is about to begin...

Website http://www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/ 
 
Theatre Royal in Norwich
Norwich
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty , Theatre Royal Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL  14th Dec 2011 to 15th Jan 2012
Hayley Tamaddon (Dancing On Ice, Spamalot, Emmerdale) and Richard Gauntlett, Helen Fraser (Bad Girls) and Jake Dean (Hollyoaks).
Website http://www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/  

 

Norwich
A Christmas Carol or ScroogeA Christmas Carol Norwich Maddermarket Theatre , St Johns Alley, Norwich NR2 1DR  Tel: 01603 620917 (Box Office)     17December 2011 -  3 January 2012
  For more information visit the Maddermarket Theatre website.
 

Norwich
Beauty & The BeastSantaMation  Norwich Puppet Theatre, St James, Whitefriars Norwich Norfolk NR3 1TN Telelphone:01603 629921 -   
10 December 2011
A fantastically traditional family pantomime. Show stopping chorus numbers, beautiful love duets, free sweets and who could forget the Pantomime Horse. 
Website http://www.puppettheatre.co.uk/ 

 
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Sheringham
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington   Sheringham Little Theatre,  2 Station Road, Sheringham Norfolk NR26 8RE Box Office: 01263 822347 - 7th Dec 2011 - 2nd Jan 2012
Dick Whittington and his cat, written by Joel Horwood, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Steve Marmion. Originally produced by the Lyric Hammersmith
Website http://sheringhamlittletheatre.yolasite.com/
Swaffham   Hammonds High School  Brandon Road, Swaffham, Norfolk PE37 7DZ  28th Dec 2010 to 1st Jan 2011
Swaffham Players present  . Contact us on tandpsaunders@hotmail.co.uk for further details or to purchase tickets.
Thetford CinerellaCinderella  Carnegie Room  Cage Lane, Thetford IP24 2DS 12th Jan 2012 to 14th Jan 2012
The Thetford Players present Cinderella, with a brand new script, a fantastic pantomime for all the family to enjoy.
Website http://www.leapinghare.org/
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Thetford Robin HoodRobin Hood Queens Hall  Norwich Rd, Watton, Thetford, Norfolk IP25 6DA  26th Jan 2012 to 28th Jan 2012
As children, Robin and Marian say their goodbyes ? Robin leaves for Knight school promising Marian ?He will be back!? Fifteen years later Robin returns to find Sherwood under the rule of The Sheriff of Nottingham.

Westacre
The Inaccurate Conception  Westacre Theatre River Road Westacre King's Lynn Norfolk PE32 1UD
 
When Miss Wibley is given the task of directing the school nativity play with a group of 7 year olds she doesn't realise that the story of the baby in a manger may never be the same again. A seriously funny seasonal treat for all the family from 5 to 105 and older! The Westacre Theatre Company Christmas production of The Inaccurate Conception is selling very well and there are now a few performances that are now SOLD OUT. Get you tickets now!  For more information visit the Westacre Theatre website.
Northamptonshire
Oliver
 Barton Seagrave
Babes In The WoodBabes In The Wood  Masque Theatre , Latimer Arts College, Castle Way, Barton Seagrave  20th - 21st January 2012    Box Office: 07857 186005
All is not well in Nottingham! The wicked Sheriff is growing rich on the many taxes he is forcing the poor townsfolk to pay and he is just about to become even richer. Pip and Penny, recently orphaned and heirs to vast fortunes have been entrusted into his care and he is hatching a horrible plan to make sure that he will inherit the cash and marry Maid Marion into the bargain. All that stands in his way is the very brave and dashing Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the fearsome Nanny Coddle, brainless Dave Knave (the wannabe outlaw) and a rather overworked Fairy.
Will they succeed in thwarting the evil plot and beat the Sheriff and his villainous henchmen?
To find that out you will have to come and see the show and see for yourself...

 Website http://www.the-nomads.org.uk/

Kettering
CinerellaCinderella   Lighthouse Theatre  Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB   13th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
This timeless classic will be brought to life by a fantastic all star cast, fabulous sets and breathtaking costumes alongside incredible live music! Staring Danny Young as Prince Charming.
Website http://www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk/  
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Northampton
   The Deco , Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE     Visit www.thedeco.co.uk for further details.
Website http://www.thedeco.co.uk/ 

 
Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton
Northampton
AladdinAladdin   R,oyal & Derngate , Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP    Friday 9 December 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012
This Christmas Royal & Derngate will stage a spectacular and unmissable production of Aladdin with a superb cast led by one of the UK’s funniest and best-known celebrity comedians Bobby Davro together with an icon of children’s television, Basil Brush! Bobby Davro is a man of many talents; comedian, impressionist, game-show host and actor. Bobby’s major breakthrough came with his appearance in Live at Her Majesty’s, this led to his own Saturday night series Bobby Davro on The Box, which topped the ratings for six consecutive years and made Bobby a household name. Bobby has also presented a number of game shows, hosting programmes such as Winner Takes All and Public Enemy Number One. Bobby featured, along with a number of other celebrities, in Peter Kay's Comic Relief music video I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). Last year Bobby was seen gingerly taking to the ice in ITV1’s Dancing on Ice. His other television appearances include Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Come Dine with Me and as the loveable rogue Vinnie Monks in EastEnders. This year’s pantomime also stars television favourite and the world’s most famous fox - Basil Brush, in the role of Chief Inspector Basil - Boom, Boom! Since making his screen debut in the 1960s, Basil has appeared on countless television programmes including Blue Peter, The Weakest Link and French and Saunders, and has hosted numerous series of his own TV shows. “Comedy will be at the heart of this year’s Royal & Derngate pantomime and we are delighted that Bobby and Basil will lead a superb cast in a fabulous production of Aladdin,” says Jonathan Kiley, executive producer of the show. “Bobby is an outstanding performer, a huge talent and is one of the country’s most sought-after pantomime performers and together with Basil Brush I have no doubt that Northampton audiences will laugh the whole way through this unmissable pantomime,” Jonathan added. Tickets can be booked on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk Heart throb, TV and West End star Ray Quinn (X Factor and Dancing On Ice) heads the cast in the role of Jack.
Website http://www.royalandderngate.co.uk/ 


Wellingborough
CinerellaCinderella The Castle Castle Way , Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1XA 17th Jan 2012 to 22nd Jan 2012
Once again a spectacular traditional pantomime with real live ponies to transport Cinderella to the ball! Signed Performance, Sun 22 Jan, 2.30pm
Website http://www.thecastle.org.uk/  
Northumberland
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty  The Maltings Theatre  Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1AJ  14th Dec 2011 to 29th Dec 2011
Daring duels, stunning sets, outrageous costumes and bucket loads of fun, are all here! The team who brought you last year's smash hit 'Aladdin' return with an all new pantomime adventure! Tickets start from just £9.
Website http://www.maltingsberwick.co.uk/  


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Blyth
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  Phoenix Theatre, Blyth  Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 2DS  3rd Dec 2011 to 11th Dec 2011
Much loved classic pantomime tale.
Website http://www.blythphoenix.co.uk/ 
 

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Morpeth
 RUMPELSTILTSKIN  Warkworth Memorial Hall , Castle Street Morpeth Northumberland  December 15th, 16th and 17th 2011
Following on the success of last year, Antonia has decided to direct the next Pantomime. Everyone is now busy at work enjoying the rehearsals, Antonia always makes them fun. We are also delighted that local playwright Daniel Watkins has written this pantomime especially for our group.
So book the dates in your diaries folks as it promises to be a good show.
 
 Website http://www.warkworthdrama.org.uk/ 
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Ponteland
 The Memorial Hall  Darras Road, Ponteland, Northumberland 
 tel:01661 822985 or on the door.
Website http://www.pontelandrep.co.uk/ 

Nottinghamshire
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Lowdham
   Lowdham Village Hall ,Main Street, Lowdham, Notts,NG14   
Website http://www.lowdhampanto.co.uk/ 

 
Palace Theatre in Mansfield
Mansfield  
Jack & The BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk. Mansfield Palace Theatre, Leeming Street, Mansfield , Notts  NG18 1NG Tel: 01623633133   Saturday 3 December 2011 - Sunday 8 January 2012
From Doctor Who Colin Baker as Fleshcreep , From The Basil Brush Show Chris Pizzey as Simple Simon , From CITV's Hi-5 Emma Nowell as Jack
Stephen David as Dame Trott

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Palace Theatre in Newark
Newark
AladdinAladdin  Palace Theatre Appletongate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY 1st Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
Sit back, fasten your seat belts and take off on a first class flight to pantoland with Bernie Clifton, Ashes to Ashes & Dr Who's Marshall Lancaster and from Any Dream Will Do, Rob McVeigh.
Website http://www.palacenewark.com/  

Theatre Royal in Nottingham
Nottingham
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE , THEATRE SQUARE , NOTTINGHAM , NG1 5ND    Saturday 10 December 2011 to Sunday 15 January 2012
Comedian, television presenter and all-round entertainer Joe Pasquale will play Muddles in this year’s pantomime. Joe has fronted numerous television programmes including The Price is Right, The Paul O’Grady Show and An Audience With Joe Pasquale and has appeared on What Do Kids Know?, Celebrity Mastermind, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, The Weakest Link, numerous Royal Variety Performances and an unforgettable and winning stint in the jungle in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!. On stage Joe has starred in The Producers, several record-breaking pantomimes around the country as well as his own show, the latest, the show with no name, begins a UK tour next month! There is nothing like a dame...and there is no other dame quite like the wonderfully outrageous Ceri Dupree, who plays the role of Queen Passionella in Sleeping Beauty. Theatre Royal audiences will never have seen such a colourful wardrobe of costumes! Ceri Dupree, named the most glamorous dame in the world, has been delighting audiences worldwide for over 25 years. His unique talents have taken him through musical theatre, pantomime, summer season, television and cabaret and his extensive repertoire of theatre shows include Hello Dolly!, Rock Hard, Hot Stuff, The Ultimate Hen Party and The Rocky Horror Show. Tickets can be booked on 0115 989 5555 or online at www.trch.co.uk.
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Nottingham Playhouse Theatre
Nottingham
CinerellaCinderella Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF  25th Nov 2011 to 14th Jan 2012
Playhouse favourites John Elkington and Anthony Hoggard are Ugly Sister Act Bella and Donna, whilst Rebecca Little returns as Dandini.
Website http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/  

Retford
  Majestic Theatre , Coronation Street, Retford, Nottinghamshire 6th Jan 2010 to 9th Jan 2010
The Majestic Theatre is delighted to announce the arrival of a New Pantomime company coming to Retford.  Box office 01777 706866  Website http://www.majestictheatre.co.uk/ 
Oxfordshire
Banbury  James and the Giant Peach  he Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park Banbury OX16 5QE Nov 17 - 19 19:45 and Nov 19 14:00 Nov 24 - 26 19:45 and Nov 26 14:00
Roald Dahl’s glorious story celebrating its 50th Birthday - adapted for the stage by David Wood. The story surrounds how hard life is for orphan James until a mysterious stranger arrives with a bag of magical crystals... what happens next is for you to find out. Join James and his friends Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird, Earthworm and Spider as they go on a juicy journey and use their individual skills to save the giant peach from marauding sharks, a giant octopus and a very tricky landing in New York. more   Website: www.banburycrossplayers.co.uk
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Banbury
 Snow White & The (twenty) Seven Dwarfs  Mill Arts Centre  Spiceball Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5QE Tel: 01295 252050     13 January 2012 - 22 January 2012
When the wicked Queen Catrina asks the mystical magic mirror who is the fairest in the land... he replies with Snow White! Jealous of her beauty the Queen devises a devious and particularly poisonous plan to eliminate her step daughter. Lost in the dark and dangerous forest Snow White is befriended by Seven dwarfs. Can her new friends help save Snow White from her evil step mother? Will her Prince Charming save her in time? Cherwell Theatre Company's version of this much loved classic fairy tale will amuse the whole family with plenty of 'heigh-ho' hilarity leaving it's audience enchanted happily ever after. 
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Carterton Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington     RAF Brize Norton Station Theatre  Carterton, Oxfordshire  28th Jan 2012 to 5th Feb 2012
Brize Norton returns with Pantomime for 2012 Dick Whittington (and his cat of course!)
Website http://www.brizetheatre.com/ 
 
Carterton
 Carterton Community College , Upavon Way, Carterton, Oxon. OX18 1BU   
 
Website http://www.actingcommunitythingumybogs.btck.co.uk/ 

  
Chipping Norton Theatre
Chipping Norton
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves  The Theatre 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NL 22nd Nov 2011 to 7th Jan 2012
The story of the penniless woodcutter, the greedy brother, the secret cave and the biggest baddest band of blaggers in all Baghdad. Spectacle, wonder and a swag-bag full of laughs.
Website http://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/  
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Didcot
 one snowy night thumbOne Snowy Night   Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NE  Wednesday 17 December 2011 7pm
Christmas is special at Cornerstone. Our festive family shows are a treat for all to share together. This year is no exception when we have the beautiful and heartwarming 'One Snowy Night' coming to us for fourteen shows. Based on the Percy the Park Keeper books by Nick Butterworth these shows are suitable for children from 3 up but are not too young for ten and eleven year olds and adults too. A really great way to get into the Christmas spirit.  WEBSITE CLICK
Faringdon CinerellaCinderella  Faringdon Junior School  Gloucester Street, Faringdon   27th Jan 2012 to 4th Feb 2012
Tickets £8 and £6 (Concessions) available online from website, from The Nut Tree, Corn Market, Faringdon or on the door. Enquiries ? Fiona Merrick 01367 242967.
Website http://www.faringdondramatic.org.uk/ 
Forest Hill CinerellaCinderella  The Village Hall  Main Street, Forest Hill   11th Dec 2011 to 17th Dec 2011
Cinders is but a lowly housemaid with two rather ugly sisters. The handsome prince is looking for a bride. Will true love take its course (assisted by our heroine's Fairy Godmother and the broken hearted Buttons)?
Website http://www.foresthill-online.com/ 
Watermill Newbury
Oxford
Mother GooseMother Goose  Oxford Playhouse 11 - 12 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW  2nd Dec 2011 to 15th Jan 2012
One of the best traditional pantos, Mother Goose is back on the Playhouse stage and it's one golden egg of a show. Written and directed by panto king Peter Duncan it's going to be an eggs-travaganza.  Dame Mother Goose's luck is down and out. She's feeling old and haggard, she can't pay her bills and the Duke is always nagging her. That is until the Good and Bad Fairies start meddling and a golden egg is laid. Mother Goose's life changes forever but will her new-found luck bring happiness? Can the search for eternal beauty ever have a happy ending? And will the Good Fairy conquer all in the end? Be careful what you wish for in pantoland...
Packed with heroes and villains, boo-ing and cheering, plenty of panto mischief, not to mention one very magical goose - you won't want to miss the only pantomime in Oxford with true eggs-factor this festive season.


Website http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/  
New Theatre Oxford
Oxford
ScroogeScrooge  New Theatre, George St, Oxford, OX1 2AG - Tel: 0870 606 3500   9th January 2012- 14th January 2012
The ideal Christmas treat, Leslie Bricusse's musical extravaganza Scrooge is a heartwarming story based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. So join Ebenezer, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and a whole host of Dickensain characters in this award-winning, international smash hit musical!
With stunning sets and costumes, specially created illusions by magician Paul Kieve, acclaimed for the magic effects in the Harry Potter films, and a fantastic musical score including December The Twenty-fifth, I Hate Christmas and the Oscar-nominated hit Thank You Very Much, this spectacular musical is the perfect Christmas treat for the family.

Website http://www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk/ 
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Oxford
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Wallingford
Aladdin Aladdin  Wallingford Corn Exchange Market Place, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England OX10 0EG  13th Jan 2012 to 28th Jan 2012
Brand new script! Fantastic sets! Amazing SFX! If see only one Pantomime this season make it 'Aladdin' at the Wallingford Corn Exchange.
Website http://www.cornexchange.org.uk/  
Shropshire
Lilleshall Alice in Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland   Lilleshall Memorial Hall Hillside, Lilleshall, Nr Newport, TF10 9HG  10th Jan 2012 to 13th Jan 2012
A trip into a dream land where there's always time for tea!
Website http://www.lilleshallpanto.co.uk/  
Ludlow CinerellaCinderella, Ludlow Assembly Rooms  1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AZ  15th Dec 2011 to 19th Dec 2011
The most magical fairytale of them all is coming to Ludlow! Professional, rags to riches production suitable for the whole family. Starring Mike Christie from X Factor?s G4! Lots of fun songs and dances in this magical show.
Website http://www.ludlowpanto.co.uk// 

Shawbury
Peter Pan Peter Pan  Shawbury Village Hall  Shawbury, Shropshire   16th – 18th February 2012
Is the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous Boy who wouldn’t grow up by the novelist J. M Barrie. Originally written as a play and later was adapted into a novel.  Wendy and her brothers are visited by Peter Pan, who left his shadow when he came to listen to the stories read by their mother. He teaches them to fly and takes them to visit Neverland, where they meet the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, Mermaids, Indians and Pirates. The pirates are captained by Hook who hates Peter Pan after he chopped off his hand and gave it to the crocodile and he wants to get his revenge. In 2011 the novel celebrated is 100th birthday anniversary. J. M Barrie gave the copyrights of the story to Great Ormond Street Hospital and till to this day they still benefit financially every time the play is performed.
Website: http://shawburyvillageplayers.co.uk/productions/peter-pan/
Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
Aladdin Aladdin,  Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8FT   December 1 2011 to January 8, 2012
It's our most spectacular pantomime EVER! This Christmas, take a magical carpet ride to the Far East... Don't miss our fun-packed, family pantomime ALADDIN. We'll have comedy, singing, dancing, stunning sets, dazzling costumes, a talented West End cast and lots of audience participation. Written by Shropshire's own Paul Hendy and brought to you by our  top new producers Evolution, this years pantomime promises to be  our BIGGEST, BEST and FUNNIEST PANTO EVER! Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out. Book Now...Call the box office on (01743) 281281. THEATRE SEVERN CLICK
Oakengates Theatre in Telford
Telford
Robin HoodRobin Hood & the Babes In The Wood , Oakengates Theatre Limes Walk, Oakengates,Telford, TF2 6EP 8th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Classic pantomime tale.
Website http://www.theplacetelford.com/  

Email: theplace@telford.gov.uk    
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Whitchurch
  Whitchurch Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1AX   WHITCHURCH CIVIC CENTRE CLICK
Somerset
Theatre Royal, Bath
Bath
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington    Theatre Royal Bath , Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET 15 December 2011 Booking through until: 22 January 2012
This year Dick Whittington promises everything you would dream of in a traditional family pantomime with a fantastic cast and the much-loved story of a poor boy who sets off to make his fortune in London and all the adventures he encounters along the way. Naomi Wilkinson is one of children's television's best-loved presenters. The star of BBC 2's Saturday morning show, Live'n'Deadly and Milkshake! on Channel 5 for ten years, she will bring her bubbly personality to the role of Dick. Chris Harris is nothing less than an institution in the world of pantomime. He returns to play the role of Sarah the Cook after fantastic reviews and audience comments last year for his triumphant Widow Twankey and to direct the show. Mark Moraghan is a King Rat to swoon for - as long as youre booing him! Best known for his regular roles in Holby City, Dream Team, Brookside and Harry Enfield, he recently starred as Bob in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the West End and has a fine singing voice. Jon Monie returns to play Idle Jack complete with the mischievous comedy and hilarious antics Bath panto regulars love, and once again the delightful babes from Baths Dorothy Coleborn School will be joining the cast.  Website THEATRE ROYAL CLICK
Bath Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty  The University of Bath, Arts Lecture Theatre  University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY  8th Dec 2011 to 10th Dec 2011
The Bath University Student Theatre proudly presents Sleeping Beauty! Tickets are only £8 per adult, with £4 concessions. We also have a family ticket of £20 for 2 adults and 2 children!  Website http://www.bath.ac.uk/icia 
Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol
Peter PanPeter Pan Bristol Hippodrome  St Augustine's Parade, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4UZ  10th Dec 2011 to 8th Jan 2012
David Hasselhoff stars in this year's panto as Hook. With stunning special effects (including amazing flying!) sumptuous costumes, superb sets and a good helping of fairydust, Peter Pan is the perfect treat for the whole family.
Hook your tickets now for this year’s swashbuckling Panto extravaganza Peter Pan.
Fly away on a spectacular journey of wonder and excitement into the magical world of Neverland. Join Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys in their thrilling adventure to save Tinkerbell from the villainous Captain Hook and his crew of dastardly pirates.  With stunning special effects (including amazing flying!) sumptuous costumes, superb sets and a good helping of fairydust, Peter Pan is the perfect treat for the whole family.
Website http://www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk  
Bristol
 Cinderella:a Fairytale   Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Rd, Southville, Bristol,BS3 1TF     Wed 7 Dec 2011 to Sun 15 Jan 2012
The team behind BOV’s Treasure Island and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves return to the origins of the Cinderella story to bring you a brand new version of one of the oldest, best loved fairytales of all time. When a rich man’s wife dies, his daughter Ella mourns her beloved mother with a grief as deep as the snow on her grave. Before the spring sun has time to melt it, her father takes a second wife and their peaceful life is taken over by a host of new and unpleasant relations. Her only friends are the woodland birds who roost in the tree that grows over the grave, but they are no ordinary birds... With their quirky visual style, crystal-clear storytelling, original live music and pitch-perfect ensemble acting, director Sally Cookson and team bring this classic tale of fortunes reversed startlingly and imaginatively to life. Age recommendation 6+ “The Tobacco Factory… has a superlative record in creating Christmas hits” The Guardian 
Website: www.tobaccofactory.com

Cucklington
 The Arthur Morison Hall , Cucklington, Somerset    Website http://www.expressiontheatre.co.uk/ 
Memorial Theatre
Frome
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  ,Merlin Theatre , Bath Road, Frome BA11 2HG     8 December 2011 - 17 December 2011
Merlin Theatre Co. presents  Directed by Claudia Pepler Designed by Felix Burne Musical Director Jamie Mason Choreographers Jill Wigham & Amy Morgan Bell
Music by Irita Kutchmy Book and Lyrics by Irita Kutchmy Based on the novel by C.S. Lewis
Enter the magical land of Narnia; the land beyond the wardrobe door. This is a land where it is always winter but never Christmas, where animals talk, trees can walk, a white witch covers the landscape with snow and bewitches with Turkish Delight, and a mighty lion resides. C.S. Lewis’ first tale of Narnia is loved by children and adults all over the world and will come to life on the Merlin’s stage this Christmas in Irita Kutchmy’s musical adaptation. Just open the door. You’ll never believe what you’ll find…
. Website http://www.merlintheatre.co.uk/
Memorial Theatre
Frome
Aladdin Aladdin   Frome Memorial Theatre, Christchurch Street West, Frome; Somerset BA11 1EB   Telephone: 01373 462795   29 December 2011 - Monday 02 January 2012
Once again this Christmas, Frome Amateur Operatic Society brings a traditional family pantomime to our theatre. This year it is the lavishly colourful tale of Aladdin, the young boy who is tricked into going into a cave by his 'Uncle' Abanaza with the promise of jewels and riches. He is trapped in the cave when he doesn't do as Abanaza wants but when Aladdin finds the magic lamp his luck changes and he becomes wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. With fantastic music, sets and costumes this year's pantomime promises to be truly spectacular.
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Memorial Theatre
Frome
 The Ugly Duckling  Frome Memorial Theatre, Christchurch Street West, Frome; Somerset BA11 1EB   Telephone: 01373 462795   Sunday 12 February  2012
Follow the Ugly Duckling on his eventful journey – based on the well-loved tale by Hans Andersen. Meet Mother Duck, the nasty hunters, the Farm Cat, Drumstick the Turkey and many more. This captivating show includes colourful costumes, comedy, music and surprises – with PLENTY of joining in.
Great fun for ALL the family from 3 to 93 – granny included! Book early!

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Strode Theatre, Street
Glastonbury
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty Strode Theatre Church Road Street BA16 0AB  tel: 01458 442846  Tuesday 27th December 2011 - Monday 2nd January 2012
Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society, producers of last year’s pantomime, are delighted to return to the Strode stage with Sleeping Beauty. At Princess Aurora’s christening, the wicked fairy Carabosse puts a spell on the baby princess so that she will touch a spindle on her eighteenth birthday and die. But the good fairy Peaceful changes the curse so that a handsome Prince can save the sleeping Princess with a kiss. Billy, the royal butler, a hilarious Dame and a lovely pretty cat join a full cast to bring you music, song, laughter, and family fun in this amateur production. Matinees £11.50/£11/£10; Evenings £12.50/£12/£11; Parties (10+) & family specials can only be booked at the Box Office. Book Now
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Butlins Minehead
Minehead
Goldilocks & The 3 BearsGoldilocks and the Three Bears  Butlins Minehead , Butlins Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH  5th Jan 2011 to 5th Jan 2012
Every Butlins break gives you the opportunity to see a Storybook Panto. At Butlins Minehead see the much loved tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears as part of the entertainment included in every break, all year round.
Website http://www.butlins.com/resorts/minehead/

Palace Theatre
Minehead
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty .Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY  01643 706430   30th December 2011- 7th January 2012   mail@regaltheatre.co.uk    l at regaltheatre dot co dot uk
King Edwin & Queen Henrietta welcome you to the Kingdom of Ellandar to celebrate the birth of their lovely daughter Princess Beauty. Come on a journey of Good & Evil, Love & Romance, Magic & Spells as Fairy Godmother, Nanny Dolly Tubbs & her hapless son Tommy strive to protect Beauty from the evil Wicked Fairy. Will our hero Prince Andrew win the heart of our Princess and live happily ever after??  Loveable characters, slapstick, cheesy lines and wonderful music, under the Direction of Graeme Kelly with choreography by Caz Kelly & Manda Clarke. 

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Street Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White & the Seven Dwarfs   The Meyer Theatre Millfield School, Butleigh Road, Street,BA16 0YD  27th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
A traditional pantomime providing fun for all the family.
Website http://www.moorlighttheatreproductions.co.uk/ 
Brewhouse Theatre
Taunton
Alice in Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland   The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre  Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1JL  2nd Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
With a whole host of strange yet loveable characters, watch what you drink at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party; keep hold of your head in front of the bad tempered Queen of Hearts; and make sure you bring your best smile to charm the Cheshire Cat.
Website http://www.thebrewhouse.net/  
Wellsprings Leisure Centre
Taunton
CinerellaCinderella  Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Cheddon Road - Taunton - Somerset - TA2 7QP                 Wednesday 28th December 2011 at 2pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
 Tickets available on  01823 27127  Concession tickets for children 16 and under only.
With a brand new cast, flamboyant costumes, this years pantomime at Wellsprings Leisure Centre in Taunton, is certain to be another sure fire hit with all the family. Whilst incorporating all the traditional panto favourites like the ghost gag and the song sheet, Cinderella will have the audiences tapping their feet to some of the latest songs to hit the charts as well as howling at the mad cap antics of Buttons and the horrible Ugly Sisters as they try to stop Cinderella from attending the ball. All turns out well in the end though with the help the Fairy Godmother. Prince Charming finally manages to find the rightful owner of the Crystal Slipper.
Book now to ensure your family has a post Christmas treat to remember, after all the Festive Season wouldn’t be the same without the great British tradition of panto
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Riviera Centre
Wellington
Robin HoodRobin Hood & the Babes In The Wood, Pantomime @ The Wellesley, The Arts Centre, Eight Acre Lane, Wellington Somerset TA21 8PS  (01823) 667774
24th January to Saturday 28th January 2012 at 7:30 pm
Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John and Friar Tuck are the forces of good as they battle with the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham to save the innocent little Babes in the Wood from his clutches. Along the way they are helped by the Babes’ nanny, Nurse Norah and the magical Sprit of the Greenwood.
Will the Sheriff get his evil way? Will the Sheriff’s dozy sidekick Herman drive him completely mad? Will there be love and romance in Sherwood Forest? Will the Babes be found safe and sound? There’s only one way to find out! This hilarious pantomime contains all the right ingredients of good vs evil, love high comedy and slapstick as well as plenty of song and dance. Fun-packed and suitable for all the family, come and join us for a warm-hearted romp to banish those winter blues!
Tickets on sale on 26th November at the Christmas Fair – Wellington School. On-Line tickets are available from 3rd December at: www.ticketsource.co.uk
Telephone bookings from 17th December on 0844-997-9000.
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Play House Theatre
Weston-super-Mere
Aladdin Aladdin   The Playhouse High St, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1HP  13th Dec 2011 to 8th Jan 2012
Only Fools & Horses would miss Aladdin! John Challis, known to millions simply as Boycie, stars as the evil Abanazar in this first class flight to pantoland!
Website http://www.theplayhouse.co.uk/  
Octagon Theatre
Yeovil
CinerellaCinderella   Octagon Theatre Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UX  10th Dec 2011 to 1st Jan 2012
The tale of a young woman's journey from rags to riches. Packed with music, laughter, magic and mayhem get your tickets for the Ball today.
Website http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/ 

Staffordshire
Codsall
 Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington Codsall Village Hall Staffordshire WV8 1PL   Thurs 24 Nov, Fri 25 Nov, Thu 1 Dec to Sat 3 Dec.
Performed by Codsall Dramatic Society, this is a Christmas play for children aged three to eleven years. Lasting an hour and a half, it is a good introduction to the theatre, telling the story simply. There is the chance to help Dick find his way to London, cheer the Cat in his pursuit of the rats and join in the disco at the Empress's Palace. When tickets are bought in advance (highly recommended) a colouring competition can be entered by the children. The child must be in the audience, and there are 2 prizes in two age groups at each performance. Refreshments for the children are free, and there is the opportunity to buy a souvenir at the end. Thursday and Fridays at 7.30pm; Saturday 3rd at 6.30pm All tickets £4.50 Call 07792784908 or book online at www.codsalldramaticsociety.co.uk
Website: www.codsalldramaticsociety.co.uk
Crewe Sinbad and the Pirates of the Black Pearl  The Madeley Centre  New Road, Madeley, Nr Crewe CW3 9D  16th Dec 2011 to 16th Dec 2011
A swash buckling; musical extravaganza, Sinbad and the pirates of the black pearl delivers an action packed pantomime punch bag of high stakes, high jinks, high adventure and comedy upon the high seas!
Website http://www.madeleycentre.co.uk/ 
Lichfield Garrick in Lichfield
Lichfield
A Christmas Carol or ScroogeA Christmas Carol Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield, WS13 6HR   Box Office 01543 412121   20 December 2011 - 2 January  2012
This year's spectacular will be a new adaptation of the classic Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Following the record breaking Peter Pan last year, A Christmas Carol is set to be another winner and is brought to you by the same creative team, Ian Adams will adapt the book and Adrian Jackson will arrange the MGM style scores. There will be spectacular live music and dance numbers, new scenery and costumes, stunning scenes on ice and magical puppets to delight the whole family, oh, and snow will fall onto the audience too! A Christmas Carol tells the story of Scrooge, a miserly old man who has lost his Christmas cheer.With the arrival of three ghosts, Scrooge is hurled into a journey of discovery with a lesson he will never forget. Will he change his ways? Come along and find out.
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Stafford Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford
Stafford
 Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LT  8 December 2011 – 7 January 2012
Climb aboard the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rollercoaster this Christmas for an evening of classic entertainment combined with the very best in live music. Plus all the slap stick fun of a traditional pantomime. Join Dick Whittington and Taffeta the cat as they head to London in search of fame and fortune in this Rock ‘n’ Roll pantomime extravaganza. As Dick is given a job by Fitzwarren the local merchant and falls in love with his daughter Alice things take a turn for the worse when King Rat comes out to play.  With only Taffeta for help can this pair defeat King Rat and find the riches and happiness they search for?  Be amazed as a cast of talented actor/muscians take to the stage and provide a fun filled evening of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll numbers. Popular hits incorporated into this years Panto include blockbusters Hippy Hippy Shake, Uptown Girl, Aint No Mountain High Enough, Dead Ringer for Love, Tainted Love, Single Ladies, Walking On Sunshine, Gimme Some Lovin and many, many more! This year we present one late-night performance starting at 9.00pm*, the perfect addition to your Christmas celebrations. Book now for your works night out and make this year's Christmas party one to remember. *Please note, due to the start and approximate finish times, this special late night performance is not reccomended for young children.  For further information please contact our friendly Box Office team on 01785 254653 between 9.30am and 5.30pm.

Website http://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/  
The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke On Trent
AladdinAladdin  Regent Theatre Stoke On Trent   15 December 2011 to02 Jan 2012
This year, our genie is making all your panto wishes come true with The Regent Theatre's pantomime, Aladdin! TV star Joe Swash has been named as the new leading man for Aladdin, which opens at The Regent Theatre on 15 December 2011. 29 year old Joe shot to fame in 2003 playing the part of Mickey Miller in Eastenders and in 2008, he was crowned King of the Jungle when he won ITV's I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!  Earlier this year, Joe took part in BBC1's Let's Dance for Comic Relief with Caroline Flack where the duo performed My Humps by the Black Eyed Peas and he can currently be seen presenting the children's show Gimme A Break on the CBBC Channel. Joe made his pantomime debut in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bristol Hippodrome in 2009. For more than a decade Regent Theatre pantomimes have become an essential part of Christmas offering all the ingredients for the perfect panto. This year's panto mission remains as bold as ever! To provide a fantastically funny, traditional family pantomime packed with sensational songs, sparkling sets, hilarious comedy and lots of audience participation. Aladdin also heralds the introduction of a new producer, the Liverpool-based company, Pele Productions Ltd. Husband and Wife team Viv and Jim Wells have been producing top musicals and pantomimes for the last 12 years. It's the Christmas tradition you don't want to miss! Featuring the most recognisable characters in panto, including our hero Aladdin, the beautiful princess, the evil sorcerer, and the ultimate dame - Widow Twankey; Aladdin is sure to make Christmas 2011 one to remember for the whole family.
So hop on your magic carpet and get your tickets for the region's favourite panto. If you ask your genie for just one thing this year, make it a trip to see Aladdin!

Website http://www.theambassadors.com/regent/ 
Suffolk
Bury St Edmund  Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington Theatre Royal  Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1QR  25 November 2011-Sun 15 January 2012
Many centuries ago with the face of England scoured by the Black Death, young Dick Whittington arrives in London to make his fame and fortune. The evil Queen Rat and her army of ratlings still roam the city streets trying to infect everyone with the plague so that rats can take over the world. And so begins the epic struggle between boy, cat and rat in which the very existence of humanity is at stake.   Website http://www.theatreroyal.org/ 
The Spa Pavilion Theatre in Felixstowe
Felixstowe
Mother GooseMother Goose   Spa Pavillion  Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX  17th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Mother Goose has all the ingredients for a magic, fantasy-filled family show; hilarious characters, a giant goose, an outrageous dame and of course an evil baddie you'll just love to hiss and boo! Although slick and modern, The Dennis Lowe Theatre Company insists on retaining the traditional elements of pantomime so families can let themselves go and join in with all the panto-land larks!
Website http://www.thespapavilion.org/
Haverhill AladdinAladdin Haverhill Arts Centre High Street, Haverhill, CB9 8AR   216th-19th December 2011
Leading family producer, That#s Entertainment Productions bring a pantomime to Haverhill which features a whole range of talented performers from stage and TV. CBBC`s Pixel Face character Anthony Joblin; Disney`s Lion King West-End star Lloyd Notice and Tricky TV and Penn & Teller`s award winning magicians, High Jinx, join BBCTV`s Really Wild Show star Howie Watkins who will be offering his uproarious Widow Twankey. With magical flying carpets, real fountains and a thrilling live band it promises to be more spectacular, hilarious and exciting than ever.
.  Website http://www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk/ 
Haverhill Mother GooseMother Goose  Haverhill Arts CentreHigh Street, Haverhill, CB9 8AR  20th- 28th January 2012
Henley, Nr Ipswich Beauty & The BeastBeauty and the Beast  Henley Community Centre Ashbocking Rd, Church Meadows, Henley, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 0QX  28th Dec 2011 to 30th Dec 2011
Caution this performance might contain humour, singing & some good acting, so persons of a nervous dispostion should be warned.... Tickets available from either 01473 833226 or henleyparishcouncil@gmail.com.
Website http//www.onesuffolk.co.uk/HenleyPC/Whatson/ 
Hoxne   St. Edmund's Hall  Hoxne, Suffolk   Website http://www.thepuzzlehouse.co.uk/ 
Marina Theatre in Lowestoft
Lowestoft
Jack & The BeanstalkJack & the Beanstalk , Marina Theatre  The Marina Lowestoft Suffolk NR32 1HH  10th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Allo Allo's Sue Hodge is joined by Britain's top piano playing dame Bobby Crush, with children's Hi 5 favourite Chris Edgerley in this GIANT pantomime suitable for all the family.
Website http://www.marinatheatre.co.uk/ 

Stowmarket   The Regal Theatre  Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1AY    Website http://www.stowmarketoperatic.org.uk/ 
Woodbridge Puss In BootsPuss In Boots The Riverside Theatre  Quayside, Woodbridge, SUFFOLK, IP12 1BH   December 2011
 
Website http://www.thecompanyoffour.co.uk/ 
Surrey
Camberley Theatre
Camberley
CinerellaCinderella .Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY, 01276 707600  7th December 2011 to  2nd January 2012
We are thrilled to announce that TV's Louisa Lytton will be playing the lead roll of Cinderella! The Camberley Theatre promises once again to bring a breathtaking production of the most exquisite kind to Camberley audiences this Christmas with what will be a truly stunning interpretation of timeless classic Cinderella. This wonderful fairytale has an enduring quality and will delight every member of the family. From enchantment at the glorious magical coach to rapture at the opulent royal ball, as well as hilarity over the grotesque Ugly Sisters, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy in this top class Christmas show. As the Director has already lined up Camberley favourites Scott Burgess (last year's Abanazer) and Mark Slowey (last year's Widow Twankey) to play the parts of the riotous sisters, returning audiences will know to expect a show that will raise the roof with laughter! As with every year, The Camberley Theatre guarantees its audiences a totally unique pantomime which, unlike leading names in the pantomime business, is not duplicated anywhere else in the country. It will bring with it bounds of originality and bucket loads of community spirit that will fill your loved ones with festive cheer and a merry Christmas all round. Follow your heart this year to watch one of the nation's favourite pantomimes and accept our invitation to the best ball in town!

To book tickets call 01276 707600 or for more information and/or to book tickets please click here.

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Croydon
AladdinAladdin, Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey, CR9, 0208 688 9291  2nd December 2011 - 2nd January 2012.
Starring Larry Lamb (EastEnders,Gavin & Stacey) plus a fantastic West End cast. Big laughs, great music, stunning sets & costumes promise a fun packed pantomime.
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Dorking
Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White Dorking Halls  Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SG  17th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
  Dorking Halls is proud to present this year's pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - one of the most magical pantomimes, where poor Snow White is doomed to live unhappily ever after - with her evil and ugly stepmother the Wicked Queen until she is rescued by a Prince and seven new friends.
Starring Melissa Suffield (Lucy Beale from EastEnders) as Snow White, Ben Kerfoot ('Oscar from CBBC's M.I. High)' as Prince and back by popular demand hilarious impressionist Drew Cameron ('Britain's Got Talent') as Muddles.
In a true rags to riches story Snow White manages, with the help of her madcap friend Muddles the Jester, to meet a handsome Prince and make all her dreams come true.
A panto full of surprises, a Good Fairy, a wacky Magic Mirror and the craziest Seven Dwarfs you've ever seen.

   Website http://www.dorkinghalls.co.uk/ 
Epsom Playhouse
Epsom
 Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure  Epsom Playhouse Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AL 7th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
The adventure takes place at Santa?s HQ in the North Pole, The Reindeer Sat Nav is programmed and the toys are piled high on the sleigh, then?chaos strikes! Rudolph is missing and the Elves are misbehaving!
Website http://www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk/  

Epsom Playhouse
Epsom
 AladdinAladdin   Epsom Playhouse Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AL  11th Jan 2012 to 14th Jan 2012
The YOUtheatre Partnership are proud to present their annual pantomime at the Epsom Playhouse yet again this year with the fantastically magical ALADDIN!
Website http://www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk/ 

Yvonne Arnaud Guildford
Guildford
Jack & The BeanstalkJack & the Beanstalk  Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UX 2nd Dec 2011 to 8th Jan 2012
Starring Bonnie Langford, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Lloyd Hollett, Royce Mills and Emma Thornett
Website http://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/  
Englefield Green Babes In The WoodBabes In The Wood- A Panto , Englefield Green Social Hall , Harvest Road, Englefield Green, TW20 0QT  2nd Dec 2011 to 10th Dec 2011
A battle between the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood over the custody of the Sheriff’s wards, aided or confused by the village idiot, Tom Piper, his mother, Robin’s Merry Men and the Sheriff’s incompetent deputies. . Website http://www.stjudesplayers.org/ 
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Leatherhead
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  Leatherhead Theatre 7 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN   13th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Come and join us as Dick Whittington(and of course his cat) drop in to Leatherhead, on their way to London. The Leatherhead Theatre becomes the setting for this classic tale this Christmas and everyone is invited. Family tickets (4 seats) only £45.
Website http://www.the-theatre.org/  

 

Mytchett A Lad 'n' his Lamp The Mytchett Centre 140 Mytchett Road, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6AA  25th Jan 2012 to 28th Jan 2012
The Playmakers present A Lad 'n' his Lamp, adapted from an original script for The Playmakers by Tony Bowman. Let us take you on a fast, furious, funny and strangely familiar trip!! Good old fashioned panto at its best!!
Website http://www.theplaymakers.co.uk/ 
Harlequin Redhill
Redhill
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty   The Harlequin  Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN  9th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Listen very carefully, we shall announce this only once...Vicki Michelle, star of the classic BBC 1 hit comedy, 'Allo, 'Allo' will be starring as the Wicked Fairy Carabosse in The Harlequin's enchanting pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.
Website http://www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/ 

 
Secombe Theatre in Sutton
Sutton
CinerellaCinderella   The Charles Cryer Studio Theatre SM5 3BB[map]    7th December 2011 to11th December 2011
It’s behind you . . . The magic of panto comes to the Secombe Theatre in this wonderful production of Cinderella. Enjoy this classic fairytale jam packed with all the traditional ingredients with audience participation
galore and the magic of seeing Cinders off to the ball with real ponies drawing her beautiful carriage.
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New Victoria Woking
Woking
Peter PanPeter Pan New Victoria Theatre  The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ  9th Dec 2011 to 15th Jan 2012
Fly away on a journey of wonder into the magical world of Neverland. Starring Steve McFadden, Andy Collins and The Only Ways Is Essex's Harry Derbridge, this promises to be the perfect family treat, book your tickets now!
Website http://www.ambassadortickets.com/13/689/New-Victoria-Theatre 
Sussex
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Bognor Regis
Sleeping BeautySleeping BeautyButlins Bognor Regis , Butlins Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1JJ   5th Jan 2011 to 5th Jan 2012
Every Butlins break gives you the opportunity to see a Storybook Panto. At Butlins Bognor Regis see the ever popular tale of Sleeping Beauty as part of the entertainment included in every break, all year round.
Website http://www.butlins.com/resorts/bognor/
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Bognor Regis
AladdinAladdin and His Magical Lamp Hotham Arts Centre with the Alexander Theatre,  Bognor Regis, Sussex, 01243 861010  11th December to 3rd January 2011. 
Take a magical carpet ride to the ALEXANDRA THEATRE this festive season to see the spectacular adventure story of ALADDIN Back by public demand for another pantomime season, starring, from Spirit FM Breakfast Show,KEVIN KING as the Evil Abanazar. With funny man KEVIN JAMES in the comedy role –Wishee Washee! This ‘fun for all’ festive production also features Britain's Premier Dame, MARK HUDSON, co-starring as the Hilarious Widow Twankey and PHILLIP AMATO as the 'Crazy' Copper PC Ping Pong Recording artiste SIMON GREAVES in the title role and the Multi Talented MIKE PANNELL as the Emperor of China,along with a great supporting cast.  WEBSITE CLICK
Theatre Royal Brighton
Brighton
Spamalot , Theatre Royal, Brighton  Sussex   Thu 15 Dec 2011 to Sat 14 Jan 2012
And now for something completely different... Starring Marcus Brigstocke as King Arthur and Todd Carty as Patsy
Audiences all around the world have been roaring with laughter since Monty Python's Spamalot, by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005. Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings (Cancelled too expensive) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features the hilarious songs He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights Of The Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation's Favourite Comedy Song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2009) Always look on the bright side of life.
Don't miss your night with the Knights of The Round Table at the most infectiously funny musical of the millennium.

Website http://www.ambassadortickets.com/Theatre-Royal-Brighton

About Us
Chichester
Lion Witch & WardrobeThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Chichester Festival Theatre., Chichester, Sussex, 01243 781312  17 - 31 December 2011
This spellbinding story of courage, treachery, hope and imagination is cherished by generations and is a perfect Christmas treat for all the family.
 Join our four young, heroic adventurers as they tumble through a wardrobe into a world frozen in a hundred year winter; the magnificent mysterious land of deep magic… Narnia. The lovable Mr. Tumnus and his fantastical friends will join forces to battle with bravery and honour against the White Witch, under the watchful eye of Aslan, the majestic King of the woods.With battles against good and evil and an abundance of mythical creatures-dwarves, giants, beavers, unicorns, naiads and dryads-there will be plenty of musicality and adventure to let your imagination take you to Narniathis Christmas. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been lovingly adapted for the stage by Adrian Mitchell and faithfully recreated by the award-winning Chichester Festival Youth Theatre (CFYT), under the consummate direction of Dale Rooks. CFYT has produced enthralling Christmas productions for the pa. WEBSITE CLICK
Hawth Crawley
Crawley
Peter PanPeter Pan  Hawth Theatre  Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6YZ  9th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Nigel Havers sets sail to The Hawth this Christmas as the villainous Captain Hook in this year?s spectacular pantomime Peter Pan.
Website http://www.hawth.co.uk/  
Eastbourne Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty  Devonshire Park Theatre  Compton Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4BP  13th Dec 2012 to 13th Jan 2013
Eastbourne's pantomime is the family favourite, Sleeping Beauty, starring Bernie Nolan as evil villainess Carabosse at Devonshire Park Theatre. A classic tale with live music and stunning costumes.
Website http://www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/ 


White Rock Theatre in Hastings
Hastings
Peter PanPeter Pan  , White Rock Theatre , White Rock, Hastings, Hastings, TN34 1JX    8th Dec 2012 to 30th Dec 2012
Starring Paul Nicholas as the villainous Captain Hook in this magical tale.
 Website http://www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk/ 

Capitol Horsham
Horsham
Jack & The Beanstalk Jack & The Beanstalk   THE CAPITOL, North Street,, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RG tel:01403 750220 8th December 2011- 2nd January 2012 

CBeebies presenter SARAH JANE HONEYWELL makes a welcome return to The Capitol this Christmas following her appearance as Peter Pan here three years ago to star as Fairy Twinkle in this year's 'GIANT' pantomime! Sarah Jane is the star of CBeebies TikkaBilla, Higgledy House and the current sports and activity programme Mighty Mites.Starring alongside Sarah Jane will be another children's television favourite CONNOR BYRNE, who is best known for his role as Mike the head Care worker in the BAFTA award winning CBBC series Tracy Beaker Returns.As always the pantomime will be packed full of fun and music and comedy and should not be missed. So get your tickets booked early and join us on an adventure up the beanstalk this Christmas!

What more could you wish for?  For more information log onto: www.horshampanto.com 

  the box office 01403 750220)

Lewes AladdinAladdin,, St. Mary's Social Centre , Christie Road, Lewes January 7th to 14th 2012
Saturday 9th ? Saturday 16th January 2010 Saturdays 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 12 noon and 5pm, Tue Fri 7pm Tickets: £8 Adult / £4 Child Box Office Open Now! 01273 477733
Website http://www.stmaryspanto.org/ 
Peacehaven Beauty & The BeastBeauty and the Beast  Meridian Centre  Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8BB  5th Dec 2012 to 8th Dec 2012
Peacehaven Players present the classic story of Beauty and the Beast this xmas, a magical panto with fun for all the family. Tickets available on 01273 681861. For more details please see our website.
Website http://www.peacehavenplayers.co.uk/ 
Seaford Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
The Barn Theatre Saxon Lane, Seaford, BN25 1QL  23rd Jan 2013 to 27th Jan 2013
Come and watch The Wicked Queen plot against Snow White in this traditional fun filled panto for all the family. Tickets available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre. 01323 897426.
Southwick CinerellaCinderella    The Barn Theatre  Southwick Street, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4TE  16th Dec 2011 to 24th Dec 2011
A traditional family pantomime directed by top panto director Carole Todd. Box Office 01273 597094.
Website http://www.ticketlord.com/barn.htm  

Worthing Theatres
Worthing
CinerellaCinderella , Connaught Theatre  Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1LG  2nd Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Coronation Street's Amanda Barrie will be waving the wand of goodness as Fairy Godmother & A Touch of Frost's John Lyons will be playing Cinder's down trodden father in this classic rags to riches pantomime.
Website http://www.worthingtheatres.co.uk/  

 
Pavilion Theatre in Worthing
Worthing
Peter PanPeter Pan, Pavilion Theatre , Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX   Thursday 8th December to Sunday 1st January 2012
Do you believe in fairies?  Get hooked this Christmas as you travel beyond your imagination and past the stars to Neverland.  Meet Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys. Watch in awe as Peter battles the dastardly Captain Hook. Boasting sparkling sets, sumptuous costumes and a spectacular UV scene.
The star-studded cast is led by Darren Day as the villainous Captain Hook, children’s favourite Rollo as Smee, Heart Breakfast presenters Tom, Lynsey and Jack, and Worthing’s own James Lyley as Peter Pan.

  Website http://www.worthingtheatres.co.uk/ 
Tyne & Wear
 
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Belsay
A Christmas Carol or ScroogeA Christmas Carol Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens Belsay Northumberland NE20 0DX  Tel: 01661 881636   Tue 27 - Thu 29 December 2011
 Scrooge meets the unusual Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, but will he repent in time for Christmas, or is Scrooge doomed to a life of Misery? Storytellers Theatre Company bring 'rap', song and mirth, to 'A Christmas Carol' in performances that is sure to entertain even the grumpiest of scrooges. This show takes us through Dickens' classic novel and makes it easily accessible for young and old alike. Wrap up warm and don't forget to visit the shop for gifts and to sample English Heritage’s seasonal treats too.  (Warm clothing is recommended as the hall is unheated.) WEBSITE CLICK

The Peoples Theatre in Newcastle
Heaton
CinerellaCinderella  THE PEOPLE’S THEATRE, Heaton NE6 5QF  BOX OFFICE: 0191 265 5020  10th December 2011 to 18th December 2011
  What a way to finish off our Centenary year - oh yes it is!!  With the celebrations now behind you (and us), we are proud to bring you the best liked of all pantomimes. Toby Cooper's script is full of the usual japes, pranks and jokes which make the People's panto the best value-for-money show in the North-East.With Baron Hardup and the Ugly Sisters providing the boos and Buttons providing the laughs, ably supported by a strong chorus and many lovely characters, this is a night out at the theatre that simply must not be missed.
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Theatre Royal in Newcastle
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty , Theatre Royal 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6BR  29th Nov 2011 to 21st Jan 2012
Sleeping Beauty is one of the most traditional and popular pantomimes of all time. Join Theatre Royal favourites Clive Webb (The King), Danny Adams (Muddles) and Chris Hayward (The Queen) along with a fabulous cast, spectacular sets, stunning costumes and an abundance of laughs for the pantomime of your dreams. Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world's largest pantomime producer, Sleeping Beauty - the Pantomime of your Dreams will be staged by the same team that has presented the last seven record-breaking pantomimes at Theatre Royal Newcastle.
Website http://www.theatreroyal.co.uk/ 

Journal Tyne Theatre - Newcastle
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington Journal Tyne Theatre  Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG  9th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Join Dick Whittington and his cat as they journey to London to find their fortune in a brand new show full of colourful characters, live music, much mayhem, and the very evil Queen Rat. Award winning comedians Maxie & Mitch deliver the very best of traditional panto entertainment to the families of the North East this Christmas.

Website http://www.thejournaltynetheatre.co.uk/
 
The Custom House Theatre in South Shields
South Shields
Beauty & The BeastBeauty & The Beast, THE CUSTOMS HOUSE, South Shields NE33 1ES BOX OFFICE: 0191 454 1234   30 Nov 2011 - 7 Jan 2012
Join Tommy, Dame Dotty and the gang for the usual madness, mayhem and chaos for 2011's fun filled family pantomime ALADDIN In a far off land, in a far off time, lived two brothers and their widowed mother, Dotty Twanky.  As she slaved away in her laundry, she dreamed of one day winning the lottery or, at least, getting some help with her piles of washing from the two useless lumacks she called sons; Tommy, who was very wishy washy and Aladdin, who was forever getting into bother in his search for true love. But their world is turned upside down when the evil Abanazar appeared on the scene...
What happens next is two hours of rip roaring fun and adventure in a show filled with with festive joy...

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Sunderland Empire Theatre in Sunderland
Sunderland
 Sunderland Empire , High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3EX   
Website http://www.sunderlandempire.org.uk/

 
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Tynemouth
Sleeping BeautyPuss in Boots , TYNEMOUTH PRIORY THEATRE,                BOX OFFICE: 0191 292 9292  4th - 14th January 2012
Written by Damian Trasler, David Lovesy and Steve Clark. Directed by David Moy.
Jack, the miller's son has been left with just the family cat in his father's will and although he has great ambitions it is unlikely he will amount to much! Things soon change with the arrival of his Auntie Hettie and the revelation that Puss can talk (and look pretty fetching in a pair of boots)! Soon Jack, Auntie and Puss are embroiled in a complex scheme to persuade the King and Queen that Jack (masquerading as the Marquis of Carabas) is suitable husband material for the beautiful Princess. But first they will have to contend with a jealous noble suitor, a pair of dastardly henchmen, and a hideous shape-shifting Ogre!  
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Washington Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington & His Cat The Arts Centre  Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington, Tyne & Wear NE38 8AB   13th Jan 2012 to 21st Jan 2012
Dick has a dream of becoming a rich merchant in the town of Washington, but the town has become infested with rats who are stopping him! Can Dick and his cat save the town from King Rat? Will Dick find the love of his life?
Website http://www.washingtontheatregroup.co.uk/ 
Playhouse in Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
AladdinAladdin  Playhouse Whitley Bay  Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear NE26 1LZ  13th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Starring Kirsty Swain as the Princess
Website http://www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk/  

 
Playhouse in Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
Dick WhittingtonDick Whittington  Playhouse Whitley Bay Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear NE26 1LZ  10th Jan 2012 to 15th Jan 2012
Come and join Dick and his faithful cat as they set out to make their fortune. Encounter shipwreck and adventure in strange lands, helping Dick overcome the plots of the villainous King Rat(Boo...Hiss) and return safe and sound to London Town.
Website http://www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk/ 


Warwickshire
The Civic Hall in Bedworth
Bedworth
Jack & The Beanstalk Jack & The Beanstal The Civic Hall  High Street, Bedworth, CV12 8NF  26th Jan 2012 to 28th Jan 2012
Nuneaton Pantomime and Revue Society Proudly Presents Jack and the Beanstalk Written & Directed by Gwyn Wright. Great traditional pantomime, fun for all the family.
Website http://www.nuneatonpantomimeandrevuesociety.co.uk/ 

Kenilworth
Robin HoodRobin Hood , Talisman Theatre , Barrow Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1EG  by Stephen Duckham 
Tue 27 Dec 2011 - Sat 7 Jan 2012 (No performances 1st and 3rd January)  Directed by Stephen Duckham Theatre Box Office: 01926 856548  
Robin, Earl of Huntingdon, has been forced to become an outlaw by the Sheriff of Nottingham as a result of his constantly relieving the rich of their wealth to help the poor. The Sheriff loves money and can't get enough of it, so when he hears that his ward, Maid Marion, has inherited her late father's estate, he plans to get his hands on it at any cost. But Robin, together with his trusty band of men, thwarts the Sheriff's plans at almost every turn. Nell Nightshade, the witch of Sherwood Forest, is in league with the Sheriff and they plot to bring about the downfall of Robin. As always, comedy is high on the agenda in the shape of Marion's larger than life 'Aunt', the Sheriff's two bungling henchmen and a rather fey medieval balladeer called Will.
   Website http://www.talismantheatre.co.uk/ 
The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon
Robin HoodThe Heart of  Robin Hood runs at Royal Shakespeare Theatre  in Stratford-upon-Avon from 18 November 2011 - 7 January 2012
The notorious Robin Hood and his band of outlaws steal from the rich, creating a fearsome reputation amongst those who dare to travel through the mighty forest of sherwood. But they do not share their spoils with the poor and are unloved by the people, who must also pay unfair taxes to the evil Prince John as he plots to steal his brother's crown. In this time of chaos and fear, it is down to Marion to boldly protect the poor and convince Robin that he must listen to his heart if they are to save the country. A spectacular new production of a great English legend written by RSC Associate Director David Farr and directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson, the Artistic team behind Metamorphosis, currently touring worldwide.
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Belgrade Theatre in Coventry
Coventry
Mother GooseMother Goose  The Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry. CV1 1GS  Telephone: 024 7655 3055   29 Nov 2011 - 07 Jan 2012
This year’s Belgrade panto promises unbeatable fairytale fun, magical enchantment and eggs-cruciating jokes and japes by the dozen.
Coventry’s favourite Dame, Andy Hockley, will star as Mother Goose in his 16th Belgrade panto! Join Mother Goose and her two sons Jack and Archie as they battle the wicked schemes of Squire Spartikus Skinflint and the villainous Demon King. Travel with them on a spectacular journey from magic pools to strange enchanted worlds, awash with hidden dangers. Will Mother Goose resist the alluring charms of the Demon King on his quest to regain power over the village of Middle Widdle-on-the-Tiddle?  Mother Goose boasts one of the oldest traditions of all the pantomime stories – bringing the gift of theatrical Christmas magic to families across Britain for over 200 years. The Belgrade’s legendary pantomime is an essential part of Christmas celebrations for families young and old, right across the region. Famed for its lavish set designs, stunning costumes and sparkling performances, this fun-filled festive show is always good value and guaranteed great fun!
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Coventry The Tiger Who Came To Tea , Warwick Arts Centre Studio  University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL    30th Nov 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don?t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Website http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/ 
Royal Spa Centre
Leamington Spa
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty  Royal Spa Centre Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN  9th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Join Nurse Nanny Nora, Josh the Jester and the dashing Prince Valiant as they battle with dragons and race a time machine to ensure that the Prince is ready to wake the sleeping Princess on time!
Website http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/RoyalSpaCentre/default.htm 

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Nuneaton
Cinerella Cinderella The Abbey Theatre  Pool Bank St, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5DB  Tuesday 10th Jan – Saturday 21st Jan 2012
A rip roaring, swashbuckling family pantomime by one of the finest panto companies in the Midlands.  Website http://www.pr-panto.co.uk/ 

Rugby Theatre in Rugby
Rugby
Mother GooseMother Goose Rugby Theatre, Henry Street, Rugby CV21 2QA  Box Office: 01788 541234    7th - 15th January 2012
It’s panto time again – oh yes it is! This year we are delighted to present the enchanting tale of Mother Goose – Edna. Join Edna, and her two sons Jack and Billy as they befriend the magical goose Priscilla – who has a secret that could put an end to all of Mother Goose’s worries. However, Mother Goose is not satisfied with her lot and longs for beauty and fame. Knowing this, the wicked Demon Discontent tempts Mother Goose to the magical Fountain of Youth. But there is a price to pay for beauty – in exchange Priscilla will be lost forever! So, CHEER our happy band as they journey to Gooseland to rescue Priscilla, BOO the wicked Demon Discontent, LAUGH at the hysterical antics of Mother Goose as she bakes a cake for the party, SCREAM in the scary Evil Forest and CHEER the Fairy Happiness as she desperately tries to bring about the longed-for happy ending. This is traditional pantomime for all the family; packed with audience participation, lavish costumes, wonderful dance routines and much laughter and mirth along the way.  Heroes, villains, slapstick, dance, magic, song and just plain silliness all ensure an extravaganza of fun and laughter; culminating in the sing-along song sheet and a spectacular finale. A marvellous feast of fun for young and old alike!

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West Midlands
Alexandra Theatre in Nottingham
Birmingham
Christmas With The Rat Pack  Alexandra Theatre , Station Street, BIRMINGHAM, B5 4DS  28 November 2011 Booking through until: 3 December 2011
Frank, Sammy and Dean will be back this Christmas spreading their own style of festive cheer in Christmas With The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas. Christmas With The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas celebrates the talent of world-renowned singers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, who became famous for their glamorous careers as live entertainers at The Sands resort in Las Vegas in the 1950s and 60s. This festive production mixes songs from the era with traditional tunes in a line-up that includes Baby It’s Cold Outside, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Let It Snow Let It Snow, White Christmas and Auld Lang Syne. A 15-piece orchestra accompanies the cast.
  Website http://www.alexandratheatre.org.uk/   Book Tickets Now
Hippodrome Theatre in Birmingham
Birmingham
Cinerella Cinderella, Birmingham Hippodrome , Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB  Saturday 17 December 2011 to Sunday 29 January 2012.
Brian Conley and Lynda Bellingham, the stars of this year’s Birmingham Hippodrome pantomime, paid an early visit to Birmingham to officially launch the theatre’s spectacular Christmas show, a brand new production of Cinderella. They arrived at the home of Britain’s biggest pantomime in Cinderella’s coach and ponies, together with an early dusting of snow, to issue an invitation for everyone to attend the Ball this Festive Season! Brian Conley, one of Britain’s most-popular entertainers and the country’s most sought after pantomime star, returns to Birmingham Hippodrome in the role of Buttons which marks Brian’s fifth pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome. Brian has recently finished touring the UK in Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation and has starred in the West End and touring production of Hairspray, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (both of which he played at the Hippodrome) and portrayed Jolson in the Olivier award-winning hit musical of the same name in London and at Birmingham Hippodrome. On television he has enjoyed phenomenal success on programmes such as Let Me Entertain You, Dirty Rotten Cheater and the hugely-successful The Brian Conley Show and Brian Conley: Alive and Dangerous. He has guest-hosted The Paul O’Grady Show on a number of occasions and has also appeared on several Royal Variety Performances as well as Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Loose Women and recently on The 5 O’Clock Show and The Michael Ball Show.  Joining Brian on stage is Lynda Bellingham who plays the role of Fairy Godmother. Lynda has enjoyed a rich acting career spanning 40 years, with highlights including her roles as Helen Herriot in All Things Great and Small and Faith Grayshott in Second Thoughts and Faith in the Future. As well as her regular appearances on Loose Women, Lynda performed in Calendar Girls both for the national tour and in the West End. This year’s pantomime also stars an icon of children’s television and the world’s most famous fox - Basil Brush, in the role of Baron Basil - Boom, Boom! Since making his screen debut in the 1960s, Basil has appeared on numerous television programmes including Blue Peter, The Weakest Link and French and Saunders, and has hosted numerous series of his own shows. The story of Cinderella, the most popular panto of them all, wouldn’t be complete without two ugly-sisters, and they don’t come any uglier than David Robbins and Martin Ramsdin! Together they have one of the largest and most lavish wardrobes in pantoland - with at least 10 costume changes each per performance! Staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, Cinderella is written and directed by Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division.
Tickets can be booked on 0844 338 5000 or online.! CLICK WEBSITE
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Sedgley
Jack & The Beanstalk Jack & The Beanstalk , Dormston Mill Theater , The Dormston Centre Mill Bank Sedgley DY3 1SN   22nd Jan 2012 to 28th Jan 2012
Rainbow Pantomimes In association with NODA is proud to present it`s 20th Production
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Dudley
 Christmas on the Never Never  Stripped Down Theatre  Northfield Road, Dudley  West Midlands DY2 9ER  Sat 3 Dec 2011
Following on from the success of 'Our Kylie's Gettin' Wed' at ArtsFest 2011, Stripped Down Theatre brings you 'Christmas on the Never Never'. This four man play, written by Paul Fellows, takes a look at Christmas events that everyone can relate to. From the scramble to open presents to the nativity plays that we have all been made to sit through, this piece truly embodies the feel good nature of the season. Each actor plays an array of characters which takes you through the story and is sure to fill you with festive cheer.   Website: www.strippeddowntheatre.co.uk
Stourbridge Town Hall
Stourbridge
Robinson CrusoeRobinson Crusoe,Stourbridge Town Hall Theatre , Crown Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands 21st - 28th January, 201 2
 Website http://www.stourbridgepanto.co.uk/ 
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Sutton Coldfield
Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty, Sutton Arts Theatre , South Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QU   3rd Dec 2011 to 17th Dec 2011
  Sleeping Beauty will take you on an enchanting journey of dashing princes, evil witches and dastardly curses. You'll meet good fairies, jolly jesters, dotty dames, Kings, Queens and Princesses and be swept along on a rollercoaster of hilarious comedy, gorgeous costumes, glittering scenery and sleeping bags full of fun for all the family.The award-winning team that brought you Jack and The Beanstalk and last year's magical sell out Aladdin take you into the heart of fairy tale with the beloved Sleeping Beauty. Don't get caught napping and get your tickets quickly as they are sure to be gone in a blink of an eye.   Websitehttp://www.suttonartstheatre.co.uk/ 
Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
Snow White & The 7 DwarfsSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs,  The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE  Box Office: 01902 42 92 12  Saturday 10 December 2011 to Sunday 22 January 2012
Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane, two of the stars of this year’s Grand Theatre pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, brought a bit of early pantomime magic to Wolverhampton today as the pair officially launched this year’s spectacular show!  Undoubtedly the fairest of them all, Linda Lusardi will play the role of the Wicked Queen and her real-life husband, Sam Kane, will play The Prince in the Christmas show which marks their 14th pantomime season together! Linda and Sam last appeared on stage together at the Grand Theatre in Robin Hood in 1999. Linda has enjoyed a 25-year career spanning the world of stage, film and television. Her many stage roles include Funny Peculiar, Bedside Manner, Not Now Darling, Pygmalion and Rock with Laughter. As well as many summer seasons and performing in every major pantomime around the country, Linda has appeared on countless television programmes including Celebrity Masterchef, Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Dancing On Ice, Loose Women, The Bill, Brookside and in Emmerdale where she played the role of Carrie Nichols. Sam Kane, who will also be directing the pantomime, has been a stalwart of musical theatre for many years. He has appeared in numerous stage shows including Popstar, the West End production of The Rat Pack, Hot Flush!, Simply Ballroom, Carousel, Boogie Nights and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to name but a few. On television he has appeared in programmes such as Brookside, Night Fever, Hollyoaks, The Royal, Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Joining Linda and Sam and returning to the Grand Theatre stage are Wolverhampton pantomime favourites, The Grumbleweeds in the roles of Muddles and Chambers. The award-winning comedy duo, Robin Colvill and Graham Walker, have brought the house down with their uproarious antics in venues across the world and have received rave reviews for their performances in record-breaking pantomimes around the country. Niki Evans, who appeared in Cinderella at the Grand Theatre two years ago, joins the cast in the role of The Fairy. Niki is currently touring the UK as Mrs Johnston in the smash-hit musical Blood Brothers, which played at the Grand Theatre last year, following a run of the show in London’s West End. It was also announced today that the pantomime producer’s, Qdos Entertainment, will hold open auditions at The Grand Theatre on Saturday 13 August 2011 to find 14 young people to play the two teams required for the roles of the Seven Dwarfs. Details of the auditions will announced on the theatre’s website and in local press in mid-July.    Tickets can be booked on 01902 42 92 12, or online at
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Wiltshire
Wharf Theatre, Devizes
Devizes
 Devizes Wharf Theatre,Couch Lane, Devizes Wiltshire SN10 1EB    .WHARF THEATRE CLICK
Salisbury Playhouse
Salisbury

Jack & The Beanstalk Jack & The Beanstalkat Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA  Box Office  & Restaurant Bookings  01722 320 333   7 December 2011 - 7 January 2012
When Jack sells his beloved Daisy the Cow for just five beans, it looks like he and his mother, Dame Trott, will lose everything. But little does he know that these are magic beans, and something strange is growing in the back garden. Hold your breath as the beanstalk grows bigger and bigger and Jack embarks on an adventure that sees him come face to face with Giant Blunderbore at his castle in the clouds.
Jack and the Beanstalk has all the ingredients of traditional panto – loads of comedy, catchy songs, audience participation and a happy ending – plus glorious puppets specially created by the Playhouse’s Associate Company, Stuff and Nonsense.
Ben Occhipinti, who directed our sell-out Stage ’65 productions of The Boy Friend, Oliver! and The Wizard of Oz, now turns to panto with this colourful show for all the family.

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Swindon Mother GooseMother Goose Swindon Arts Centre  Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ  22nd Nov 2011 to 26th Nov 2011
The Wicked Squire wants his rent or he will have them all evicted. Fortunately Mother Goose finds Priscilla, the goose who lays the golden eggs. Will she be able to pay off the rent before the Squire finds a way if getting rid of Priscilla?
Website http://www.swindon.gov.uk/boxoffice 
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