Hansel & Gretel … Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Hansel & Gretel
From 22nd December 2013

The Brewery and International award-winning theatre company New International Encounter join forces to bring you an enchanting show that will transform the Brewery theatre into magical winter woodland.

Adapting the classic fairytale Hansel and Gretel with a mix of brilliantly fun live music, clowning, humour, language and storytelling, this is a wonderful Christmas show for all the family.

In the middle of a cold, dark forest Hansel and Gretel are lost and hungry. But as they sit, shivering, they glimpse a tiny cottage through the trees… a cottage that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Its roof is made of gingerbread, the walls are made of chocolate cake, the door is made of boiled sweets and the windows of clear sugar glaze, but what’s inside? This Christmas, follow Hansel and Gretel into the frozen forest and find out.

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Cinderella … Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Cinderella
15 Dec 2013 to 11 Jan 2014

From rags to riches, Cinderella will have one magical night at the ball. But, as the clock strikes midnight and the spell breaks Cinderella leaves only a glass slipper behind for the Prince to find her, and find her he will! Scouring the land he’s determined to be reunited with his beloved – but those ugly sisters of Cinderella’s will do anything to snare the gorgeous Prince for themselves.

Will the Prince find Cinderella, will she leave her life of misery and what will become of those terrible ugly sisters?

Book today for Cornwall’s favourite family pantomime, chock full of festive delights and giggles galore we know you’ll have a great time with us.

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Peter Pan … Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Peter Pan
14 Dec 2013 – 5 Jan 2014

Hook your seats for Cheshire’s biggest pantomime Peter Pan, with TV soap-star Adam Woodyatt as Captain Hook and The Grumbleweeds as Smee and Starkey.

With spectacular special effects, stunning costumes, comedy in abundance and all the audience participation you’d want from a family-pantomime this is a theatre visit you’ll definitely treasure!

Don’t miss the boat – book today!

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Jack and the Beanstalk … The Maltings Ely

Jack and the Beanstalk
The Maltings Ely
Thursday 26th December 2013 – Tuesday 14th January 2014

Dame Trott and her sons Jack and the ever so Silly Billy are threatened with eviction if they don’t pay the rent. The land is terrorised by the Giant and his henchman Fleshcreep. When the Princess is kidnapped by Fleshcreep, Jack is given the chance to climb the Beanstalk through the clouds, fight the giant and bring the princess to safety.

Audiences can expect everything from a traditional family Pantomime and more; Live music, lavish costumes and scenery, dazzling choreography and the messiest slapstick scene ever to grace the stage! With a professional cast and our very adorable panto babes from the local community this pantomime will be dazzling with West End Quality! Don’t miss out on the BIGGEST professional pantomime around!

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Sleeping Beauty … Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sleeping Beauty
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
13 Dec 2013 – 5 Jan 2014

Star of stage and screen Anita Dobson stars as The Wicked Fairy Carabosse in this year’s hilarious and truly traditional pantomime Sleeping Beauty that promises a fairtytale ending for your Christmas celebrations. Shooting to fame as Angie Watts in Eastenders, Anita’s TV, film and stage career has seen her nominated for an Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award and London Theatre Critics Award. Anita’s success in Strictly Come Dancing re-affirmed her place in the nation’s hearts, and now she is taking to the stage to lead a word-class cast as boo-able baddy Carabosse.

Back by popular demand is Aylesbury’s very own comedian Andy Collins as Chester the Jester and Buckinghamshire’s favourite singer and songwriter Holly Brewer as Sleeping Beauty.

This year’s festive family pantomime guarantees more jokes and join-in fun than any other. Not to mention show-stopping song and dance, larger-than-life characters, colourful costumes and spectacular sparkling sets!

Don’t sleep for 100 years before buying your tickets to this year’s enchanting family pantomime!

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Cinderella … Wycombe Swan

Cinderella
Wycombe Swan
Sat 7 December 2013 – Sun 5 January 2014

Our Magical Pantomime for 2013/2014, starring SHANE RICHIE!

Award-winning TV soap-star and comedian Shane Richie stars in this year’s spectacular pantomime Cinderella.

With spectacular special effects, comedy in abundance and lots of audience participation, this will be a family-friendly pantomime you won’t want to miss.

The clock is ticking – book your tickets today!

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Snow White … Regent Theatre, Milton Keynes

Snow White
Regent Theatre, Milton Keynes
3 Dec 2013-5 Jan 2014

Hi-ho, Hi-ho …. get ready for the ultimate Panto adventure with Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

First Family Entertainment returns to produce the highlight of the Christmas calendar with this year’s Regent Theatre Pantomime.Stoke Panto legend Jonathan Wilkes revisits his home town once more, as the charming Muddles – and in one of the best Panto double-acts around, comedy favourite Christian Patterson will be returning alongside Jonny, as Herman the Henchman.

Packed with brilliant slapstick, hilarious comedy, stunning sets and sensational songs, our Panto has become a must-see Christmas tradition. Will the Wicked Queen woo the Prince away from the beautiful Snow White, or will the loveable Seven Dwarfs help to save the day? There’s only one way to find out – join us as we travel deep into the magical forest on a very special Pantomime journey!

You won’t want to miss out on this year’s brightest and best Panto!

Please note there is a gap between Monday 9 – Monday 16 December to allow for Glyndebourne opera.

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Cinderella … West Wing Art Centre, Slough

Cinderella
West Wing Arts Centre, Slough
21 Dec 2013-5 Jan 2014

Christmas isn’t the same without a trip to the pantomime.

“Oh no it isn’t!”

And this Christmas, the wonderful tale of Cinderella is coming to West Wing Arts Centre Slough in a new great value, professional pantomime featuring the voice of legendary DJ Tony Blackburn.

With fabulous dancing, singing, comedy and romance, this promises to bring all the traditional treats of panto with an extra special treat – Animated Scenery!

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Jack and the Beanstalk … The Hexagon, Reading

The Hexagon
Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday 7 December 2013 – Sunday 5 January 2014

Star Studded cast announced for Readings biggest ever panto!

DANI HARMER, KEN MORLEY, EMMA BARTON, DEBBIE MCGEE, JON CLEGG, PAUL MORSE, RICHARD MORSE

With the biggest and starriest line-up for years and the BIGGEST GIANT in pantoland, Jack and the Beanstalk will be a pantomime you won’t want to miss!

Heading the cast as the beautiful Princess Tamara is local superstar and star of BBC’s award winning “Tracy Beaker” and “Strictly Come Dancing” DANI HARMER, who is currently touring the UK in Richard O’Briens legendary Rock musical “The Rocky Horror Show” as well as appearing as Tracy Beaker on television screens around the world.

Joining Dani will Coronation Street’s “Reg Holdsworth” aka KEN MORLEY as the King of Merrydale and playing the hero Jack is EMMA BARTON, Eastenders “Honey Mitchell”. They will be joined by Radio Berkshire’s DEBBIE MCGEE who appears as the beautiful and magical Queen of the Flower Fairies

Joining as Simple Simon is the hilarious comedian and impressionist JON CLEGG with a host of comedy characters and family fun.
RICHARD MORSE reprises his role as the Giants henchman Fleshcreep. The headline cast is completed by PAUL MORSE, one of Britain’s top dames, currently on the UK tour of “Rising Damp” who will play the hysterical Dame Trot.

With all the trimmings that you’ve come to expect from the regions biggest panto including spectacular sets stunning costumes, live music and the messiest and craziest slapstick scenes in panto, make sure you book your seats now as many performances are selling out quickly.

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Aladdin … Theatre Royal Windsor

ALADDIN!
04 Dec – 05 Jan
Calling panto fans far and wide…..come join our magic carpet ride!

This year we will be bringing you the magical tale of Aladdin! We hope that you will join us for this incredible show, which promises to be even bigger and better than ever before!

We are thrilled to annouce that TV superstar BASIL BRUSH will be joining our panto dream team, Kevin Cruise and Steven Blakeley! The funniest fox on the box – we know this crazy critter will entertain us with his mischief and cheeky jokes!

Britain’s Got Talent star Kevin received unanimous acclaim last year as Simple Simon “Kevin Cruise is outstanding. The audience absolutely loved him” (British Theatre Guide) and “Worth the price of the admission ticket alone” (Fulham Chronicle). We have no doubt that he will bring even more fun and laughter this year as Wishee Washee!

Steven Blakeley did such a dazzling job of writing and directing Jack And The Beanstalk, that we would be crazy to not ask him to create theatrical masterpiece for us this year! “One of the most, lively energetic and entertaining pantos. Full of sparkle, laughter and eye-catching routines” (Surrey Herald). And of course he will once again be donning a variety of outrageous wigs and frocks to become our very own Widow Twankey!

Featuring a fabulous live band, stunning scenery and with the rest of our star studded cast soon to be announced, Aladdin promises to be an enchanting fun-filled show – perfect for children of all ages!

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