Stuck for ideas on where to see a great panto this festive season? Oh no, you’re not!
Where’s the best pantomime to see this Christmas? It’s behind you! Sorry, no, it isn’t. It’s in Encore Radio’s 10 pantos not to miss in 2019 list below. We’ve teamed up with some of our friends across the UK to let you know about the biggest, funniest pantos coming to a theatre near you this winter.
Beauty and the Beast – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Danny Walters will be swapping the arches of EastEnders to tread the boards of Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, starring as the Beast alongside Andy Collins and La Voix (Britain’s Got Talent). Get ready for an action-packed adventure full of fun, songs and slapstick. A festive spectacular for all ages.
Performances from Friday 6 December to Sunday 5 January. Tickets from £13. Visit Aylesbury Theatre here for more information.
Sleeping Beauty – Beck Theatre, Hayes
Abracadabra! Debbie McGee quicksteps to the Beck Theatre to star in this year’s magical pantomime. Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients Hayes audiences have come to expect, Sleeping Beauty will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of song and dance, side-splitting comedy, and festive fun.
Performances from Friday 6 to Sunday 29 December. Tickets from £24.00. Visit Beck Theatre here for more information.
Aladdin – Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Starring pantomime royalty Christopher Biggins as the iconic Widow Twankey, this year’s panto will be a magic-carpet ride you’ll never forget. Aladdin will feature a star cast, a lamp-load of comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, sensational song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses for the family to enjoy.
Performances from Saturday 7 December to Sunday 5 January. Tickets from £20.00. Visit Churchill Theatre here for more information.
Peter Pan – The Capitol Horsham
The immortal tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is given a brand new pantomime treatment with an injection of pop and musical theatre songs, colourful sets and costumes, corny and clever gags and thoroughly family friendly entertainment. We think you’ll be hooked!
Performances from Friday 13 December to Sunday 5 January. Tickets from £23.50. Visit The Capitol here for more information.
Cinderella – Fishers Farm Park, West Sussex
A live performance in our cosy theatre; packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and fairy-tale magic – the enchanting ‘Cinderella’ Pantomime is the must-see entertainment of the year. We’ll have you ‘booing’, ‘hissing’ and laughing your socks off! It’s a perfect family day out in Sussex this Christmas, suitable for all ages.
Performances: 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th – 24th December 2019 – visit Fishers Farm Park here for details.
Peter Pan – Grove Theatre, Dunstable
Don’t miss the fun-filled, family pantomime, Peter Pan, starring AJ Pritchard (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing) and back by popular demand, the hilarious Richard David-Caine (Horrible Histories, Swashbuckle). With stunning costumes and scenery, superb special effects and a genuinely funny script by Paul Hendy, it promises to be STRICTLY exceptional entertainment.
AJ Pritchard will not appear in performances from 10-15 December.
Performances from Tuesday 10 December to Sunday 5 January, prices from £15.50* – *A £1 transaction fee will be added per ticket. Visit Grove Theatre here for more information.
Peter Pan – The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
The high-flying pantomime adventure. Soap Star Steve McFadden will lead the cast as the villainous Captain Hook in this swashbuckling family pantomime, with comedian Andy Ford as the hilarious shipmate Mr Smee. With star casting, jaw-dropping flying and special effects, barrel-loads of laughter, magic and festive fun for all the family.
Performances from Saturday 14 December to Sunday 5 January. Tickets from £20.00. Visit The Orchard Theatre here for more information.
Aladdin – South Hill Park’s Wilde Theatre, Bracknell
From the highly acclaimed creative team who brought you Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018) comes South Hill Park’s mystical re-imagining of Aladdin. Will Aladdin and his magical lamp defeat the forces of evil? Will the princess and Aladdin find true love? Join a magical carpet ride to the Wilde Theatre.
Performances from Friday 29 November 2019 to Saturday 4 January 2020. Tickets from £17, Family and group prices available. Visit South Hill Park here for more information.
Peter Pan – Derby Arena (Derby LIVE & Little Wolf Entertainment)
An awfully big adventure sets sail for Derby Arena this Christmas. This swashbuckling pantomime stars Emmerdale and Coronation Street’s Bill Ward and CBeebies’ Katrina Bryan. Join us on this high-flying journey with spectacular special effects, barrels of laughs, and a sprinkling of fairy dust. It’s the perfect PAN-to!
Performances from Saturday 7 December to Saturday 4 January. Tickets from £14.75. Visit Derby Arena here for more information.
Jack & The Beanstalk – Southport Theatre
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, it’s Christmas panto time, oh yes it is! Enjoy all the fun of the fair this festive season with this classic tale. Featuring an all-star cast, and 5ive’s Ritchie Neville as Jack, get ready to cheer, boo, hiss, sing and dance your way into Christmas with us.
Performances from Friday 13 to Sunday 29 December. Tickets from £11.00. Visit Southport Theatre here for more information.