10 Pantos Not To Miss In 2017!

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Stuck for ideas on where to take the family to see a panto this Christmas?  Oh no, you're not!  

 

Where's the best pantomime in London and the south-east this Christmas?  It's behind you! Sorry, no, it isn't.  It's in Encore Radio's 10 pantos not to miss in 2017 list below.  We've compiled the biggest, funniest pantos coming to the south this winter.

 

Here are 10 ideas for pantos to see this year, click to find out more:

    1. Beck Theatre in Hayes - Aladdin
    2. Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea - Jack and the Beanstalk
    3. Harlow Playhouse - Peter Pan: The Magical Pantomime Adventure
    4. Kings Theatre Portsmouth - Snow White
    5. London Palladium - Dick Whittington
    6. Orchard Theatre in Dartford - Cinderella
    7. South Hill Park in Bracknell - Beauty and the Beast
    8. The Capitol Horsham - Jack and the Beanstalk
    9. The Leatherhead Theatre - Jack and the Beanstalk
    10. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford - Dick Whittington

 Beck Theatre in Hayes - Aladdin  

Beck Theatre - Aladdin

Former Eastenders star Rita Simons makes wishes come true this Christmas!  Playing Scheherazade, the magical Spirit of the Ring held captive by Abanazar who will help hero Aladdin win fame, fortune and the hand of the Princess.  Featuring a lamp-full of laughter, music, mayhem, a wish-granting genie and audience participation.

Performances from Saturday 9 to Sunday 31 December 2017

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 Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea - Jack and the Beanstalk

Cliffs Pavilion - Jack & the Beanstalk

With a spectacular 3D sequence transporting audiences to the Giant's magical kingdom, special effects, huge laughs, magnificent musical numbers and lashings of audience participation, Essex's own Lee Mead and Stacey Solomon, with comedian Bobby Davro and actor Robin Askwith will deliver another spectacular Southend pantomime of giant proportions.

Performances from Saturday 16 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January  2018

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 Harlow Playhouse - Peter Pan: The Magical Pantomime Adventure

Peter Pan

Let your dreams take flight at Harlow Playhouse, in the most lavish, thrilling and innovative Christmas event for miles around!  Join Wendy, Michael and John as they take off to Neverland with the boy who never grows up - Peter Pan.  Don’t miss this spectacular family extravaganza!

Performances from Friday 1 to Sunday 31 December 2017

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 Kings Theatre Portsmouth - Snow White

Kings Theatre - Snow White

Magic Mirror in my hand which is the fairest pantomime in the land?  Snow White at the Kings Theatre, of course!  Enjoy traditional family pantomime fun with Snow White, her charming Prince, the Wicked Queen and 7 dwarfs.  Starring Melinda Messenger as Fairy Sparkle and Anita Harris as Queen Malevola!

Performances from Tuesday 5 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018

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London Palladium - Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Pantomime returns to the iconic London Palladium this Christmas, starring Julian Clary, Charlie Stemp, Elaine Paige, Diversity and more! Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the team behind last year’s smash-hit Cinderella at the London Palladium. Get ready for the greatest pantomime adventure of them all!

Performances from Saturday 9 December 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018  

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 Orchard Theatre in Dartford - Cinderella

Cinderella - Orchard Theatre

Starring Louie Spence, Michelle Collins, Jayne Wisener and Phil Butler.  Don't miss this year's unmissable Christmas treat packed full of laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty to boo and hiss at. The clock is ticking, so book your tickets now for the Greatest Pantomime of them all!

Performances from Saturday 9 to Sunday 31 December 2017

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 South Hill Park in Bracknell - Beauty and the Beast

South Hill Park - Beauty and the Beast

Delight the family with South Hill Park Art Centre’s sparkling adaptation of this well-loved tale. Join Belle as she discovers an enchanted castle and is confronted by a hideous beast, accompanied by good and bad fairies and cheeky characters along the way. Expect ingenious sets, colourful costumes, laughs and surprises.

Performances from Thursday 30 November 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018. 
One relaxed performance on 5 December and one British Sign Language performance on 9 December.  We also have adult nights (for 18yrs+ only) on 13, 15 and 22 December. 

Click here to find out more or to book tickets

 The Capitol Horsham - Jack and the Beanstalk

The Capitol - Jack and the Beanstalk

The Capitol Horsham presents this wonderful tale of good triumphing over evil with everyone's favourite story of Jack Trott, a boy from the village becoming a hero and winning Princess Apricot's heart.  Starring CBBC’s Olly Pike as Jack, Hi-5’s Chris Edgerley as Fleshcreep and Hollyoaks’ James Fletcher as Simple Simon.

Performances from Friday 8 to Sunday 31 December 2017

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 The Leatherhead Theatre - Jack and the Beanstalk

Beck Theatre - AladdinLeatherhead Theatre - Jack & the Beanstalk

Tom Beard returns to head another fantastic cast, including local children's talent, on an unforgettable journey this Christmas.  With magic, puppets, a stellar cast and a very tall tale to tell, LP Creatives return to The Leatherhead Theatre, with their biggest show yet – enjoy this GIANT of a pantomime!

Performances from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 30 December, tickets from £12.50

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 Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford - Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington - Yvonne Arnaud

Judy Cornwell (Keeping Up Appearances and Santa Claus the Movie) will star as Fairy Bowbells in the traditional family pantomime adventure Dick Whittington this Christmas! Joining her are Guildford favourites, definitive Panto baddie Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Eagle Radio’s Peter Gordon and king of slapstick Jamie Brook

Performances from Friday 8 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018

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