PANTO GUIDE 2017 – 2018

Even though it's only June theatres across the UK are madly preparing for this year's panto season.

There's a smorgasboard of amazing entertainment being planned this year. So get ready to attend one of these great family pantomimes and hiss, boo and have a great time!

LONDON

Dick Whittington – London Palladium
9 December 2017 – 14 January 2018

Dick Whittington comes to the London Palladium in 2017

Starring Charlie Stemp as Dick, Elaine Paige as Queen Rat, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers, Paul Zerdin, Gary Wilmot and Ashley Banjo and Diversity, Dick Whittington is set to be the most spectacular pantomime around this season. If you enjoyed Cinderella last year you'll love Dick Whittington.

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Sleeping Beauty Kings Theatre Glasgow 2017GLASGOW – SLEEPING BEAUTY
King's Theatre, Glasgow
2 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

Alongside the First Lady of Scottish pantomime Elaine C Smith, who stars as The Fairy in the spectacular Christmas show, will be comedian and panto star Johnny Mac who joins her as Sleeping Beauty’s hapless sidekick Muddles, and Juliet Cadzow (River City, Balamory) and Paul-James Corrigan (River City, Gary Tank Commander) as the wicked fairy, Carabosse, and her put-upon son Slimeball.

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Aladdin Princess Theatre TorquayTORQUAY – ALADDIN
Princess Theatre, Torquay
8 – 31 December 2017

Hop on a magic carpet and fly to a whole new world, a magical place of mystery and enchantment, where the carpets fly, genies live in lamps and love conquers all!

Aladdin is the big fun pantomime not to be missed at The Princess Theatre, Torquay this Christmas!

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AYLESBURY – SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
8 – 31 December 2017

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre you go for this year's festive family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Su Pollard as Wicked Queen.

Not to be dwarfed by last year's panto, this year's extravaganza is set to be the fairest of them all with dynamic dance, sparkling costumes, sensational songs and barrels of audience participation. Together with the most Wicked Queen, most handsome Prince and most charming of dwarfs, this year's magical production will leave you feeling more than Happy!

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Jack and the Beanstalk at New Wimbledon Theatre 2017WIMBLEDON – JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
New Wimbledon Theatre
9 December – 14 January 2017

Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a pantomime comes to Wimbledon!

For the first time in over 15 years, a mighty beanstalk will grow in SW19 as the giant pantomime adventure Jack and the Beanstalk comes to New Wimbledon Theatre this festive season.

The countries’ most outspoken publican Al Murray and West End, television and Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe will lead the cast of this year’s GIANT pantomime.

BOOK NOW FOR JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Aladdin atRichmond Theatre 2017RICHMOND – ALADDIN
Richmond Theatre
9 December 2017 – 14 January 2018

Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for this year’s spectacular Richmond Theatre pantomime Aladdin one of your three wishes.

Follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and of course his mother Widow Twankey (panto legend Christopher Biggins), on a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment.

BOOK TICKETS FOR ALADDIN

Shane Richie in Robin Hood at New Victoria TheatreWOKING – ROBIN HOOD
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
9 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood as it comes to the New Victoria Theatre Woking for the first time ever! Starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors Shane Richie as Robin Hood, who will be swapping EastEnders’ Albert Square for the Sherwood Forest.

Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham in a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure and plenty of glitz and glamour!

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BRISTOL – ALADDIN
Bristol Hippodrome
9 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for this year’s spectacular Bristol Hippodrome pantomime Aladdin one of your three wishes.

Starring Joe Pasquale as Wishee Washee, Marti Pellow as evil sorcerer Abanazar and Hayley Tamaddon as princess Jasmine, Aladdin is a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie and a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment.

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Brian Conley and Gok Wan in Cinderella at Milton Keynes TheatreMILTON KEYNES – CINDERELLA
Milton Keynes Theatre
9 December 2017 – 14 January 2018

King of comedy and pantomime legend Brian Conley is joined by celebrity fashion-guru Gok Wan, who will work his wardrobe wonders as the Fairy Gokmother in the greatest pantomime of them all!

Join Cinders as she transforms from rags to riches, outwits her very Ugly Sisters, and, with the help of her best friend Buttons and one very magical Fairy Godmother, wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming.

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John barrowman and The Krankies in Dick Whittington at Opera House ManchesterMANCHESTER – DICK WHITTINGTON
Opera House Manchester
9 December 2017- 7 January 2018

This year the Manchester Opera House will journey to London this festive season in the magical pantomime adventure Dick Whittington. John Barrowman and The Krankies will lead the cast in the magical production which runs from Saturday 9 December – Sunday 7 January.

John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow) stars in the title role of the hero Dick Whittington. The hugely popular showman has enjoyed an acclaimed and hugely varied career including music, presenting and writing with performances on television and film, in the West End and on Broadway.

Joining John are the legendary double act The Krankies playing Councillor and Jimmy Krankie. Having entertained audiences with their slapstick for over 50 years, Dick Whittington will mark the couple’s seventh pantomime season playing alongside John Barrowman.

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Jonathan Wilkes in Aladdin at regent Theatre Stoke On TrentSTOKE-ON-TRENT – ALADDIN
Regent Theatre, Stoke On Trent
15 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for this year’s spectacular Regent Theatre pantomime Aladdin one of your three wishes.

Starring Jonathan Wilkes as Aladdin and Christian Patterson as Widow Twankey, Aladdin is a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment.

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YORK – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Grand Opera House, York
15 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

After their box office record breaking Panto last year, Three Bears Productions are back at Grand Opera House with one Panto’s greatest stories – Beauty and the Beast.

Starring iconic boy band Blue’s Anthony Costa, Home and Away’s Lynne McGranger, Coronation Street’s Ken Morley, TV personality Debbie McGee, original Les Dawson Roly Poly Audrey Leybourne, Emmerdale’s Stuart Wade, stage star Charlotte Maclachlan and back by popular demand, Britain’s classiest dame, Steve Wickenden.

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Jack and the Beanstalk at Sunderland Empire 2017SUNDERLAND – JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Sunderland Empire
15 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

From the producers behind Sleeping Beauty comes a pantomime that’s guaranteed to scale great heights and offer you a gigantic helping of magic – Jack and the Beanstalk!

West End, award-winning actor Bill Ward takes on the villainous role of the giant’s henchman, Fleshcreep, in the magical panto. Born and bred in the North East, Bill is best known for his work on two of the UK’s leading soaps, Emmerdale and Coronation Street.

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Duncan james and Jodie Prender in Cinderella at Liverpool EmpireLIVERPOOL – CINDERELLA
Liverpool Empire
16 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

Liverpool Empire audiences shall go to the ball this festive season, at the greatest pantomime of them all, Cinderella.

Join Cinders as she transforms from rags to riches and outwits her very Ugly Sisters in this magical pantomime starring Hollyoaks, Blue and musical theatre star Duncan James and I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger.

BOOK TICKETS FOR CINDERELLA

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