Dick Whittington

John Lumsden joins Theatre Royal Plymouth as Dick Whittington

John Lumsden

Join Dick Whittington (and his trusty cat) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor of London.

Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco, don’t miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and dance.

Can our hero outwit the evil rodent King Rat, free London from his team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!

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Snow White

Will Kenning directs and appears in Snow White as Dame Nurse Nellie

Will kenning, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

From the team that brought you Sleeping Beauty; Evolution Pantomimes returns to Grove Theatre with the greatest pantomime of all: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

To give you an insight into what fantastically entertaining pantomime magic is in store for you this year, here’s just some of the reviews of Sleeping Beauty 2017/18:

★★★★★ ‘An amazing family pantomime’ – What’s Good To Do

‘Brilliant!! Relentless comedy’ – Theatre Patron

‘I absolutely love this panto. It ticked every box – […] exceptionally strong production values from Evolution Pantomimes without too many gimmicks.’ – Nancy Stevens, Stevens on Sunday Radio Presenter

★★★★★ ‘Another brilliant Pantomime. The energy from the cast was excellent and the special effects this year were very impressive. Thanks to all involved – we had a blast!’ – Theatre Patron

‘If you want a laughter filled evening […] then this production from Evolution Pantomimes is a guaranteed great night out.’ – Dunstable Today, Luton Today, Bucks Herald

★★★★★ ‘Awesome pantomime. Great cast, choice of music, set design, costumes, comedy and the surprise at the end of first act was amazing and terrifying. Loved every minute of it. We will definitely be back soon.’ – Theatre Patron

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Aladdin

Ian Royce stars in Aladdin at Cliffs Pavilion Southend produced by Qdos

Ian Royce, Aladdin

Hop aboard your magic carpet and fly to Old Peking to enjoy this must-see show packed full of magical genies, laugh out loud comedy, spectacular flying effects and a lamp-full of audience participation. 
Join Roycey and Diversity in Southend this year, for a spectacular Panto!

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Sleeping Beauty

Shaun Prendergast is the Dame for Theatre Royal Stratford East

Shaun Prendergast

Sleeping Beauty has been in a deep sleep for a hundred years… but wakes to find herself in a new city with a cruel fairy hot on her heels…

Expect our much loved mix of original songs, cracking jokes and a (huge) sprinkling of magic in London’s must-see pantomime.

Early bookers get the best prices and the best seats – so don’t snooze and lose – book today!

Join the conversation #StratfordPanto​

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Cinderella

Suzie Chard appears in Cinderella at the New Victoria Theatre Woking.

Suzie Chard, Cinderella

You shall go to the ball next Christmas with the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella starring the fab-u-lous Craig Revel Horwood as The Wicked Stepmother.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, Cinderella features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her very ugly sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.

The clock is ticking, the season is strictly limited, so book your tickets now!

Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

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Snow White

Mike Smith appears as Dame in Snow White at the Heywood Civic Centre.

Mike Smith, Snow White

We’re off to see…a wizardly wonderful Musical Pantomime adventure, The Wizard of Oz!

Join Dorothy Gale as she befriends a brainless Scarecrow, a loveable Tin Man and the cowardly Lion on their quest to thwart the evil powers of the Wicked Witch of the West. With a little help from Glinda the Good Fairy and the almighty and powerful Wizard of Oz, good is sure to conquer evil.

Featuring an all-star cast to be announced over the coming months.

This Christmas treat is fun for all the family from ages 2 to 102! Packed with great songs, brilliant dance routines and plenty of laughter, it’s going to be the best value family-friendly pantomime in town! Book now and join us on a magical adventure to the Land of Oz!

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Christopher Sparkes joins Newcastle Theatre Royal in Goldilocks & the Three Bears

Christopher Sparkes

Newcastle Theatre Royal’s brand-new must-see magical pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the big top family panto extravaganza, stars the much-loved panto trio of Danny Adams as Danny The Clown, Clive Webb as the Ringmaster and Chris Hayward as Dame Rita. The Theatre Royal pantomime is packed full of hilarious comedy routines, laughter, dazzling special effects and this year a new dimension, the most exciting circus acts in town including the petrol-fuelled hair-raising, Berserk Riders, who will be helping transform the Theatre Royal’s stage into the ultimate fusion of pantomime and circus, performing dare-devil stunts at over sixty miles-per-hour!

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Dick Whittington

Sean Dodds stars as Silly Simon in Dick Whittington, at the Leamington Spa for Imagine Theatre.

Sean Dodds, Dick Whittington

The 2018 pantomime at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa will be the rags to riches tale of Dick Whittington. The show will run from Saturday 1 December until Sunday 30 December 2018.

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Peter Pan

Thérèse O'Sullivan has her dancing shoes on at The Courtyard in Hereford for Peter Pan

Thérèse O'Sullivan

The Courtyard’s annual panto is back and this time, for the first time ever, it’s…. PETER PAN!

Peter Pan entices the three Darling children to his home in Neverland with the promise of magic and adventures. Meanwhile, young Smee has joined the pirate crew against the wishes of his over-protective Mum, Dede Smee, who follows him to Neverland to make sure he always wears his vest and doesn’t get up to any mischief.

Add to the mix a naughty Tinkerbell, who tries to cause havoc whenever she can, a Hook-hungry crocodile, singing mermaids, flying, magic, song and dance and plenty of laughs.

Will Peter be able to defeat the wicked Captain Hook? Will the Darling children ever get home? Will Ms Smee be able to prevent her pirate son turning into a bad ‘un? Fly with us to Neverland and join in the adventures – second to the right, and straight on till morning.

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Dick Whittington

Anita Harris is Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington at Theatre Royal Windsor

Anita Harris

Theatre Royal Windsor is delighted to announce that musical star MARTI WEBB and singer and screen icon ANITA HARRIS are to return to Windsor to play Fairy Bowbells and Queen Rat in the panto classic Dick Whittington, marking an extraordinary eighty years of traditional pantomime at the historic theatre.

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Aladdin

Rosalind James is Aura, The Spirit of the Ring in Aladdin at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Rosalind James

Starring Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard, Matt Crosby, Suzie Mathers, Andy Abraham, Holly Easterbrook, Max Fulham and Rosalind James.

The most thrilling pantomime adventure of them all returns to Cambridge this Christmas, as Aladdin flies into the Arts Theatre to make all your wishes come true!

Aladdin and his family dream of a better life filled with riches and adventure, far away from the humdrum of their daily life in the backstreets of Peking. When a mysterious stranger offers untold riches in return for helping him find a magic lamp,  Aladdin can’t believe his luck! His head filled with dreams of money and marrying beautiful princesses, Aladdin sets off on an adventure that will change his life, and fortunes, forever…

Don’t miss this GENIE-us production of the timeless classic pantomime, brought to you with Cambridge Arts Theatre’s trademark blend of singalong tunes, spectacular dance routines, dazzling costumes and laugh-out-loud jokes guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles, whether you’re three… or ninety-three!

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Cinderella

Matthew James Hinchcliffe plays Hernia at Leeds City Varieties

Matthew James Hinchcliffe

This year, we’ll be giving one of our unique Rock’n’Roll make-overs to the most popular Panto of them all… CINDERELLA!
 
The timeless rags to riches tale is given a soulful twist by our cast of incredibly talented actor-musicians who slip seamlessly between their panto characters and playing in the house band.
 
You’ll be wowed by this fast-paced panto mixing traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a panoply of classic chart-topping pop and soul hits played live in stage – but keep your wits about you or you might just get rocked by the legendary Boulder Battle !

Our Rock’n’Roll Pantos contain loud live music, smoke effects, flashing lights and “a barrage of boulders” plus loud bangs from the “explosive” action on-stage…

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Cinderella

Lucy Wells and Adam Langstaff appear in Cinderella at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Sponsored by the Ipswich Building Society.

Lucy Wells & Adam Langstaff, Cinderella

The New Wolsey Theatre are delighted to announce the continued support of Ipswich Building Society for three more years, as they announce their rock’n’roll pantomime title for 2018-2019:

CINDERELLA – THE ROCK’N’ROLL PANTO

Thursday 29 November 2018 to Saturday 2 February 2019

This year, the New Wolsey Theatre goes back to where it all began, Cinderella – the Rock’n’Roll panto! 

It’s time to SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER and head DOWNTOWN to Ipswich Town Hall to meet the Mayor, Baron Hardup! It’s not easy being Mayor, with Prince Charming due in town for a Royal visit and a staff of only two – his beautiful, feisty daughter, Cinderella and the loyal and loveable Buttons. But when his lonely hearts ad is answered by the mysterious Rubella De Zees, who brings along her two dangerous daughters Hernia and Verruca, it seems he’s a far more than THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN. Thankfully, there’s a Fairy Godmother to make sure Cinderella is ready to ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK!

Written by Peter Rowe, the classic rock’n’roll panto, with a hint of soul, is back with another multi-talented cast of actor-musicians. Rock, pop and soul classics include IT’S RAINING MEN, IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS, and more!

WE’RE GONNA’ MAKE YOU WANNA’ SHOUT!

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Beauty and the Beast

Kristopher Milnes stars as Bouffon du Quiff in Beauty and the Beast at Theatre Royal Winchester

Kristopher Milnes

When a vain and handsome prince rejects the advances of a wicked witch, she turns him into a hideous beast.

Only one thing can save him – someone must fall in love with him before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose.

Can Fairy Fifi bring Belle and the Beast together in time or will the evil Malevolent win the day?

With original songs, hilarious gags and loads of audience participation this is an ideal treat for the whole family.

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Cinderella

Chris Hannon is directing and also stars as the Dame in Cinderella, at Theatre Royal Wakefield

Chris Hannon

Wakefield’s very own pantomime

Join us this festive season for a sparkling and magical tale that’s crammed full of breath-taking sets and dazzling costumes.

When Cinderella’s wicked step mum and devious sisters set out to stop her from going to the Prince’s ball, something just has to be done. Enter the most enchanting and magical fairy godmother in all the land who will make sure that Cinderella doesn’t miss her moment. There’s only one problem… she must return by the time the clock strikes twelve!

Will she make it? There’s only one way to find out!

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Scouse Cinderella

Michael Fletcher appears in Scouse Cinderella at the Royal Court Liverpool. (It's deffo not for kids!)

Michael Fletcher, Scouse Cinderella

After the smash hit success of The Scouse Nativity in 2017, the Royal Court Christmas gang are taking on another classic!

Like all of the Royal Court Christmas shows, this one is for the grown-ups so leave the kids at home (unless you want them to learn a few new words).

Baron Joe Hardupson is skint and the Council want to turn his mansion into student accommodation. Then his daughter goes to a party, pretends to be something she isn’t and gets so drunk she loses a shoe.

This show is packed with gags and great live music! We’ve got a biff called Buttons, a Prince with a foot fetish and a pumpkin that turns into a Delta. There will be minging sisters, a lairy fairy and probably some dwarves who’ve got lost.

We have already confirmed the writer and the whole of the cast from last year’s sell out show so book now or miss out!

Recommended age 16+ strong language throughout

Cast confirmed: Paul Duckworth, Michael Fletcher, Stephen Fletcher, Lindzi Germain, Hayley Hampson, Andrew Schofield and Keddy Sutton

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Snow White

Anita Harris stars in Snow White as Queen Malevola at The Kings Theatre Southsea for New Pantomime Productions

Anita Harris, Snow White

The legendary Anita Harris as Queen Malevola

New Pantomime Productions Ltd presents Snow White, coming to the Kings Theatre Portsmouth in 2017.

Magic Mirror in my hand which is the fairest pantomime in the land? Why, Snow White at the Kings Theatre of course!

Join us for traditional family pantomime fun with Snow White, her charming Prince, the Wicked Queen and 7 dependable dwarfs with lavish sets, wonderful costumes, a surprise or two and all the cheers, jokes and jeers you would expect.

Following our record-breaking production of Jack & The Beanstalk 2016/17 tickets are selling fast.

Discounted rates for Groups of 20+ and special rates for schools are also available.

You will not want to miss this Christmas treat for all the family!

Melinda Messenger as Fairy Sparkle

Marcus Patrick as The Huntsman

Simon Grant as Muddles

Jack Edwards as Sarah Spoilit

Hannah Lowther as Snow White

Jordan Adams as Prince Valentine

Plus the Magnificent Seven Real Dwarfs!

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Cinderella

Suzie Chard appears as Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at The Orchard Theatre Dartford for Qdos Productions

Suzie Chard, Cinderella

You are invited to the biggest Royal Ball of the year as a sumptuous production of Cinderella comes to The Orchard Theatre.

Starring Louie Spence as Dandini, Michelle Collins as The Wicked Stepmother, Jayne Wisener as Cinderella and Phil Butler as Buttons, 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. 

With over 30,000 theatregoers attending pantomime at The Orchard Theatre each festive season it’s never too early to book!

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients we know you expect, Cinderella will feature laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Join Cinders as she goes from rags-to-riches, outwits her very ugly sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming. Expect pumpkins and mice, carriages and horses, glitz, glamour, beautiful dresses, comedy and of course a glass slipper!

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Snow White

Shaun Prendergast makes a welcome return as Nurse Glucose at The Middlesbrough Theatre Middlesborough.

Shaun Prendergast, Snow White

Presented by Extravaganza Productions Ltd and Middlesbrough Theatre

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, which is the best pantomime of all…?

The answer, without doubt, is this year’s fun-packed family panto at Middlesbrough Theatre – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

This spectacular production stars mother and daughter from one of TV’s most popular soaps, playing mother and step-daughter: Deena Payne (Viv Windsor in Emmerdale) stars as the Wicked Queen alongside Adele Silva (Kelly Windsor) as Snow White.

Much-loved local comedy magician John Archer (CBBC’s Help! My Supply Teacher’s Magic) makes his Middlesbrough Theatre debut to play Muddles and one of the best dames in the business, Shaun Prendergast, makes a welcome return as Nurse Glucose. And – Hi Ho! Hi Ho! – seven short actors will be playing the magnificent seven.

There will be dazzling costumes, spellbinding special effects and lots of audience participation that will keep the whole family entertained and amused.

To celebrate the theatre’s sixtieth anniversary, there are a record sixty performances, running from Friday 8th December to Sunday 14th January. Child discounts and Family Tickets are available at all performances.

So Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s off to Panto we go…

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Aladdin

Michael Greco appears as Abanazar in Aladdin at The Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells for UK Productions

Michael Greco, Aladdin

Climb aboard a magic carpet and let the Assembly Hall Theatre take you on an amazing journey.

The thrilling story of a boy, a lamp and a genie, Aladdin is one of the most popular pantomimes of all.

Audiences are promised a traditional show packed with comedy, slapstick, singing, dancing, beautiful costumes and plenty of audience participation!

From the producers of last year’s smash hit Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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The Wizard of Oz

Julia Haworth appears as Glinda the Good Fairy at The Heywood Civic Centre Heywood for Trio Entertainment

Julia Haworth, The Wizard of Oz

Trio Entertainment in association with Heywood Civic Centre are proud to present The Wizard of Oz

We’re off to see. A wizardly wonderful Pantomime adventure, The Wizard of Oz.

Join Dorothy Gale as she befriends a brainless Scarecrow, a loveable Tin Man and the cowardly Lion on their quest to thwart the evil powers of the Wicked Witch of the West.

With a little help from Glinda the Good Fairy and the almighty and powerful Wizard of Oz, good is sure to conquer evil.

This Christmas treat is fun for all the family from 2 to 102. Packed with great songs, brilliant dance routines and plenty of laughter for all the family, it’s going to be the best value family-friendly pantomime in town!

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Aladdin

Nisha Anil appears as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin at the Pearce Suite Theatre Maidenhead for Q Productions

Nisha Anil, Aladdin

CHANNEL 4’S GOGGLEBOX FAVOURITE Sandra Martin And CBEEBIES PRESENTER Nisha Anil To Star In Maidenhead’s Professional Pantomime, ALADDIN.

Featuring CHANNEL 4’s GOGGLEBOX FAVOURITE Sandra Martin as Spirit of the Ring and CBEEBIES PRESENTER Nisha Anil as Princess Jasmine, we are delighted to present The Maidenhead Pantomime extravaganza Aladdin.

Join us from Saturday 9th December 2017 until Sunday 31st December 2017, at the newly re-launched at at Magnet Leisure Centre as we take off on a magical journey to Old Peking where song, dance and silliness are the order of the day as we follow the hilarious Widow Twankey and her sons Aladdin and Wishee Washee as they fall in love, fall over and get truly covered in foam and gunge!

Packed full of side splitting comedy, stunning special effects and lavish costumes, a supporting cast of West End performers and dancers and of course not forgetting our local Juvenile cast, this professional pantomime will be a wish come true for the Maidenhead theatre scene!

The question is will they succeed in overthrowing the wicked plans of the evil Abanaza (boo hisssss), and will Aladdin win the heart of Princess Jasmine (that’s two questions actually) ………. but there’s only one way to find out – book your tickets now and join us on a journey as we take flight on our carpet ride adventure to a whole new world!

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Sleeping Beauty

Will Kenning appears as Nurse Nellie at The Grove Theatre Dunstable for Paul Hendy Productions

Will Kenning, Sleeping Beauty

*** STARRING: John Partridge (EastEnders), Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street) & Rebecca Keatley (CBeebies). Click here to find out more about the cast. ***

Grove Theatre has teamed up with Evolution Productions to present a spell-binding and breathtaking adaptation of the pantomime Sleeping Beauty. Evolution Productions, led by television presenter Paul Hendy and his partner Emily Wood, is the most successful pantomime company in the country producing spectacular shows throughout the UK.

With lots of audience participation, lavish sets and stunning special effects, Sleeping Beauty promises to be Grove Theatre’s funniest and most magical pantomime ever!

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Cinderella

Melissa Jane Fleming appears as Cinderella at the Wyllyotts Theatre Potters Bar for Jordan Productions

Melissa Jane Fleming, Cinderella.

We’re delighted to return to the Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar in 2017 with the best loved pantomime of them all – Cinderella. Running from Wednesday 13 December until Sunday 31 December 2017.

Join us for the timeless tale of laughter, magic and true love. Left at home by the ugliest of sisters, Cinders cannot go to the ball. However, with the help of her Fairy Godmother and brilliant buffoonery from Buttons, the most exciting night of her life can begin!

You’re invited to the Royal Ball. Expect live music, stunning sets, fabulous costumes, slick choreography and breath-taking special effects.

Tickets are on sale now at www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01707 660067

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Sleeping Beauty

Nicholas Collett appears as Dame and directs Sleeping Beauty at the Dorking Halls for Enchanted Entertainment.

Nicholas Collett, Sleeping Beauty

Starring… X-FACTOR FINALIST and CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER’S Christopher Maloney as Prince and EMMERDALE’S Gemma Oaten as Wicked Fairy!

Set your alarm clocks early for Christmas 2017 as Enchanted Entertainment return to Dorking Halls with their magical pantomime Sleeping Beauty from 16th to 28th December.

The pantomime will feature fantastic music, heaps of fun and laughter as well as plenty of audience participation… oh yes it will! Come and join in the festive fun as Dorking Halls and Enchanted Entertainment bring one of the world’s best loved pantomimes to life. Packed with sensational songs, dazzling dance routines, spectacular sets and fabulous costumes; this is a tremendous treat for all the family you won’t want to miss!

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Cinderella

Duncan Earlham appears as Dandini in Cinderella at The Lighthouse Theatre Poole for Duncan Reeves productions.

Duncan Earlam, Cinderella

With rehearsals for this year’s pantomime Cinderella underway writer, director and co-producer Peter Duncan tells us more about what to expect from this year’s magical production …

 

It’s Cinderella supercharged – the classic story of a true love that’s as fit for a prince as a pauper, but souped up with ponies, tap dancing, opera singing and an iconic 1980s sitcom character.

Lighthouse is ready to reveal a brand new Cinderella created specially for Poole by Peter Duncan who with his co-producer Darren Reeves is pulling out all the stops to follow up the success of their Aladdin last year with an even bigger box office smash.

“We like to cast pantos in a way that is interesting and then use the particular talents of the cast and incorporate them in the show,’ explains the former Blue Peter presenter and Chief Scout.

“For example, Lucy Kay from Britain’s Got Talent, she is an actress but was originally an opera singer so, not that Cinderella will become an opera, but we will certainly include an element of that. And Richard Gibson as Baron Hardup is an old friend who played Herr Flick in ’Allo ’Allo – this iconic character in what was the top sitcom for years and years so we’ll bring element of that in.

“The we’ve got two actors who are really good tap dancers playing the Prince and Dandini, so we’ll do Ed Sheeran’s Castles in the Air song and turn it into a tap extravaganza.”

And what of the ponies, Peter?

“Yes, there are real, live ponies… live ponies!” he exclaims, clapping his hands in delight. “I mean I’m only the producer, I don’t deal with any of the mechanics of it at all. I can tell you they’re going to live off-site – the Chief Executive is going to look after them. She’s going to take them to her house and bring them in every day… because she wanted ponies, she’s got them!”

All of which is Peter’s way of explaining how it’s possible to take a tried and tested story like Cinderella and find something new in it.

“All these panto fables have a kind of structure to them, but the joy of doing them again is that often you can pick up on a degree of contemporary song and culture which you can cleverly adapt to give it a sense of something current.

“In Poole we have to be distinctive from Bournemouth, which is only down the road so because as producers Darren and I have only got the one show to put on this Christmas we can put lots of craft into it, whereas I think for panto producers who have lots of shows to do it’s very hard to have that attention to detail.

“Poole has that reputation – if you’re generic and do the same thing every year you can say it’s going to work, but when you are creatively adventurous it’s more rewarding to get to the point you want to get to.”

Peter also has a new twist on another panto staple – the ultra violet light scene – up his sleeve and a few little plot twists that audiences will take to their hearts, he hopes.

“I was watching an extraordinary programme about a girl that could play the piano before she could read and write, which just shows what can happen when you take young people, teach them at home and allow the imagination to fly.

“She has done a version of Cinderella and she had a brilliant idea where she has a song that only the prince and Cinderella would know so when one sang the melody to the other they knew they were destined for each other. What a great idea – I don’t know quite how, but I‘m definitely going to steal it!”

 

Cinderella opens at Lighthouse on Friday 8 December and runs until Saturday 6 January including audio described, captioned and relaxed performances.

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Working Christmas

Omar Ibrahim appears in Working Chistmas at The Old Fire Station Oxford

Omar Ibrahim, Working Christmas

In this city, you can be next-door neighbours, but live in totally different worlds.

Omar is the only student not going home this Christmas, so he’s stuck in halls alone. Jo might as well work through the holidays. Her kids don’t want to see her anyway. They could both do with a friend. They could both do with having some actual fun…

Stuffed full of love, songs and silliness, this is a sparkling new Christmas play for grown-ups, created specially for Oxford.

Working Christmas is the brilliant follow-up to the Old Fire Station’s 2016 sell-out hit Thirty Christmases, written by Drama Desk Award nominee Jonny Donahoe (Every Brilliant Thing, Jonny & the Baptists) and Vault Festival Award winner James Rowland (Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words For Love).

★★★★ Top 10 Christmas Shows 2016 ‘Warm, touching and funny’ The Stage on Thirty Christmases.

Featuring a stellar cast of actor-comedians Omar Ibrahim (Omar & Lee) and Perrier Award nominee Joanna Neary (Mitchell & Webb, Ideal). Directed by OffWestEnd Best Production Award winner Daniel Goldman (Thebes Land).

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Little Red Riding Hood

Lucy Wells appears as Red Riding Hood in the production of the same name at The Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Lucy Wells, Little Red Riding Hood

Written by Peter Rowe, and performed in the New Wolsey Theatre’s iconic actor-musician style, this brand new adaptation of the classic tale is brimming with fun, frolics… and flour!

Red Riding Hood owns the best bakery in Soggy-Bottom-In-The-Marsh but when the village party is scattered by the return of the legendary lone Wolf, the wicked Sir Jasper de Ville demands more rent to pay for the added security. So its all hands to the pudding bowl as everyone lends a hand at the bakers, even her grandmother, Dame Millicent Merry , famous for her firm buns and magnificent dumplings! Meanwhile, a handsome woodcutter has arrived in town, who isn’t all he seems to be…Can Red Riding Hood outwit Sir Jasper, avoid the clutches of the sly old wolf and find romance with the mysterious forester?

Laced with massive hits including NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK, DON’T STOP BELIEVING, SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT, HEATWAVE, DANCING IN THE DARK and ROLLING IN THE DEEP, played live by our multi-talented cast, all the ingredients are in place for truly scrumptious festive treat.

 

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Aladdin

Chris Hannon appears as The Dame and directs Aladdin at The Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Chris Hannon, Aladdin

Join us this festive season for a wondrous tale of genies, magic lamps, wishes and feisty princesses!

When our plucky hero Aladdin finds a mysterious lamp, he meets a genie and is transported into a world where wishes come true.

He teams up with a courageous princess and together they take on the wicked old sorcerer and discover an abundance of riches beyond their wildest dreams!

Produced by Theatre Royal Wakefield’s critically acclaimed team, Aladdin features fantastic sets, magical costumes and some of the best performers in the country, with much loved dame Chris Hannon returning as Widow Twankey.

Don’t miss this eagerly awaited pantomime from the creators of Cinderella, Dick Whittington and Sleeping Beauty.

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