Pantos and Christmas shows for 2018
Pamtomime, or 'panto' for short, is a typically British form of stage entertainment.
Pantos mostly take place during the festive period from around the beginning of December to the end of January each year.
They are generally intended for family audiences - BUT be aware that a few are for ADULTS ONLY and may contain strong language or
material unsuitable for children.
Also included below are traditional and special Christmas shows that are not pantomime, but find their way into the schedules during the festive season.
We have 26 pantos and Christmas shows listed.
Dick Whittington will be getting the full Lyric treatment in 2018. Expect the usual mix of live music, crazy characters, awesome adventure, singing, dancing, villainous baddies and heroic goodies.
Follow Ebenezer Scrooge's spooky encounters over the course of one incredible night, and his journey ultimately to become the friendly, charitable man who "knew how to keep Christmas well".
Starring panto favourite Andrew Pollard, this year's offering is an action-packed adventure awash with pirates, romance, exotic creatures and songs-a-plenty! Hit the high seas with Robinson as he battles the wicked Pirate Queen to find the lost gold.
Charles Court Opera and John Savournin return to the King's Head Theatre for their twelfth dazzling, delightful and downright hilarious boutique panto.
All the way in Ha-Ka-Nay on the outskirts of old Peking, young Aladdin dreams of finding love and making his fortune. When he discovers an enchanted lamp and meets a mysterious genie, it looks like all his wishes are about to come true.
Fabulously filthy adult panto at Above The Stag Theatre.
Transported to worlds past, present and future, Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses what a lifetime of fear and selfishness has led to and sees with fresh eyes the lonely life he has built for himself.
When Jack sells Daisy, his beloved family cow, for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.
Sleeping Beauty has been in a deep sleep for a hundred years ... but wakes to find herself in a strange city with a cruel fairy hot on her heels ... Theatre Royal Stratford goes Far East for a brand new festive adventure!
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.
Chase after our cheeky gingerbread hero as he sets off on the biggest adventure of his life - out of the kitchen, through the town, across the fields and all the way to the river. Now if he could just avoid that sly old fox.
This Pinocchio is full of the type of fun, mischief and magic that normally only happens when grown-ups turn their backs for a second. Join Geppetto and Pinocchio as they meet all manner of characters.
One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist ... does he?
Filled with mermaids, pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, this is the stunning original story of the boy who could fly.
DKproDuktions return to Compass Theatre with their 8th winter pantomime - Aladdin in December 2018. Featuring plenty of songs, laughter, animated scenery and magical entertainment for all the family.
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