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 39 pantos and Christmas shows listed.
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 beautifully delicate adaptation, devised and directed by Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul will get everyone, young and old, peering a little further into the sky this Christmas Eve.
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?
Follow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumplestiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted Golden Eggs from the top of The Beanstalk.
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.
Life is good in the little town of Freiburg. When young Hansel and Gretel are caught passing food to the poor, they are as surprised as anyone to be rewarded with a trip to the far side of the forest.
To 31 Dec 2018
A magical adventure to meet a Wicked Queen with a jealous streak and a handsome prince who's searching for the fairest of all damsels in distress. Not forgetting a magic mirror, a tempting juicy red apple and seven friendly dwarfs.
Swapping the cobbles of Coronation Street for Captain Hook, Ryan Thomas stars in this year's high-flying pantomime adventure, Peter Pan.
Features all the sparkle, scale and spectacle London has come to expect from the West End's most lavish festive production in a show packed full of laughter, music, special effects and theatrical magic.
Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget, filled with evil pirates, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook!
Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs.
Tells the story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is transformed into a Beast to teach him a lesson and a good Fairy who makes both their dreams come true.
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