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Casting announced for Christmas Allsorts

25 November 2020


Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has announced casting for its variety show - Christmas Allsorts - which will provides some much-needed family fun this festive season.


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Casting for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

25 November 2020


Greenwich’s favourite panto villain Anthony Spargo returns in the cast of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, bringing festive magic south of the river to Greenwich Theatre.


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SIX extends in West End

24 November 2020


Good news for SIX fans as the show adds 11 extra weeks to its run at the Lyric before it returns to the Arts Theatre.


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Alice In Streamingland

18 November 2020


A live, 'pansexual musical pantomime' will be on offer at The Phoenix Arts Club this festive season, from 5 December to 3 January.


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Casting for The Garden Theatre's panto

16 November 2020


Casting has been announced for FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff? the first (ADULT) panto to be staged at the new Garden Theatre.


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Christmas present from Polka Theatre

13 November 2020


Polka Theatre is offering a Christmas present to supporters with a free film of A Christmas Carol for ages 4+.


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Queer cabaret at the Pleasance

12 November 2020


London's Queer cabaret collectives are taking over the Pleasance Islington this festive season.


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Jack and the Beanstalk in Cinemas

12 November 2020


'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan signs two major cinema deals to screen his homemade pantomine in 55 UK cinemas this Christmas.


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Rose returns online

11 November 2020


The acclaimed digital revival of Rose, starring Dame Maureen Lipman, will be available again from 13 November following a highly successful initial online run.


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The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington

11 November 2020


Sleeping Trees are set to bring panto direct to our living rooms this December with an unusual take on the genre: The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington!


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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

10 November 2020


Creation Theatre's 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', adapted and directed by Gari Jones, will run for two weeks online from 19 December.


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In Search of a White Identity

9 November 2020


A new digital show interrogates race, class and masculinity as part of a new season of on-demand theatre from The Actors Centre.


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A Christmas Carol gets star casting

30 October 2020


Brian Blessed and Penelope Keith will star in a new online adaptation of Charles Dickens' much-loved Christmas story, due this December.


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Upcoming panto - FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff?

28 October 2020


The first (ADULT) panto to be staged at the award-winning Garden Theatre at The Eagle gets a run from 26 November.


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Little Wars - digital premiere

27 October 2020


Juliet Stevenson leads an all-star female cast in the digital premiere of Steven Carl McCasland's dinner party drama, Little Wars.


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