Potted Panto heads to the Garrick

London theatre news: Wednesday 7 October 2020

London West End - Panto

Panto WILL return this year in the guise of Potted Panto - due at the West End's Garrick Theatre from 5 December.
Potted Panto at the Garrick Theatre

Image courtesy Garrick Theatre

You'd be forgiven for thinking that panto had faded into oblivion this year since we've heard of so many cancellations around the country as well as from many of the capital's venues too.

But the gloomy trend is being bucked at least at the Garrick Theatre as double Olivier nominees (and former CBBC TV presenters) Dan and Jeff return for a 10th anniversary festive season of Potted Panto.

The show, written by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner and Richard Hurst, will run for a much-needed festive season at the Garrick Theatre from Saturday 5 December until Sunday 10 January, 2021.

Potted Panto at the Garrick Theatre

Photo by Geraint Lewis

Daniel Clarkson said ...

"So excited to be able to bring Pantomime to London this Christmas.

Just a few Covid challenges to solve, how will we wake up Sleeping Beauty?

How can the seven dwarves bubble together with the six-person rule?

How will Jack be able to sell daisy the cow when her bottom has to be socially distanced 1 metre away from her head!

But you better believe we will have this figured out by December 5.

Oh yes we will!"

Producer James Seabright said ...

"I'm delighted to be working with Nica Burns and her brilliant team at Nimax Theatres to bring Dan and Jeff's wonderfully funny show 'Potted Panto' back to the West End, offering London's families the chance to enjoy seven classic pantomime stories in 70 minutes.

We've reduced ticket prices since our last season at the Garrick Theatre to make this festive treat as affordable as possible - after all, everyone needs a good laugh this Christmas!"

Tickets are now on sale (link below).

Show listing information


7 classic pantomimes in 70 hilarious minutes!

Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return for a tenth anniversary festive season of Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their world tour and Las Vegas residency of Harry Potter parody Potted Potter.

In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin's lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington's London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball.

It's all unmissable fun, whether you're six or 106.


Daniel Clarkson

Jefferson Turner


Jacob Jackson

Charlotte Payne


Director: Richard Hurst
Designer: Simon Scullion, Nicky Bunch
Lighting: Tim Mascall
Sound: Tom Lishman, Leigh Davies
Production: James Seabright


Garrick Theatre
2 Charing Cross Road


From: Saturday 5 December 2020

Closes: Sunday 10 January 2021



From £20

Family ticket £70.00 for 4

Buy tickets button


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Potted Panto

About London theatre news from ActDrop

We cover all kinds of news stories about theatre in the London area including items about West End, Fringe, Off West End and other venues, as well as new shows coming to the capital, theatre events like scratch nights, theatre festivals and other interesting theatre news that can't be so easily classified!

We'd love to hear from you if you have a news story we can share with theatre-goers.

Just use this form to contact us.

If you are a producer, PR agent or a representative of a theatre company, we have a special page just for you.

And thanks for visiting ActDrop!


Buy tickets for Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre