Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
England is cautiously moving out of national lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, but London theatres remain closed to audiences.
The government has not announced firm dates for theatres to open in England, though a suggested date for indoor performances to restart has been given as 17 May 2021, with capacity restrictions.
Larger theatres may be back with full capacity audiences from 21 June.
London theatres are beginning to announce new show dates and we are updating our listings.
However, we advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing in the future.
25 Nov 2021 to 2 Jan 2022
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Image courtesy Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Your festive wish has come true, as classic panto favourite Aladdin flies into Hornchurch, written by Andrew Pollard and directed by Douglas Rintoul (the Theatre's Artistic Director).
Hop aboard a magical carpet ride to a far-away land.
Join the adventure as Aladdin falls in love with the Princess, discovers an enchanted lamp and with his hilarious mum Widow Twankey and a mysterious Genie sets out to make a fortune.
But hiding in the shadows is the evil Abanazar, who will stop at nothing to get his hands on that lamp … boo! hiss!
This much-loved traditional pantomime is from the team behind last year's Robin Hood.
With singalong pop tunes played live for all ages and plenty of audience participation, this is a laugh-out-loud Christmas treat to remember.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
One of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights - in fact, it was added to the collection in the 18th century by Frenchman Antoine Galland.
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Hornchurch RM11 1QT
Performance days & times
Thu 17 Dec ‑ 1.30pm
Relaxed (SEN/Autism Friendly) Performance:
Fri 1 Jan ‑ 6pm
Author: Andrew Pollard
Director: Douglas Rintoul