Holiday Season 2016 - Top Christmas Pantomimes

Holiday Season 2016 - Top Christmas Pantomimes

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    It's that time of year again - Oh yes it is! - when theatres across the UK bring the best in family entertainment for the holiday season, without breaking the bank. Here's a rundown of the best Christmas pantos up and down the country, bringing 2016 to a close... 

    Cinderella
    Where? London Palladium
    When? 9th December – 15th January
    Tickets starting from £22.90
    What? Panto returns to the Palladium for the first time in nearly 30 years, with an all-star cast in the most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all – starring Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden, Julian Clary, Lee Mead, Nigel Havers & Natasha J Barnes.

    Aladdin
    Where? Lyric Hammersmith
    When? Playing now until Saturday 7th January
    Tickets starting from £30
    What? Fresh from receiving 5-star reviews, Aladdin flies in on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. What would you do with three wishes? Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical genie.

    Dick Whittington
    Where? New Wimbledon Theatre
    When? 9th December to 15th January
    Tickets starting from £14.70
    What? It just won’t be Christmas unless you catch this magical treat at the home of London's pantomime. Starring the strictly sensational Arlene Phillips CBE in her pantomime debut, alongside the return of the side-splittingly hilarious Tim Vine and the best dame in the business, Matthew Kelly.

    Sleeping Beauty
    Where? Richmond Theatre
    When? 2nd December to 8th January
    Tickets starting from £14.70
    What? Maureen Lipman and CBeebies favourite Chris Jarvis star in this spectacular pantomime, guaranteed to keep you awake this Christmas! With sumptuous sets, gorgeous fairytale costumes, big song and dance numbers, magic and bags of audience participation.

    Aladdin
    Where? Opera House Manchester
    When? 9th December to 8th January
    Tickets starting from £14.70
    What? It’s a pure genie-us of a panto, with an all star cast, including Sherrie Hewson, John Thomson, Ben Adams and Eric Potts. Enter the cave of wonders, rub the magic lamp and be transported to an enchanting world that is sure to be Manchester's highlight this Christmas!

    Cinderella
    Where? Bristol Hippodrome
    When? 10th December to 7th January
    Tickets starting from £14.70
    What? The classic rags to riches tale will be transformed into a breath-taking family extravaganza with glittering sets, gorgeous costumes, big song and dance numbers, real Shetland ponies and jaw-dropping skating sequences, as national icons Torvill & Dean bring their unique talents to the stage as the Fairy Godparents.

    Dick Whittington
    Where? Milton Keynes Theatre
    When? 8th December to 14th January
    Tickets starting from £14.70
    What? Pack up your knapsacks, lace up your boots and join Samantha Womack, Stacey Solomon and Kev Orkian this festive season for another spectacular, traditional family pantomime. Dick Whittington and his trusty cat Tommy arrive in London seeking their fortune, but find the streets aren’t really paved with gold.

    Snow White
    Where? New Victoria Theatre Woking
    When? 9th December to 8th January
    Tickets starting from £17.10
    What? Warwick Davis and Andy Ford star in the fairest pantomime of them all! Featuring traditional pantomime ingredients including glittering costumes, sensational songs, dazzling dance routines, bags of audience participation and magnificent slapstick comedy guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

    Cinderella
    Where? King's Theatre Glasgow
    When? 2nd December to 8th January
    Tickets starting from £14.70
    What? Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper, Des Clarke, Gary Lamont, Elaine MacKenzie Ellis, Josh Tevendale and Gillian Ford star in the the Godmother of all pantos this Christmas. So don’t delay, for midnight is coming so best start preparing your best frock – it takes the Uglies a whole year to get ready for a big night out!

    Snow White
    Where? Liverpool Empire Theatre
    When? 10th to 31st December
    Tickets starting from £13.50
    What? A festive family adventure into an enchanted fairytale forest and meet all of your favourite characters along the way, starring Jorgie Porter in her pantomime debut, alongside Leanne Campbell and Liam Mellor. Will the Wicked Queen banish Snow White once and for all, or will the handsome Prince thwart her plans with some help from the dwarfs?

    Aladdin
    Where? Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
    When? 9th-31st December
    Tickets starting from £14.70
    What? Rub the magic lamp, enter the cave of wonders and be transported to this fun fairytale world, starring Andy Collins, Michelle Collins, Jasmin Walia & La Voix. Full of magic and mystical tales of a foreign land, if you’re looking for magical family fun this Christmas…your wish is our command!

    Cinderella
    Where? Regent Theatre Stoke
    When? 9th December to 8th January
    Tickets starting from £14.70
    What? Join the dashing Prince Charming, the hideous ugly sisters, the lovable Buttons, the enchanting Fairy Godmother and of course, the beautiful Cinderella at the ball and make it a Christmas to remember for the whole family. Starring Jonathan Wilkes, Christian Patterson and Simon Nehan.

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