22 November–15 January
Have you seen the pair of ugly sisters headed to the Theatre Royal this Christmas? No, we’re not talking about Clive and Danny. Newcastle’s Christmas spectacular this year is Cinderella and we’re sure you’re going to have a ball. Grab your glass slippers and let’s go.
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
0844 811 2121 www.theatreroyal.co.uk
2. Jack and the Beanstalk
24 November–7 January
Gala’s panto this year promises mayhem, dancers galore, a live band and a friendly cow called Milkshake. Be sure to get along to cheer Jack on as he shimmies up the beanstalk to face his fearsome foe.
0300 026 6600 www.galadurham.co.uk
3. Jack and the Beanstalk
29 November–7 January
You know the story – a boy, a giant, a beanstalk and a dancing cow – but watch as Jack and the Beanstalk takes a North East twist at Customs House this year. We’re expecting tomfoolery and plenty of local gags – let’s face it, even the cow is called Doddington.
Customs House, South Shields
0191 454 1234 www.customshouse.co.uk
8 December–8 January
Soap stars a plenty are venturing to Middlesbrough this festive season with Andy Moss from Hollyoaks and Ricky Groves from Eastenders completing the cast for this all-singing, all-dancing production of Aladdin. Get ready for genies in lamps and a whole lot of laughs.
01642 815181 www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk
5. Snow White & the Seven Dwarves
10 December–3 January
A fairytale for the whole family. This one’s got all the ingredients we know and love: a beautiful princess, a dashing prince and blokes with beards. The stellar cast includes Faye Tozer from Steps so there’ll be no Tragedy here.
PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay
0844 248 1588 www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk