All the Pantos to Enjoy with the Family in Yorkshire this Christmas
A trip to the panto is an essential part of the festive season… Oh yes it is!
Dick Whittington: The Rock ’n’ Roll Panto
On until 8th January
City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
Panto-classic Dick Whittington has been given the Rock ’n’ Roll treatment and will be rocking the stage at City Varieties Music Hall this Christmas. Be wowed by this breath-taking production which mixes traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a jukebox full of classic rock anthems and chart-toppers, all performed live on stage by an ultra-talented cast of actor-musicians.
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On until 1st January
The Lamproom, Barnsley
This Christmas, head to The Lamproom for their must-see performance of Aladdin. Follow the main man himself, his brother Wishee Washee and his mother Widow Twankey, on a magical adventure in Old Peking. Expect a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs in this panto extravaganza! Packed with laugh-out-loud comedy, captivating song, dazzling dance and plenty of boos and hisses, this is all you could wish for in a pantomime.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Hull New Theatre
Fe-fi-fo-fum, join pop and musical theatre star Gareth Gates and Hull’s favourite funny man Neil Hurst for a spectacular performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. Doomed to sell his trusty cow, join Jack and his family as they fight to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams, and the hand of the girl he loves. Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation in this giant of a panto!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
13th December–2nd January
When the vain Wicked Queen realises that she is no longer the fairest in the land she seeks revenge against her beautiful stepdaughter Snow White. With the help of the magical Forest Fairy and her seven faithful friends can Snow White escape the Wicked Queen’s evil clutches and live happily ever after with her handsome Prince? Head to Bridlington Spa this Christmas to find out. Featuring breathtaking scenery and special effects, sparkling costumes, spectacular song and dance, along with plenty of audience participation, this panto simply must be seen!
Beauty and the Beast
Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm
For a tale as old as time, head to the Princess Alexandra Auditorium this festive season as Tom Rolfe Productions present a real beauty of a pantomime – Beauty and the Beast. With stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and hilarious comedy this is one you won’t want to miss… Oh yes it is! They will also be doing special relaxed performances with the sound a little quieter and no pyrotechnics, when kids will be free to roam and make noise at the ‘wrong time’ without a problem.
On until 31st December
Theatre Royal Wakefield
One of the hottest tickets in town, Dick Whittington is returning to Theatre Royal Wakefield this Christmas. Join the intrepid hero Dick and his loveable furry sidekick Tommy as they set off on the adventure of a lifetime, travelling from rat infested London Town to the mysterious island of Ponty Carlo. Will Dick find the fame and fortune he so desires? Will the dastardly rats get their just desserts? And will we be dusting off the water pistols for another year? There’s only one way to find out!
The Adventures of Old Granny Goose
10th December–8th January
Grand Opera House York
This festive season, Berwick Kaler is back with the spectacular pantomime The Adventures of Old Granny Goose. Joining him will be the dastardly David Leonard, side-kick Martin Barrass, lead female Suzy Cooper and favourite funny man AJ Powell. Discover for yourself why Berwick and his team have become icons of family entertainment with their hilarious, anarchic approach to panto.
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On until 31st December
In a land far, far away a royal party is thrown for a new princess, but when an evil and wicked fairy is scorned at the party, she throws a needle in the works and puts a curse on the princess that lasts 100 years. The princess is sleeping so she needs your help to break the curse. With stunning sets, delightful dames, mesmerising music and a wicked spell or two, be awoken to a world of wonder this festive season.
The Nice List – A Magical Family Santamime
The Forum, Northallerton
All is going well in The Workshop until Grudge the grouchy gnome steals the nice list! After much comedy chaos, magic and mayhem, it is still nowhere to be seen. Will they find it in time? Will Christmas be cancelled? Join Santa and his cheeky elves, Peas and Carrots, live on stage at The Forum to find out. A toe-tapping, jingle-belling, Christmas cracker of a show, this is guaranteed to get you in to the festive spirit. Plus, with a free gift for each childs ticket purchased and spot prizes for the best Christmas jumper in the audience too, this is a must-see, fun-filled family panto.
The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan
9th December–31st December
Stage, screen and pantomime legend, the one-and-only Christopher Biggins stars as Mrs Smee this Christmas in The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan. Biggins will join hero Peter Pan as he sets sail on a brand new adventure. With amazing special effects, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and barrel-loads of laughter this panto will take your whole family on a swashbuckling trip to Neverland.