London’s Best Pantomimes 2017

1 Jack and the Beanstalk, Lyric Hammersmith
The Lyric Hammersmith is putting on a can’t miss show this pantomime season. Their production of Jack and The Beanstalk is full of magic and fantasy that’s sure to be a treat for the whole family. Complete with the famous magic beans, a beanstalk and performances by Vikki Stone as Fleshcreep, Cherrelle Skeete as the Fairy Godmother, Kayla Meikle who will play Daisy the Cow and Faith Omole as Jack. The enchanting story will play from 18 November to 6 January 2018.
The Lyric Centre King Street, W6 0QL; lyric.co.uk

2 Cinderella, Hackney Empire
The annual Cinderella pantomime is back in all its glory at Hackney Empire. The nostalgic classical tale of a girls search for her prince, despite being told she was anything but a princess by her evil step mother and step sisters, is a favourite for all audiences. The show, filled with humour, suspense, music and dance, is the ultimate entertainment sure to keep everyone in the family on the edge of their seats. Running from 18 November to 31 December, the rags to riches story will be told by the award-winning pantomime team this holiday season.
291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ; hackneyempire.co.uk

3 Rapunzel, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Enjoy the classical tale of Rapunzel at the Theatre Royal Stratford East paired with songs, comedy and audience participation. The renowned theatre is pulling out all the stops this year to ensure you have a night to remember and to top last year’s critical acclaims. Performers like Michael Bertenshaw, who returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East to play Witch Maddy in his 14 pantomime at the theatre, are ensuring that the pantomime will be up to its usual high standards. The show will be playing from 27 November to 13 January 2018
Gerry Raffles Square, E15 1BN; stratfordeast.com


4 Jack and the Beanstalk, Croydon’s Family Pantomime
Croydon’s Family Pantomime have created a new kind of pantomime for those looking for more of a relaxing night out. The traditional fantasy story of Jack climbing a magical beanstalk is altered to ensure the experience is enjoyable and relaxing for all. The show, still chalk full of comedy, songs and theatrics, is altered to adhere specifically to children on the autism spectrum, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.
The relaxed performance will be shown on 14 December at 2pm.
Waddon Leisure Center, Purley Way Croydon CRO 4RG; thecroydonpanto.com

5 King Tut- A Pyramid Panto, Kingshead
n traditional Kingshead fashion, the quirky King Tut pantomime is sure to have you laughing for hours at this unusual version of a pantomime. Kingshead Theatre, known for its pint-size and unique pantos, has made no exception with the King Tut- A Pyramid Panto. Enjoy the adult’s only evening show for a few more rude jokes tossed in there. Complete with enchanting musical performances to break up the humour, there’s something for everyone this year at Kingshead Theatre.
115 Upper Street Islington N1 1QN;

6 Cinderella, Greenwich Theatre
Paying refuge to the greatest pantomime heroine of all time, Greenwich Theatre’s Cinderella show is destined to be a fan favourite this holiday season. Highlighting what a girl can do with a pair of heels and fairy dust, Greenwich Theatre tells the story of Cinderella’s escape from her life of chores and despair. The family friendly pantomime will run from 17 November to 7 January 2018. Tickets are priced at £29 for adults and £14 for kids.
Crooms Hill SE10 8ES; greenwichtheatre.org.uk

7 Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves, Theatre503
Get in the holiday spirit this December at Theatre 503. The tale of Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves follows Santa’s journey to save Christmas after the Wicked Witch stole all of the Christmas sprit. Santa’s unlikely partner, Ebenezer Scrooge becomes the hero no one saw coming and provides twists and turns in the tale making it one to remember. Watch in anticipation as we wonder if Santa will be able to save Christmas in this unique twist on the typical pantomime. The Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves pantomime runs from 6 December to 6 January 2018.
503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW;theatre503.com

8 Mother Goose, Sheffield Theatre
The exceptionally old and classical story of Mother Goose is the perfect pantomime to visit this year for a hint of nostalgia paired with dramatics and flare. This story of new found wealth and magic is entertaining for the whole family. Starring Sheffield Legend, Damian Williams who will be celebrating his 10th hilarious year at the Lyceum, the show is sure to be hit. The show will be running from 8 December to 7 January.
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1DA; sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

9 Puss in Boots, Hoxton Hall
Treat the whole family to a viewing of our favourite cat’s adventure’s at Hoxton Hall’s showing of Puss in Boots. The story follows that of his new owners quest for love and the obstacles that both Colin and Puss face. Packed full of musical performances, dances and excitement, Puss in Boots will not disappoint. Puss in Boots will be running from 13 December until 28 December.
130 Hoxton Street N1 6SH; timeout.com


10 Jack and the Beanstalk, New Wilbledon Theatre
Head over to New Wimbledon Theatre for a night of excitement and humour with their Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime. Jack’s story begins as he, his brother and his mother climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions. Join in on the adventure as Jack fights to save the Princess, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams. Paired with an amazing orchestra and dance performances, Jack and the Beanstalk is a must see at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1QG; atgtickets.com

11 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Churchill Theatre
Everyone’s favourite childhood story is coming to life this December complete with musical performances, comedy and dance numbers. A Snow White and the Seven Dwarves panto wouldn’t be complete without a magical mirror, a beautiful princess and a handsome prince to bring the tale to life. Jessie Wallace will be joined by comedian and magician Pete Firman and Jason Sutton as Nurse Nancy. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves will run from 2 to 31 of December.
High St, Bromley BR1 1HA; churchilltheatre.co.uk

12 Dick Whittington, London Palladium
London Palladium is taking you on an adventure this pantomime season. Join Dick Whittington, played by Charlie Stemp, on his daring journey through the streets of London aided by The Spirit of the Bells, played by Julian Clary, as they face off against his nemesis Queen Rat, played by Elaine Paige. The star studded cast combined with a beautiful set and a night of comedy makes this a must see pantomime this holiday season. Go on Dick Wittington’s adventure from 9 December to 14 January.
8 Argyll Street, Soho W1F 7TE; dickwhittingtonpalladium




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