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6 UNMISSABLE CHRISTMAS PANTOS IN SOUTH LONDON

Cinderella, Jack (of and the Beanstalk fame) and Snow White are just three of the famous pantomime characters you may spot in South London this Christmas. Don’t miss these classic and contemporary pantos at theatres from Greenwich to Wimbledon

1 Cinderella, New Wimbledon Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre is famous for its star-studded pantomime performances over the years. This year is no different, as Dallas star Linda Gray (who played Sue Ellen Ewing) is set to tread the boards in SW19 in Cinderalla. Taking on the role of the Fairy Godmother, Linda – who is making her panto debut in Wimbledon –  will be joined on stage by comedian and actor Tim Vine as Buttons, panto favourites Matthew Kelly and Matthew Rixon (Matthew Kelly’s son) as the Ugly Sisters and Wayne Sleep in the role of Dandini. Cinderella will run from Friday 5 December 2014 until Sunday 11 January 2015. Ticket prices range from £11.90 to £42.40.

The Broadway, Wimbledon,  London, SW19 1QG; 0844 871 7646; atgtickets.com

2 Cinderella and the Beanstalk, Theatre503, Battersea

Looking for a pantomime with a twist? Head to Theatre503 at The Latchmere on Battersea Park Road. This year’s Theatre503 panto features comedy trio Sleeping Trees in the world premiere of Cinderella and the Beanstalk, directed by Tom Attenborough. Combining classic pantomime elements with fast-paced comedy, it’s panto but as we know it. Cinderella and the Beanstalk will run at Theatre503 at The Latchmere from Tuesday 2 December until Saturday 10 January 2015. Ages 8+. Tickets are available priced £15 (£12 concessions) from Theatre503 Box Office and theatre503.com, 020 7978 7040.

Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW

3 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Richmond Theatre

Richmond resident and Richmond Theatre patron Jerry Hall will bring a touch of glamour to the pantomime this year, playing the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Also taking in the stage in the family friendly show will be Cbeebies presenter Chris Jarvis as Muddles, musical theatre star Aimie Atkinson (Dirty Dancing, Never Forget) and the seven lovable dwarfs, led by Phil Holden as Prof. Enjoy a festive foray into a fairytale forest and find out who’s the fairest of them all? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will run from Friday 5 December until Sunday 11 January 2015. Tickets from £11.90 to £40.40.

Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ; 0844 871 7651; atgtickets.com

Snow White cast Richmond Theatre 2014

Heigh ho, Heigh ho, it’s off to Richmond we go…

 4 Sleeping Beauty, The Churchill Theatre Bromley

Fans of  ITV’s Coronation Street will enjoy Bromley’s pantomime production of Sleeping Beauty, which features actor Marc Baylis, who played the role of ‘the Corrie killer’ Rob Donovan in the popular soap. Marc will play The Prince, and will be joined on stage by 1980s pop singer Sonia (as the Good Fairy) and Zoe Birkett will play the role of Carabosse (Bad Fairy). Sleeping Beauty will run at Churchill Theatre Bromley from Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015. Ticket prices range from £15 – £26.50 (Premium seats £32).

To book tickets visit atgtickets.com, call 0844 871 7620 or buy them in person at box office: High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty will run at Churchill Theatre Bromley from Friday 28 November to Sunday 4 January.

5 Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Broadway Theatre, Catford

Catford’s historic Broadway Theatre welcomes the return of comedian Richard Blackwood at this year’s pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Playing the roll of Muddles, it’s the second time Richard has tread the boards at Broadway Theatre. He starred in last year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty too. Also on stage in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs this Christmas is Bad Girls and Emmerdale actress Nicole Faraday. Ticket prices start from £9. Call the box office on 020 8690 0002 to book.

The Broadway Theatre, Catford SE6 4RU; broadwaytheatre.org.uk

6 Jack and the Beanstalk, Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Theatre is renowned for its pantomimes. Written and directed by Andrew Pollard, the brains behind nine successful Christmas pantos in Greenwich, this year’s all-singing, all-dancing spectacular is Jack and the Beanstalk. With Giant Bonecrunch raising taxes yet again, and his wicked Henchman making sure everyone pays up, times are hard for Jack and his Fairy. Can an old cow, a bag of beans and a visit from a mysterious fairy really save the day? Running 20 November until 11 January 2015. Adults £27, all children’s tickets half price, concs £21.

Crooms Hill, Greenwich SE10 8ES. To book call 020 8858 7755 or see greenwichtheatre.org.uk

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