The Fun Kids 2011 Pantomimes and Christmas Show Guide

December 23, 2011toJanuary 15, 2012

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It is coming to that fantastic time of year when we get to meet with our family, share presents, eat way too much food and of course… go and watch Christmas Shows and Pantomimes!

panto-2011We know that this time of year can be busy enough for all of you, let alone trying to organise going to your local Christmas Show or Panto, so we have taken the time to bring you all the very best shows across the UK this Christmas right here!

All you need to do is click on a show that you like the look of and instantly you will be able to see all the information you need about the show, including times, location and where to buy tickets.

Featured Shows:
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3-Gruffalo-Head-Illustration-Front-Cover-FlashThe Gruffalo

Lyric Theatre

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

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The Beck Theatre

Fly on a magical carpet ride to the Far East for a hilarious pantomime adventure!  Starring Hayes’ favourite funny man Mark Jones as Wishee Washee!

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The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood… But one wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow on her own. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… Does he?

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Peacock Theatre

Watch spellbound as the Snowman flies through the night sky above you, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home for Christmas morning.

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Jack and Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Shaw Theatre

Jack and the Beanstalk will make you laugh, cry, roar with laughter, and take you on a magical journey to the Giant Blunderbore’s Castle in the Sky as our daring hero Jack takes on the evil sorceress Venus Flytrap!

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Vaudeville Theatre

CBBC’s Dan and Jeff return for a second festive season of Potted Panto.  For Christmas 2011, Potted Panto features eight classic pantomimes in just eighty minutes. That’s one whole panto more than last year!

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Chickenshed

Chickenshed’s spectacular version of Cinderella takes all the familiar and traditional elements of this much-loved fairy tale, and serves them up with a modern twist.

With a feisty heroine who will appeal equally to boys and girls, young and old, everyone will delight in her tough talking adventures on the way to the palace.

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Little Angel Theatre

Young Goldilocks likes to explore the world and experience new things.  This time, when she wanders into an empty house, she finds much more than three bowls of porridge…But what will happen when the Bears return and find her?

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Little Angel Theatre

In a startling world of ruined beauty and magic reality a very old man with enormous wings crashes to earth in a flurry of feathers.

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Polka Theatre

Wilbur’s no ordinary farmhouse pig and he’d do anything to avoid ending up on the dinner table.  But help arrives from the most unlikely of places… a spider’s web, in the corner of the barn. As Wilbur grows bigger and plumper, how will the spider Charlotte save her best friend?

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Ugle DucklingThe Ugly Duckling

Polka Theatre

Follow the ugly duckling through all the sights and sounds of the duckyard, as he waddles, swims and flaps his way into the big, wide world. Lost and lonely, will he ever find where he belongs?

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The Snow Queen

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After a freak snowstorm on the southern tip of India, Kumar disappears. Gowri, his best friend, discovers that he has been captured by the formidable Snow Queen, and embarks on a journey across the length and breadth of the continent to save him.

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One Snowy Night

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Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night, Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them.

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Other Shows across the UK:
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Berkshire

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A magical musical treat for all the family and the perfect way to start the festive season.

Theatre Royal Windsor
Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1PS
7 Dec to 8 Jan 2012
www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

Derbyshire

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Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night, Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them.

Buxton – Pavilion Arts Centre
20 to 22 Jan
Book Online

Devon

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Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!

Northcott Theatre, Exeter
8 Dec to 1 Jan
BOX OFFICE 01392 493493
www.exetornorthcott.co.uk

Snow WhiteSnow White & The Seven Dwarves
With comedy, singing, dancing, audience participation, and stunning sets and costumes, this year’s panto promises to be the biggest and best ever!

Queens Theatre Barnstaple
Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1SY
13 Dec to 2 Jan 2012
www.northdevontheatres.org.uk

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Crashing into panto land this year with a big bang for 2011/2012, Fame Factory Spotlight will be delivering the giant of a pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk!!

Exmouth Pavillion
The Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2AZ
27 Dec to 28 Jan 2012
www.ledleisure.co.uk

Essex

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One from the Heart in association with the Chelmsford Civic Theatre present Sleeping Beauty, the Spellbinding Family Pantomime.

Civic Theatre Chelmsford
Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG
2 Dec to 1 Jan 2012
Tickets: £8.50 £18.00. Family Tickets available
www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

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Will YOU be in the audience for the best panto in the area?!

Eric Morecambe Theatre, Harpenden Public Halls
Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PD
15 to 18 Dec 2011
Book your tickets now 01582 767 525.
www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

One Snowy Night
Percy theOneSnowyNightCoverTitle Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night, Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them.

Southend – Palace Theatre
19 to 21 Dec
Book Online

Leicestershire

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The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night.  With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch?  And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

Leicester Curve
6 – 17 December
Box Office 0116 242 3595
Find out more

One Snowy Night OneSnowyNightCoverTitle
Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night, Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them.

Leicester Curve
22 Dec to 7 Jan
Book Online

Lincolnshire

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Can Snow White meet the Prince of her dreams or will the evil Queen stop her? Laugh at the outrageous ‘Nurse Knickerbocker’ and the very silly ‘Muddles’, and sing along with the loveable dwarfs. Don’t miss the magic!

The Embassy Theatre
Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG
14 Dec 2011
www.embassytheatre.co.uk

Kent

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The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night.  With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch?  And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

Dartford Orchard Theatre
30 November – 2 December
Box Office 01322 220 000
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Oxfordshire

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Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night, Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them.

Didcot – Cornerstone Arts Centre
12 to 17 Dec
Book Online

Liverpool

White Christmas
Aled Jones will return to the role of Bob Wallace this show has classic Irving Berlin hits like Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean, Happy Holiday, Sisters and of course the unforgettable title song White Christmas.

Liverpool Empire
Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JE
22 Dec to 7 Jan 2012
www.liverpoolempire.org.uk

Birmingham

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The most popular pantomime of them all, Cinderella will be brought magically to life by a superb cast, an abundance of comedy, stunning sets and costumes and fabulous special effects including an amazing flying horse which transports Cinderella to The Ball!  Pantomime at its best!

Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB
17 Dec to 29 Jan 2012
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Room-Broom-3Room on the Broom

The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night.  With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

Birmingham Town Hall
21 December – 13 January 2012
Box Office 0121 780 3333
Find out more

Warwickshire

TigerThe Tiger Who Came to Tea

For the first time ever, this much loved tale of a tiger creating tea time mayhem is brought vividly to life on stage in a show packed with oodles of magic, sing a long songs and clumsy chaos. Expect to be surprised!

30 November – 31 December
Warwick Arts Centre
The University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL
BOX OFFICE 0247 652524
www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

West Yorkshire

Sinbad The Sailor
St. Giles Pantomime Society’s 63rd annual Pantomime will be ‘Sinbad the Sailor’ by Alan P Frayn of Stage Right Creative. Full details will be available on the website at a later date.

Pontefract Town Hall
Bridge Street, Pontefract WF8 1PG
16 Jan to 21 Jan 2012
www.stgilespanto.co.uk

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Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night, Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them.

EUSA Live at The Pleasance
7  to 10 Dec
Book Online

Wales

Aladdin
Classic magical story from the Arabian Nights.

Venue Cymru
The Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB
10 Dec to 31 Dec 2011
www.venuecymru.co.uk