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CINDERS The Cinderella Story

CINDERS The Cinderella Story

Fill up those gloomy days between Christmas and New Year and come along  to see our Cloud Nine family pantomime which this year is “Cinders – The Cinderella Story”, written once again by our own Rebecca Townsend.

This pantomime is fast moving and full of fun, with songs that you know and love, performed by our amazingly talented cast who will sing and dance their way through this brilliant family show. Enjoy the story of Cinderella and how she meets her Prince Charming and boo those outrageous Ugly Sisters and Cinders’ wicked Stepmother. We are delighted this year to be joined by members of the Chris Williams Dance School who will add their own sparkle to this incredible pantomime.

Shows are twice daily at 2.30pm and 7pm on Monday 27, Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 December at The Academy Selsey, School Lane, PO20 9EH. Tickets: Adults £10 and Children/OAP’s £8 are available online at or from Sue at The Box Office (cash or cheque only) – Tel. 01243 607957.

  • : current/future_show
  • : 40793
  • : The Academy, Selsey
  • : 27/12/2021
  • : PO209EH
  • : 29/12/2021
  • : South East
  • : Rebecca Townsend
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  • : £10 adults, £8 concessions
  • : 01243607957
Snow White, Ealing’s Annual Christmas Pantomime

Snow White, Ealing’s Annual Christmas Pantomime

When Snow White’s angelic beauty is granted the fairest in the land, her menacing stepmother, the Evil Queen, is overcome with jealousy. On escaping the claws of death, Snow is offered shelter in the woods by some friendly faces. But will the machinations of her Evil Stepmother stop there? Oh no they won’t…

Come along for a good boo, hiss and cheer at Ealing’s Annual Pantomime, back at The Questors Theatre for the first time in 24 months! The Dame is dusting off her best frock, for a celebration like never before.

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  • : 40367
  • : The Questors Theatre
  • : 16/12/2021
  • : W55BQ
  • : 31/12/2021
  • : Greater London
  • : Ben Crocker
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  • : £20 for adults; £10 for children (up to 16); £48 for 2 adults & 2 children OR 1 adult & 3 children.
  • : 02085675184


Full casting is announced today for Jack and the Beanstalk at the Hackney Empire this Christmas, and brand-new images are available to download here. Victoria Anderson, Harry Robinson, Christina Shand, Beth Sindy, Jacob Thomas and Cameron Webb make up the ensemble for the 2021 pantomime, running from 20 November to 2 January 2022. They join the previously announced Kat B as Simple Simon, Zoë Curlett as Fenella Fleshcreep, Julie Jupp as Fairy Fusia, Ellie Ruiz Rodriguez as Jill Higginbottom, Rochelle Sherona as Jack Trot, Tony Whittle as Councillor Higginbottom, and Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott. The production will be choreographed by Ruthie Stephens.

As well as making their 14th pantomime appearance, Olivier-Award winner Clive Rowe and Hackney panto veteran Tony Whittle will co-direct this year’s production. Marking the 22nd pantomime at the East End venue, Jack and the Beanstalk which was previously scheduled to open in December 2020 will have a press night on Thursday 2nd December 2021. Tickets are on sale now from

So, as only Hackney Empire can, Jack and the Beanstalk will get the festive season underway once more, with all the fun, magic, mischievous mayhem and razzle dazzle that Hackney audiences love and sadly missed last Christmas.

When happy-go-lucky Jack is tempted into selling his family’s beloved cow for a fistful of magic beans, he finds himself tangled in an adventure of epic proportions! Join Jack on his journey up an enchanted beanstalk as he tries to outwit a rampaging giant, all with the help of his larger-than-life mum.

This tall-tale is packed full of slapstick comedy, laugh-out-loud gags, stunning costumes, dazzling song and dance numbers and plenty of chances to cheer, boo and hiss. Hackney Empire’s pantomime has become one of the city’s most anticipated annual highlights bringing West End value at East End prices to attract an ever growing local, national and global fanbase.

Over 44,000 people attended the 2019 pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat including 10,000 schoolchildren. 41% of the audience were first time visitors to Hackney Empire.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast


Fairfield Halls and Imagine Theatre are delighted to announce that pantomime will be back this year with the ever-popular fairytale BEAUTY & THE BEAST starring DICK & DOM and DEREK GRIFFITHS.

Dick & Dom, real names Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood, will be known to audiences from their many hit TV shows including Dick and Dom in da Bungalow; Diddy TV; Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old; Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom and many others. They are no strangers to the stage either having appeared in the West End production of Spamalot plus their many pantomime and festival appearances. They can’t wait to bring their madcap comedy to this year’s show.

Dick says: ‘We are so excited to be back in the Theatre. This is also doubly exciting as we will be performing TOGETHER!! So, expect double the trouble and double the laughs! Working alongside a hero of ours will make this an even more magical show’.

Dom says: ‘What he said!!!!’

When it comes to pantomime legends, they don’t come much greater than Derek Griffiths who has been entertaining generation after generation since the 1970’s. Derek has been a mainstay in British television since his early Play School days alongside the likes of Johnny Ball and Brian Cant. He Composed & voiced the music to the theme tune to Heads and Tails; sang and played theme tune to Bod and in the early 80’s played every single character in the TV show Film Fun set in a cinema. He also voiced the much-loved character, SuperTed. In recent years we have seen him on the cobbles of Weatherfield as Freddie Smith in Coronation Street.

Derek also has many stage credits to his name including the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium; Driving Miss Daisy and most recently he joined the London cast of The Mousetrap. Derek has appeared in countless pantomimes and in 1997 he originated the role of Lumiere in the original Disney West End production of Beauty & The Beast. This time he’s back in the pantomime version playing Belle’s father, Professor Potage.

Derek says:  Drag your parents to see us, they’ll love it!

Along with a stellar cast of Musical Theatre performers including Danny Whitehead as the Prince and Nic James as Benedict Bourbon with more to be announced, Beauty & The Beast promises to be the festive treat that the whole family can enjoy this Christmas. The pantomime will be staged in the Ashcroft Theatre this time around and will have all the ingredients that creates the perfect pantomime, a laugh-a-minute script, big song and dance numbers, lots of audience participation and a sprinkling of magic!

So, book your tickets now before the last rose petal falls.

Beauty & The Beast runs from 10 December 2021 – 2 January 2022.

Tickets start from £15

Online –

Phone – 020 3292 0002

Groups 10+ – 020 3292 003



In the Valley of Kings, Abanazar is told that his only hope of finding the ancient magic lamp is to find the ‘chosen one’ – Aladdin Twankey. However, our hero Aladdin has a different quest in mind – to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. With the help of his brother Wishee Washee and under the not-so watchful eye of their mum Widow Twankey – the story unfolds in old Peking…..

We’ve all missed live performance this past year or more – and especially panto. So why not bring the whole family along to see this panto? 

In February, BASE present Tom Whalley’s Aladdin – the fun family panto. At the Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton.

Reserve your tickets early (you know how good our shows are – and how fast the tickets can sell out!)… especially as its Staffordshire and Derbyshire Half term week… and we haven’t had a panto in the Brewhouse for FAR TOO LONG!

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  • : 41155
  • : Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent
  • : 22/02/2022
  • : DE141AA
  • : 26/02/2022
  • : West Midlands
  • : Tom Whalley
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  • : 14
  • : 01283508100
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty



Mayflower Theatre and pantomime producers Qdos Entertainment have today announced that a socially-distanced pantomime will be staged at the Southampton venue, with an all-new production of Sleeping Beauty, thanks to support from The National Lottery. Starring legendary funny-man Joe Pasquale, comedy legend Lesley Joseph, iconic female impersonator Ceri Dupree and musical theatre leading lady Sarah Earnshaw. The show will play from Saturday 19 December for a strictly limited 2 week run.

The production is able to go ahead thanks to the support of The National Lottery, which will give thousands of theatregoers, in Southampton and across the country, the chance to enjoy socially distanced pantomime this Christmas. The show is being staged as a result of an initiative between The National Lottery and Qdos Entertainment which is providing financial support for theatres to stage socially distanced, live pantomimes this festive season. This will make it viable for venues, including Mayflower Theatre, to open their doors to the general public, generating vital income for the theatre and helping to restore jobs while providing much-needed cheer for pantomime lovers. 

Comedian and actor Joe Pasquale will lead the cast in the role of Princess Beauty’s best friend, Muddles. Well-known and best-loved for being one of the hardest-working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today, Joe has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years with his live stand-up tours and infectious sense of fun. Joe has toured in several major theatrical productions including Mel Brooks’ The Producers, starred in the West End production of Spamalot, been crowned King of the Jungle in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… appeared on five Royal Variety Performances and toured the UK in a live stage incarnation of the classic sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em in the iconic role of Frank Spencer.

Birds of a Feather legend Lesley Joseph joins him as the evil Carabosse. Lesley’s extensive career has seen her appear on stage in dramas, musicals and reviews in the West End and across the UK and on every major television channel and on film working with major directors including Franco Zeffirelli. Most recently Lesley starred as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Mrs Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie as well as appearing in Home directed by Peter Hall. In 2018 she starred in the musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein in London’s West End starring as Frau Blücher, a role for which she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. No stranger to pantomime, Lesley stars in Qdos Entertainment Productions to audience and critical acclaim every festive season.

Joining Joe and Lesley as Queen Passionella will be legendary cabaret and female impersonator Ceri Dupree. Ceri has delighted audiences worldwide for almost 30 years with his unique vocal, comic and costuming talents, which have seen him perform in musical theatre, pantomime, summer season, television and cabaret in the UK and across the world. In 2015 he played Widow Twankey opposite Joe Pasquale in Mayflower Theatre’s critically-acclaimed pantomime, Aladdin.

Starring as The Enchantress is leading lady Sarah Earnshaw. Sarah made her West End debut in the multi-award winning musical Wicked in the lead role of Glinda, followed by the role as the Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. She starred alongside Marti Pellow in the UK tour of Jekyll & Hyde, and alongside Tommy Steele in Scrooge at the London Palladium. Most recently she appeared in Nativity! on its UK tour and London residency and toured as Betty Spencer opposite Joe Pasquale in his smash hit production of much-loved sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

They will be joined by local actress Georgia Carr as Sleeping Beauty. Georgia began her performing career as part of Mayflower Theatre’s Summer Youth Projects, and appeared in leading roles including Nancy in Oliver!. Since recently completing her training at the London College of Music, she went on to perform the role of Katherine Howard in SIX.

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive said, “I am delighted that during these challenging times, we are able to bring much needed uplifting entertainment to Southampton with Sleeping Beauty. Thanks to our producers, Qdos Entertainment and The National Lottery, our audiences will be able to enjoy a safe socially distanced pantomime for the whole family this year. Audiences can look forward to something very special for the festive season. Christmas is ON in Southampton! “

This year’s production, created especially for Mayflower Theatre in this unprecedented year, will be a riotously funny, one-act celebration of pantomime, packed full of comedy and laughter and allow audience members the opportunity to come safely together and enjoy the magic of the much-loved and unique art form this festive season.

The previously advertised production of Cinderella will be staged in 2021 and existing bookers have already been contacted with details of their new tickets.

The support of The National Lottery will ensure that socially distanced panto can take place this year at the Mayflower theatre, and other theatres across the UK. Up to 20,000 free tickets to pantomimes across the country, including in Southampton, will be made available to National Lottery players to thank them for making it possible for this Christmas tradition to go ahead. National Lottery players raise on average £30M each week for Good Causes.  This year has seen up to £600M in National Lottery funding being used by charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the arts, community and charity, heritage, education, environment and sport sectors.

Tickets for Sleeping Beauty go on sale on Thursday 29 October 10am from or 02380 711811

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  • : 41442
  • : Mayflower Theatre, Empire Lane, Southampton
  • : 19/12/2020
  • : SO151AP
  • : 03/01/2021
  • : South East
  • : Created especially for the Mayflower Theatre. Produced and written by Qdos Pantomimes.
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  • : £19.50 to £34.50 (Standard perf) - £15.00 (Relaxed perf)
  • : 02380711811
Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

For one year only, pantomime comes to the National Theatre. Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd’s hilarious and heartfelt version of Dick Whittington, first staged at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018 and freshly updated for 2020, will open in the socially distanced Olivier theatre on the 11 December.  

Directed by Ned Bennett, this wild and inventive production explores what it is like to come from a small town and arrive in a big city today, exploring the ideas of community and togetherness. Initial casting includes Dickie Beau, Amy Booth-Steel, Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings​, Georgina Onuorah, and Cleve September.  

Set and costume designs by Georgia Lowe, choreography by Dannielle Rhimes Lecointe, compositions, arrangements and music production by DJ Walde, music supervision by Marc Tritschler and music direction and additional composition and arrangements by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell. Lighting designed by Jessica Hung Han Yun and Sound Design by Paul Arditti. Denzel Westley-Sanderson is Associate Director, Debbie Duru is Associate Set Designer and Fiona Parker is Associate Costume Designer. 

Tickets go on sale to members from Monday, with public booking on 4 November. Over 200 seats will be available for each performance at £20, with half price tickets for under 18s on all tickets over £20. Tickets will be available to purchase as single tickets, as pairs or in threes and fours for audience to attend with their household or support bubble. There will also be a number of Access performances including an Audio-Described performance, a BSL performance and a Relaxed performance. Dates and information on how to book can be found here

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  • : 41515
  • : Olivier Theatre... National Theatre, Upper Ground, London
  • : 11/12/2020
  • : SE19PX
  • : 23/01/2021
  • : Greater London
  • : by Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd. Originally commissioned by the Lyric Hammersmith
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  • : £20 - £89