Top pantomimes and musicals across Britain this winter

From classics to contemporary gems, let’s get ready for a season of heartwarming entertainment you won’t want to miss!

Here is our pick of some of the best pantomimes and musicals to see this winter in the UK.

Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre


Back to the Future The MusicalOne of the biggest cinematic musical adaptions has arrived in London’s West End. Back to the Future: The Musical ignites nostalgia, bringing back the energy and excitement, making you want to turn back time! Coming in hot at 88mph this winter season, this musical’s magical performances are ripped straight from the 1985 classic.

Marty McFly and Dr Brown are beautifully portrayed by a devoted cast alongside stellar visual set pieces and orchestral symphonies that will have you shouting “Great Scott!”.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre


Snow White and the Seven DwarfsStep into a world of enchantment and laughter at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre‘s family Panto extravaganza, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! With a star-studded cast including James Bye from EastEnders and the beloved Andy Collins, this is a show that’s not to be missed. This traditional fairy tale takes on a magical twist, filled with audience participation and surprises that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Join Snow White as she escapes the wicked queen’s clutches and befriends the seven friendly dwarfs in their charming cottage. And of course, don’t forget the handsome Prince who comes to her rescue with that famous kiss. Directed by the award-winning Chris Nelson, this show promises all the trademark fun you’ve come to love from Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s Panto.

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Peter Pan at Resorts World Arena


Peter PanThe spectacular adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic, Peter Pan, is set to dazzle top UK venues this October. With a production team that brought us the incredible ELF – The Musical, you can expect nothing less than a spectacle filled with special effects and loads of fun. And if that’s not enough, the legendary Boy George himself is taking on the role of Captain Hook, promising an entrance on a life-sized galleon sailing before an astonishing water-wall fountain.

This show is more than your typical pantomime, it’s a spectacular event featuring a battle where the audience throws cannonballs at Hook’s ship, giant crocodiles and much more. With a star-studded cast including cirque performers, aerial stunts and enchanting digital sets, Peter Pan offers an immersive experience of magic and wonder that will leave even the most cynical audience members in sheer amazement.

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TINA at the Aldwych Theatre


Tina the musical in LondonStep into the electrifying world of rock ‘n roll royalty with TINA: The Tina Turner Musical. Tina Turner, the undisputed Queen of Rock ‘n Roll, was not just an iconic performer but a relentless dream chaser who inspired countless lives with her music and her incredible journey. This musical is not just about stardom, it’s about resilience and turning adversity into triumph. As Tina herself said, ‘You can turn poison into medicine’.

TINA: The Tina Turner Musical is a heartfelt tribute to her extraordinary life, unparalleled talent and unshakable spirit. It’s a celebration of her legacy, and we invite you to join us for a night filled with infectious joy. Don’t miss the chance to witness this remarkable story.

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Beauty and the Beast at The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach


Beauty and the Beast in theatreStep into a world of enchantment and wonder this winter at The Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as they bring to life the beloved tale of Beauty and the Beast. With breathtaking performances, dazzling costumes and a magical atmosphere, this is a show that will capture your heart. Join Belle and the Beast as they embark on a timeless journey of love, courage and self-discovery.

The Globe at Blackpool Pleasure Beach promises a winter spectacle that’s not to be missed, offering a perfect escape from the chill. Gather your loved ones and step into this enchanting world of music, dance and unforgettable storytelling. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this magical experience – get your tickets now and let the warmth of Beauty and the Beast brighten your winter days!

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Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates of the River Ouse at the Grand Opera House


PiratePrepare for a rollicking adventure with the one and only York legend, Berwick Kaler, as he brings back the whole gang for a side-splitting rendition of Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates of the River Ouse. Set sail with this hilarious twist on the classic tale of a York sailor marooned on a desert island, and you can bet he’s not alone! Joining Berwick Kaler are the fantastic talents of Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper, AJ Powell and David Leonard.

It’s a recipe for non-stop laughter and unforgettable moments. Don’t miss this epic theatrical journey – grab your tickets now and set course for a night of pure entertainment with Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates of the River Ouse!

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Dick Whittington at the Richmond Theatre


Richmond TheatreGet ready for a Christmas extravaganza like no other! This holiday season, the iconic Paul Merton, renowned for his wit and humour, is swapping his Have I Got News For You desk for the Panto Dame’s heels at Richmond Theatre. Joining him on this magical journey are the incredibly talented Suki Webster, Wendy Mae Brown and Vivien Parry, promising a star-studded cast that’s bound to leave you in stitches.

Follow Dick Whittington as he embarks on a quest for fame, fortune and happiness, with evil Queen Rat and her mischievous rodents in his way. This ultimate pantomime adventure is filled with traditional charm, stunning scenery, gorgeous costumes and all the boos and hisses you can handle.

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Jack and the Beanstalk at the Opera House


Jack and the BeanstalkPrepare for a laughter-filled, magical adventure with comedy superstar Jason Manford leading the way in Jack and the Beanstalk! Due to popular demand, he’s back, and he’s not alone – joined by the incredible Ben Nickless, Myra DuBois, Samara Casteallo and Emma Williams, this cast promises a star-studded performance that you won’t want to miss. Follow Jack as he faces the evil giant, seeks unimaginable riches, and fights for the love of his life, all with the help of some magic beans and plenty of audience participation.

This family panto is bound to be a giant of a show, packed with laughs, music, special effects, and the kind of fun that makes the holiday season truly special. So, don’t miss your chance to climb the beanstalk to cloudland – secure your tickets now!

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Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre


CinderellaThis Christmas, experience the enchantment and magic of Cinderella in a spectacular family pantomime. With a stellar cast that includes the fabulously wicked Craig Revel Horwood as the Wicked Stepmother, Pete Firman as the hilarious Buttons, Alison Jiear as the Fairy Godmother, and the sensational Daniel Norford as Dandini, this show promises to be a showstopper. Join Cinderella as she goes on a captivating journey from rags to riches, outwits her wicked sisters and finds her Prince Charming.

The clock is ticking, and the ball awaits, so don’t wait to secure your tickets for this magical and unforgettable experience.

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