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Star-studded Pantos in the UK this Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, you’ll want to make time for some relaxing activities during your hectic holiday season. Whether that be activities with the family, a nice winter getaway, or a festive pantomime show, there’s something for everyone!

Every festive season theatre classics are performed across the UK, but if you’re undecided on what to watch, then luckily for you we have compiled a list of some of the best pantos across the UK this winter.

Jack and the Beanstalk – London Palladium

This action-packed show starring iconic comedian Dawn French and singer Alexandra Burke is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seats. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, the hilarious Julian Clary is also in the cast, making it the ultimate feel-good show. Located in the heart of London, it’s an amazing activity to end the day with after doing some shopping in the UK’s capital city. The show kicks off on 10th December, running all the way until 15th January so there’s no excuse to miss it!

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The Pantomime Advenutres of Peter Pan – Darlington Hippodrome

Stage, screen and pantomime legend, the one-and-only Christopher Biggins stars as Mrs Smee this Christmas in Darlington Hippodrome’s panto, The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan! With amazing special effects, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and barrel-loads of laughter, The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan will take your whole family on a swashbuckling trip to Neverland like never before!

Be part of the panto magic and book your tickets today! Joining panto legend Christopher Biggins, who is returning to Darlington where his panto dame career began over 45 years ago, will be RIKKI JAY, North-East panto favourite STEVE ARNOTT, Darlington returner Peter Peverley, West End performers James Hameed and Tegan Bannister and newcomer Sheri Lineham.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – New Wimbledon Theatre

West End legend Ruthie Henshall joins TV personality Brenda Edwards this winter for the fairest panto in the land! This pantomime is sure to keep the whole family entertained, will brilliant comedic twists on the well-known classic. Hannah Lowther took TikTok by storm leading to her role playing Snow White herself. Plus, childhood favourites Dick and Dom are on hand to top it all off!

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Mother Goose – Hackney Empire

The Mother of all pantomimes is back in Hackney this festive season, starring Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe as Mother Goose, alongside Tony Marshall, Gemma Wardle, Kat B and more! Packed full of all of your favourite pantomime ingredients, this reimagining of the classic rags-to-riches tale is the perfect festive treat.

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The Little Mermaid – Scarborough Spa

Pantomimes aren’t only for the kids! Scarborough Spa’s Adult Panto returns this year with an incredible cast featuring queens as seen on Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Divina De Campo leads the show as The Little Mermaid with Detox, Trinity K Bonet and Choriza May. VIP Meet and Greet tickets are available for this show so you can chat and take photos with the cast before the show.

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Cinderella – New Theatre Royal, Lincoln

This year the city of Lincoln are switching up this classic fairytale in true pantomime style. Kerry Katona and daughter Lily McFadden are starring as Ugly Sister Botox and Baby Botox, whilst Jack Quickenden plays the Fair Godfather! This Cinderella story will be jam-packed with panto magic, fantastic dance numbers, beautiful sets and lots of laughs for the whole family. All you need do is bring your glass slippers!

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