It's Panto time of year ....... Oh no it isn't .........Oh yes it is
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway,
7th December - 13th January 2013
The Home of London pantomime will be host to the actress Priscilla Presley making her pantomime and London stage debut as The Wicked Queen, joined by film and TV star Warwick Davis as Prof and funny man Jarred Christmas who also makes his pantomime debut as Herman the Henchman.
A dazzling fairytale of a pantomime guaranteed to melt everyone’s hearts; watch as the beautiful Snow White and her seven little friends attempt to defeat the Wicked Queen. Will Snow White meet her Handsome Prince and save the day? Featuring spectacular sets, sparkling costumes, sensational songs, dazzling dance routines and bags of audience participation Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is guaranteed to be full of wonder and fun to delight audiences of all ages.
Too Many Penquins? Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway,
Wimbledon, SW19 1SB
16 Oct - 16 Feb
How many penguins are too many penguins? Polar bear thinks one is more than enough, thank you very much!But Penguina has other ideas...she wants someone to play with. Just one friend...well, maybe two...or three...Squeeze into this fun theatrical experience and find out just how many penguins we can get into one space. It might get crowded, but we promise that the arrival of the penguins will entertain and delight!Adventure TheatreRunning Time Approx 40 minutes 3 - 4 years
Too Many Penguins? Toddler Version Polka Theatre
240 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB
19 Oct - 14 Feb
Squeeze into this fun theatrical experience for 1 - 2 years!
Cinderella - The Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL
24 November 2012 - 5 January 2013
Now in its fourth year the traditional Lyric panto once again returns to Hammersmith. Back by popular demand is Steven Webb, after previously playing the lovable Dick Whittington and the cheeky blue monkey Wishy Washy in last year's Aladdin.
Joining him as the wicked stepmother is actress, broadcaster and comedian Mel Giedroyc (The Great British Bake Off, BBC; Eurobeat, West End/national tour) and, as Cinderella, West End star Julie Atherton who is currently playing Sister Mary Robert in the first UK tour of Sister Act. Directing his first Lyric panto, will be our Olivier Award-winning Artistic Director, Sean Holmes.
Click here to read Annemarie Flanagan's review. There's family fun for everyone aged 6+. Family Tickets are strictly limited per performance - book early to avoid disappointment. Family Tickets cannot be booked online. Call 020 8741 6850 to book.
Midnight's Pumpkin - BAC Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5TN
December 08 - January 13, 2013
7.30pm (matinees 2.30)
You’re invited to join the party as renowned theatre makers Kneehigh return to Battersea Arts Centre with a tipsy, tingling and foot-stomping new Christmas Caper - so grab your dancing shoes and glass slippers and head down to the Ball.
Night is falling and preparations are well underway for a Royal Ball, but with a guest list that includes an evil step-mother, ugly sisters and Prince Charming, you are in for a night of mischievous magic all before the clock strikes 12. Ages 6+
Cinderella The Midnight Princess -The Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL
30th November - 6th January
Poor Cinderella wants to go to the ball... Who can help her?
Charles Way’s enchanting adaptation is perfect family entertainment, with something for everyone: a fairy godmother, wicked step-sisters, a handsome prince, a glass slipper and a struggling court composer called Mozart.
Cinderella is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, former Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep, where her productions of Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz were hugely popular. The cast features Faye Castelow as Cinderella, most recently on stage in Maureen Lipman’s production of Barefoot in the Park at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Her Prince Sebastian is played by Jack Monaghan (War Horse, West End).
Aladdin is this year's offering from the Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ. Aladdin runs from Fri 7 Dec 2012- Sun 13 Jan 2013.
Starring Tim Vine, Suzanne Shaw, Helena Dowling and Gareth Leighton.Jump on your magic carpet, rub that lamp and enter the cave of wonders at Richmond Theatre as we take you on a glittering journey to the mystical world of the Far East in this year’s pantomime Aladdin. With magic, adventure and a little bit of romance at its heart this perfect pantomime is the ideal festive treat for all ages.
Suzanne Shaw will be granting all your Christmas wishes this year in her role as the Genie. Appearing alongside Suzanne in the role of Wishee Washee will be Richmond Theatre favourite Tim Vine, back this year by popular demand! Also joining Suzanne and Tim for their first Richmond panto appearances will be Helena Dowling as Princess Jasmine and Gareth Leighton in the title role of Aladdin.
Aladdin is a First Family Entertainment production. Formed in January 2005 FFE is a pioneering and exciting company created to provide fresh, high quality family productions.
Box Office 0844 871 7651 (fees apply) www.atgtickets.com/richmond (fees apply) Tickets - £10 - £29.50 (premium seats available)
January 2, 2013