Jo Brand - Launch of Snow White at Richmond Theatre (c) Craig Sugden_5715

Panto Roundup

Here’s our top picks of pantos and Christmas shows near you

The Snow Queen

Be enchanted by Hans Christian Andersen’s powerful tale, The Snow Queen. Gerda, an orphan, discovers that she is no ordinary teenager, but a child of magic, hidden from the reaches of the evil Snow Queen. When her friend is stolen by the cold-hearted Snow Queen, Gerda must find the strength and courage to travel across the lands to save him. With live music, songs and fun characters all ages will love, this beautiful adaptation will warm hearts this Christmas. The Rose Theatre,  Kingston 6 December- 5 January, Prices from £10- £25


Join Cinderella as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming. Of course, Wimbledon theatre never disappoints, so it will be packed to the rafters with fun, colour and songs. The star-studded cast includes Samantha Womack from EastEnders as The Wicked Stepmother, Lesley Garrett as The Fairy Godmother, Pussycat Dolls, Melody Thornton as Cinderella and back again as Buttons, Pete Firman! New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon 7 December- 5 January, From £13

Peter Pan

This Christmas, JM Barrie’s much-loved tale takes flight and visits Putney Arts Theatre for a panto special. Performed by Group 64’s 8-18 year olds, it promises to be a cracking Christmas adventure. Putney Arts Theatre, SW15 5- 8 December Adults, £12, concession £8, Group 64 Members £5 and family £35

King Arthur in Space by Loz Keal

Fancy something different this festive season? Join Teddington Theatre Club to help cheer the clean-cut Arthur and space vixen Gwen, boo the evil and greedy Mrs Morgan and her comedy henchmen as they re-imagine the Arthurian legend with added robots, aliens and Merlin, the talking computer. However, there will still be the pantomime conventions you’d expect including bad jokes, plenty of audience participation and a few surprises! 7-14 December Teddington Theatre Club,  Hampton £17/£9


The iconic Aladdin returns to celebrate Colour House Theatre’s 25th pantomime. Aladdin is tricked by his evil uncle to enter a dangerous cave and look for a magic lamp. Soon he is trapped inside. Will Aladdin find what he needs to escape, find love and make his fortune? This musical pantomime will feature the theatre’s patron, EastEnders legend John Altman in a pre-recorded video appearance. Colour House Theatre, SW19 23 November to 26 January, Sat & Sun, £12, £10 concessions

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Award-winning and much-loved comedian, writer and presenter Jo Brand will star as The Wicked Queen at the Richmond Theatre this year. She will be joined by panto favourite and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg who returns for his 19th consecutive year to star as Snow White’s best friend, Muddles. Expect to be on the edge of your seats from start to finish as you enjoy a show packed full of magical mirrors, seven friendly dwarfs, an abundance of comedy, and song and dance routines. 7 December- 5 January Richmond Theatre,  Richmond Prices from £12 plus booking fee


Fairfield Halls and Imagine Theatre know how to put on a show and this year they brings the most magical pantomime of them all, Cinderella. The production features TV star and Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba making his pantomime debut as Dandini alongside comedian and presenter Tim Vine as the lovable Buttons and CBeebies Cat Sandion as the Fairy Godmother. It is a perfect family day with comedy, stunning special effects, and big song and dance numbers. Phoenix Concert Hall, Fairfield Halls, Croydon 10 December- 5 January, Tickets from £15 


Don’t miss another fun-filled pantomime from the same team that created Dorking Hall’s record-breaking Christmas production last year, Beauty and the Beast. This spectacular festive treat will entertain you with great songs, amazing dance routines to get you on your feet and lots of laughter. It features Harry Reid, from EastEnders, playing Aladdin and The Spirit of the Ring will be played by Jenny Richardson, who plays Ethel in CBBC’s The Worst Witch. Enjoy lots of laughs with Dotty Widow Twankey, boo at the ever so evil Abanazar and cheer and help hero Aladdin. 14-29 December Dorking Halls, Dorking Adults £20, concessions £18, family £71 and group bookings of 20+ £17

Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers

In an alternative amalgamation of classic fairy tales and children’s stories, Goldilocks stumbles down a rabbithole whilst escaping from the Three Big Bears, finding herself in the craziness of Wonderland. Trapped, Goldilocks must team up with the three musketeers to rescue her new home and live happily ever after – but will all go to plan? 30 Nov-31 Dec, Battersea Arts Centre, from £10