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The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Mon 22 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Tue 23 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Aladdin: Polka Dot Pantomines

A traditional pantomime that will take you on a whirlwind of magic, mystery and adventure into a land of lamps, genies and princesses.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Sun 21 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Wed 24 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

The Pure Amazing Wizard of Oz

Insideout Productions present a very Glaswegian take on the classic tale of Dorothy and her pals.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£13 (£11; Students £9) / 0141 577 4956

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Mon 22 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Tue 23 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 7 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sat 30 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sun 31 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • Directed by: Ciaran McConville
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adapt)

Rose Theatre, Kingston's presentation of the C S Lewis story, featuring local children performing with a professional cast. Adapted by Theresa Heskins and directed by Ciaran McConville.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 22 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Tue 23 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Wed 24 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

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The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Tue 23 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 24 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 31 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£12–£15 / 01727 844488

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Ashcroft Theatre

£14–£16.50 / 020 8688 9291

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Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sun 21 Dec

£8 / 01744 756000

Sun 28 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

…and 2 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Arabian Nights: Bath Spa University's OnSet Productions

A colourful and inventive adaptation by Dominic Cooke. A vivid re-imagining of the world's most magical and spellbinding tales.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£7.50 (Children £6.50; £6.50) / 01225 448844

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Dick Whittington And His Cat

Pendle Productions in association with Thwaites Empire Theatre present a traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale.

Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn

Wed 24 Dec

£13 (Children £9; £40) / 01254 685500

James And The Giant Peach

  • Written by: Roald Dahl

James and six enormous garden-bugs fly across the Atlantic inside a giant peach, finally landing in New York City.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Mon 22 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

Tue 23 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

Wed 24 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

…and 8 more dates until 22 Jan 2015

Little Red Riding Hood: Sudbury Dramatic Society

  • Directed by: Robert Crighton
  • Written by: Andy Gribben

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale about the big, bad wolf.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Sun 21 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Fri 26 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Sat 27 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Sun 28 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

Fri 3 Apr 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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Aladdin

Kevin Tillett stars as Widow Twankey in this seasonal retelling of a classic story packed with comedy, illusion and magic and presented by Paul Hammond.

The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414 141

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Wed 24 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414 141

  • 10:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Sat 27 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414 141

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
…and 3 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Cat In The Hat

Based on thebook by Dr Seuss, The Cat In The Hat is full of tricks and crazy ideas. Ages 3+.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£10–£12

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£10–£12

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£10–£12 / 08441 717620

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£10–£12 / 08441 717620

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£11 / 01256 844244

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Eric The Elf's Chaotic Christmas

A special show for wee ones. Join Eric on his adventure to save Christmas. A fun-filled, interactive musical adventure featuring lots of laughs and songs to sing along with. Ages 3–6.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Mon 22 Dec

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Tue 23 Dec

Circle Studio

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

…and 5 more dates until 31 Dec

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Bristol Old Vic

Wed 1 Apr 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 2 Jun 2015

£12 / 08441 717620

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Wild Heather

A variation on the Cinderella fable featuring a wild princess named Heather. Ages 3–7 and the whole family.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

Mon 22 Dec

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

Tue 23 Dec

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

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Aladdin

This is no ordinary panto, as the classic tale of Aladdin is given a disco makeover (oh yes it is). In Discotopia lives Widow Twankey and her daughter Aladdin, who is hopelessly in love with Prince Jasper. When Lady Lilith D'ijin arrives asking after a lamp, Aladdin lands herself a mission to retrieve it from the cave.

macrobert, Stirling

Tue 23 Dec

£19 (£15.50; Children £15.50) / 01786 466666

  • 10:30 Aladdin macrobert, Stirling

Hansel And Gretel

A retelling of the classic tale with puppets, music, film and masks.

The Edge, Manchester

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£6–£8 / 0161 282 9776

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£6–£8 / 0161 282 9776

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

The Met, Bury

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£12 (£8) / 0161 761 2216

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£12 (£8) / 0161 761 2216

Tue 23 Dec

£10–£12 (£8) / 0161 761 2216

Wed 24 Dec

£10–£12 (£8) / 0161 761 2216

Peter Pan

David Hasselhoff stars as pantomimes' ultimate baddie Captain Hook in this adaptation of the popular classic.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 31 Dec

£19.50–£35.50 / 01702 351135

  • 10:30 Peter Pan Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Puss In Boots: Pantoloons Theatre

A traditional family pantomime based on the story of a penniless Miller's Son who inherits a magical talking cat and sets of on a wonderful adventure.

Braintree Arts Theatre

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£7.95 / 01376 556354

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£7.95 / 01376 556354

The Singing Kettle: Big Christmas Party

Singalong favourites and audience participation aplenty from the Kettle gang as they head out on their final tour.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Mon 29 Dec

£13 / 01786 473544

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Wed 24 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 5 Jan 2015

£13.50 / 01506 777666

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£13.50 / 01506 777666

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