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The BFG

A gloriously festive show for Dahl fans big and small. David Wood's whizzpopping adaptation of this famous tale of nice and nasty giants is directed by Andrew Panton, and has been created by the team which brought you last year’s A Christmas Carol. Recommended for ages 5+.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

Sat 13 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

Fri 19 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

…and 12 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

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Treasure Island

Classic swashbuckling panto action starring Johnny Mac, Stephen Purdon and Michelle McManus.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Wed 3 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 6 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

…and 22 more dates until 14 Jan 2015

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 3 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 36 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

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Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 6 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 13 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 5 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Stick Man

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

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, London SW1V

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Wed 3 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

…and 105 more dates until 7 Nov 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£22.50–£75 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 7 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 29 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 6 Dec

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 16 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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The Elf By Herself

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

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

Aladdin

Tickets - £10.00, Family of 4 - £35.00, Groups - Buy 10 get 1 free Family of 4 and Group offer can be booked at box office only It’s panto time again – oh yes it is! This year our story is set in the Far East… Naw, not Fife! CHINA! There’s trouble brewing in Old Peking… Abanazar, the world’s slimiest sorcerer…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 29 Nov

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

Sat 6 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

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Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Sat 20 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Sun 21 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Fri 26 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sat 6 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 11 more dates until 29 Dec

Jack And The Beanstalk

Written by Alan McHugh and Directed by Jonathan Stone With the fabulous Panto Dame Billy Mack! Fife's Favourite Pantomime gets GIGANTIC! Help Jack make the right decisions on his way to market with a very special friend to help. Filled with music, gigantic laughs and more than a few surprises, Jack and the…

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 13 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

Sat 20 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

Mon 22 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Derby Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Snow White

Written by Alan McHugh with Music by Karen McIver and Directed by Jonathan Stone. Written, directed and produced by the Team that brought you last year's enchanting Pinocchio and 2012's magical Hansel and Gretel, Snow White promises to be the perfect Christmas outing - full of the traditional Carnegie Hall festive…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sat 29 Nov

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

Sun 30 Nov

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

Sat 6 Dec

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

…and 9 more dates until 24 Dec back to top

Cinderella

He’s back and looking for love…she’s looking to go to the ball. We present to you a magical cocktail of glamour and glitz as Inverclyde’s own special Cinders sings her way into everyone’s hearts whilst those Ugly Sisters hit the Talent Show dance floor with an eye on the prize….the Prince. Pantomime fun for all the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 13 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

Sun 14 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

Sat 20 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Aladdin

Expect family fun and frolics at the Webster Theatre's annual panto, which features Steven Alexander from BBC's The Voice as Aladdin.

Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sun 7 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Tue 9 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 13:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
…and 13 more dates until 28 Dec

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: P G Wodehouse (book)

A new comedy based on the writings of PG Wodehouse, starring James Lance as aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his trusted valet, Jeeves, who is called in to help his master play matchmaker in the countryside. Directed by Sean Foley.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 29 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 13 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 6 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 3 Jun 2015

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

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Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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James and the Giant Peach

Dundee Rep Ensemble explore the witty and wonderful world of Roald Dahl's insect-laden tale of young James and his round-the-world adventures aboard the enormous fruit.

Dundee Rep

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

Sat 13 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

Sun 14 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

…and 11 more dates until 31 Dec back to top

An Ideal Husband

  • Directed by: Rachel Kavanaugh
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's witty expose of the deceptions at work in 19th century London society, featuring Chichester favourite Patricia Routledge as Lady Markby.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£10 preview / 01243 781312

Wed 3 Dec

£10 preview / 01243 781312

Sat 6 Dec

£10 preview / 01243 781312

…and 2 more dates until 13 Dec

Secret Love: The Life & Music of Doris Day

West End actress and singer Claudia Morris pays tribute to the troubled Hollywood star, accompanied by a live band and with guest appearances from actors portraying key characters in her story.

Ashcroft Theatre, London CR9

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£20.75

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£18.50 / 020 8688 9291

The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£19 secret love tour / 01536 414141

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Aladdin

Classic tale about the young street urchin and his genie pal. Presented by Harlequin Youth Theatre.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£14 / 0141 577 4956

  • 14:30 Aladdin Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Annie: Birkenhead Operatic Society

A performance of the famous musical with the rags-to-riches plot and memorable songs. Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie.

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£32 / 0870 606 3536

Sun 30 Nov

£10–£32 / 0870 606 3536

A Christmas Carol

Theatrical adaptation capturing the original spirit of Dickens’ beloved tale. Directed by Dominic Hill.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 3 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 4 Dec

£14–£18.50 (£5; Students £11–£15.50; Children £8–£11) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 6 Dec

£14–£18.50 (£5; Students £11–£15.50; Children £8–£11) / 0141 429 0022

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