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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

Wed 24 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

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

Fri 26 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

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

Sat 27 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

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

…and 6 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Circus Vegas

A FLEET of American trucks will be rolling into Stratford next week as a taste of Vegas heads to the East End. Circus Vegas, is promising an all-action family show while the adjoining winter funfair will provide a fun day out for everyone.

Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London E20

Mon 22 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Tue 23 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Wed 24 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
…and 11 more dates until 4 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

Tue 23 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Wed 24 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Fri 26 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 3 more dates until 29 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

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

…and 5 more dates until 31 Dec back to top

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 22 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 23 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 24 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

…and 4 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£7.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

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

Mon 22 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Tue 23 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 24 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 17 more dates until 18 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

Tue 23 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

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

Wed 24 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

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

Fri 26 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 17:00 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
…and 2 more dates until 28 Dec

Cinderella

Put on your glass slippers and ballgowns (we all own these things, right?) for the SECC's annual large scale panto featuring John Barrowman and the Krankies. Plus X Factor's Melane Masson as Fairy Godmother.

SECC, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 23 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 24 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Ghosts Of Scrooge

  • Written by: Charles way

A thrilling version of the Dickens classic. Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim are all here with twists and surprises galore in this moral tale for our times.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10 (£8) / 0161 928 1677

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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

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Mon 22 Dec

£13 (Children £9; £40) / 01254 685500

Tue 23 Dec

£13 (Children £9; £40) / 01254 685500

Wed 24 Dec

£13 (Children £9; £40) / 01254 685500

…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Sun 28 Dec

£13 / 01786 473544

Mon 29 Dec

£13 / 01786 473544

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£13.50 / 01383 740384

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Mon 22 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Tue 23 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Wed 24 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

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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

Mon 22 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

Calamity Jane

  • Directed by: Nick Winston

Jodie Prenger stars in this Watermill Theatre touring production of the Wild West musical, which also features a cast of multi-talented actor-musicians. Directed by Nikolai Foster.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£22.50–£36.50; £21–£29; £24.50–£38.50 / 01274 432000

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£22.50–£36.50; £21–£29; £24.50–£38.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£22.50–£36.50; £21–£29; £24.50–£38.50 / 01274 432000

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£20–£33; £22.50–£32.50 / 01323 412000

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£20–£33; £22.50–£32.50 / 01323 412000

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£20–£33; £22.50–£32.50 / 01323 412000

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£10–£36.50 / 0844 871 3024

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£10–£36.50 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15–£36.50 / 0844 871 3024

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A Christmas Carol

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

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£16–£20 (Students £12.50–£17; Children £9–£12) / 0141 429 0022

Tue 23 Dec

£16–£20 (Students £12.50–£17; Children £9–£12) / 0141 429 0022

Wed 24 Dec

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

£16–£20 (Students £12.50–£17; Children £9–£12) / 0141 429 0022

…and 7 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

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The Devil Masters

Writer Iain Finlay MacLeod’s surrealist black comedy twists the ordinary, asking what we become when we peel away the layers of class division and social decorum. Directed by award-winning Traverse artistic director Orla O’Loughlin.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Dec

£7–£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Dick Whittington

A traditional family pantomime starring Jonathan Wilkes as our hero Dick Whittington.

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 22 Dec

£11.40–£32.40 / 0844 871 7649

Tue 23 Dec

£11.40–£32.40 / 0844 871 7649

Wed 24 Dec

£11.40–£32.40 / 0844 871 7649

…and 9 more dates until 4 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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Evita

  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Singer and actor Marti Pellow stars as Che in this musical drama written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, about the life of the Argentinian woman who became wife to her country's president, Juan Peron.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu 25 Jun 2015

£12.90–£42.90 ( £10–£39) / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:30 Evita New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sun 28 Jun 2015

£12.90–£42.90 ( £10–£39) / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:30 Evita New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Exeter Corn Exchange

Mon 22 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Tue 23 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Wed 24 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jan 2015

Oliver!

Much loved musical about a young orphan taken in by a gang of mischievous pick pockets and featuring catchy tunes 'Food Glorious Food', 'Consider Yourself' and 'You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two'.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£15–£19 / 0131 529 6000

Jack And The Beanstalk

Mark Little stars as Fleshcreep, the giant's evil henchman in this retelling of a children's classic, with

Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

Mon 22 Dec

£15–£17 (£12.50–£15; £13.50) / 01271 327357

Tue 23 Dec

£15–£17 (£12.50–£15; £13.50) / 01271 327357

Wed 24 Dec

£15–£17 (£12.50–£15; £13.50) / 01271 327357

…and 9 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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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