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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 29 Nov

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

Thu 4 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

Fri 5 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

…and 5 more dates until 18 Dec

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

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

…and 2 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Grand Opera House, York

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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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

Sun 30 Nov

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Tue 2 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

…and 41 more dates until 18 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

Tue 2 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 39 more dates until 17 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

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£9.75–£44.50

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Mon 13 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 14 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

…and 3 more dates until 18 Jul 2015

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Mon 16 Feb 2015

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

Tue 17 Feb 2015

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

Wed 18 Feb 2015

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

…and 3 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

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Mistletoe And Crime

  • Directed by: Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon directs Marie Jones's comedy drama about two WPCs, an old hand and a newbie, trying to keep order amongst the mayhem that is a Belfast Christmas.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

Tue 2 Dec

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

…and 35 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Slope

Untitled Projects reconceive their 2006 production of Pamela Carter's Slope for an intimate studio setting, lending new weight to a 19th century love triangle.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 20:00 Slope Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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–£95 / 0844 871 3001

Mon 1 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Tue 2 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

…and 289 more dates until 7 Nov 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£22.50–£75 / 0844 847 2325

…and 25 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 29 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Mon 1 Dec

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 2 Dec

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 30 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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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

Fri 28 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Mon 1 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 41 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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

Mon 1 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

Tue 2 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

…and 4 more dates until 6 Dec back to top

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

Thu 4 Dec

£10.50 / 01383 602302

Tue 9 Dec

£10.50 / 01383 602302

Thu 11 Dec

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

…and 6 more dates until 24 Dec

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.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50 / 01539 725 133

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 1 Dec

£19.50 ( £18.50) / 01227 769075

Malvern Theatres

Tue 2 Dec

Forum Theatre

£17.50–£19.50 / 01684 892 277

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A Christmas Carol

Dickens' classic tale, newly adapted for the stage by Vincent Regan.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Wed 17 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Thu 18 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Fri 19 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

…and 15 more dates until 3 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

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

Tue 9 Dec

£12 / 01592 583302

Wed 10 Dec

£12 / 01592 583302

Thu 11 Dec

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

…and 21 more dates until 10 Jan 2015 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

Fri 12 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

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

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

…and 15 more dates until 3 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

Tue 2 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 24 more dates until 29 Dec

The Dreamboys

The ultimate ladies night featuring some of the best looking boys in an all male glamour extravaganza.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 12 Nov 2015

£22.50 / 01383 740384

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 7 May 2015

£23.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cav, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£25 / 0131 228 3252

Sat 6 Dec

£25 / 0131 228 3252

Sat 13 Dec

£25 / 0131 228 3252

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

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…and at 18 other places

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

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

…and 2 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 29 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Fri 5 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 12 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

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…and at 1 other place

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.

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£18.50 (£16.50; Children £12) / 020 8507 5607

The Camberley Theatre

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£18.50 / 01276 707600

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£18 (Children £10) / 0845 674 0505

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Sleeping Beauty

Enjoy some holiday cheer with the princess who needs a bit of help waking up.

The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Sat 29 Nov

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Sun 30 Nov

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Mon 1 Dec

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey
…and 19 more dates until 20 Dec

Sleeping Beauty

For the first time ever, Millfield Theatre presents the pantomime of your dreams.

Millfield House Arts Centre, London N18

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50 / 020 8807 6680

Mon 1 Dec

£13.50 / 020 8807 6680

…and 34 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£24.50 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sun 28 Dec

£24 / 01903 206206

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 6 Dec

£23–£25 / 01892 530613

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…and at 35 other places

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

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
…and 18 more dates until 28 Dec back to top