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Northern Ballet: Elves And The Shoemaker

Northern Ballet retell the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 1 May 2015

£6 / 0844 871 7652

Of Mice & Men

TinShed Theatre presents John Steinbeck's modern classic set against the backdrop of the American Great Depression.

The Riverfront, Newport

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£12.50 (£10) / 01633 656757

Once Upon a Christmas

A Yuletide treat for the whole family. Featuring comedy sketches, classic songs and more.

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

Fri 26 Dec

£20 (Children £11; Seniors £19) / 01803 328385

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£20 (Children £11; Seniors £19) / 01803 328385

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.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Studio

£15 / 0844 871 7646

Otiz Cannelloni: History of Magic – Abridged!

  • 3 stars

Questionable magic tricks, fake illusions and not-so-sleight of hand mixed with cheeky one-liners and patter.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10 (Children £8 under 16s) / 0844 770 1797

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Pandemonium: The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre

  • Directed by: Julia Black
  • Written by: Jenifer Toksvig (book)

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre's Act Two present this mythical adventure set at the wedding of Pandora and Epimetheus and features the infamous Pandora's box.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£11 (Children £9) / 01483 440000

Pantomania Workshop: Cinderella

Discover more about the world of pantomime and the production of Cinderella.

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 20 Dec

£6 / 01206 573948

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Sat 20 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Sun 21 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Mon 22 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Peter Pan

An exciting adaptation of the classic story by J M Barrie about a boy who never grows up. With songs, laughter and plenty of participation, this show is sure to entertain the whole family.

The Watermill, West Berkshire Playhouse, Newbury

Wed 24 Dec

£10.50–£19 / 01635 46044

  • 10:30 Peter Pan The Watermill, West Berkshire Playhouse, Newbury

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
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Peter Pan

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Peter Glanville (adaptation)

The Lost Boys battle the villainous Captain Hook in an adaptation of JM Barrie's story about the boy who never grew up.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Tue 23 Dec

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

Wed 31 Dec

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

…and 7 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

Peter Pan

A traditional family pantomime based on J.M Barrie's famous story, starring Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and Mark Benton as Captain Hook.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£12–£18 ( £52) / 0844 576 3000

  • 12:00 Peter Pan Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Peter Pan

Duck Egg Theatre Company presents a modern, musical retelling of JM Barrie's Peter Pan story, exploring small town mentality, youth aspiration and the challenges of following your dreams.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£7 ( £23) / 01295 279002

  • 11:30 Peter Pan The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Peter Pan

Theatre By The Lake's Christmas production of the classic children's tale Peter Pan, a young boy who never grows up and lives in the magical world of Neverland.

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 01768 774411

  • 10:00 Peter Pan Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

The Pine Tree, Poggle and Me

This sensory dance piece for wee ones tells the story of Vince, who was too scared to go into the forest until he met Poggle – a friendly creature who takes him on a memorable journey. Featuring live music, clapping rhythms and bubble popping. Suitable for ages 0–3.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£7 / 0131 665 2240

Falkirk Town Hall

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£6–£6.50 (Family £18) / 01324 506850

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Playdate: Workshop

Spend a day with Nonsuch Theatre exploring the company's artistic practice, which is informed by Commedia dell'Arte, mime, musicality, rhythm and martial arts as well as contemporary European performance.

Derby Theatre

Sat 21 Feb 2015

Free / 01332 593939

Playdate: Workshop

Themed activities, games, challenges, and quizzes.

Derby Theatre

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 01332 593939

Plos In Association With Allan Fuller Presents 'puss In Boots'

Come join Putney Light Operatic Society for their December 2014 pantomime, Puss in Boots. Featuring a cast of your favourite pantomime characters, along with a laugh out loud script and tap-your-toes musical score, we guarantee to bring you a show full to the brim of festive fun for all the family. Group discounts…

Putney Arts Theatre, London SW15

Sat 20 Dec

£12–£15 / 020 8788 6943

Pocket Comedy (Over 8s)

  • Directed by: Edward Hall

A 60-minute version of Propeller's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's The Comedy Of Errors.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£12 (Children £10; £10) / 01225 448844

POP! A Magical Comedy Show

Award winning performer Christian Lee presents a magical world of mayhem. Featuring audience participation, bubbles, snowflakes and a giant balloon.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£3–£4.50 / 020 8348 8716

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£8.70 / 0118 960 6060

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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

Rapunzel

A fabulous new playful production of Rapunzel, fun for people 3+.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Sun 31 May 2015

£8 (£6) / 01254 582579

  • 11:00 – 12:15 Rapunzel King George's Hall, Blackburn

A Real Fairy Story

A story set in an enchanted fairytale world, told with shadow puppets, animations and projections.

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

Red Riding Hood and the wolf who tried to eat her

Follow Little Red on her fateful journey through the forest to visit her granny. Featuring an eclectic cast of characters, including the heroine’s daft twin brothers, her larger than life mother, her forgetful granny and a cunning wolf.

The Puppet Theatre Barge: Little Venice, London W9

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£12 / 020 7249 6876

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£12 / 020 7249 6876

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12 / 020 7249 6876

…and 6 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

Richard III

An all-female production of William Shakespeare's historical drama.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£12 / 029 2063 6464

  • 11:00 Richard III Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£12 / 029 2063 6464

  • 11:00 Richard III Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£12 / 029 2063 6464

  • 11:00 Richard III Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£12 / 029 2063 6464

  • 11:00 Richard III Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff
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