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Cotswold Pantomimes: What’s on

PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:40 07 December 2017

Dick Whittington and his Cat at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. Photo by Thousand Word Media.JPG

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Get ready to laugh, boo and hiss, and cheer on your favourite childhood heroes in the array of pantomimes coming to Cotswold theatres this Christmas.

Only at the pantomime can you bellow at the stage, boo as the villain concocts their latest scheme and cheer on the heroes alongside their hapless sidekicks.

A childhood tradition, you can rely on a Christmas pantomime to make you laugh and truly get you into the festive spirit. No matter what shenanigans arise, the hero and heroine finally find each other, evil doers are vanquished and all is right at the end!

Here's our round-up of pantomimes in and around the Cotswolds...

Theatre Royal Bath

After a day out in Bath enjoy…

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Where: Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET

When: Thursday December 7, 2017 to Sunday January 7, 2018

Prices/Admission: Prices vary; £9-£34 with concessions and discounts available

Tickets: Book tickets here or call the Box Office on 01225 448844

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Bristol Hippodrome

Take a break from Christmas shopping in Cabot Circus…

Aladdin

Where: Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine's Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ

When: Saturday December 9, 2017 to Sunday January 7, 2018

Prices/Admission: Prices vary; tickets start at £12 with concessions available for certain performances

Tickets: Book tickets here or call 0844 871 7627

The pantomime: The Hippodrome’s production stars Joe Pasquale as Wishee Washee, singer Marti Pellow as Abanazar, plus Emmerdale and Coronation Street’s Hayley Tamaddon as Princess Jasmine, and will include a magical 3D sequence, which will see audiences transported to Old Peking on a magical carpet ride!

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Cheltenham Bacon Theatre 

For those hoping to delay those January blues…

Aladdin

Where: The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE

When: Thursday January 18, 2018 to Sunday January 21 2018

Prices/Admission: Tickets cost between £10 and £15

Tickets: Book tickets here or call 01242 224144

The pantomime: Promenade Productions’ panto is a story full of Eastern promise, a ‘rags to riches’ tale– packed with adventure with some original twists and turns along the way. Aladdin will have all the ingredients that make it a not-to-be missed Panto - a large cast of singers and dancers, lavish costumes, colourful scenery and lots of audience participation.

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Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

Get ready to cry with laughter…

Dick Whittington and his Cat

Where: The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

When: Friday November 24, 2016 to Sunday January 7, 2017

Prices/Admission: £5-£29, with family tickets available

Tickets: Book tickets here or call 01242 572573

The pantomime: Watch as this Gloucestershire lad takes on King Rat and goes from zero to hero. Starring panto fave Tweedy the Clown, plus Molly McGuire as Dick Whittington and Ben Goffe as Tommy the Cat.

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Chipping Norton

Prepare yourself for an adventure…

Sleeping Beauty

Where: The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NL

When: Tuesday November 15, 2016 to Sunday January 8, 2017

Prices/Admission: Tickets start at £11

Book tickets: Book tickets here or call 01608 642350

The pantomime: The Chipping Norton Theatre know how to put on a good pantomime and this year's thigh-slapping, fun-filled prodcution of Sleeping Beauty is no exception. See our full review here. Get closer to the action with a 20 minute tour of the stage for £2.50 and The Theatre at Chipping Norton also offers relaxed performances and child free showings of the production.

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Cheltenham Playhouse

Enjoy the heartwaming tale...

Pinocchio and The Christmas Wish

Where: 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7HJ

When: Saturday December 16, 2017 - Friday December 29, 2017

Prices/Admission: Tickets start at £16 with concessions and children's tickets available

Book tickets: Book tickets here or call 01242 522852

The pantomime: Rolling Stock Theatre Company return to the Playhouse for a third successive Christmas with this traditional fairy tale, featuring an original score of songs and timeless characters.

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Gloucester Guildhall

Relive the magic...

Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

Where: 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS

When: Tuesday December 19, 2017 - Saturday December 23, 2017

Prices/Admission: Tickets are £10 with concessions available

Book tickets: Book tickets here or call 01452 396572

The pantomime: Travel deep into the forest and relive the magic of the story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men in their fight against the devious Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchman Guy of Gisbourne.

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Malvern Theatres

Be enchanted by this spectacular fairytale...

Cinderella

Where: Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3HB

When: Thursday December 14, 2017 to Sunday January 7, 2018

Prices/Admission: Tickets start at £11.76 (including a 12% booking fee)

Tickets: Book tickets here or call 01684 89227

The pantomime: Starring This Morning’s Alison Hammond as the Fairy Godmother; Gemma Naylor from Nick Jr’s Go! Go! Go! show as Cinderella; Paul Hawkyard from CBeebies’ as Baron Hardup; and Mark James as Buttons.

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Southam

Watch a magical tale bought to life…

Cinderella

Where: Southam Village Hall, The Close, Southam, GL52 3NS

When: Friday January 5, 2018 to Sunday January 7 2018 (Friday and Saturday's perfornances are now sold out)

Prices/Admission: Adults: £7.50 and children: £5.00

Tickets: Book tickets here

The pantomime: Following their popular production of Jack and the Beanstalk last year, the cast and crew of SouthAmDram Society are returning to Southam Village Hall for an enchanting, light-hearted portrayal of Cinderella. The pantomime is dedicated to the James Hopkins Trust.

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Stroud Subscription Rooms

Cheer on the much-loved hero...

Robin Hood

Where: Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE

When: Friday December 22, 2017 - Sunday December 24, 2017

Prices/Admission: £14 with concessions and family tickets available

Tickets: Book tickets here or call 01453 760900

The pantomime: The wicked Sheriff is ruling over the people and collecting taxes to pay for his own evil plans to take the English crown… we need a hero, but will Robin Hood win the day? With a headlining cast including ’Allo ’Allo’s Sue Hodge, CBeebies’ Joe Chambers, and West-End Lion King star Lloyd Notice.

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Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Get ready for action...

Peter Pan

Where: Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN

When: Saturday December 2, 2017 to Sunday December 31, 2017

Prices/Admission: Prices vary; £12.50 - £31.50

Tickets: Book tickets here or call 01793 524481

The pantomime: A swashbuckling adventure in Neverland, featuring piratical Eastender Adam Woodyatt.

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Tewkesbury

"He's behind you!"

Sleeping Beauty

Where: The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Glos., GL20 5NX

When: Saturday December 2, 2017 to Sunday December 31, 2017

Prices/Admission: Prices vary; £12 - £27.50

Tickets: Book tickets here or call 01684 295074

The pantomime: The magical tale of Sleeping Beauty comes to Tewkesbury, directed by Ben Crocker.

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Worcester 

Sing and dance along to spectacular music…

Sleeping Beauty

Where: Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED

When: Monday December 4, 2017 to Sunday January 7, 2018

Prices/Admission: £13.50 - £17.95

Tickets: Book tickets here or call 01905 611427

The pantomime: With dazzling costumes, stunning sets and audience participation aplenty, the Worcester Rep’s latest all-singing, all-dancing spectacular will be everything you could have dreamed of, and more.

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