Cotswold Pantomimes: What’s on
PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:40 07 December 2017
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...
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
Take a break from Christmas shopping in Cabot Circus…
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!
For those hoping to delay those January blues…
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.
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.
Prepare yourself for an adventure…
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.
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.
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.
Be enchanted by this spectacular fairytale...
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.
Watch a magical tale bought to life…
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.
Stroud Subscription Rooms
Cheer on the much-loved hero...
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.
Get ready for action...
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.
"He's behind you!"
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.
Sing and dance along to spectacular music…
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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