Christmas Shows

Climb every beanstalk at Salisbury

SALISBURY Playhouse is looking forward to another exciting sold-out pantomime season with this year’s show, Jack and the Beanstalk, on from Saturday 2nd December to Sunday 7th January. Richard Ede, last year’s wonderful Widow Twanky in Aladdin, returns to the Playhouse to play Dame Trott. Young audiences may also have seen him in the popular…

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Bah Humbug! Dave Mynne gets festive

KNEEHIGH Theatre co-founder Dave Mynne is on a West Country tour with his unique take on Charles Dickens’ most famous short story, A Christmas Carol, in a solo show which starts its local dates at Exeter on Sunday 26th November. The versatile Cornish actor, whose previous one-man shows have included Great Expectations, Dracula and The…

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Adult + pantomime = Tivoli

SINBAD the Seaman, described as an “adult pantomime” comes to the Tivoli in Wimborne on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30. Suitable for audiences aged 16 and older, the show follows Market Theatre Company’s 2016 tour of Puss and Dick. It brings to life the story of Sinbad the Sailor and his epic adventures across the…

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Hetty for Christmas at the Nuffield

THE stage version of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather comes to Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre for the Christmas season, from 21st November to 7th January. Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves and directed by Sally Cookson, the play involves storytelling, circus skills, original songs and live music. It is suitable for audiences aged seven and older….

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Ben’s an Elf again, or is he?

BEN Forster returns to Elfdom when the musical version of the film Elf opens at Plymouth Theatre Royal, from 11th to 18th November. Ben reprises the leading role in Elf: The Musical, which he created in 2014 and performed through Christmas 2015. He was the first actor to take on the role of Buddy the…

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The good, the bad and the beautiful at Bath

WHEN Bath’s Wicked Queen looks in her magic mirror and asks “Who is the most beautiful of them all?” the image that looks back at her is undoubtedly beautiful, but her heart is black and full of jealousy. Harriet Thorpe, making her pantomime debut at “the picture postcard perfect” (her words) Bath Theatre Royal, brings…

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You shall go to the Yeovil ball

WHEN the curtain rises on Yeovil’s 2017 Christmas pantomime on Friday 8th December, there will be a warm welcome for comedian Jack Glanville as Buttons, who will be doing his best to cheer up the heroine he loves, although she only has eyes for Prince Charming. Evolution Productions returns to the Octagon Theatre for the…

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