Christmas Picks 2019

Here we go again with our annual rundown of pantomimes and other delights for over the Christmas period.

Whether you are taking your family on a magical afternoon out or you are looking for a night out with friends or colleagues – there will be something for you here.


17th December 2019 – 4th January 2020

For something completely different this Christmas

Joe McFadden will play Tick/Mitzi, Laurence Olivier Award Winner Miles Western will take on the role as Bernadette and Nick Hayes will play Adam/Felicia. They are joined by Daniel Fletcher (Bob), Miranda Wilford (Marion), Kevin Yates (Miss Understanding), Jacqui Sanchez (Cynthia). The Divas will be played by Nikki Bentley, Claudia Kariuki, Rosie Glossop and the cast is completed by Jak Allen-AndersonNatalie ChuaEmma CrossleyJordan CunninghamMartin HardingJustin-Lee JonesNell Martin and Edwin Ray.


ALADDIN | Churchill Theatre Bromley

Sat 7th Decemebr 2019 – Sun 5th January 2020

Featuring Christopher Biggins,


DICK WHITTINGTON | Hawth Theatre, Crawley

Fri 6th December 2019 – Sun 5th January 2020

The Hawth is delighted to announce that this year’s puuuuurrfect pantomime, Dick Whittington will feature the very talented Charlie Brooks as Queen Rat. The star cast is completed by television favourites GEMMA HUNT from CBeebies’ Swashbuckle and Channel 5’s Milkshake! presenter DAVID RIBI, alongside Crawley’s Dame in residence, the fabulous MICHAEL J BATCHELOR and RICHARD FRANKS, who are both back by popular demand


CINDERELLA | Fairfield Halls, Croydon

10th December 2019 – 5th January 2020

Imagine Theatre and Fairfield Halls, Croydon are delighted that TV star and Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba will be making his pantomime debut as ‘Dandini’ in this year’s family pantomime, Cinderella.

Ore will be known to audience members young and old from his many TV appearances including The One ShowThis Morning and of course winning the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing with his partner Joanne Clifton. Ore will be joined by comedian Tim Vine as ‘Buttons’ and CBeebies presenter Cat Sandion as ‘Fairy Godmother’, and a team of talented youngsters from Croydon and the surrounding areas – who were selected after a busy open audition at Croydon Town Hall on 30 June.


PETER PAN | Orchard Theatre, Dartford

14th November 2019 – 5th January 2020

Featuring Steve McFaddon as Captain Hook and Andy Ford as Mr Smee


Jack and the Beanstalk | Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

6 December 2019 until 12 January 2020

Get ready for fe-fi-fo-FUN as Eastbourne’s favourite pantomime team return for 2019 with a GIANT of a pantomime!

This traditional family panto will be packed with live-music, glittering sets, stunning costumes and plenty of fun which will leave your little ones full of beans! Eastbourne favourites, Tucker and Martyn Knight return as Simple Simon and Dame Trott for more fun and mayhem; along with a talented cast which includes a return visit from Katherine Glover (Dick Whittington) as Jack with Steven Serlin as Fleshcreep and Victoria Farley as Princess Jill.


Jack and the Beanstalk | Godalming Borough Hall

11 – 24 December 2019

Godalming’s first professional pantomime for all the family, Jack and the Beanstalk, will bring magic, music and adventure to The Borough Hall from 11 – 24 December. Jack and his friends will take panto-goers, young and old, on an exciting adventure to the zany Pantoland, where he begins his audacious quest to slay the fearsome Giant. With lots of fun and laughter, fantastic costumes, and toe-tapping song and dance, this panto promises to be a great trip out for all the family this winter.


PETER PAN | Capitol Theatre, Horsham

13th December 2019 – Sun 5th January 2020

Featuring Antony Sahota as Peter Pan, Nicola Hume playing three roles including Mrs Darling, Hywell Dowsell (Mr Smee) and James Fletcher (Mini Smee)


The Snow Queen | Rose Theatre, Kingston

Fri 6th December 2019 – Sun 5th January 2020

When the mysterious Northern Lights appear over the city one cold, winter’s day, no one suspects they might be accompanied by the Snow Queen, searching for hidden children of magic. In an orphanage tucked away in a forgotten part of town, Gerda discovers her best friend has been lured to the frozen north. Although she knows the trap has been laid for her, Gerda has no choice but to follow. Her perilous adventure involves abduction by pirates, an unlikely friendship with a reindeer and a great battle between elves and trolls.


THE NUTCRACKER | New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

13th December 2019 – 31st December 2019

A Christmas Musical Spectacular, waiting for you to discover and unwrap!

On a sparkling Christmas Eve, join Clara as she is swept away through a wondrous winter wonderland, full of treats, surprises and adventures.

More than a story: The Nutcracker is the feeling of Christmas in one big parcel – waiting for you to unwrap.


Cinderella the Musical | Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

23 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

Cinders feels old before her time and Ella feels like she’s running out of time. Throw in the reopening of the Grand Ballroom, a not so charming Prince and two nasty step-nieces and you’ve got yourself a CinderELLA story: the musical remix.

Join Cinders and Ella this Christmas as they explore what it means to feel a little lost and find yourself again. CinderELLA is a magical fairytale extravaganza featuring step-nieces Ivanka and Melania, that even Love Island would reject, the hapless and hopelessly in love Daniel Deeni and the nice (but dim) Prince Tim. (Charming!).

This CinderELLA story combines Freaky Friday with a tale as old as time, to offer a hilarious musical Christmas treat for the whole family.


PETER PAN | Assembly Hall Theatres, Tunbridge Wells

7th December 2019 – 5 January 202

Starring Lloyd Warbey as Peter (Disney’s Art Attack), Holly Atterton as Tinker Bell (Nick Junior’s Go Go Go), Paul Bradley as Captain Hook (Holby City), Sarah Jane Buckley as Mrs Darling (Hollyoaks), and, of course, Tunbridge Wells favourite returning Dame, Quinn Patrick as Mrs Smee!


CINDERELLA | Connaught Theatre Worthing

29th November 2019 – 5 January 2020

Featuring Naomi Wilkinson as Cinderella, Mark Jones as Buttons, Mark Read as Prince Charming, Ian Waite as Dandini and Nicole Faraday as the Wicked Stepmother



White Christmas

Dominion Theatre, London
15th November 2019 – 4th January 2020

Featuring Danny Mac as Bob Wallis and Dan Burton as Phil Davis


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The London Palladium, London
7th December 2019 – 12th January 2020

Featuring Danny Mac as Bob Wallis and Dan Burton as Phil Davis

Qdos Entertainment today (Friday 24 May 2019) announce that Paul O’Grady will return to the London Palladium in Goldilocks and the Three Bears to play The Evil Ringmaster.  Joining O’Grady and making his Palladium Panto debut will be Matt Baker as Joey the Clown who will star alongside season regulars Julian Clary as The Ringmaster, Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear and Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty Barnum. 

Joining the cast will also be a series of speciality acts including internationally renowned illusionist Phil HitchcockThe Skating Medini (Asia and Dylan Medini) – a dynamic high-speed roller-skating act from one of Italy’s oldest circus families, Sascha Williams – ‘Rola Bola’, from the Belli Family Circus in Germany and Europe’s youngest stunt rider Peter Pavlov and the ‘Globe of Speed’.