Christmas Picks 2022

The New Adventures of Peter Pan – | The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 9 Dec 2022 –

Sat 31 Dec 2022

The New Adventures of Peter Pan – The Hawth, Crawley

The ALL NEW ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN fly onto the stage at The Hawth Crawley this Christmas and we are delighted to reveal the first of the casting for the ever-popular festive treat. This year’s fun-filled pantomime will star Rita Simons, best known for her role as Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s EastEnders and her time on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in 2018. Rita will be The Hawth’s first ever female Captain Hook, and audiences can boo and hiss this ultimate baddie! Also starring also Strictly finalist and CBBC presenter, Karim Zeroual. 


Peter Pan – The Return of Captain Hook | Fairfields Hall, Croydon

Sat 10 Dec –

Sat 31 Dec 2022

Peter Pan: The Return of Captain Hook – Fairfield Halls Croydon

UK Productions and BH Live are proud to present a super swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan – The Return of Captain Hook, flying into Fairfield Halls Croydon from the 10th to 31ST December. The star-studded cast, headed up by EastEnders bad boy Ricky Champ as Captain Hook, promises to be a fabulous festive production with guaranteed fun, laughs and adventure! With galleons of entertainment, fantastic flying effects, an acrobatic pirate crew, and possibly the hungriest crocodile you’ll ever see, join the adventure this festive season.

Starring alongside Ricky from CBeebies Swashbuckle is Gemma Hunt as everyone’s favourite feisty fairy Tinker Bell. Further star casting to be announced.


Cinderella – Dorking Halls | Dorking

Sat 17 Dec –

Wed 28 Dec 2022


Come and join in the festive fun this December with the lovable Buttons, the handsome Prince Charming, the wicked Ugly Sisters, the magical Fairy Godmother and of course, the beautiful Cinderella and make it a Christmas to remember for the whole family.

Watch with amazement as Cinderella’s pumpkin and white mice are transformed into a beautiful coach and horses in this true rags-to-riches story, but will Cinderella remember to leave the ball before midnight?

From the same team behind Aladdin and Jack and the Beanstalk, Dorking Halls and Enchanted Entertainment bring the world’s best known and most loved pantomime to life.


Cinderella – Capitol Theatre, Horsham

Thu 8 Dec 2022 –

Sat 31 Jan 2022


Jack and the Beanstalk | London Palladium

Sat 10 Dec 2022 –

Sun 15 Jan 2023

Michael Harrison for Crossroads Pantomimes is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will play Mrs Blunderbore, the Giant’s devilish wife, in Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium this Christmas, joining previously announced panto favourites Dawn FrenchJulian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot.

The Capitol Horsham have announced this years’ pantomime will be directed by Julie Atherton, with the script being written by Samuel Holmes.  Julie is well known for playing leading roles in plays and musicals such as MAMMA MIA! and AVENUE Q, as well as recently directing WELL BEHAVED WOMEN at Cadogan Hall and GAME THEORY at The Lowry, Manchester.

Work is already underway to create a magical pantomime in Horsham this year, with Siobhan Athwal (The Genie in ALADDIN 2021) returning to The Capitol, this time to play the title role of Cinderella.  Initial casting also includes the wonderful Emma Lindars as the Fairy Godmother.

Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters will be played by Horsham favourites Dan Smith and Antony Reed, ensuring a show full of slapstick fun, popular songs and lots of memorable moments.

Julie Atherton said “I’m over the moon to be coming to Horsham to direct their Pantomime this year. We’re already working hard assembling a brilliant cast and creative team to make sure everyone has a truly magical experience at the theatre this Christmas”.


Mother Goose | Hackney Empire London

Sat 19 Nov 2022 –

Sat 31 Dec 2022

In what will be his 15th pantomime at Hackney Empire, Olivier award-winning panto royalty Clive Rowe will direct and star as the Dame, Mother Goose, with full cast and creative team to be announced. The pantomime Mother Goose was first created for another Hackney Empire legend, Music Hall comedian Dan Leno, who first performed the show in 1902. 120 years on, Hackney are proud to present the mother of all pantomimes in their 120th birthday year.

What would you do if you found a magical goose who lays golden eggs?! That’s exactly what’s in store for Mother Goose, and she soon discovered that this priceless talent isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Packed full of all your favourite pantomime ingredients, this reimagining of the classic rags-to-riches tale is the perfect festive treat. Expect larger-than-life characters, gloriously outrageous costumes, incredible live music, uncontrollable laughter and loads of audience participation… oh yes, there definitely is.!


Jack and the Beanstalk | Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 10 Dec 2022 –

Sat 31 Dec 2022

Jack and the Beanstalk – Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fee Fi Fo Fum… Tunbridge Wells is in for some fun! This holiday season, the award-winning Little Wolf Entertainment are here with Jack and the Beanstalk, the biggest panto of them all!

Dame Trott and her Family have been selling ice cream at the annual fair for as long as anyone can remember. But when the ginormous giant puts the rent up, the family are forced to sell their beloved cow Pat for just a handful of beans…

Can Jack get his head out of the clouds for long enough to save the day?


Jack and the Beanstalk: The Pantomime | Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Thu 1 Dec 2022 –

Mon 2 Jan 2023

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Pantomime – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Fe-Fi-Fo-Fun at the Pavilion Theatre with Jack and the Beanstalk: The Pantomime!

The GIANT Panto you’ve BEAN waiting for! Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a fantastic family pantomime full of magic, fun and laughter.

Mark Read (A1)
Dave Benson Philips (TV presenter, entertainer)
Katie Pritchard (West End Actress/comedian)