Christmas Picks 2023

ELF | The Brighton Centre

Fri 5 Jan 2024 –

Sat 6 Jan 2024

Elf – Brighton Centre

ELF, the hit Hollywood blockbuster movie has been supersized into a live arena spectacular for this Christmas with a massive stage featuring amazing film backdrops on a huge LED screen plus a mobile stage that travels the auditorium, so everyone gets a close-up view of the action.

The presentation features Santa’s flying sleigh, audience snowball fight, indoor snowstorm, a giant candy cane journey from the North Pole, aerial cirque stars and giant tv screens so you don’t miss any of the spectacle.

The story is hilariously recreated by a large cast of performers into the biggest live Christmas show in the UK. The festive spectacular will feature West End star Steven Serlin stepping into the big floppy shoes of Will Ferrell to play Buddy the Elf.


Sleeping Beauty | The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 8 Dec 2023 –

Sun 31 Dec 2023

Sleeping Beauty | The Hawth Crawley
Evolution Pantomimes

Festive favourite, SLEEPING BEAUTY will make all your dreams come true this Christmas.

With its stunning sets, sumptuous costumes and amazing special effects, The Hawth pantomime is often described as “West End quality” and this has never been truer than for this years Sleeping Beauty, as West End superstar CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER joins the cast for 2023. The actress, author and vlogger will take to the stage as the wicked Carabosse this December.

Carrie has appeared in Cinderella, Les Misérables, The Christmasaurus Live, The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins among many other West End musicals.

She is a three-time winner of Best Actress in a Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards for the roles of Cinderella in Cinderella, Veronica Sawyer in Heathers and Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family. She has also won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Role for Eponine in Les Misérables.

Also starring Crawley favourite Michael J. Batchelor & CBeebies Andy Day (Jangles) further casting to be announced.


Aladdin | Fairfield Halls, Croydon

16 Dec 2023 –

7 Jan 2024

Aladdin | Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Join our hero Aladdin, his mother Widow Twankey and his brother Wishee Washee as they embark on a magical adventure and try to defeat the evil Abanazar (Davood Ghadami, Eastenders, Holby City and the BBC’s Beyond Paradise) and his plan to become master of the world. With help from the Genie of The Lamp and the Spirit Of The Ring.

Will Aladdin save the day, will he marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine? Will the Genie be freed? There’s only one way to find out… come see Aladdin, Croydon’s No.1 Pantomime!

An enchanting tale of magic, mayhem and misunderstandings live on the famous stage Ashcroft Theatre stage. Aladdin is a laugh-a-minute extravaganza with stunning sets, musical hits, fabulous costumes and amazing special effects to keep audiences both young and old entertained!

Davood Ghadami to star as ‘Abanazer’ in Fairfield Halls annual pantomime along side Milkshake favourite and Croydon local Kiera Nicole as Jasmine. Staring alongside Davood and Kiera is panto favourite Charlie Guest.


Snow White | Chequer Mead, East Grinstead

9 Dec 2023 –

1 Jan 2024

Snow White | Chequer Mead, East Grinstead

You’re favourite pantomime team are back, this year presenting… Snow White!

This magical tale will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of slapstick comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery.

Throw in a magical mirror, the magnificent seven and plenty of audience participation with East Grinstead favourites Kevin Gauntlett as Dame Nursie and Callum Donnelly as Muddles, and you have the perfect recipe to outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages.

With generous discounts for groups as well as concessions, book your tickets today, or you won’t be able to look yourself in the mirror!


Beauty and the Beast | Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

8 Dec 2023 –

14 Jan 2024

Beauty and the Beast | Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

The Devonshire Park pantomime team are BACK with a beauty of a show, packed with live music, sensational costumes, colourful sets and rip-roaring adventure!

Carli Norris returns as the wickedly fabulous Malevolent with laughs guaranteed from Eastbourne favourites Tucker and Martyn Knight. Plus Brendan Hooper as Beauty’s father Jean Jaques, Rebecca Vere as Fairy Formidable with Katie Cochrane as Beauty and Lewes Roberts is Prince.

The Devonshire Park pantomime is the ultimate festive celebration which simply can’t be missed, Christmas isn’t Christmas without pantomime so don’t miss out book now.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Dorking Halls

16 Dec 2023

28 Dec 2023

Snow White and the even Dwarfs | Dorking Halls

From the same team behind previous Dorking pantos, Aladdin, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk, Dorking Halls has once again teamed up with Enchanted Entertainment to present the region’s biggest Christmas show!

Starring BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do runner-up and star of Dreamcoat Stars UK tour, Keith Jack as Prince Joseph and hilarious panto favourite, Chris Casserly as Dame Dotty, alongside a glittering cast of talented performers and dancers.


Beauty and the Beast | Capitol Theatre Horsham

Fri 1 Dec 2023

Sun 31 Dec 2023

Beauty and the Beat – Capitol Theatre, Horsham

The enchanting classic love story, Beauty and The Beast, is set to captivate you this December. With a bespoke set crafted in-house by The Capitol’s talented team, our production boasts special effects, whimsical costumes and lots of surprises.

Directed by Julie Atherton, this family-friendly show promises to be the ultimate treat for audiences of all ages. Get ready to be swept away by this timeless tale of love, transformation and courage, brought to life by our incredible cast.

John Partridge as Captain Gastoff
Lizzie Emery as Princess Belle
James Camp as Fromage
Justin Brett as Dame Susie Saucisson
Mike Slader is poised as Pickle
Alison Arnopp as Madame Dubonnet


Peter Pan | London Palladium

Sat 9 Dec 2023 –

Sun 14 Jan 2024

Peter Pan – London Palladium

The London Palladium Pantomime returns for an eighth year, with Jennifer Saunders and Julian Clary leading the cast in a brand new production of Peter Pan. Louis Gaunt will play Peter Pan and Frances Mayli McCann is to play Wendy Darling.

Saunders and Clary will be joined by returning Palladium panto favourites Paul ZerdinNigel Havers, Gary Wilmot and Rob Madge. It is directed by Michael Harrison, 


Aladdin | EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge

Fri 8 Dec 2023 –

Sun 31 Dec 2023

Aladdin | Tonbridge

It’s time to make all your wishes come true! Get ready this Christmas as Wicked Productions returns to the
EM Forster Theatre for the most magical panto of them all – Aladdin!

Follow Aladdin’s adventure from the streets of China Town, London to the deserts of Egypt as he tries to
stay one step ahead of the inept PC World! We can’t wait to introduce to you the incredible Edward Turner
as Aladdin and fantastic Etheria Chan as Princess Jasmine.

It’s going to be a wild carpet ride of laugh-out-loud jokes as we welcome back the hilarious ’Tom Swift’ as
Wishee Washee, ‘Rhys Whiteside’ as PC World, ‘John Martin’ as Widow Twankey and Amanda Swift as this
year’s baddie Abby Nazar.


Beauty and the Beast | Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 9 Dec 2023 –

31 Dec 2023

Beauty and the Beast | Tunbridge Wells

Starring Rita Simons as the Enchantress

In our pretty French town, Bookish Belle is ready to start a new chapter. Life isn’t quite the Paris-dise she’s been dreaming of. She’s just a ‘Oui’ bit different and longs to find some adventure.

However Belle, her friend Jacques and his mum, Betty, local bell ringer of the local Tunbridge Bells, gets much more than they bargained for when they find themselves trapped inside the enchanted castle of a mysterious beast.


Sleeping Beauty | Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Fri 1Dec 2023 –

Mon 1 Jan 2024

Sleeping Beauty | Pavilion Theatre Worthing

Sleeping Beauty: The Pantomime promises to be Worthing’s dreamiest panto yet. Step into a fairy-tale world of magical castles, bewitched roses and an enchanted sleep that only a magical rose can break… with stunning sets, mesmerising music and a wicked spell or two, don’t miss Worthing’s DREAM of a pantomime – Sleeping Beauty: The Pantomime.

Featuring all of the best-loved panto shenanigans live on stage, with an abundance of laughter, spectacular special effects and plenty of audience participation. The perfect festive treat for the entire family to enjoy.

Patrick Monahan as The Evil Underlord
Jay Rawlings as Muddles
Ross Muir as Queen Dorothia
Marcavia McCarthy – Sleeping Beauty