Part of the Christmas tradition is the family pantomime, where parents, children and grandparents can all get together and enjoy a fun filled show. From the traditional fairy tale setting of Snow White to the swashbuckling Peter Pan and Robinson Crusoe there is a show to suit everyone going on your Christmas Break.
Pantomimes have always attracted celebrities into their midst and this year is no different with an array of popular stars taking up their pantomime roles. X factor contestants Jedward are starring in their very own pantomime in Dublin, entitled Jedward and the Beanstalk it sees the two brothers take the leading role at the Olympia Theatre. Former Britain’s got Talent Judge David Hasslehoff will appear in Peter Pan when he takes up the role of Captain Hook at the Bristol Hippodrome theatre, perfect for those staying at nearby Bristol hotels.
Fans of Strictly Come Dancing can see Craig Revel Horwood take on the role Wicked Queen in the Dartford Orchard Theatre’s production of Snow White this Christmas. The production also features Anne Widdecombe and promises to entertain.
Panto favourite Christopher Biggins will appear at the New Theatre Cardiff’s production of Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates, while in Glasgow John Barrowman also stars in Robinson Crusoe.
Staying in London hotels over the festive period there are plenty of fantastic seasonal shows to choose from. From the classic Snowman at the Peacock Theatre to the hilarious Potted Panto which captures seven classic pantos in just 80 minutes.
Will you be going to a pantomime this year? Are you a fan of the farce or do you steer clear?