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Sat 31st Dec – Matinee 2:00pm Sun 1st Jan – Matinee 4:00pm Mon 2nd Jan – Matinee 2:00pm, Evening 7:30pm Tues 3rd to Fri 6th Jan – Evenings 7:30pm Sat 7th Jan – Matinee 2:00pm, Evening 7.30pm
The enchanting tale of Pinocchio is brought magically to life this Christmas at Southwick’s Barn Theatre. Expect everything theatrical; singing, dancing, comedy, verse, slapstick, plenty of audience participation, heroes, villains and a traditional story with strong morals. What more could you wish for?!
Box Office: Tickets: Adults £12.00, Children £9.00 (Blocks of 10 or more get £1.00 discount on each ticket) Ticketsource
Author: by Mike Fahle-Wilson and Baz Berry
Friday 16th to Sunday 1st January (various times, see Ticketsource for details)
Come and help us cast off for Christmas with the usual helping of madness and running about from Sudbury Dramatic Society, in their annual Quay Pantomime. This year, the Pirates have navigated the river as far as the quayside at Sudbury, to smuggle in a show the whole family will savour! With stowaways, pirates, treasure ships and the sea, Treasure Island is a story that crackles with fun. Join One-eyed Pete, Billy Bones and the oddest Long John Silver you have ever seen, as they keep everyone on their toes and offer some useful cooking tips for roasting the Christmas parrot!
Venue: The Little Theatre, Dover St, Leicester, LE1 6PW
Box Office: soap.europe.tickets.com Buy ten tickets and get the eleventh free! ** ** When booked before 1st October & paid for before 1st November. Only available from the Box Office either in person or via 0116 2551302 Tickets: £ 14.50 (Concessions : £ 12.50 Children & Registered Disabled )
Author: Devised and Directed by John Bale Musical Direction by Stephen WaterhouseRChoreography by Alison Bacon
16 December - 8 January 2016/2017 , Times vary, view when booking
Join us as we tell the tale of Sleeping Beauty. A dream of a Pantomime filled with all the magic and mayhem that you have come to expect from our annual extravaganza. With Fearsome Dragons, enchanted Spinning Wheels and Mystical Swords, we promise that you won’t sleep through this little beauty of a Panto! Once upon a time in a Far-Off Land, a young Princess is cursed by a wicked Fairy. Before the beautiful Princess reaches her eighteenth Birthday she will prick her finger on a spindle and die! Luckily the good Fairies of the Kingdom have other ideas, and she is destined to sleep for One Hundred Years until awakened by a handsome Prince with an aptitude for a true love’s kiss, ensuring a happy ending to our sparkling story.
This is traditional family entertainment at its best! Book early to avoid disappointment. DON’T MISS IT!
Adapted from TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, CATS is a wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance. On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. With an amazing musical score that includes the timeless “Memory”, spectacular set designs, stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography, CATS is a magical musical like no other. One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, CATS has been seen by over 73 million people and enchanted audiences in over 300 cities around the world – now you too have the chance to experience this legendary musical phenomenon at The Apex this Christmas!
Wednesday 4th January: 7:45PM Thursday 5th January: 7:45PM Friday 6th January: 7:45PM Saturday 7th January: Show times TBC
It’s time to follow the Robin Hood and his merry men into Sherwood Forest for our next pantomime. This year’s panto has been penned by PLOS panto veteran Loz Keal and will be directed by Stephanie Parr with choreography by Hannah Pratt.
Venue: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street Between Park and Lexington Avenues
Box Office: Call the Kaye Playhouse box office: 212-772-4448
Author: Gilbert & Sullivan
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM- Bring Your Grandparents Day - Respect your Favorite elders with a pre-show family overture (1:45 in the theater) and a backstage tour featuring the character of your choice following the performance! Friday, December 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 PM* & 7:30 PM - New Year's Eve - A New York tradition since 1978! Join the NYGASP Company for a rousing toast to the New Year - including Auld Lang Syne with the audience, cast, and orchestra - following a performance of The Mikado. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM* & 7:30 PM Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM
An All New Production! Is love worth dying for, lying for, or even marrying for? Will Nanki-Poo get his Yum-Yum on? Or will Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner, cut him down to size? Will the love-starved Katisha finally get her fill; and, not to speak out of school, but what's up with those three little maids? The real question is: How can you resist this delightful masterpiece? The Mikado's timeless tunes, abounding absurdity and astounding wit are as fresh and full of laughter now as when Gilbert & Sullivan first brought the story to life.
Venue: The Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, Louth LN11 0BX
Box Office: 01507 600350 Tickets: £12.00, Under 18s £6.00 Theatrecards £11.00, Under 18s £5.00
Author: by Derek Smith Produced by Derek Smith
Friday 6th to Saturday 14th January 2017 (No performances Monday & Tuesday) Time: Weekdays 7.30pm Weekends 1.00pm & 6.00pm
A cast of colourful characters retell the rags to riches story of Dick Whittington and his cat. The pair follow their dream and travel to London in search of their fortune, and come up against the arch villain King Rat. Will Dick be London’s most successful Mayor? Will Dick marry the Alderman’s daughter? Will he defeat the hoards of rats that plague the city? Do dreams really come true in London town? Join us to find out!
Box Office:nTickets are priced at €12 each, with a discount rate of €10 for groups of 20 and more. Family tickets (2 Ad + 3 Children) Only €50! (Available online only) Click here to buy your tickets now
January 2017 on 6th, 7th,13th and 14th at 8 pm, with matinees at 3pm on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th
Entangled tells the well-known story of long-haired beauty Rapunzel, made popular by the recent Disney movie ‘Tangled’. Audiences can look forward to some quirky plot twists along with the customary hilarious one-liners, lovable panto characters, and evil baddies (Boo! Hiss!). To add to this wonderful family entertainment there is the the usual excellent selection of song and dance numbers, and plenty of audience participation.
Saturday 7th January 2017 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm Friday 13th January 2017 at 7:30pm Saturday 14th January 2017 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
The evil Bill Stickers (he will be prosecuted!) is planning on building a railroad through the town of Rock Bottom. Calamity Dame is the town spokesperson (self-appointed) who is hoping that the new station and railroad will bring people and money back to the run down town. The local Red Indian tribe led by Chief Passing Wind and his two wives are against these plans as it would mean that the railroad would go through the sacred feeding grounds of their mystical white Rabbit (which only they can see!) and would kill it off. An all-knowing Totem Pole, fiendish plots from the evil Bill and his two henchmen, a wicked kidnapping and brave rescue attempt and various complicated love matches make this a panto not to be missed!
The wicked Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp containing the all powerful Genie so he can rule the world? Can local lad Aladdin with the help of his mum, Widow Twankee, and his daft brother Wishee Washee stop him? Throw in a beautiful princess, her maid and an emperor, the slave of the ring and a couple of inept Peking police officers and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic story. This is traditional pantomime for the whole family packed with songs, silliness and slapstick.
8–14 January 2017 7:30pm Matinees 8th Jan 1:30pm, 12th Jan 2:30pm, 14t Jan 10:30am & 2:30pm
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s off to Panto we go with the Wayfarers Pantomime Society and their wonderful show, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As we have come to expect from the Wayfarers, there will be lots of big characters, big laughs, big dance routines and, for this show anyway, 7 notably small contributions! The laughs are led by Edna Bucket, the palace housekeeper, and Chuckles, the Queens new Jester. While Justice Quill tries to keep order with his not so able assistant, Scribbles. Prince Ferdinand is our hero, but will he be able to save Snow White from wicked Queen Avarice and her henchman, Slurp? Or will it be the Seven Dwarfs who come to the rescue? You’ll just have to wait and see if good triumphs over evil, while enjoying another spectacular Wayfarers pantomime.
Box Office: Tickets are priced from €10 for children and €12 for adults. Call the Dun Mhuire Box Office on 0539123061. It opens from 1-5pm and all major credit/debit cards are taken.
Beauty and the Beast, the Panto!
Author: by Thomas O’Leary
10th - 14th Jan 8pm Sat & Sun Mat 2:30pm
This is the Panto version of the magical story of Beauty and the Beast. It’s not the Disney one so there will be no talking clocks or teapots. The original story of Beauty and the Beast was written by a lady called Madame Leprince de Beaumont in 1757 (that’s three minutes to six), and this version, the Panto version is adapted from her original story and goes a bit like this with a few surprises to be thrown in along the way.
January 10th – 12th (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights) – €10 Children & €12 Adults January 13th & 14th (Friday & Saturday nights) – €12 Children & €15 Adults January 14th & 15th Matinee Performances (Saturday & Sunday afternoons) – €10 Children & €12 Adults Our Nightly shows commence at 8pm sharpe & our Matinees commence 2.30pm sharp
This is the Panto version of the magical story of Beauty and the Beast. It’s not the Disney one so there will be no talking clocks or teapots. The original story of Beauty and the Beast was written by a lady called Madame Leprince de Beaumont in 1757 (that’s three minutes to six), and this version, the Panto version is adapted from her original story and goes a bit like this with a few surprises to be thrown in along the way.
Once upon a time……… In a small village somewhere in France, there was a young man named Billy, Billy is Belle’s best friend. Belle is our heroine, a young dreamer who lives with her vain sisters Belinda and Bettina and her father Bertram the inventor. There is a big inventor’s festival and competition and Bertram’s main rival for top prize is the richest man in the village Baron Barnaby Badass. The Mayor of the town launches the festival and Belle’s father wins and is selected to represent the village at the national competition in the city. The Baron and his wife, Baroness Beatrice, are not impressed and plot revenge. As Bertram and his horse Sherbet head of to the city. His daughters put in requests for all kinds of presents but all Belle wants is a single rose. On the road to the City the Barron and his wife plan to make sure Belle’s father doesn’t reach his destination. They plot, as Bertram arrives on the road lost. Baron Badass then comes in disguised as a Panto Fairy and directs Bertram down the wrong path. Belle’s father heads off down a road that leads to the Beast’s castle. At the gates of the castle we meet the Beast’s Gardeners Jock and Jessie, and the butler Marcel. The gardeners are tending the beautiful and magical roses that surround the Beast’s castle. Belle’s father Bertram and Sherbet arrive on this unusual garden. He sees the beautiful roses and picks one for Belle as promised. The Beast arrives on the scene and is furious, he tells Belle’s father that he is now his prisoner. The old man begs to at least return to tell his daughters what is happening and then he will come back, the Beast agrees and lets him home for twenty four hours. Back in the village Belle and Billy watch on as Belinda and Bettina plan what it will be like to be rich when their father wins the State Fair. Suddenly Bertram and Sherbet return, he tells everyone what has happened and goes inside to pack a few belongings. When he goes inside Belle decides that she will take his place as the Beast’s prisoner and gets Sherbet to take her to the castle. Belle arrives at the gates of the castle and meets Marcel. Then she sees the silhouette of the Beast who agrees to take her instead of her father. As act one ends Belle enters the castle. Act two opens with Jock and Jessie who tell us that time has passed and we learn that the Beast and Belle have become friends. They are meeting for dinner that night and the Beast is planning on asking her if she can love him. After dinner the Beast asks Belle to love him but she cannot see past his ugly exterior. The Beast is heartbroken. Meanwhile The Baron and his wife have being plotting and have decided that if they could get rid of the Beast they could take over his castle and have his wealth, they meet Belle’s father Bertram and convince him to lead them to the Castle. Billy and Belinda and Bettina arrive on the scene and they follow them. They all arrive at the castle to save Belle, but does she really need saving? Will the beast find true love? Can Belle’s dreams come true? Or will the evil Baron and his wife win the day? Let’s find out together as we adventure into the tale of Beauty and the Beast – The Panto!
Author: by Clifford Odets Directed by Nick Warrington
Jan 10-14 8:00pm
A play in eight episodes 1935
A union meeting hall New York
The play is based on an actual New York City cab drivers' strike that took place in 1934. America was in the depths of the Great Depression when one in every four workers was unemployed. The struggle for the rights of Labour was the central issue of the day and the play was very consciously written to speak to this issue in a way that no play had ever done before. WAITING FOR LEFTY made its world debut on January 5, 1935 as a one-night-only performance. The event was presented by the Group Theatre (of which Clifford Odets had been a member since 1931) as a fund-raiser for the New Theatre Magazine. The cast featured now legendary names like Lee J. Cobb and Elia Kazan, as well as Odets himself. All three were, at the time, members of the Communist Party; ironically, they would all later renounce their radical pasts and name names for the House on Un-American Activities Committee. Throughout the late 1930s and early 1940s, WAITING FOR LEFTY was one of the most produced .... and most banned plays in America.
Venue: The Hertford Theatre, The Wash, SG14 1PS Hertford
Box Office: 01992 531 500 or hertfordtheatre.com Tickets: 11th January- all tickets £10 12th-15th January- £15, Concessions £12, £10 for children Group tickets: (groups of 10+) available on 12th-15th January- £12 for adults and £10 for children. Family Tickets: (2 adults + 2 children) Thursday to Sunday shows: £45
Author: Written by Daniel Goode Directed by Lorraine Bottomley Choreographer: Ella Martin Musical Director: Keith Willis
Come and see our traditional family pantomime, with a few twists. Great fun with a beautiful Cinderella, the dashing Prince, two hilarious Ugly Sisters and a magical Fairy. Will Prince Charming find his Princess? Will Buttons ever find love? Will Rapunzel persuade Dandini to marry her? Who will triumph in the Strictly Come Dancing Ballroom? Or will the evil Prince Regent spoil everyone’ s fun? Plus lots of audience participation and great music including hits from Frozen, Little Mix, Lady Gaga and many more…
12th, 13th Jan 7:45pm 14th Jan 1:00pm & 4:00pm & 8:00pm
A sparkling version of Mother Goose, transported to the land of the snow geese – complete with trolls, snowmen, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose! Set in a faraway, frozen, fairytale land we met the unforgettable Mother Goose, her daughter Freya and their family pet, Heidi the goose. These three must work hard to outwit the scheming Baron Von Rumpensmakka. However things go terribly wrong when Mother Goose, tempted by the Bog of Beauty and the promise of glamorous youth, signs over Heidi to the slimy and potentially goose-eating Troll Smorg. With the help of the Baron’s kind-hearted nephew, Sven and the magical Fairy Aurora, the Goose family travel far and wide through snow, trolls and awful Christmas jumpers to find and rescue poor Heidi. Great songs, family fun and a few surprises, guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face this January!
Author: by Amanda Whittington Directed by Karen Rogers
12th, 13th and 14th January 2017
A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes, but not in the way she imagines. A compelling drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
Venue: PARK VIEW THEATRE, CHESTER-LE-STREET, DH3 3QA
Box Office: To book your tickets, call 0191 388 3362, or book online at Ticketsource Tickets: Adults £10 Conc. £9 Thursday's £8
THURSDAY 12TH - SUNDAY 15TH JANUARY 2017 Thu/Fri 7:!5pm - Sat 2:30pm & 6:30pm - Sun 2:30pm
ONCE UPON A TIME, IN A KINGDOM NOT FAR FROM CHESTER-LE-STREET, LIVED A WIDOWED, DOWN ON HIS LUCK BARON WHO, FOR THE SAKE OF HIS DAUGHTER CINDERELLA, REMARRIED A WEALTHY WOMAN WITH TWO DAUGHTERS OF HER OWN. BITTERLY JEALOUS OF CINDERELLA'S YOUTHFUL GRACE AND BEAUTY, THE TWO STEPSISTERS FORCE HER TO DO ALL OF THE TERRIBLE CHORES AT HARDUP HALL AND HAVE TORN HER DRESSES TO RAGS, BUT AS TERRIBLE AS THEY ARE, THEY ARE NOTHING COMPARED TO HER EVIL STEPMOTHER. COME AND MEET CINDERELLA, BUTTONS, STOTTIE THE CAT, THE GEORDIE GODMOTHER AND A HOST OF COLOURFUL CHARACTERS IN THE CLASSIC AGE OLD LOVE STORY WITH A FEW BRAND NEW TWISTS!
Box Office: You can book tickets online www.laneendplayers.com, or in person at the Lane End Village Hall on Saturday mornings between 9.30am and midday.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Author: by David Swan
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 7:30PM Sat 14 Jan 2017, 1:00PM Sat 14 Jan 2017, 5:30PM Fri 20 Jan 2017, 7:30PM Sat 21 Jan 2017, 1:00PM Sat 21 Jan 2017, 5:30PM Fri 27 Jan 2017, 7:30PM Sat 28 Jan 2017, 1:00PM Sat 28 Jan 2017, 5:30PM
Written by David Swan, this delightful panto opens onto a colourful market scene and straightaway you are transported to a bustling bazaar in Baghdad! The sparkling script treats you to a series of fun filled jokes. Characters are larger than life from Ali Baba with his comic quips to El Scorpio and his dastardly plans. From Pollyanna Jones and her father's intrepid treasure hunt to find the Temple of Doom to Fatima Kebab's dubious cuisine. hen just throw a dancing camel into this brightly coloured eastern mix and all seems set for yet another all singing, all dancing, toe tapping Lane End Player's pantomime!
Box Office: Booking Form Tickets on general sale on Monday 5th December
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Author: By Alan P Frayn
Fri 13 Jan Festival Hall 7.30 Sat 14 Jan Festival Hall 1.00 & 6:00 Sun 15 Jan Festival Hall 2.00 Fri 20 Jan Festival Hall 7.30 Sat 21 Jan Festival Hall 1.00 & 6:00
This show, whilst based firmly on the original Grimm Brothers' fairytale, brings Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs well and truly into the realm of traditional pantomime. Will wicked Queen Avarice succeed (with the help of her magical, talking Mirror, the officious Justice Quill, bungling Scribbles and dim-witted Slurp) in getting rid of her beautiful stepdaughter, Snow White, so that she can have the dashing Prince Ferdinand, the most eligible hunk on the planet, to herself? Or can the seven dwarfs save Snow White from certain death? Of course they can - this is panto after all!
Friday 13th Jan 7.30 p.m. Saturday 14th Jan 2.30 p.m Saturday 14th Jan 7.30 p.m Sunday 15th Jan 2.30 p.m. Friday 20th Jan 7.30 p.m. Saturday 21st Jan 2.30 p.m. Saturday 21st Jan 7.30 p.m Sunday 22nd Jan 2.30 p.m Thursday 26th Jan 7.30 p.m. Friday 27th Jan 7.30 p.m. Saturday 28th Jan 2.30 p.m. Saturday 28th Jan 7.30 p.m.
Following last year’s magnificent production of Dick Whittington and his Magical Cat, the ECC team are proud to present this year’s panto – Cinderella! Come on down to Hardup Hall, to join Cinderella and her best friend Buttons! Cinderella always makes the best of everything, but her horrible stepmother and hideous stepsisters try to make sure she is as miserable as possible! And while Cinderella sweeps the floors of Hardup Hall, at the Royal Palace a certain Prince Charming dreams of finding someone who will love him for who he truly is… Bringing the Prince and Cinderella into each other’s lives will take some real magic – so it’s lucky for all of us that Cinderella has a fairy godmother! But with two inept trainee fairies looking after things, get set for a whole lot of topsy-turvy silliness on the way to Cinderella’s happy ever after. With enchanted pumpkins, sparkling slippers, toe-tapping songs and loads of fun, this brand-new production is sure to delight young and old alike. Oh yes it is!
Author: by Jack Homewood Adapted and directed by Helen Caston
13-14, 20-21, 27-28 Jan, 3-4 Feb 2017 Evenings 8:00pm, Saturday matinees at 2pm and 5pm. Additional 11am shows on 21st and 28th Jan.
The tale of Dick Whittington who comes to London to make his fortune. Along the way he meets Tommy, the cat, whom he befriends, and Alice Fitzwarren, the daughter of the Alderman. Forced to leave London, Dick travels to far off lands and makes his fortune, but returns to claim Alice's hand and the title of Lord Mayor of London.
Venue: emorial Hall, Brook Hill, Little Waltham, CM3 3LN
Box Office: 07910 534090 or visit Cairnsworths, Lt. Waltham for tickets (Box office opens 21st November 2016)
Pirates of the Panto
Author: by Limelight Scripts
Sunday 15th & Saturday 21st January 2017 at 2.30pm Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st January 2017 at 7.45pm Tickets £8.50, Concessions £6.50 Sponsored by: Cairnsworth, Little Channels, Little Retreat, The White Hart & Walthambury Stores
Box Office: 0161 928 1677 or book online at www.altrinchamgarrick.co.uk (Monday Night ONLY - Tickets 2 for 1) Mon: Full price £16 (Members £12) - NO CONCESSIONS Tues, Wed, Thurs: Full price £15 (Members £11) - Concessions: £13 Fri & Sat: Full price £16 (Members £12) - Concessions: £14RThere is an additional £2.00 transaction fee for each individual payment made by telephone or online
Author: By: Patrick Hamilton Directed By: Ros Greenwood
Monday 16 January 2017 - Saturday 21 January 2017 7:30pm
The Classic Victorian thriller What a difference a day makes… Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton is set in the terrifying darkness of the late afternoon. The zero hour, as it were, before the feeble dawn of gaslight and tea… Bella Manningham’s world is crumbling around her. Convinced she is losing her mind as her Mother did before her, she desperately tries to cling onto her sanity as the Gaslights dim. With her mental state steadily deteriorating and her husband Jack’s strange behaviour, the timely arrival of a retired police detective provides Bella with some answers in Patrick Hamilton’s dark, celebrated Victorian psychological thriller.
Venue: The Brewhouse Arts Centre,, Burton on Trent
Box Office: 01283 508100
The Addams Family
A New Musical Comedy
17th to 21st January 2017 Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm (plus Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm)
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
18th – 22nd January 2017 7.00pm Monday – Saturday Matinees Sat & Sun at 2.30pm
Chase away those winter blues! Book tickets for our Traditional Family Pantomime and be transported to a fairy tale world with a beautiful princess, a handsome prince, good fairies and one very nasty fairy plus all the crazy characters you expect to find in pantomime. Lots of boos, lots of laughter, lots of audience involvement. Can a kiss awaken the Princess? Join us and find out for yourself!
Box Office: 019467 28392 Ticket Prices are the same as last year: £6 for adults, £4 for children and students.
Author: by Alan Frayn Directed by Karen Polmear
Wed 18 Jan to Fri 20 Jan at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Sat 21 Jan at 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
By arrangement with Stage Right Creative Ltd GADS first ever pantomime in January 1977 was Dick Whittington. And as we haven't performed it since 2005, what better way to celebrate our 40th anniversay than to perform it again? This version is written by Alan Frayn, who wrote last year's Aladdin and 2015's Jack and the Beanstalk, so it will be just as good.
Box Office: Tickets available from www.elgiva.com and 01494 582900 Standard £16, Concessions 60+, £14, Children (under 16) £12 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) £50 Group rate - buy 10 tickets get one free Special Thursday night price reduction - Adults £14 and Concessions £12 (children and family/group rates remain unchanged)
The Wizard of Oz
Thursday 19th January 7.30pm Friday 20th January 7.30pm Saturday 21st January 2pm & 6.30pm Sunday 22nd January 2pm
Join Chesham Bois Catholic Players Somewhere Over the Rainbow and get caught up in the tornado that whisks a young Kansas girl, Dorothy Gale, to the magical land of Oz where a great adventure awaits her. In her quest to return home to Aunt Em and Uncle Henry she meets a Tinman, a Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion and together they form a unique friendship. Put a smile on everyone's face, young and old alike, and indulge in some iconic songs from the film including 'Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!', 'If I Only Had a Brain' and 'We're Off to See The Wizard' to name but a few. Willing them to find what they are looking for as they travel the fabled yellow brick road in search of the almighty Wizard of Oz, things won't always be plain sailing as the companions battle to avoid the evil clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West. 'The Wizard of Oz' is a timeless must-see family musical and an ideal show for a theatre company that is family based and where strong friendships are forged. Our show which features a live band will have five performances. Be sure to book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Thursday 19th January, Friday 20th January and Saturday 21ST January (all evening shows at 7.30pm) and Sunday 22ND January (matinee at 2.30pm). Doors open 30 minutes before ‘curtain up’. Ice creams will be available to purchase during the interval.
Box Office: Tickets are priced £6 Adults and £4 Children (16 and under). Seats may be booked by calling Delyth Crook on 01603 782990 or in person at the Horning Post Office or Sentiments Wroxham.
The Old Woman who lived in a Shoe
Rehearsals are well underway for the next production by the Horning Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) – ‘The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe’ by Norman Robbins Dame Dallymore's orphanage is in peril. She has been unable to pay the rent for ten years, so the cruel Squire wants to make her - and all the orphans - homeless. Just when the situation seems dire, it gets worse, for a Giant treads on the orphanage and smashes it to smithereens! Mother Goose makes the shoe into a home for the orphans and all looks fine - but then the Giant comes back for his shoe and accidentally carries off Princess Marigold, girlfriend to the Dame's son Corydon. Everything works out in the end, but not before all sorts of amusing adventures have beset the loveable and hilarious characters in this lively new pantomime that combines tradition with originality in the time-honoured Norman Robbins style. With lavish settings and colourful costumes, HATS can promise a spectacular show.
Venue: The Brunton, Ladywell Way, EH21 6AA Musselburgh, Midlothian
Box Office: THE BRUNTON THEATRE BOX OFFICE - 0131 665 2240 GREG HOLSTEAD - 07720 299469 OR FROM A COMPANY MEMBER
Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st January 2017 19:30
Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association are proud to present their Revue 2017 at The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, from January 19th to 21st 2017. Having taken you on a journey through history last year, we’re now exploring some of the more mystical elements of musical theatre with our theme of Gods, Idols, Monsters and Magic! Featuring numbers from many hit shows, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Hamilton and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, not to mention a sneak preview of our 2017 main feature show Spamalot. We aim to both entertain and add some sparkle into your lives with deities, stars and creatures in sequins all in one night!
Box Office: 01223 880023 or Ticketsource Tickets: £8 conc £7 family £28
Author: Julie Petrucci & Chris Shinn
19 to 21 January 2017 7:30pm Sat Mat 2:30pm
Our storyteller invites us to a day of great rejoicing in the Palace. It is the christening of Princess Aurora. Everyone who is anyone is there to see the Fairies bestow great gifts upon the Princess. But wait, who is this? Zelda Blackadder, angry at being overlooked, places a curse upon the child. On her 18th birthday she will prick her finger and die. So what will happen when the clock moves forward 18 years? Can the King and Queen and the Princess’ companion Victor protect her from her fate? Will their head of security Dame Dotty Dooright and the new court jester have any better luck? Will Prince Valiant escape in time to rescue his one true love? Or will the evil Zelda and her sidekick Spaldrick have the last laugh? To get the answer to these questions and see what part Lightning, the Royal Carrier Pigeon and her handler Feathers play in the story, come along to Waterbeach School.
Thursday 19th January 2017 20:00 £8.00 Friday 20th January 2017 20:00 £10.00 Saturday 21st January 2017 19:30 £10.00 Matinee Saturday 21st January 2017 14:00 £8.00
Jack is just a poor boy who lives with his mother, Dame Trot, their cow Daisy and Simon the Cowman. They are so poor that they need to sell Daisy to pay the taxes demanded by Slimeball - the Giant’s Henchman – a really nasty piece of work! Dame Trot, Simon and Jack are broken-hearted at the idea of selling Daisy but they have no choice. On his way to market, Jack meets a stranger who tricks him by giving him magic beans. Dame Trot is furious, throws the beans into the garden and overnight, an amazing huge beanstalk grows. What happens next? Well, there’s a giant and his nasty helpers, magic fairies, a beautiful princess Demelza, her father King Bertram, Flunkit (the King’s flunky) and there’s treasure galore. You’ll just have to come along to find out how it all ends!
Author: by Piers Chater-Robinson Based on the novel by J. M. Barrie
Join Peter and his friends in the fantastical, magical and mystical world of Neverland. Enjoy their amazing adventures with the Lost Boys, Indians, Mermaids and Pirates – and meet the fearsome Captain Hook. Be afraid as Hook and his pirates capture Wendy and wonder as Tinker Bell puts her life in danger to save her beloved friend Peter Pan. Feel the tick-tock dread of the crocodile approaching and stand captivated by the final dramatic duel as Peter and Hook fight... for one of them, the end is near. Sumptuous music, brilliant songs and exhilarating dance, Peter Pan promises to deliver a show teeming with excitement for cast, crew and audiences alike.
Venue: St George’s Hall, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill, IG2 6XQ
Box Office: 07960 676180 or online Please contact us for information regarding accessibility. Tickets: £7 & £5
The Sword in the Stone
Author: Jenny Rees
20/21 & 27/28 January 2017 Evening performances at 7.30pm, Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Doors open at 7pm & 2pm.
The Dragon Theatre Company presents... Fun-Filled Traditional Panto For All The Family It’s time to… Cheer the Goodies! Boo the Baddies! Join Arthur and Merlin as they face their greatest challenge! Adventure, fun and magic combine to create the stuff of legends!
When young Tracy discovers she is pregnant she doesn’t know how to tell either her parents- solid, dependable Elsie and hypochondriac Idris-or her boyfriend, Bobby. Gran, permanently ensconced in bed (on stage), knows all and sees all, helps to pave the way for her announcement. Unfortunately, Idris overhearing Tracy and Elsie- jumps to the wrong conclusion and believes he has but a short time to live! Next door neighbour Maisey butts in when Bobby is speaking to Idris and after liberal measures of gin all round, proceeds to show her true affections for Idris. Misunderstandings and mishaps abound in the second Act, not least with Gran, and events are brought to a riotous conclusion when Maisey tries to apologise and Elsie catches her at it!
Friday 20 January 2017 – 7:30pm Saturday 21 January – 2:30pm and 7:30pm Sunday 22 January – 1pm and 5:30pm Friday 27 January – 7:30pm Saturday 28 January – 2:30pm and 7:30pm Sunday 29 January – 1pm and 5:30pm
21 - 28 January 2017 at 7:45pm (not Sun) and 2:30pm on 28 January
Switzerland, one stormy night in 1816. Four young romantics compete to write a spine-chilling tale. Two of them are England's greatest poets, the third a rebellious runaway, and the fourth, free-thinker, Mary Shelley. When events are overtaken by tragedy, the shadows consume Mary and give birth to the most famous Gothic horror of them all. "I didn't invent you, you came unbidden and I wrote you down."
Venue: The Whitefield Garrick Theatre, Bury, Greater Manchester
Box Office: 07542564010 - Active from January 2nd 2017 or Ticketsource Ticket Price: £8.50
Author: By R.C.Sherriff Directed by John O'Connell
Sat 21st - Sat 28th Jan 7:30pm Sat Mat 28th 2:30pm
Set in a dugout on the Western Front, in the British Trenches before St Quentin during March 1918. First produced at the Apollo Theatre London, in 1928, this was the first play every presented by the founders of this theatre, The Home Guard Concert Party / Dramatic Society, in 1943. The National Theatre recently presented a successful run and tour of Journeys End. John O'Connell has frequently appeared on our stage, and will be remembered for directing Wuthering Heights, also for such productions as Flare Path at Farnworth Little Theatre.
at 21 Jan 2017, 2:00PM & 7:30PM Sun 22 Jan 2017, 3:00PM & 7:30pm Sat 28 Jan 2017, 1:00PM & 6:00pm
A fun and exciting pantomime for all of the family to enjoy! Join Jack, Simon and their lovable Mum in the village of Old Windy Bottom. After meeting a beautiful young lady in Princess Primrose it looks like Jack's life is on the up. But with the Giant in the clouds and a witch around will all be as easy as it seems... With plenty of twists, turns and laughs this is a play not to be missed!
Venue: Droylsden Little Theatre, Castle Close, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 7AS
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Author: A Comedy adapted from the works of P.G.Wodehouse by The Goodale Brothers Directed by Anthony Josephson
When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season he’ll be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself!
Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th January 2017
Box Office: Booking commences 12th January 2017 0161 370 7713
Director/Choreographer - Michael Gamble Musical Director - Vicki Hing
23 - 28 Jan 2017
A fabulously fun award-winning musical, based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances, taking audiences from the sorority house to the halls of justice with musical theatres brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser). Full of lovable characters, a peppy score, a playful book, and just a dash of pink - this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!
Box Office: The box office opens to the public at 9am on 10th December 0333 666 3366 or Ticketsource
Author: Alan Frayne
25 to 29 January 2017
Ahoy, me Hearties and shiver me timbers! We’ve come over piratical for panto this year with Alan Frayn’s panto adaptation of Robert Louis Stephenson’s Treasure Island. We’ve got all of your favourite classic literary characters plus the best bits of traditional panto and jokes to have them groaning in the aisles. Always our most popular show of the year, the show usually sells out very quickly so don’t delay.
Director – Slava Budin-Jones Musical Director – Derek BlythRProducer – Chris Hobbs
25th - 28th Jan 7:45pm Sat Mat 2:30pm
An evening of music, dance, comedy and variety in a cabaret atmosphere Music, comedy, dance and variety … it says it all! Plus on specific performances a light supper will be provided. Sit at your table, call over a member of the waiting staff, order a drink and enjoy the show!
Venue: Acomb Working Mens Club, 12 Front Street, YO24 3BZ York
Box Office: For tickets go to www.bluelight-theatre.co.uk or ring 07933 329654 or see a cast member. Adults £10 Under 14s £5 conc.(25th & 26th only) £7 All proceeds to be divided between Motor Neurone Disease Association York and York Against Cancer.
25 to 28 January 2017 7:30pm (plus 2:30 matinee on the Saturday)
Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a "lover's trap" for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favourite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don John tries to ruin it all by accusing Hero of infidelity. Will it turn out to be "much ado about nothing"? A new staging of one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays.
Box Office: If you would like to come along and enjoy this night, tickets will set you back £6 per adult or £5 per child/ OAP. Tickets can be booked online at www.southdevonplayers.com or by calling 07855 090589
Some of the performers at Mr Stewarts Cabaret Club: (Left to right, back row first ) Laura Jay, Greg Porter, Georgia O Marah, Martin Sharp Front row: Jayden Yapp, Hayley Rushton, SallyAnn Berry, Julie Sharp
Murder Mystery At The Cabaret
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th Jan 7:30pm
Some of the team hard at work behind the scenes preparing costumes for the show (Left to right Laura Jay, Sally Ann Berry, Greg Porter, Rich Sandford, Hayley Rushton, Julie Sharp, Martin Sharp)
The 11 year old South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company announce their winter production. Appearing at the Edge, an ideal space to convert into a cabaret club, in Brixham, Murder Mystery At The Cabaret combines a family-friendly cabaret show of dance, comedy, music, storytelling, and more, with an interactive murder mystery. The more than slightly harried Mr Stewart hosts a night at his Cabaret club. The acts he booked are great, the show is great - there is just one cloud on the horizon - some of the cabaret performers are arguing and bickering. During the evening, a murder occurs among the cast. Can you help Mr Stewart identify the culprit? This is a family-friendly production, with the Player's team of professional local actors, dancers, comedians, and singers, with a variety of acts providing something for everyone! Laughter, suspense and entertainment are guaranteed, along with plenty of teas in the interval.
Venue: St. Mary's Church Hall, Hobs Meadow, Solihull, B92 8PN
Box Office: Tickets are priced at £8.00 for adults and £6.50 for concessions, and can be booked by calling 07837 166851.
The Wind in the Willows
Author: based on the book by Kenneth Grahame and adapted for stage by Mike Kenny
Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January 2017 at 7.30 pm.
This version of the play takes place a few years after the original book, and sees Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad meeting up again at a dilapidated Toad Hall and reminisce and re-enact all of their well known adventures.
Venue: St Martin's Church Hall, Flint Street, Allenton, Derby DE24 9BH
Box Office: Book your tickets by following the link: event.bookitbee.com or Call Jordan 07791936785 Tickets: Adult £6.00 Kids / Conc. £5.00 Family £20.00
26th - 28th Jan 2017 7:30pm Sat Mat 2:30pm
Come and support Drama Inc as we take on the story of the long lost princess Rapunzel. The 'Hair' themed pantomime tell the story of Princess Rapunzel who was taken from her parents by the evil Fairy Dreadlock and imprisoned in a tower. Her only hope is to be rescued, a task which is entrusted by the hapless duo Silly Slappy and Brainless Bob. Luckily for her Flynn turns up, aided by his mother Penny Perm the Royal Hairdresser and Fairy Hair-Do as they set of to rescue the lost princess. Will our hero's save the day or will Fairy Dreadlock succeed in her plot to ruin the royal family? Come and let you hair down, cheer on our hero's and boo the baddies as Drama Inc brings this fun family panto to life.
Fri 27th Jan (7.30pm) and Sat 28th Jan 2017 (2pm and 6.45pm)
Stage 27 is proud to present The Wicked Witches of Oz! Join our Dorothy as she takes a perilous journey across Oz to reach the famous Wizard with her friends Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman and Aslan the Lion (yes he’s in the wrong story), whilst trying to dodge two hairy old witches and get back home to Aunty Em and her stinky chicken farm. Why not come dressed up as your favourite character – Witches-of-Oz-style-or-otherwise!
Friday 27th January 7.30pm Saturday 28th January 3.00pm Saturday 28th January 7.30pm* Sunday 29th January 3.00pm * The Saturday evening is a charity performance with all proceeds going to the Hackney Playbus. www.hackneyplaybus.org
With songs jokes and a bit of dancing it provides fun for all the family.
Venue: Wilmslow Green Room, 85 Chapel Lane SK9 5JH
Box Office: 01625 540933
Author: by Moira Buffini Directed by Celia Bonner
28th January - 4th February 2017
Liz vs. Maggie Two enduring icons born in the same year. One destined to rule, the other elected to lead. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand? Moira Buffini’s celebrated new comedy speculates on what the world’s most powerful women really talked about behind closed palace doors.
27th Jan - 4th Feb 2017 7:15pm Matinees: Sat 28th Jan 2:15pm Sun 29th Jan 2:15pm Sat 4th Feb 2:15pm
Featuring a cast of almost one hundred, wonderful songs and dances, and more fun than you can shake a bag of magic beans at, our pantomime runs from 27th January to 4th February. Come join us in the little dairy town of 'Milkley', where you will meet a very unusual beanstalk, a sassy goose and a ten-foot-tall giant, and with ticket prices starting from just £10, you won’t have to sell your only cow to enjoy our spectacular pantomime at Ilkley's Kings' Hall. The sensational cast, combined with amazing scenery, beautiful costumes, and fantastic special effects, guarantees that 'Jack and the Beanstalk' will be another unmissable Upstagers' pantomime. Book your tickets today Come and enjoy the Upstagers' 2017 pantomime. With lots of songs, dancing, jokes and energy it is a fun show for all the family.
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