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Christmas Pantos - Nov 2017 to Jan 2018

Author: AboutMyArea EN9 Published: 27th October 2017 15:44
Peter Pan standing at the open window
Please find listed below panto productions in the local area - Waltham Abbey, Harlow, Enfield and, Hoddesdon.  Why not take your family to a memorable festive treat before or after Christmas this year: 


Snow White - The Spotlight Hoddesdon 

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

This Christmas a wonderland of magic and enchantment awaits audiences as this spectacular family pantomime bursts onto the stage at the Spotlight, Hoddesdon!

Huge helpings of laughter with a generous serving of traditional pantomime audience participation, mixed with stunning scenery, spectacular costumes, a dashing prince and kids’ TV favourite, presenter Anna Williamson as the fairest Snow White of all. Add in seven dwarfs full of mischief and merriment, sprinkle with Woodland Fairy magic dust and its all the winning ingredients for a pantomime that’s simply wicked, simply wonderful and simply must be seen!

Venue:  The Spotlight, Hight Street, Hoddeson, EN11 8BE

Dates:   Wednesday 13th Dec - Sat 30th Dec (excluding Christmas Day)     

Admission:  £14.50 - £19.00 (Children £13.50 - £17.00).  Matinee and evening performances.    

Contact 01992 444504 for more information or visit their website www.broxbourne.gov.uk/thespotlight        

Jack & the Beanstalk - Millfield Theatre, N8

Join Jack and his mum, Dame Dottie Trott as they face the dastadly, Fleshcreep (henchman to the Giant Blunderbore). Meet Jill (Jack's sweetheart), add the craziness of Simple Simon, the magic of Fairy Deluxe, Buttercup the cow, Henrietta Hen and you have all the ingredients for another fun packed Millfield Pantomime! Oh Yes You Can!

Unmissable entertainment is guaranteed in a show packed with special effects, stunning costumes, beautiful scenery and, of course, lots of comedy that will have the whole family laughing along from beginning to end. Pantomime at its best! 

Complete with magic beans, Millfield audiences can expect a fabulous telling of the infamous TALL story, full of laughter, music and dance in the north London’s biggest family pantomime.

On Friday 29th December at 5pm there will be a relaxed performance. This is specifically designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. 

Like last year, schools performances, i.e. Monday to Thursday performances only - between 27th November & 20th December, will be exclusively reserved for school parties to book through the box office directly i.e. no online booking.  General public bookings for these dates may be possible after 4:30pm on Tuesday 31st October. 

Venue:  Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, London N18 1PJ

Dates: Numerous dates from Thursday 23rd Nov - 31st Dec (excluding Christmas Day)

Admission:  £12.00 - £20.00 per person. 

Contact 0208 807 6680 or visit their website http://www.millfieldartscentre.co.uk 


Peter Pan - Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Come and join us on a magical journey as we fly away to Neverland this festive season with Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. The KMT once again promise a pantomime full of adventure, with stunning sets and costumes, outstanding song and dance routines, fun for all the family and an abundance of audience participation!

Following overwhelming public demand, Marc Seymour will be returning to join in the fun and mayhem once again as everybody’s favourite Pantomime Dame, so book your tickets now for this spectacular Christmas panto.

Venue:  Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Iford, Essex IG1 1BT

Dates:  Sat 9th Dec, Sat 16th & Sun 17th Dec

Admission: £16.00 - £17.00 (Children £12.00 - £14.00) Matinee & evening performances

Contact 020 8553 4466 or visit their website http://www.kmtheatre.co.uk 


Peter Pan - Harlow Playhouse

Let your dreams take flight at Harlow Playhouse this year, in the most lavish, thrilling and innovative Christmas event for miles around! 

Join Wendy, Michael and John as they take off to Neverland with the boy who never grows up- Peter Pan. Take part in their adventure and meet a fabulous range of characters along the way- Nana, Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Pirates and, of course, the deliciously deadly Captain Hook.

Don’t miss this spectacular family extravaganza: With wonderful sets and costumes, live music, crazy routines, lots of laughter, and magical surprises that will thrill the child in all of us, come and see Peter Pan soar to new heights at Harlow Playhouse. 

Venue:  Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex CM20 1LS

Dates:  Friday 1st Dec - Sun 31st Dec. Evening Performance 

Admission:  £15.50 - £26.00 per person 

Contact:  01279 431945 or visit their website http://www.playhouseharlow.com


Peter Pan - Bull Theatre, Barnet

So what's this year's production?! I'm glad you asked, Christmas 2017 will bring Peter Pan and the lost boys to Barnet!...not to mention Tinkerbell (on roller-skates!), mermaids, sword fights, singing, dancing, special effects and of course, pirates!
Are you Hooked on the idea yet? We hope so! Book your tickets to Neverland now and get your seats sorted! 

Venue:  Bull Theatre, 68 High Street, Barnet, Herts EN5 5SJ 

Dates:  16th - 17th Dec, 22nd - 24th Dec, 27th - 31st Dec.  Matinee and Evening Performances.

Admission:  £10 - £13.50 per person 

Contact:  020 8441 5010 or visit their website http://www.thebulltheatre.com


Rapunzel - Chickenshed, London N14

Chickenshed is delighted to present Rapunzel in a new and exciting musical version of the well-loved fairy tale. Mysterious, romantic and life-affirming, this will be a dramatic re-telling of a story you thought you knew!

Rapunzel has little memory of her life before the tower, but yearns to be free. The woods that surround the tower are full of fantastic and astounding creatures – and while Rapunzel’s famous long hair may give her incredible abilities, she learns that her true strength comes from within. Strength which she may need sooner than she thinks, as some unexpected strangers are about to arrive unannounced…!

Featuring Chickenshed's famously large and amazingly diverse cast, this magical, musical and mysterious version of Rapunzel will dazzle and delight children and adults alike.

Venue:  Chickenshed, 290 Chase Side, London N14 4PE

Dates:  22nd - 25 Nov, 8th & 9th Dec, 17th Dec, 21st Dec & 22nd Dec.  Matinees on 9th & 17th December. Other dates evening performances.

Admission:  £10.00 - £15.00 per person. 

Contact:  020 8292 9222 for visit their website http://www.chickenshed.org.uk


Rapunzel - Hertford Theatre

Rapunzel longs to untangle herself from the hair-curling clutches of the cruel witch, Mother Gothel.
But she is trapped in the tower of towers and hasn’t had a haircut in ages! 
Will Rapunzel escape?
Where have all those mice come from?
And who will pull the enormous purple parsnip?!

Come and find out this Christmas at Hertford Theatre as we journey deep into the misty, magical Black Forest for the hair-raising adventures of Rapunzel.

Chock-full of fabulously frizzy fun and cracking corkscrew capers; Rapunzel is brought to you by the same team that created the smash hits Hansel and GretelCinderella and last year’s blockbuster show Little Red Riding Hood.

Whether you are 4 or 104, this wonderful family Christmas show is a sure-fire remedy for any bad hair day!

So come on: let your hair down this Christmas at the best show in town: Rapunzel.

Venue:  Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS

Dates:   2nd Dec, 4th - 10th Dec, 12th - 19th Dec, 21st - 24th Dec, 26th - 1st Jan 2018. Matinee and Evening Performances.                                                                                                              

Admission:  £10.00 - £22.00 per person.

Contact:  01992 531500 or visit their website http://www.hertfordtheatre.com


Aladdin - Waltham Abbey Town Hall

Let Chaplins Pantos take your children on a spectacular journey across time and space to visit the magical city of Old Peking.

For two breathtaking hours we will entertain everyone with the very best in traditional Pantomime .

Packed solid with comedy, excitement and adventure, the children will love to cheer their hero Aladdin and boo the evil Abanazar. They will roar with laughter at the antics of WisheeWashee and Widow Twanky and gasp with amazement when the Genie appears.

All this is brought to life by a cast of five top children's entertainers from the world of theatre and produced by the greatest name in touring pantomime.

Venue:  Waltham Abbey Town Hall, Highbridge Street

Dates:  Friday 12th January 2018.  Doors Open at 5.45 pm

Admission:  Adults £5.00, Concessions £4.00

Contact:  Waltham Abbey Tourist Information Centre on 01992 660336 


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