Christmas Pantomimes in Essex

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Dick Whittington
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Wednesday 27th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020
Simon Fielding and Sophie Ladds star in this year’s panto, following on from last year’s biggest-selling pantomime.
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Beauty and the Beast
Bocking Arts Theatre
Wednesday 18th December 2019 to Tuesday 24th December 2019
“Wonderful songs and dazzling dancing, topped off with plenty of laughter, lots of christmas cheer, bucket loads of fun, a whole lot of audience participation as well as everything you know and love about Panto!!”
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Braintree Arts Theatre
Saturday 21st December 2019 and Sunday 22nd December 2019
“A classic British pantomime of the time-honoured tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs narrated by our fabulous Fairy Flora. ”
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Brentwood Theatre
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 to Sunday 29th December 2019
“Inspired by the famous Aesop fable this wonderful play has a gifted ensemble of actor musicians who play the endearing characters, the hilarious sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two!”
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Dick Whittington
Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford
Friday 27th December 2019 and Saturday 28th December 2019, 11:30am and 4pm both days
“Enjoy the adventurous tale of Dick Whittington as you boo, hiss and cheer your way through this exciting family show that will have you laughing, singing, dancing and cheering for more…… Oh yes it will!!”
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Peter Pan
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Friday 29th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020
“Magnificent scenery, dynamic dance routines, stunning costumes, an abundance of comedy, plenty of audience participation and heaps of fairy dust!”
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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Princes Theatre, Clacton
Saturday 7th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020
“Prepare yourselves for a laugh-a-minute all-singing, all-dancing rollercoaster ride through panto land.”
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Mercury Theatre at Abbey Field, Colchester
Saturday 30th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020
“After its second record-breaking year, the Mercury panto has been supersized to fill our new pop-up performance space. Which can only mean more glitter, glamour, songs and seats at our stunning new Abbey Field location!”
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Jack and the Beanstalk
Harlow Playhouse
Friday 29th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020
“Starring Harlow Favourites Jimmy Burton Iles as Dame Trott and Ben Parsley as Silly Billy alongside a professional cast and live musicians, there really is no better home for pantomime in Essex this Christmas!”
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Robin Hood
Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Thursday 28th November 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2010
“Can Robin save the day with a little help from his band of Friar Tuck and plucky Merry Folk”
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The Wizard of Oz
Saturday 14th December 2019 and Sunday 15th December 2019
“Come and cheer Dorothy and her friends along as they take on the wicked witch and a Wonderful Wizard. Can they win? You’ll have to come along to find out!”
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Mother Goose
The Mill Arts and Events Centre, Rayleigh.
Thursday 5th December 2019 to Saturday 7th December 2019
Come along and join RODS as we bring this extrava-gander of a pantomime to the heart of Rayleigh – you’ll be sure to enjoy this festive eggs-perience!!
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Robin Hood and the Merry Men
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Friday 13th December 2019 to Saturday 4th January 2020
“Following their record-breaking Cliffs Pavilion pantomime debut in Aladdin last year, Ashley Banjo and Diversity are back to star in this year’ must-see show, Robin Hood and the Merry Men, and are joined by renowned musician, actor and comedian Kev Orkian. ”
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