Christmas Pantomimes in Essex

There will be Xmas Pantos big and small, across Essex in 2018 and into 2019. We’ve started listing them below along with other Xmassy and Festive theatrical events.

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Snow White
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
28th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
“Following the record-breaking success of Aladdin 2017/18, we are delighted to announce that Basildon favourite Simon Fielding will be returning to the Towngate stage, along with the hugely talented Sophie Ladds and side-splittingly funny Daniel Stockton!”
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Peter Pan
Bocking Arts Theatre, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AE
Tuesday 18th December 2018 to Monday 24th December 2018
“Expect our Professional Cast to wow you with wonderful songs and dazzling dancing, topped off with plenty of laughter, some christmas cheer, loads of fun audience participation and everything you love about Panto!!”
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Legends of King Arthur
Brentwood Theatre
4th December 2018 to 30th December 2018
“This magical show retells the famous legends of the Sword in the Stone and Arthur with his Knights of the Round Table.”
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Chelmsford Civic Theatre
Friday 30th November 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
“One From The Heart brings another action-packed family show to Chelmsford, featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sparkling storybook sets, energetic song and dance routines, beautiful costumes, plenty of audience participation and the most important ingredient of all – a generous helping of pantomime magic!”
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Santa in Love
Cramphorn Studio, Colchester
Thursday 13th December 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
“Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the smiles!”
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Hylands House, Chelmsford
Thursday 27th December 2018 and Friday 28th December 2018.
The stunning parkland of Hylands Estate provides the perfect backdrop for the magical tale of a young girl, Rapunzel, who was snatched from her parents by a witch, who locks her up in a tower in the middle of the woods.
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Peter Pan
Princes Theatre, Clacton
8th December 2018 to 1st January 2019
“This swashbuckling adventure will captivate audiences of all ages with stunning special effects, spectacular scenery, some truly amazing flying and a good helping of fairy dust!”
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Hylands House, Chelmsford
Thursday 27th December 2018 and Friday 28th December 2018, performances at 11:30am and 4pm.
“Enjoy the story of Rapunzel 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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Jack and the Beanstalk
Colchester Mercury Theatre
24th November 2018 to 20th January 2019
“Jack and the Beanstalk promises all the laughter, sparkle and excitement you’ve come to expect from the seasonal show that just keeps breaking box office records!”
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Harlow Playhouse
30th November 2018 to 6th January 2019
“Featuring our exciting blend of live music, quality professional performers, stunning sets, lavish costumes and jaw dropping effects, The Harlow Playhouse is the home of family pantomime in Essex this Christmas.”
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Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Friday 14th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019
“Hop aboard your magic carpet and fly to old Peking to enjoy this must-see show packed full of magical genies, laugh-out-load comedy, spectacular flying effects and a lamp-full of audience participation.”
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