Christmas Pantomimes in Essex


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Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Friday 24th November 2023 to Tuesday 2nd January 2024
“With stunning scenery, colourful costumes, dazzling dancers and a fantastic live band at every performance, each show is a non-stop, musical extravaganza that is not to be missed!”
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Bocking Arts Theatre, Braintree
Saturday 2nd December 2023 to Sunday 24th December 2023
“Pantomime returns with all your favourites for a fun filled Christmas show! ”
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Let it Snow!
Brentwood Theatre
Friday 15th December 2023 to Sunday 24th December 2023
“From the creative team behind the acclaimed The Night Before Christmas and The Twelve Days of Christmas comes a brand new musical adventure ​featuring two penguins, Jack Frost…and a Yeti!”
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Castle Hedingham

Peter Pan – a Magical Pop Up Panto!
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 20th December 2023 and Thursday 21st December 2023
“Fly away on the adventure of a lifetime this Christmas as Peter Pan swoops into town! Join the Lost Boys in a battle against Captain Hook, and escape on an awfully big adventure from the team behind Hercules, Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk.”
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Jack and the Beanstalk
Chelmsford Theatre
Friday 1st December 2023 to Sunday 7th January 2024
“Outstanding sing-along songs, glitzy costumes, hilarious jokes, amazing dance routines and a HUGE helping of magic.”
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Princes Theatre, Clacton
Sunday 9th December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024
“Join us to see Aladdin and his Princess battle the forces of evil Abanazar (John Altman) with the help of his bumbling brother Wishee Washee and their mum, the gawgeous, Widow Twankey.”
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Sleeping Beauty
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Saturday 25th November 2023 to Sunday 14th January 2023
“The magical world of Sleeping Beauty is brought to life in this spectacular, fun-filled, family pantomime, led by Mercury’s award winning duo Dale Superville and ‘the best Dame in the country’ (British Theatre) Antony Stuart-Hicks.”
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Jack and the Beanstalk
Thameside Theatre, Thurrock
Saturday 2nd December 2023 to Wednesday 3rd January 2024
“With a fabulous cast featuring some familiar faces and the biggest Giant in Pantoland it won’t cost you a bag of magic beans but it will be FE-FI-FO-FUN for everyone!”
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Beauty and the Best
Harlow Playhouse
Friday 1st December 2023 to Sunday 7th January 2024
“This tale as old as time will have everything you have come to expect from a Harlow Playhouse Pantomime, including a live band, a West End cast, spectacular production values and some hilarious and hairy surprises!”
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Dick Whittington
Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Thursday 23rd November 2023 to Sunday 31st December 2023
“Hot on the heels of last year’s record breaking Sleeping Beauty, winner of the Off West End 2023 Best Pantomime award, this festive sparkling favourite with side splitting jokes, fabulous actor musician musicality and traditional mayhem, is guaranteed to delight all ages.”
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Saffron Walden

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Saturday 23rd December 2023 to Saturday 30th December 2023
“This jam-packed pantomime, brought to you by the team behind last year’s ‘Robin Hood’ will be glistening with our exciting blend of live music, quality professional performers, stunning sets, lavish costumes and bags of comedy.”
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Peter Pan
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Saturday 9th December 2023 to Sunday 31st December 2023
“Starring comedian Joe Pasquale as Smee, broadcaster and barrister Rob Rinder as Captain Hook, dame extraordinaire David Robbins as Mrs. Smee, this family treat will include all your favourites from Neverland including Wendy (Michelle Francis), Tinkerbell (Ciara Ford), John and Michael Darling.”
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