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Pantomimes across Kent this Christmas 2016

By Angela Cole

Panto season is on its way. Here's our guide to where to boo and hiss this Christmas across Kent.

 

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

To Monday, January 2

Hi-De-Hi star Su Pollard takes on the role of the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the theatre this Christmas. She will be joined by Jamie Rickers, a familiar face to young viewers of CiTV and Nickelodeon, and Jamie Steen as the over-the-top Nursie with Millie Booth as Snow White and Chris Warner Drake as Prince Charming. 

Tickets cost £18 on opening night, and other performances from £23, children from £13.

For details visit assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk or call 01892 530613. 

Su Pollard stars in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Tunbridge Wells

Su Pollard stars in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Tunbridge Wells

 

Central Theatre, Chatham

To Saturday, December 31.

This year's pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, stars Olympic ice skater Robin Cousins, Graham Cole, best known as PC Tony Stamp in police drama The Bill and Hollyoaks actor, Joe Tracini, son of comedian Joe Pasquale who lives in Higham. It will be the third year Jordan Productions have produced the theatre's panto, with last year's being seen by 25,500 people. 

Tickets from £15. 

To book call 01634 338338 or go to medwayticketslive.co.uk

Robin Cousins will play Fleshcreep at the Central Theatre in Chatham

Robin Cousins will play Fleshcreep at the Central Theatre in Chatham

 

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

To Saturday, January 7

Craig Revel Horwood stars as Captain Hook in the swashbuckling family panto, Peter Pan, with comedy, stunning sets, fabulous costumes and pantomime magic. 

Tickets from £18.

To book, visit churchilltheatre.co.uk or call 020 3285 6000.

 

Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

To Monday, January 2.

The classic tale Sleeping Beauty will star former EastEnder Louisa Lytton, who played Ruby Allen in the show, this festive season. Joining her will be Maidstone’s own Bethany Black, who went to Invicta Grammar School, as the Evil Queen. 

Tickets from £12.

To book, visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk or call 01622 758611.

Louisa Lytton will star in the Hazlitt Theatres pantomime this Christmas

Louisa Lytton is in panto at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone

 

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Wednesday, December 21 to Saturday, January 7.

Jack and the Beanstalk by CT Productions promises to be a giant of a panto with the story of a poor family, a cow that’s sold at market for magic beans, that lead Jack on an adventure bigger than he ever could have imagined. 

Tickets from £16.40. 
 
To book visit atgtickets.com
 

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

To Sunday, January 8

Catchphrase presenter Stephen Mulhern returns to the theatre for this year's show, Dick Whittington, joining Marlowe favourites, Ben Roddy and Lloyd Hollett and also Vladimir Georgievsky  from Britain's Got Talent. The show comes from Paul Hendy and Evolution for another year, after last year's record-breaking show, and promises to be the biggest and best panto yet.

Tickets from £12. 

To book call 01227 787787 or visit marlowetheatre.com.

Stars of the Marlowe Theatre's panto this year, Stephen Mulhern and Ben Roddy

Stars of the Marlowe Theatre's panto this year, Stephen Mulhern and Ben Roddy

 

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

To Saturday, December 31.

Higham-based comedian Joe Pasquale will be among the stars at the Orchard Theatre's pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The show by Qdos Entertainment, features Joe as Muddles, with seasoned Dame Ceri Dupree and Rachel Stanley, who grew up in Gravesend, as the Wicked Queen, with some 3D effects, costumes and music.

Tickets from £18.

To book visit orchardtheatre.com or call 01322 220000.

Joe Pasquale, Ceri Dupree and Rachel Stanley will star in the Orchard Theatre's panto

Joe Pasquale, Ceri Dupree and Rachel Stanley will star in the Orchard Theatre's panto

 

Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

To Sunday, January 8

Sleeping Beauty stars Ricky Norwood, best known for his role as Fatboy in EastEnders as the Jester and pop trio Cleopatra as the Good Fairies.

Tickets from £25.

To book call 01732 450175 or go to sevenoakspanto.com or stagsevenoaks.co.uk

Ricky Norwood, star of the Stag Theatre's show this Christmas, being interviewed on kmfm

Ricky Norwood, star of the Stag Theatre's show this Christmas, being interviewed on kmfm

 

 

Swallows Leisure Centre, Sittingbourne

Friday, December 16 to Christmas Eve

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs features EastEnders’ Joshua Pascoe, best known for his role as Ben Mitchell, Kate Greenwood as Snow White, Coronation Street’s Steven Arnold as the voice and image of the Magic Mirror and Sheerness’ own Robert Brendan as Prince Lorenzo.

Tickets from £6.50.

To book call 01795 420420, call into the leisure centre, or visit sittingbournepanto.co.uk For more details visit swaleleisure.com

 

Theatre Royal, Margate

To Saturday, December 31

Wicked Productions return with the high flying Peter Pan, with firm favourite Jezo as the hilarious pirate Smee and Rob Cummings as Captain Hook. 

Tickets from £11.

To book visit theatreroyalmargate.com or call 01843 292795.

 

Tower Theatre, Folkestone

Thursday, December 15 to Christmas Eve

This year’s Folkestone-Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society (FHODS) pantomime is Cinderella, set in the mid winter in a snowy climate.

Tickets £14.

To book call 01303 223925 or visit towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk

 

Blue star and actor Antony Costa stars in Gravesend this Christmas

Blue star and actor Antony Costa stars in Gravesend this Christmas

 

The Woodville, Gravesend

To Monday, January 2

Singer-songwriter and former Blue member Antony Costa will play Fleshcreep in Jack and The Beanstalk and will be joined by Olivier Award-winning West End actress Leanne Jones, who lives in Gravesend and is best known for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. The Voice finalist Jaz Ellington will make his panto debut as King Crumble, and topping the cast off is panto duo Payne and Pearce. 

To book visit woodville.co.uk or call 08442 439480.

 

Let us know about your panto, by emailing whatsoneditor@thekmgroup.co.uk 

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