Published: 00:00, 05 January 2015
| Updated: 13:11, 05 January 2015
The holidays are receding into distant memory, but it's STILL the season for panto: oh, yes it is!
With several pantomimes running across the county even at this late stage, you could bag yourself a seat at one of this season's magical shows yet...
ASTOR THEATRE, DEAL
Pirates of the Curried Bean
Running until Saturday, January 17.
A swashbuckling tale full of ARRGHS is set to star in Deal as pirates invade the Astor Theatre. Pirates of the Curried Bean is based on the race to secure the last curried beans on the planet, with the British and American navies both trying to outwit the fearsome pirates. The organisers have also gained special permission from West End producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh to use one of his songs in the show.
Admission: Tickets are now sold out
Box office: Visit www.theastor.org or call 01304 370220.
KINGS HALL, HERNE BAYCinderella
Running from Thursday, January 8 to Saturday, January 10Will the Fairy Godmother be able to use her magic to get Cinderella to the ball to meet the dashing Prince and live happily ever after? That will be for the audience to find out as Theatrecraft stage their latest pantomime with plenty of toe-tapping numbers, laughter aplenty, and lots of audience participation.
Admission: Tickets cost £10 for adults, £8 for children.
Box office: Visit www.theatrecraft.org.uk or for tickets call 07842 535596.
KINGS THEATRE, CHATHAMSleeping Beauty and the Timelords
Selected dates between Sunday, December 7 and Sunday, January 25
Join a futuristic twist on the pantomime with Sleeping Beauty and the Time Lords. The adventure through time and space is Spotlites’ professional interactive play for children aged from five to 12. It tells the story of the beautiful princess, Aurora. Despised by a jealous Cyberwitch, she is plunged into a hundred year cryogenic sleep. A prophesy tells that one day, a Time Lord will appear and wake the princess, but the evil Cyberwitch has other ideas.
Admission: Tickets cost 7.50 or £26 for a family ticket.
Box office: Visit www.spotlites.co.uk or call 01634 829468.
LEAS CLIFF HALL, FOLKESTONE
Running until Saturday, January 10
A 'Beauty' who's an international model in the shape of Georgia Taylor, this is show full of stunning costumes, lavish sets, and even a live orchestra. More than 9,000 tickets were sold for Cinderella last year and 2014’s show promises to be the biggest and best to be held at the venue.
Admission: Tickets from £14.
Box office: Visit www.atgtickets.com/folkestone or call 01303 228600.
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
Running until Sunday, January 11
You can take a magic carpet ride to the Far East with a host of stars in Aladdin this year. EastEnder Scott Maslen is Abanazar, TV favourite Mister Maker aka Phil Gallagher plays Wishee Washee, and dame favorite Ben Roddy returns as Widow Twankey. Last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk was seen by more than 90,000 people and the same production crew are back again this time around.
Admission: From £11.
Box office: Visit www.marlowetheatre.com or call 01227 787787.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday, January 20 to Saturday, January 31.
A funny and sometimes frightening ride is promised as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs takes to the stage in Whitstable. With elements such as a magic mirror, poisoned apple and teddy bears’ picnic, this year’s storybook pantomime has got something for everyone.
Admission: Box office opens Saturday, December 6.
Box office: Visit www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk or call 01227 272042.