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The lads in Aladdin

The lads in Aladdin

As Dartford's panto, starring Marti Pellow, begins its run, we chat to two of his comedy stars.

Naked calendar on sale tomorrow

Naked calendar on sale tomorrow

To celebrate Calendar Girls the Musical coming to Dartford, staff, volunteers and even members of the theatre’s award-winning choir stripped off.

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Claire can't wait to be a baddie

Claire can't wait to be a baddie

Brookside, Benidorm and Loose Women star Claire Sweeney can't wait to play a baddie in panto this Christmas.

Foxy non-festive theatre fables

Foxy non-festive theatre fables

Two non-festive plays by a theatre's literary associate are being staged in the run-up to Christmas.

Have Kent panto producers done it again?

Have Kent panto producers done it again?

The county's biggest theatre has produced a recordbreaking panto for years, but as this year's opens we ask: have they done it again?

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Cricket boys' night of banter

Cricket boys' night of banter

Partners in cricketing crime Aggers and Tuffers will be knocking some witty banter about when they visit the county this week.

Are we having a laugh with these panto jokes..?

Are we having a laugh with these panto jokes..?

It's panto season: we bring you some of the best (or worst) howlers from pantos across Kent this Christmas.

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Former EastEnder Harry's serious about panto

Former EastEnder Harry's serious about panto

As the season starts, former EastEnder and Kent actor Harry Reid talks about his first ever role in panto.

Coronation Street star Sally's ready for panto - oh yes she is!

Coronation Street star Sally's ready for panto - oh yes she is!

As Kent panto prepares for curtain up, Coronation Street & Loose Women star Sally Lindsay talks about her love for Christmas and Canterbury.

Corrie star Kevin is rocking out

Corrie star Kevin is rocking out

Former Coronation Street star Kevin "Curly Watts" Kennedy is taking up a new role in musical Rock of Ages. Here's our chat with him:

Panto 'gender neutral' first for Kent

Panto 'gender neutral' first for Kent

Pantomime producers believe their show will be the first to feature a gender fluid dame, played by BGT star Danny Beard.

Half a century of pantomimes at The Woodville Theatre

Half a century of pantomimes at The Woodville Theatre

The Woodville Theatre is celebrating its 50th birthday today...oh yes it is!

A stage first in Kent for Sir Ian McKellen

A stage first in Kent for Sir Ian McKellen

He may be a seasoned actor, known to millions as Gandalf, but Sir Ian McKellen wants to tick off an acting ambition in Kent.

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Curtain up is coming for panto season

Curtain up is coming for panto season

It's almost time for curtain up on pantos across the county. Here's our countywide guide to festive shows across the county.

Love against the odds with Glyndebourne

Love against the odds with Glyndebourne

Top opera company Glyndebourne bring passion, love against the odds and beautiful melodies to the county's stage.

Chilling murder mystery comes to the stage

Chilling murder mystery comes to the stage

A star-studded cast, led by Celebrity Masterchef winner John Partridge, bring a murder mystery to the Kent stage this week.

En garde for swashbuckling ballet

En garde for swashbuckling ballet

The Northern Ballet brings its adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic The Three Musketeers to the county for the first time.

Panto producers promise a giant of a show

Panto producers promise a giant of a show

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk in one Kent town took to the river to launch their giant of a production.

City's alive with the arts

City's alive with the arts

The county’s biggest international arts festival will see music from Sophie Ellis-Bextor alongside talks and family-friendly events.

Does it get tougher than this for Gregg?

Does it get tougher than this for Gregg?

MasterChef judge and presenter Gregg Wallace heads out on his first stage tour, Doesn't Get Tougher Than This.

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