Visit London Asks: Which Pantomime Are You Seeing This Christmas?

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The wonderful Clive Rowe plays Widow Twanky at the Hackney Empire this Christmas

Hurrah! Panto season is here! (Oh no, it isn’t! etc)

From Brian Blessed to Pamela Anderson, Lesley Joseph to Jane Asher, various celebrities are stepping into their sparkly costumes over the coming weeks to entertain London in the traditional Christmas show.

You’ll find there are plenty of Aladdins (Epsom PlayhouseHackney Empire, Millfield Arts CentreNew Wimbledon Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Cinderellas (Broadway Theatre, Beck Theatre, Harrow Arts Centre, Jacksons Lane Theatre, Orchard Theatre, Unicorn Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre) to chose from.

But there’s also a couple of Dick Whittingtons, and a handful of Snow Whites too.

London also offers some fantastic alternative Christmas entertainment, taking the traditional panto and spicing it up for the adults. If this is more your scene, you can choose from Robin Hood at Brick Lane Music Hall, and Sinderfella at Leicester Square Theatre…

Where will you be getting your dose of fairy dust, improbable plot twists and throat-hoarsening audience participation this Christmas?


  1. londonlover says:

    We’re going to see Aladdin at the Hackeny Empire. Its got to be London’s best traditional panto. We go every year and love it!

  2. Zoe J. Griffiths says:

    I’m headed to Christmas Reloaded which sounds like it’s going to be pretty cool, if a little strange. Not sure it fits into the traditional idea of panto when the story features Jesus Xavier Skywalker and his plans to deck the halls with Santa’s blood…

  3. Lilac says:

    I’m heading to Frank’s Closet at Hoxton Hall, it should be a laugh!