Our pick of the best pantomimes in London this Christmas
Up and down the country, audiences flock to theatres to see a Christmas pantomime as a staple part of festive celebrations. Typically filled with pantomime traditions and plenty of jokes, they’re perfect for audiences of all ages looking for a great time out at the theatre during Christmastime. We’ve put together our top picks for the biggest, best and brightest pantomimes in London, from the glitzy Palladium pantomime to a family-friendly panto celebration you won’t want to miss out on!
Book by 20th December to ensure tickets are dispatched in time for Christmas (for UK delivery).
Pantomimes in London this Christmas
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
In what has become a recent West End tradition, the Palladium opens its doors for another pantomime season this Christmas, sure to entertain audiences of all ages. This year, audiences can look forward to a circus-themed Goldilocks and the Three Bears, as Dame Betty Barnum and Goldilocks attempt to save their big top from a rival circus. At first, it seems as if there’s no hope for Goldilocks, but when a trio of friendly bears offer to help, can the three bears save the day? With a cast including pantomime veterans Paul O’ Grady, Julian Clary as well as an impressive line-up of world-class illusionists, rollerskating acts and stunt riders. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is guaranteed to be a death-defying pantomime like no other!
Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith
Pantomimes in London don’t come more traditional than Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith. Timmika Ramsays play the titular character in the famous story of a young woman who is constantly berated by her stepsisters, later waving them off to a fancy event. Dreaming of attending, Cinderella miraculously transforms into the belle of the ball with thanks to a fairy godmother, but as she loses a glass slipper at the stroke of midnight, can Cinderella leave her current life behind to be with her Prince Charming? With performances throughout the entire Christmas period, make your festive theatre trip stand out and see Cinderella at this famed off-West End venue.
Cinderella at Trafalgar Studios
Untucking the traditional festive story, the West End receives a drag makeover with a new production of Cinderella at Trafalgar Studios. This age-old rags-to-riches story stars RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Baga Chipz and Britain’s Got Talent star Sheila Simmonds in this cheeky Christmas show that’s sure to be one of the most outrageous pantomimes in London this year!
Cinderella at the Vaults
Think you’ve seen every pantomime? Think again. In a unique take on the infamous Cinderella story, join Cinders, the ugly stepsisters and the Fairy Godmother as their lives are transformed in an old-fashioned pub in Cinderella at The Vaults. With pints spilled, mates pulled and hearts poured out on the karaoke machine, experience the magic of this well-known fairytale in a classic British setting.
Want to make sure you’re immersed in all things pantomime? Combining seven classic stories into a whirlwind 80 minutes, get ready for a mad ride through the ages at Potted Panto. Double Olivier Award-nominated actors Dan and Jeff interweave stories including Aladdin, Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk in a truly British production that’s both silly and sophisticated.
If you’re looking for even more Christmas shows in London, why not book your tickets for these festive musicals and plays across the capital!
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