Who can resist the lure of a traditional Christmas Pantomime? Men dressed as women, sweets hurled in to the audience, no one frowning over your rowdy children, and some risqué gags for the parents thrown in for good measure. What’s not to love. We pulled together a list of pantos in Buckinghamshire this Christmas 2017.
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe – Jack and the Beanstalk
9 – 31 December 2017
A mighty beanstalk will grow on St Mary Street as the giant pantomime adventure Jack and the Beanstalk comes to Wycombe Swan this festive season starring Blue star Simon Webbe, Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler, much loved CBeebies star Chris Jarvis and fabulous panto dame extraordinaire Nigel Ellacott. Follow Jack, his hapless brother, his mother Dame Trot and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in the spectacular family pantomime. Doomed to sell his trusty cow, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams, and the hand of the girl he loves. Tickets from £20.50.
Address: St Mary Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2XE
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
8 – 31 December 2017
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre you go for this year’s festive family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Su Pollard as Wicked Queen. Not to be dwarfed by last year’s panto, this year’s extravaganza is set to be the fairest of them all with dynamic dance, sparkling costumes, sensational songs and barrels of audience participation. Together with the most Wicked Queen, most handsome Prince and most charming of dwarfs, this year’s magical production will leave you feeling more than Happy! Mirror mirror on the wall, this is the must-see panto of them all!
Address: Exchange Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG
For more information and to get your tickets, click here.
Milton Keynes Theatre – Cinderella
9 December 2017 – 12 January 2018
King of comedy and pantomime legend Brian Conley is joined by celebrity fashion-guru Gok Wan, who will work his wardrobe wonders as the Fairy Gokmother in the greatest pantomime of them all!
Join Cinders as she transforms from rags to riches, outwits her very Ugly Sisters, and, with the help of her best friend Buttons and one very magical Fairy Godmother, wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming.
Brought to you by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Cinderella features all of the ingredients of the perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy.
The clock is ticking! Don’t miss your chance to see Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes. Book your tickets to the Ball today!”
Address: 500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3NZ
For more information and to book your tickets, click here.
The Elgiva Theatre, Chesham – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
5 – 31 December 2017
A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as “the fairest in the land,” and Snow White’s beauty surpasses her own. The dwarfs grow to love their unexpected visitor, who cleans their house and cooks their meals. But one day while the dwarfs are at their diamond mine, the Queen arrives at the cottage disguised as an old peddler woman and persuades Snow White to bite into a poisoned apple. The dwarfs, warned by the forest animals, rush home to chase the witch away, but they are too late to save Snow White from the poisoned apple. They place her in a glass coffin in the woods and mourn for her. The Prince, who has fallen in love with Snow White, happens by and awakens her from the wicked Queen’s deathlike spell with “love’s first kiss.”
Address: The Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HR
Tickets are £17.00 for adults and £13.50 for children. For more information, click here.
The Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield – Cinderella
22, 23, 24 & 27 December 2017
The 2017 Family Pantomime is back! Mark Oldknow writes our ninth show, with a brand new script – and the occasional brand new joke. Cinderella is the classic fairytale of a girl forced to serve her jealous stepsisters. Aided by the silly but loveable Buttons and a Fairy Godmother carefully watching over her, Cinderella dreams of escaping her misery and finding true love and happiness. Along with Cinderella’s best friend Buttons and the Fairy Godmother you will join the journey to escape the misery of her dastardly ugly sisters and find true love in the arms of a dashing Prince. Mark Oldknow and Tom McGrath as the Ugly Sisters are joined by Rachie Ing (Cinderella), Izzy Loudon (Prince Charming) and Abbie Verity as Baroness Hardup.
Address: The Curzon Centre, Maxwell Rd, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1RG
For more information, click here.
Burnham Park – Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday 2 December 2017
Come and join us at Burnham Park for our 2017 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. There will be showings at 2.00pm and 4.30pm, adults £9.00, children £5.00.
For more information, click here.
We really hope you found this post useful in booking your panto for this Christmas. For other ideas on what’s on for families this Christmas in Buckinghamshire, click here.