No festive season would be complete without a trip to see the county’s well-loved Dames roll out the classics at the Pantomime. From Aladdin to Cinderella, we’ve got your favourite fairy-tale covered in Yorkshire this year.
Join York Theatre Royal for Berwick Kaler's 40th panto! Celebrating the traditional art of pantomime, this year’s show will be a gag-laden, song packed extravaganza featuring stunning costumes, jaw dropping sets and choreography to thrill. With performances up to 2nd February, this panto is not only a great festive treat, but also an ideal way to banish those January blues.
Theatre Royal, Wakefield
Join TRW this festive season for a sparkling and magical tale that’s crammed full of breath-taking sets and dazzling costumes. When Cinderella’s wicked step mum and devious sisters set out to stop her from going to the Prince’s ball, something just has to be done. Enter the most enchanting and magical fairy godmother in all the land who will make sure that Cinderella doesn’t miss her moment. There’s only one problem… she must return by the time the clock strikes twelve! Will she make it? There’s only one way to find out!
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Hop aboard a magical carpet and fly to Old Peking in this year’s must-see festive show Aladdin. Starring the undisputed King of Bradford Panto, Billy Pearce, stage, screen and pantomime legend, the one-and-only Christopher Biggins and Blue star Simon Webbe. Featuring a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and the timeless tale of the Twankey family, Aladdin will transport you to Old Peking on an adventure of a lifetime this festive season.
This year, City Varieties will be giving one of their unique Rock’n’Roll make-overs to the most popular Panto of them all… CINDERELLA! The timeless rags to riches tale is given a soulful twist by our cast of incredibly talented actor-musicians who slip seamlessly between their panto characters and playing in the house band. You’ll be wowed by this fast-paced panto mixing traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a panoply of classic chart-topping pop and soul hits played live in stage.
Once upon a time there was a little girl who ran free in the wilds of her imagination, meeting Cheshire Cats, Mad Hatters, White Rabbits and any amount of talking cards. Her Wonderland was real, and she’d never forget it. Until she grew up and did. This year, the team that brought you the smash hit Christmas shows A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol and Pinocchio invite you to Boyes on a crowded Christmas Eve, as Alice falls down the rabbit hole once again to find she’s still a child in Wonderland… but Wonderland has changed.
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Theatres
Don’t miss this year’s fun-filled, family pantomime, Peter Pan starring Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras), Wendi Peters (Coronation Street), Sheffield legend Damian Williams and children’s favourites, Gemma Hunt (CBeebies’ Swashbuckle) and David Ribi (Milkshake). With lots of audience participation and spectacular special effects, this promises to be Sheffield Theatre's biggest and funniest pantomime ever.
Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Come and join the Victoria Theatre for the fairest pantomime of them all this festive season with the magical fairy tale Snow White. After the Magic Mirror declares Snow White to be the fairest in all the land the Wicked Queen is sent into a jealous rage. Will her friends be able to save Snow White from the Queen’s rage and will they all be able to live happily ever after? Once again, the Victoria Theatre will have all the ingredients for a perfect family panto, with a dastardly villain, a hapless comic and a hilarious panto dame, as well as spectacular sets and costumes, fabulous songs and dances and bags of slapstick fun!
Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist on a wild adventure in this festive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved novel. Born in a workhouse. Sold into an apprenticeship. Recruited by Fagin’s band of pickpockets and thieves. We follow Oliver as he sinks into London’s grimy underworld on his search for a home, a family and love. Following the huge popularity of last year’s A Christmas Carol, writer Deborah McAndrew returns with a show packed with dance and song, including traditional carols, folk tunes and new music.
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
This Christmas join Aladdin on a magic carpet ride! Live music, laughs galore, fabulous scenery and glittering costumes all come together in Aladdin, LBT's latest traditional family pantomime – where wishes really do come true! Penniless Aladdin dreams of a life of luxury and when he discovers an old magic lamp all his dreams could come true. But can his Genie friends help him recover it from the evil Abanazar.