Now the nights have grown darker and a distinct chill fills the air, it can only mean one thing: panto season is upon us once again. So warm up your signing voices and prepare to chant, cheer and boo until your heart’s content, as there’s a superb variety of funfilled productions on show around the region ready to delight and entertain. Panto legend, Billy Pearce, will return to the stage in the guise of Buttons, where he’ll be back to his rib-tickling best in Bradford’s glittering production of Cinderella.
The genie of the lamp will be coming out to play at the City Varieties and Theatre Royal Wakefield, while Jack will be shimmying up the beanstalk in York and Leeds in search of a magical golden egg laying hen. It promises to be a fabulous season full of ridiculous fun and all-round frivolity. Oh yes it does.
Cinderella, Bradford Alhambra – 16th Dec – 28th Jan 2018 bradford-theatres.co.uk
Aladdin, City Varieties – 24th Nov – 7th Jan 2018 cityvarieties.co.uk
Aladdin, Theatre Royal Wakefield – 23rd Nov – 7th Jan 2018 theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk
Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal 14th Dec – 3rd Feb 2018 yorktheatreroyal.co.uk