There’s no escaping it now, Christmas is right on the doorstep.
So if you’ve got kids or just fancy a good, old-fashioned night out then you better start thinking about which panto you fancy seeing this year.
A classic with talking animals and men dressed as women. or something a bit more ‘modern’?
Below we list a few of the shows which are on in the capital next month.
Aladdin at the Churchill Theatre.
Stars some bloke from Neighbours, Carl Howman of the Flash adverts…and Spiderman (not a real person so a bit of a cheat).
Can’t have a pantomine season without Aladdin and Widow Twanky now can you? But rubbishy stars.
Begins on 9 December until January 16.
Tickets between £15-£19.
Dick Whittington at the Richmond Theatre.
Starring Basil Brush (not a real person so a bit of a cheat) and John Inman from Are You Being Served.
Not an obvious choice but has its place as the most English of all the pantomimes. Might be worth a shot if you’re sick of the favourites.
Opens on 9 December unil 16 January (although people who go to see pantomimes in January freak us out).
Tickets from £11-£20.
Rumplestilskin & Other Grizzly Tales at the New Wimbledon Studio.
The connoisseur’s choice. No stars just “an ensemble of performers using mask, mime, puppetry and live music”.
Starts 30 November, until December 23rd. Amongst the “other tales” you’ll find The Elves and The Shoemaker and The Princess and the Pea.
Tickets from £8.50 to £10.
The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre.
The rich person’s choice at £30 a ticket! He better bloody walk in the air for that price (although ”snow falls down into the theatre” apparently).
Kids do seem to really go for this one, maybe because it’s not warped and scary like a lot of the ‘classic’ pantomimes.
Starts on the 8 December until 9 January