Seven Christmas pantos for all the family in Thanet

Time to start getting festive

Christmas is almost upon us (oh yes it is) and that can only mean one thing – it’s panto season.

So, if you are planning to get tickets for the traditional, festive fun here is a round up of shows on the isle

Sleeping Beauty

Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

The production is brought to life by the same creative team that have delighted audiences for the past seven years and this year’s production promises to be the same magical family fun. Directed by Michael Friend, written and the Dame performed by John Goodrum and Produced by Michael Wheatley-Ward. Co-Producer is Jay Thomas.

Performances run from December 11 to December 30.

There will also be a special signed performance on Friday, December 22 at 2.30pm. Seats from £12.50

Several performances now sold out so please check with the box office.

Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to  www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk

The Wizard of Oz

Theatre Royal Margate

Wicked Productions return to the Theatre Royal Margate for their third stage spectacular this year.

Join Kansas girl Dorothy Gale as she’s blown away to the magical and enchanted land of Oz.

On her journey to the Emerald City she is joined by a Scarecrow, with no brain, a Tin Man, with no heart, and a cowardly Lion. Will their wishes be granted by the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, or will their plan be thwarted by the Wicked Witch of the West?

‘Jezo’ returns for his third year to play the lovable and hilarious Scarecrow, whilst Margate pantomime favourite, Georgia Rowland-Elliott, will return to play Dorothy.

With chart topping songs, opulent costumes, a stunning set and endless effects – this Christmas Pantomime promises to be a lavish laugh-a-minute family show!

Performances for the Wizard of Oz open on Saturday, December 9 and run through until New Year’s Eve – The Get Your Own Back Finale – so there’s no excuse not to pay the historic Theatre Royal Margate a visit and experience for yourself the magic of a live Christmas panto.

Tickets
Peak
Full Price £17.50
Concessions £15.50
Family of 4 £56
Restricted View £12.50
Groups of 10+ £14 (each)

Off Peak
Full Price £16
Concessions £14
Family of 4 £52
Restricted View £11
Group of 10+ £13 (each)

Family Special £12
Schools £8 (£7.50 if booked and deposit paid by 31 May)
FOMT BOGOF Gala Night
Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online

Box office 01843 292795 or for booking and show times go to http://theatreroyalmargate.com/

Cinder-ella: Police Panto

Theatre Royal Margate

The boys and girls in blue are back to entertain you, all in the name to raise money for charity. And this year is an extra special one, as they celebrate 20 years.

Cinder-Ella will feature laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes, a few twists here and there and plenty of Audience participation.

Join Cinder-Ella as she goes from rags-to-riches, outwits her very ugly sisters, and meets her dashing Prince Charming.

Thursday 15 February – 2pm & 7pm (NB 2pm Thursday afternoon is BSL signed)
Friday 16 February – 2pm & 7pm
Saturday 17 February – 2pm & 7pm

Tickets
Full Price £10
Children £7
Family of 4 £28
Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Jack and the Beanstalk

Granville Theatre, Ramsgate

This year’s spectacular production of Jack and the Beanstalk contains all the essential ingredients of the traditional family entertainment that the Granville has been producing for over 10 years.  Colourful costume and settings, superb actors and vocalists, high-energy choreography and lots of audience participation come as standard and to top it all a dancing Cow!
The cast is headed by local favourite Frank Tucker as ‘Dame Trot’.  Jonathon Fox returns as ‘Baron Fleshcreep’ and James Freeman bounces back as ‘Silly Simon’.  New faces include Laura Joely Regan, playing the title role of ‘Jack’ and Issy Anstead as his feisty friend ‘Jill’.  Michaela Bennetts-Higgins, who appeared in the Granville’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Cinderella’, returns as the hilarious ‘Fairy Wigglebottom’.
Daisy the Cow, who thinks she is the star of the show, says you had better get a ‘moo-ve’ on to book tickets for this ‘cream’ of a pantomime.

Shows run from December 14 until January 3.

Price Bands

A – Adults £12, Concessions £11, Family Group £44

B – Adults £14, Concessions £13, Family Group £52

C – Adults £16, Concessions £15, Family Group £60

School/Group booking rates and times on request (phone 855000)

Box Office 01843 591750 or click here

Open weekdays from 4pm-8pm and weekends from 11am

Babes in the Wood

Minster Playhouse at Minster Village Hall

November 29 – December 2, 7.30pm each evening and 10.30am and 3pm Saturday shows.

Adults £8, children £4

Call 07501 894 381

Dick Whittington

The Centre, Birchington, December 14-16, 7.30pm plus Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Tickets £8.50, concessions £6.50, family of four £26

Details act1threatregroup.com or call 0333 66 3366

Christmas Cracker Show

December 9, shows at 2.30pm-3.30pm and 7.30pm-8.30pm

Salvation Army Hall, High Street, Ramsgate.

Thanet’s top talent including winners of Obelisk Awards (eg best male singer Toby Cordes) and Make Me A Star finalists and winners.

Tickets can be booked through the Starlite Entertainers Facebook page, Mobile 07969 672674, Email ralphchoult@gmail.com or available on the door, price £6 or £5 for concessions.

50 free tickets are available for Ramsgate’s seniors for the Starlite Entertainers’ Christmas Cracker Variety Show

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