It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as they say when it comes to Christmas. With this special time of the year, the classic pantomimes will be performed at everyone’s local theatres for audiences to get into the Christmas spirit, after not being able to see them last year due to lockdown.
Across Nottinghamshire, families can enjoy an array of pantos being performed this December and into the new year.
Robin Hood at The Theatre Royal
Staying true to its roots, the Theatre Royal Nottingham will be putting on a performance of Robin Hood this year as this year’s pantomime.
Opening on December 11, the star-studded cast this year will see Phil Walker as the Silly Simon, alongside Lucy May Barker as Maid Marian and other cast members including Ricardo Cecilio, Callum O’Brien, Ryan Lee and many more.
Peter Ireson, venue director at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the breadth of talent this all-star cast will bring to Robin Hood.
“After such a challenging year, it will be just the tonic we all need to forget our worries for a couple of hours, immersing ourselves in the silliness, glitz and glamour of panto.
“By bringing the legend of Robin Hood back to his rightful home, here in Nottingham, this production will aim to hit the bullseye of providing an unforgettable experience for all the family.”
Ticket prices begin at £14.50 and range up to £41. The pantomime will be running from Saturday December 11 until Sunday January 9.
Sleeping Beauty at the Mansfield Palace Theatre
The Mansfield Palace Theatre is known for hosting audience across Nottinghamshire county for staging family pantomimes, fun for all the family. This year will not stop them as they host their first in-person pantomime after the country was put into lockdown last Christmas.
This year, Sleeping Beauty will be no exception as audiences can enjoy the fairy-tale classic at the theatre this year. The cast will see Channel 5 Milkshake presenter Amy Thompson leading the her fellow co-stars, alongside returning comic Adam Moss, Casualty’s Rebecca Wheatley, Veteran Dame Philip Meeks.
Ticket prices begin at £17.80 for a child and up to £69.20 for a family of four. Performances will be held from Saturday November 27 until Sunday January 2.
Mother Goose at Thoresby Park
TaleGate Theatre Productions this year will be performing Mother Goose at Thoresby Park’s Riding Hall Venue. In this traditional tale of good vs evil, audiences will question whether Mother Goose will be swarmed over to the dark side, or if she will be able to save her best friend Priscilla the Goose who lays golden eggs.
Tickets begin at £8 for a child and £12 for an adult ticket. The performance will take on Thursday December 30 at 3pm.
Beauty and the Beast at Nottingham Playhouse
After a year of not being able to host their annual pantomime, tonight (December 3) will finally see the Nottingham Playhouse hold their in-person pantomime, which this year will see Beauty and the Beast performed for audiences.
It’s time to boo the baddies and sing along to some of the classics – made famous by the 1991 Disney film. After Belle is trapped in an enchanted castle by the evil and devious beast, will she be able to escape from the beast.
A familiar cast returns with John Elkington playing every pantomimes favourite, the Dame as Madame Fifi. With Lisa Ambalavnar starring as the beautiful Belle, Scott Armstrong as the beast and many more joining them.
Ticket prices range from £18 to £40. Performances will take place from Friday December 3 2021 until Saturday January 15 2022.
Audiences from Nottingham and beyond can finally enjoy a fun filled evening out with all the family to enjoy the pantomimes being held across the county, after not being able to last year.