Please see below some of the Pantomimes taking place in and around Reading over the festive season.
Wind in the Willows or A Toad in a Hole @ Caversham Park Theatre, the Milestone Centre, Milestone Way Precinct, Caversham RG4 6PF
By Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Lee Baddock & Chris Kirby
December 5th, 6th & 7th December, visit website for more details and costs.
Cinderella @ The Hexagon, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
“Will the Wicked Stepsisters succeed in ruining Cinderella's dreams of happiness or will her Fairy Godmother and loyal friend Buttons be able to thwart their wicked plans?
Come and join us at the ball and find out!"
CBeebies Justin Fletcher will be joining in the fun and mayhem once again.
Dates, Times & Costs: from 7th December until 5th January please visit website.
Website: https://whatsonreading.com/venues/hexagon/whats-on/cinderella BOX OFFICE: 0118 960 6060
Sleeping Beauty @ the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD
"Once upon a time in a land not so far away the beautiful Princess Aurora is tricked by an evil fairy and falls into a deep sleep. A hush falls over the castle as they wait for her true love to awaken her from her slumber...."
Dates, Times & Cost: Various dates and times from 29th November till 4th January. Please visit website for more details.
Website: https://cornexchangenew.com/event/sleeping-beauty; Box Office Tel: 0845 5218218
Aladdin @ Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
“ Will Aladdin and his magical lamp defeat the forces of evil? Will the princess and Aladdin find true love? Join a host of colourful characters in a magical carpet ride to the Wilde Theatre this 2019."
Dates, Times & Cost: Various Dates and times from 29th November to 4th January visit website for more details.
Website: https://www.southhillpark.org.uk/events/aladdin-2019-christmas-panto/; Tel: 01344 484123
The Nutcracker @ Reading Rep, Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, Reading College, Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4HJ
"Join us in Drosselmeyer’s workshop, as the magical Nutcracker brings all the toys to life to fight off the evil Mouse King and his army – and takes us on a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets! With original songs, live music, magical puppets and plenty of Christmas tinsel, this adaptation of A.E.Hoffman’s classic story is a festive family spectacular to get you in the spirit of Christmas."
For children aged 5+ years with their families.
Dates, Times & Costs: Visit website for more details from 16th to 23rd December
Scroodge the Pantomime @ Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9DF
Traditional pantomime by Trevor Wakefield adapted from Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'.
Dates, Times & Costs: Visit website for more details runs from 10th to 19th January Website: http://www.shinfieldplayers.org.uk/ Tel: 0118 9758880
Hansel & Gretel @ South Street Arts, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
Presented by Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company and South Street Arts Centre.
"Hansel and Gretel were born holding hands, nothing can keep them apart. Until one day they are cast out into the forbidden woods with no way home. Will they ever find one another again? Can they survive the dark, twisting festival of the forest? And what is that powerful smell of candy floss that keeps catching on the wind?"
Dates, Times & Cost: Various Dates and times from 19th to 31st December visit website for more details.