Please see below some of the Pantomimes taking place in and around Reading over the festive season.
13th, 14th & 15th December ~ Dick Whittington @ Caversham Park Theatre, the Milestone Centre, Milestone Way Precinct, Caversham RG4 6PF
Panto by Bob Sturgess. "Join us this Christmas for more panto based fun as we follow Dick Whittington and his faithful Puss in Boots in his attempts to find his fortune.
On the way we meet three strange wise men, some stranger mystic seers, and even the crew of the Starship Enterprise!! A fun show of jokes, songs and silliness for the whole family this Christmas."
Thursday 13th & Friday 14th @ 8pm, Sat 15th 2pm & 7pm, visit website for more details and costs.
8th Dec 2018 - 6th Jan 2019 ~ Aladdin @ The Hexagon, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
“Will Aladdin be able to make his fortune by outwitting the wicked Abanazar with the help of the magical Genie of the Lamp?
Will our hero be able to win the heart of the beautiful Princess aided by the kind and loyal So-Shi? Will poor Widow Twankey be stuck washing laundry forever?
Come along and find out!"
CBeebies Justin Fletcher will be joining in the fun and mayhem once again.
Dates, Times & Costs: please visit website.
Relaxed Performance: Friday 14th December 10.30am & Friday 4th January 2pm
Signed Performance: Friday 21st December 7pm, Thursday 27th December 1pm & Saturday 29th December 5pm
Website: https://www.readingarts.com/hexagon/whats-on/aladdin BOX OFFICE: 0118 960 6060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
30th November 2018 - 6th January 2019 ~ Jack & the Beanstalk @ the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD
"Join Jack and the whole gang on an adventure of enormous proportions… from high-flying dreams to magical beans; prepare to be transported to the enchanted panto-land of Newbury Bottom, where anything is possible......."
Dates, Times & Cost: Various dates and times from 30th November 2018 until 6th January 2019. Please visit website for more details.
Audio Description Performance: 4th January @ 6pm
Signed: 3rd January @ 2pm
Relaxed Performance: 4th January @ 2pm
Website: https://cornexchangenew.com/event/jack-and-the-beanstalk; E-mail: email@example.com ; Box Office Tel: 0845 5218218
30th November 2018 - 5th January 2019 ~ Dick Whittington @ Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
“Join Dick Whittington and his Cat on their daring journey through the streets of London to seek fame and fortune. Will the streets be paved with gold? Will he defeat the dastardly King Rat? Will he win the hand of the lovely Alice? Join us at the Wilde Theatre to experience this sparkling production filled with music and mayhem..."
Dates, Times & Cost: Various Dates and times from 30th Nov to 3rd Jan visit website for more details.
Signed Performance (BSL): Sat 8th December @2pm
Relaxed Performance (Autism friendly): 4th December 4.30pm
Website: https://www.southhillpark.org.uk/whats-on/pantomime/; Tel: 01344 484123
12th - 16th December ~ Snow Queen @ the Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
"Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace....."
Dates, Times & Cost: Wed 12th 13th, 14th @ 7.45pm; Sat 15th & Sun 16th December 1pm & 5pm. Please visit website for more details.
18th - 30th December 2018 ~ A New Coat for Christmas @ Reading Rep, Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, Reading College, Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4HJ
"A New Coat for Christmas is inspired by a true tale of finding friendship in the most surprising circumstances. Following the success of Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas last year, Reading Rep bring this enchanting story to the stage with music, fun and a flock of very fluffy sheep. The perfect festive treat!"
For children aged 3+ years with their families.
Written by Anna Glynn & composed by Robin Colyer. A Reading Rep, Reading Libraries, Oxford Playhouse co-production, in association with Flintlock Theatre. Duration: 1hr with no interval.
Dates, Times & Costs: Visit website for more details.
18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th & 27th January, 2019 ~ Puss in Boots @ Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9DF
Traditional pantomime that tells the story of Puss in Boots by Barrie Theobald.
Dates, Times & Costs: Visit website for more details and
Website: http://www.shinfieldplayers.org.uk/ Tel: 0118 9758880
10th - 30th December 2018~ A Christmas Carol @ South Street Arts, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Anna Wheatley. Presented by Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company and South Street Arts Centre.
"At the annual Office Christmas Party, boss Evelyn remains in a perennially bad mood. Her employees are unbearably cheerful, and no quantity of yule log can shake her from her penny-pinching miserdom. To top it off, over-enthusiastic intern Crystal has adapted ‘A Christmas Carol’ into a play for the party entertainment, but forgotten to cast someone as Scrooge… Can acting out the tale of festive redemption finally bring out the Christmas spirit in the world’s grumpiest boss?...."
Dates, Times & Cost: Various Dates and times from 10th to 30th December 2018 visit website for more details.
Relaxed performance: 20th December @ 1.30pm