You really cannot beat a good old Christmas pantomime to get you in the festive spirit. It’s a wonderful tradition, and whats more, designed so whether you’re 5 or 85, you can still enjoy them. Christmas, and December as a whole is always such a busy time for most, so by giving you the run-down on pantos happening around Suffolk this year right about now, we hope you may be able to pencil in your favourite(s) for lots of ‘oh-yes-he-did’..(ing).
New Wolsey Theatre
Nov 28th – Feb 1st 2020
The ancient tale gets a brand new twist, incorporating over twenty classic songs, mixed with outrageous jokes, classic slapstick and some wicked magic. There is one late night special on Friday, December 20th at 9pm; the other times vary between afternoon and evening showings.
The Magic Fishbone
Red Rose Chain; The Avenue Theatre
Dec 6th – Dec 31st
This December, Joanna Carrick’s acclaimed adaptation comes home to The Avenue. Charles Dickens at Christmas is a magical, unmissable treat for all the family and the perfect alternative to the traditional panto. Matinees sell out fast so be sure to book early to secure your chosen date.
Ipswich Regent Theatre
Dec 14th – 31st
From the same team behind last year’s record breaking panto, Ipswich Regent Theatre and Enchanted Entertainment bring the world’s best known, and most loved pantomime to life. On Dec 17th, there is a relaxed performance whereby lighting and sound levels will be adjusted, auditorium lights will be on and doors open so audiences can move freely – specially adapted for audience members to reduce stress, anxiety and create a more open environment.
Nov 29th – Jan 19th
Requirements: you must love stories, believe in fairies and you must never, ever grow up. Join Peter, Wendy and the outrageous Tiger Lily as they face one of the most feared panto villains of all; Captain Hook. On Sunday, Dec 8th at 1pm, there is a special gala performance; ticket prices include a show ticket, fun & fancy dress pre-show, ice creams, programme, goodie bags for children as well as drinks and light nibbles.
The Famous Four & A Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest – Sir John Mills Theatre Dec 4th – Jan 4th 2020
Sherlock Holmes & The Warlock Of Whitechapel – Common Ground Theatre Company Dec 12th – Jan 19th 2020
Snow White – Marina Theatre Dec 12th – Jan 1st 2020
The Sleeping Beauty – Quay Theatre Dec 14th – Dec 30th
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Haverhill Arts Centre Dec 20th – Dec 30th
Dick Whittington – Spa Pavillion Dec 21st – Jan 5th 2020
Aladdin – Stonham Barns Dec 20th – Dec 31st
Cinderella – Henley Community Centre Jan 3rd – Jan 4th