Sleeping Beauty - The Bull Theatre

A fun-filled and quirky adaptation of the classic fairy-tale with singing, dancing and

madcap romance. Sleeping Beauty is a pantomime adventure for all the family. So

whether you have a child or just enjoy acting like one, this is an ideal show. With

magical mayhem, rollercoaster romances and big battles; this all-singing, all-dancing

production is not to be missed. Following the outstanding success of their previous

pantomimes Dick Whittington and Alice in Wonderland. 

The Bull Theatre, High Street, Barnet, from Tuesday, December 8 to Wednesday,

December 30, various times. Details: 020 8441 5010,

 The Snow Queen - The Bull Theatre

This sparkling wintery tale is playfully adapted for a family audience and full of witty

innuendo and festive delights. All the profits from the performance will go to local

charities, so all the more reason to join in the fun. 

This show follows on from the success of last year’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate

Factory by the amateur group the Warren, so don’t miss another fantastic production.

It promises to be the 'coolest' show this winter.

 The Bull Theatre, High Street, Barnet, from Thursday, January 14 to Sunday, January

17, various times. Details: 07982 462 668,


Santa in Love - 96 Theatre

This light-hearted family musical with Santa and his friends will create wonderful

snapshot moments as you learn where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes

from, why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the

Snowman. Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all… the one

about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best. Could it be presents? Could it

be reindeer? Could it be snow?

Lots of games and giggles in this musical with all your favourite Christmas songs.

Also meet Santa to get a present.

96 Theatre, Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Sunday, December 6, 11.30am and 2pm.

Details: 0208 236 3101,


Aladdin - Wyllyotts Theatre

The boy from Agrabah and his magic lamp get given the pantomime makeover with

music adventure and festive spirit. From the team that brought you 2014's critically acclaimed Beauty & the Beast, once again we

promise you live music and rip-roaring adventure in true panto style.

Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, from Friday, December 11 to Sunday,

January 3, various times. Details: 01707 645005,


Land of Lights - Arts Depot

Follow the colourful hot air balloon as it flies above the Land of Lights and creates a

story with puppets, live music and interactive adventure for children aged three – five.

artsdepot, Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, Tuesday, December 15 to

Sunday, January 3, at various times. Details: 020 8369 5454,


Room on the Broom - Arts Depot

This musical adaptation of the well-loved children’s book follows a witch and her cat

as they fly through a stormy night and meet a menagerie of friends.

artsdepot, Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, Tuesday, December 8 to

Sunday, January 3, at various times. Details: 020 8369 5454,


Night before Christmas - Arts Depot

A little girl and a mouse set out to discover the meaning of Christmas and are

hindered or helped along the way by a cat, a robot and the fairy on top of the

Christmas tree.

artsdepot, Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, Saturday, November 28 to

Sunday, November 29, at various times. Details: 020 8369 5454,

here are four fantastic family shows to enjoy at artsdepot this Christmas:

Returning by popular demand, The Night Before Christmas kicks off the festive season on Sat 28 & Sun 29 Nov. Created by the team behind Aliens Love

Underpants, the show tells the tale of Eddie the mouse's quest to find Father Christmas.

Fresh from a sell-out West End season this summer, the Olivier nominated Hetty Feather arrives on Wed 2 - Sun Dec. Based on the much-loved book by

Jacqueline Wilson, the show features live music, thrilling aerial and circus skills, and a huge heart. It's a must-see for everyone aged 7+

The witch and her cat (and a few travelling companions!) fly into artsdepot in Room on the Broomfrom Tue 8 Dec - Sun 3 Jan. There'll be songs, laughs and

lots of fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups, from the company that brought us The Gruffalo.

Oily Cart's Land of Lights is a truly magical experience created especially for young children. Join us for a wonderful adventure as we journey to the twinkly

Land of Lights. Jam-packed with live music, puppets and interactive moments, catch this enchanting show on Tue 15 Dec - Sun 3 Jan.


artsdepot5 Nether Street Tally Ho Corner North Finchley London N12 0GA


Dick Withington - Watford Palace Theatre

Watford Palace Theatre's five-star family pantomime is back with the ultimate rags to

riches tale of a young man and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune.

With everything you love about the Watford Palace Theatre pantomime including live

musicians on stage, stunning sets and costumes, plenty of audience participation, and

song, dance and slapstick performed straight from the heart by a talented company of

new talent and Palace favourites, this is the perfect festive treat for all the family.

Watford Palace Theatre, Clarendon Road, Watford, from Friday, November 4 to

Saturday, January 2, at various times. Details: 01923



Jack and the Beanstalk – Beck Theatre

Lee Ryan makes his panto debut in this spectacular tale of a hero and a beanstalk with

sparkling comedy and family fun. Executive Producer Daryl Back said: “We are thrilled that Lee will be starring as our hero

Jack this Christmas and that audiences will get to hear his phenomenal voice. It promises to be a giant of a show, full of laughs, music and magic that can’t

be missed.”

Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, from Saturday, December 12 to Saturday,

January 2, various times. Details: 020 8561 8371,

 Cinderella – Harrow Arts Centre

Talented locals star in a community panto of the rags-to-riches tale of a young girl

and her two wicked stepsisters.

Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, from Thursday, December 17 to

Monday, December 21, various times. Details: 020 8416 8989,


Snow White – Compass Theatre

Be ready to laugh and sing-along with this entertaining panto full of catchy tunes and

colourful costumes.

Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, from Thursday, December 10 to Sunday,

January 3, various times. Details: 01895 673200,


I attach details of our forthcoming production, Pantomime "Pirates from

Atlantis" by Trevor Hughes to be presented  in Redbourn Village Hall on

Thursday 3rd December at 7.30 pm, Friday 4th December at 7.30pm and on

Saturday 5th December at 2 pm and at 6 pm. 

We should be very grateful if you could include this in your newspaper during

the week before our production dates.

I also attach a photograph of some of the children taking part during a



Pirates From Atlantis.

 We open in Atlantis where wicked Sharkina, guilty of treason, takes sister, Oceanna,

hostage forcing their father, the Grand Godolphin to relinquish his throne and key to

Great Neptune's treasure.

Later, not satisfied with ruling Atlantis, Sharkina recruits Redd Rhum and his pirates

in her quest for world domination.

In Portsmouth, Captain Cutlass and crew prepare HMS Scuttle for a mission to bring

 Redd to justice. With the Scuttle bound for the West Indies, Purdy, landlady of the

Admirable Admiral  persuades  the Captain to take her along on what she thinks will

be a relaxing cruise.

Meanwhile her daughter  Polly longs to sail in search of her lost love, so when young

midshipman Jack comes along, she seizes the opportunity to assume his identity and

join the crew.

Dazed and wearing Polly's frock, Jack is confronted by a press gang  who, on

discovering Jack is not a girl, press him into service aboard the Scuttle.

Confusion over identities, fighting pirates,  tussling a sea monster and more make

this a pantomime  with a difference.

There are 34 in the cast, including many local children.

 This Pantomime, directed by Pauline Mead, will be fun for all the family.

Tickets £9 & £7 concessionary on sale at Ashtons and Arrangements Florist in

Redbourn High Street, or tel: 01582 622667.


Santa’s Little Helper- The Old Town Hall

A heart-warming tale for the under sevens about a cynical little boy who gets the

surprise of his life when Santa tumbles down his chimney on Christmas Eve.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, from Saturday,

December 19 to Thursday, December 24, at various times. Details: 01442



Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey - Watford Colosseum

When Santa flies over Watford on Christmas Eve his Sat Nav breaks down. With time

running out, can his friends help deliver all the presents before the end of the night?

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, from Friday, November 27 to

Thursday, December 24, at various times. Details: 0845 075



Cinderella – Watersmeet

Sandra Dickinson and Stefan Booth star is this entertaining tale of a girl escaping her

humdrum life with glass slippers and a spell at midnight.

Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, from Friday, December 4 to Thursday,

December 31, at various times. Details: 01923 711063,


Snow White – Radlett Centre

A traditional pantomime of a young girl on the run from her wicked stepmother filled

with comedy, music and colourful costumes.

Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, from Saturday, December 5 to

Wednesday, December 30, at various times. Details: 01923



Peter Pan – Alban Arena

Strictly’s Jake Wood, Katrina Bryan and Bob Golding star in this epic take on J M

Barrie’s magical tale with spectacular special effects and entertaining audience


The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, from Friday, December 4 to Sunday,

January 3, various times. Details: 01727 844488,


Aladdin – Harpenden Public Halls

Michelle Heaton, EastEnders’ Peter Dean and Ernie Almond star in the well-loved

story of a boy and a genie in a lamp.

Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, from Friday, December 11 to

Tuesday, December 22, various times. Details: 01582



Cinderella – Hawthorne Theatre

An enchanting adaptation of the classic tale of an orphan girl and her wicked step-

family with beautiful sets and festive music.

Hawthorne Theatre, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, from Wednesday,

December 16 to Sunday, January 3, various times. Details: 01707