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A Guide to Pantomimes in Norfolk 2019/20

Published date: November 2019

A Guide to Pantomimes in Norfolk 2019/20

Pantomime season is almost upon us……….oh yes it is!!  With only around six weeks before Christmas, it’s a good time to take a look at all the pantos showing across Norfolk.

Many start at the beginning of December, so don’t be disappointed, secure tickets for your favourite pantomime in advance and countdown to this annual Christmas event the whole family will enjoy. From Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty and three adult only pantomimes; here is a look at what’s to come this festive season in Norfolk.

Dick Whittington and His Wonderful Cat

Princess Theatre - Hunstanton

Saturday 30th November 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020

Dick Whittington heads to town to seek his fortune and he’s heard the streets are paved with gold. But when he gets there, it’s hard to see the gold beneath the grime and King Rat is out to get him and his adventures begin. With his trusty cat in tow, Dick’s going to need a little help from the audience if he’s to win the day!

Ticket Prices - adults £18.00, children £15.00, concessions £15.00. Family ticket for 3 - £48.00, Family ticket of 4 - £60.00 (Family tickets must include at least 1 child). Groups of 10 or more - 1 in 10 goes free. Schools and group rates available. All prices include booking fee. Go to their website to find out more.

Princess Theatre - 13 The Green, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5AH

Tel: 01485 532252 

https://www.princesshunstanton.co.uk/

Sleeping Beauty

New Taverham Players – Taverham Village Hall

Monday 2nd December 2019 to Saturday 7th December 2019

Established in 1975 The New Taverham Players have over 70 members and each year put on a fabulous pantomime, as well as other shows throughout the year. The 2019 pantomime is Sleeping Beauty and it’s sure to be filled with fun, laughter, great singing, dancing and music that will keep the whole family entertained.

Tickets £10.00, concessions £8.00.

Taverham Village Hall - Sandy Lane, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6JR

Tel: 01603 424313

newtaverhamplayers.co.uk/NTP/Home.html

Cinderella

Fakenham Community Centre

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 to Saturday 7th December 2019

Fakenham & District Light Operatic Society (FADLOS) will be performing Cinderella at Fakenham Community Centre. Tickets £7 - £8.50.

Tickets available from ‘Sweets ‘N’ Things’ and online from:

Fakenham Community Centre - Oak Street, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9SR

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fadlos

https://www.fadlos.co.uk/

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Sheringham Little Theatre

Saturday 7th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020

This year Sheringham Little Theatre will be hosting Dick Whittington and His Cat, a festive family pantomime that will appeal to visitors of all ages. Join Dick Whittington and his wise cracking Cat as they travel from Sheringham with Sarah Cook-Good and her son Jonny Be-Good, all the way to London in search of their fortune. Packed to the brim with upbeat songs, dances, magic and mayhem, this fun and fabulous interactive panto is sure to be a big hit.

Under 16s £15.00. Full paying £21.00. Family ticket £66.00 (2 adults and 2 children).

Sheringham Little Theatre - 2 Station Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RE

Tel: 01263 822347

https://sheringhamlittletheatre.com/

Aladdin

King’s Lynn Corn Exchange

Tuesday 10th December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020

Can the Genie grant all their wishes??? Widow Twankey wants a husband, Aladdin wants adventure, evil Abanazaar wants the magic lamp and Wishee Washee wants a new vest! Watch this classic tale that is sure to be jam-packed with all the essential pantomime ingredients that the whole family will love. With top-class live music, a fabulous cast, dazzling sets and a magic carpet ride through a spectacular adventure, Aladdin is this year’s pantomime at the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn.

There will be a relaxed performance of Aladdin on Friday 20th December 2019 at 6.30pm.

Tickets - £16.00 to £22.50. All prices inclusive of £1.50 per ticket booking fee.  An administration fee of £1 per transaction applies online (regardless of the number of tickets purchased).

King’s Lynn Corn Exchange - Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JW

Tel: 01553 764864

https://www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/childrens/aladdin/

Jack and the Beanstalk

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Wednesday 11th December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020

Ohyesitiz Productions present their latest family fun packed traditional pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Watch Jack as he gets into a pickle, with lots of laughter, jokes and music that will entertain the whole family.

Ticket prices – children under 15 years £9, concession £11, adults £13 and family ticket £42.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre - Pier Gardens, Gorleston-On-Sea, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Tel: 01493 662832

https://www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk/

Beauty and the Beast

St George’s Theatre – Great Yarmouth

Saturday 14th December 2019 to Monday 30th December 2019

Following on from their hugely successful Wizard of Oz Pantomime last year, the team return to Great Yarmouth with their magical panto Beauty and the Beast. Packed full of catchy songs, dances, hilarious characters and lots of mayhem, you will be taken on a special journey of enchantment in one of the most-loved fairy tales of all time. The perfect festive treat for the whole family.

Tickets – under 16s £10.50. Concessions £12.50. Standard £13.50. Family ticket £44.00.

St. George’s Theatre - King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

Tel: 01493 331484

https://stgeorgestheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows

Cinderella

Norwich Theatre Royal

Tuesday 17th December 2019 to Sunday 19th January 2020

This year Norwich Theatre Royal puts on a magical festive family pantomime spectacular - Cinderella. This is a timeless tale of a rag to riches servant girl who falls in love with Prince Charming. But will her nasty sisters stop her from being with the man of her dreams? With magical twists, audience participation, great songs and non-stop fun and laughter, visitors of all ages will appreciate this stunning production. The famous cast includes Hollyoaks and Dengineers favourite Joe Tracini, Casualty’s Amanda Henderson, Wicked and EastEnders David Witts and Norwich’s pantomime favourite Richard Gauntlett.

Tickets £10 - £28.50. Children under 3 are welcome FREE of charge and may share a seat with you. Orders are subject to a £1.80 fee per order for posting and packing. For further details, go to their website.

Norwich Theatre Royal - Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL

Tel 01603 630000

https://secure.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/Online/

Robin Hood

The Corn Hall - Diss

Friday 20th December 2019 to Monday 30th December 2019

The Sheriff of Nottingham is fed up of being robbed of his riches and will stop at nothing to rule supreme in Sherwood Forest. But there is a man (with his Merry Men) standing in his way! The Sheriff has a plan to capture the finest archer in the land as well as the heart of Maid Marion. Will good triumph over evil?

Children and over 60s £12.50. Adults £13.50. Family ticket £50.00 (a family ticket is 2 adults/2 children from the one family).  All purchases of 10+ qualify for a 10% discount providing they are bought in the one transaction.

The Corn Hall - St Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB

Tel: 01379 652241

www.thecornhall.co.uk

Aladdin

Dereham Memorial Hall

Friday 27th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020

Dereham Theatre Company present their Christmas panto – Aladdin. A family favourite telling the magical tale of Aladdin, with lots of fun and laughter. Evening and matinee performances – visit their website to find out further details.

Tickets £15, £13 for under 18s. These can be purchased from Bright & Beautiful Flowers - 01362 288124 and online.

Dereham Memorial Hall - 62a Norwich Street, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1AD

https://www.derehamtheatre.co.uk/

Camelot the Panto

Queen’s Hall – Watton

Thursday 30th January 2020 to Saturday 1st February 2020

Watton Pantomime Group are a theatrical group who have entertained the people of Watton and beyond for over 30 years. They are a non-profit making organisation dedicated to entertaining and performing and their next pantomime will begin in January 2020.

A mad cap twist on one of the world’s best loved legends, will the evil Morgan Le Fay’a plan to stop Prince Arthur marrying the beautiful Princess Guinevere be foiled by the brave Prince and his best friend Laughalot? Or will the trio of baddies get their hands on Merlin’s magic love potion allowing Valerin the Vicious, King of the Tangled Wood, to marry the Princess instead?

Tickets – Adult £7.50 + £0.56 booking fee. Child (under 16) £6.50 + £0.49 booking fee. Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £23.00 + £1.73 booking fee.

Queens Hall - Norwich Road, Watton, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 6DA

Tel: 07913 049373

https://www.wattonpantomimegroup.com/

 

 

Adult Only Pantomimes

Adult Panto - Dirty Dorothy and the Wizard of Ahh’s

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Friday 13th December 2019 to Monday 23rd December 2019

This strictly over 18s adult pantomime returns for its 7th year to the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston.

Full of adult jokes, puns and innuendos, this is certainly not a show to take dear granny to (unless it’s her type of humour!!)

Tickets £15.00

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre - Pier Gardens, Gorleston, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Tel: 01493 662832

https://www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk/

Adult Panto - Jack Off The Beanstalk

St George’s Theatre - Great Yarmouth

Wednesday 8th January 2020 to Saturday 11th January 2020

This adult panto is for strictly over 18s only and follows on from their sell out production of Sinderella in January 2019. The adult panto team return for another filthy season of festive fun with puns galore and lots of adult content.

The Trotts are in town and Jack is prepared to mount the huge stalk (not for the first time!) to do what it takes to save his village from being crushed by the giant. This strictly adults only production brings a whole new meaning to ‘it’s behind you!’ Join a cast of performers for a hilarious night you won’t forget in a hurry! Sense of humour required!

Ticket prices £15.00.

St. George’s Theatre - King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

Tel: 01493 331484

https://stgeorgestheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows

Adult Panto - Peter Panties

The Princess Theatre – Hunstanton

Friday 21st February 2020

The Market Theatre Company return for another year to corrupt a traditional pantomime classic beyond recognition! Watch as 3 actors return to bring you an evening of corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo using a minimum of set props and costume. Strictly for adults only, not suitable for under 16s.

Tickets £17.50.

The Princess Theatre - 13 The Green, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5AH

Tel: 01485 532252

www.princesshunstanton.co.uk

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