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Norfolk Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in 2018

Published date: November 2018

Norfolk Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in 2018

Discover magical Christmas shows and pantomimes that Norfolk has to offer over the festive season. There is fun for all the family across the region, from smaller intimate shows to large scale spectacular productions. Enjoy a good sprinkling of magic and sparkle at the various local pantomimes; here is a look at what is on in Norfolk over the 2018 festive period and into January 2019.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Tuesday 6th November to Sunday 23rd December 2018

Enjoy this extravaganza of non-stop dancing, singing, comedy, music and variety. It’s a fast-paced show combining an eclectic mix of seasonal and year-round favourites and attracts visitors from afar.

Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0AS

www.thursford.com/christmas-spectacular

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre - A Christmas Carol

Friday 23rd November to Sunday 25th November 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre return to Gorleston Pavilion Theatre with the much-loved Charles Dickens classic - A Christmas Carol. With familiar songs, dance routines and special effects, this is a musical the whole family will enjoy.

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

www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

Great Yarmouth St George’s Theatre - Dance Pique Winter Showcase

Saturday 24th November 2018

Dance Pique are returning to St George’s Theatre to perform their Winter Showcase - a variety of dance styles and music. Watch performers as young as 3 years of age, up to young adults.

St. Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

www.stgeorgestheatre.com

Cromer Pier Christmas Show

Saturday 24th November to Sunday 30th December 2018

After a record-breaking year in 2017, the Cromer Pier Christmas Show returns in 2018 and promises to warm your hearts and get you into the festive spirit. This family friendly Christmas show in Cromer’s Pavilion Theatre, on the famous pier, provides laugh-out-loud comedy, fabulous dance routines, glitzy costumes and a great mix of variety entertainment, from magicians to amazing vocalists.

Pavilion Theatre, Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE

www.cromerpier.co.uk

Hunstanton Princess Theatre - Holly at Christmas - Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Saturday 24th November 2018

This rock ’n’ roll show at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton is sure to have you singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. Starring some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers bring Christmas cheer and merriment with their popular show.

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

www.princesshunstanton.co.uk

The Garage Norwich - My First Panto: Jack & The Beansprout

Friday 30th November 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019

This pantomime has been especially created for young children and their families and will have you singing, dancing and playing with Jack, his mother and Daisy the cow throughout this magical adventure. A relaxed family friendly experience, it’s a great way for little ones to participate in theatre for the first time. It’s ideal for those aged 2-5, but the whole family will love it too.

The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NY

www.thegarage.org.uk

Hunstanton Princess Theatre - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime

Saturday 1st December to Tuesday 1st January 2019

Meet Snow White and her adorable Seven Dwarfs and see whether good can overcome bad. This classic fairy tale is brought to life in this enchanting pantomime the whole family will love.

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

www.princesshunstanton.co.uk

New Taverham Players - Dick Whittington Pantomime

Monday 3rd December to Saturday 8th December 2018

The New Taverham Players, an amateur dramatics group, will be performing the much-loved classic story Dick Whittington at Taverham Village Hall in December 2018.

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

www.newtaverhamplayers.co.uk

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre - Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Wednesday 5th December to Sunday 30th December 2018

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre plays host to this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, between December 5th and December 30th. This popular children’s fairy tale has a host of stars taking part, including Helen McDermott, Steven Fawell and John Mangan.

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

www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

Maddermarket Theatre - An Afternoon of Christmas Words and Music

Wednesday 5th December to Thursday 6th December 2018

Phoenix Players present an afternoon of Christmas words and music and audience members can join in singing all the well-known Christmas songs such as ’White Christmas’, ’The Christmas Alphabet’ and ’Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer’. There will also be Christmas poems and carols and the entry fee also includes tea or coffee with a mince pie.

Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR

www.maddermarket.co.uk

Great Yarmouth St George’s Theatre - The Chorus of St. Cecilia Christmas Concert

Friday 7th December to Saturday 8th December 2018

The Chorus of St Cecilia with their Musical Director Matthew Hardy return to perform their annual Christmas concert at St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth. A concert of popular Christmas music including classics such as The Snowman, John Rutter’s Angel Carol, I Saw Three Ships, Winter Wonderland and White Christmas.

St. Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

www.stgeorgestheatre.com

King’s Lynn Corn Exchange - Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Friday 7th December to Monday 31st December 2018

This classic children’s favourite, Sleeping Beauty, is coming to the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange this December.

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

www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/childrens/sleeping-beauty

Great Yarmouth Hippodrome - Christmas Spectacular Circus

Saturday 8th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019

The Hippodrome’s Christmas Spectacular is a show for the whole family. With international circus artistes, unique water spectacle, wheel of death, aerialists, synchronised swimmers, giant fountains, comedy, slapstick, acrobats and more, this is a Christmas show like no other.

St. Georges Road, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR302EU

www.hippodromecircus.co.uk/christmas-spectacular

Sheringham Little Theatre - Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

Saturday 8th December 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019

Sheringham Little Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast is packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, mayhem and stunning effects. One of the best loved fairy tales of all time, this is the perfect festive treat for all the family to enjoy.

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

www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

Fakenham - White Christmas the Musical

Tuesday 11th December to Saturday 15th December 2018

The award winning Fadlos (Fakenham and District Light Operatic Society) returns with this traditional and much-loved musical - Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Fakenham Community Centre, Oak St, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9SR

www.fakenhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

Theatre Royal Norwich – Aladdin Pantomime

Wednesday 12th December 2018 to Sunday 13th January 2019

Aladdin is this year’s traditional family pantomime at Norwich’s Theatre Royal, running from the middle of December through to January 2019. Join the fun on a mystical magic-carpet ride where Aladdin, played by Steven Roberts, takes on the evil Abanazar, played by Rik Makarem.

Written and directed by Richard Gauntlett, who also plays the part of Widow Twankey, it is guaranteed to have you in stitches and entertain the whole family.

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

www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Great Yarmouth St George’s Theatre - The Wizard of Oz Pantomime

Wednesday 12th December to Sunday 30th December 2018

Join Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto in the magical land of Oz. Meet the Munchkins, Glinda the Good Witch, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the cowardly Lion. Will they manage to return to Kansas, or will the Wicked Witch of the West capture them and keep them in her dungeon? Follow the fun down the Yellow Brick Road and enjoy this pantomime version of the classic Wizard of Oz story.

St. Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

www.stgeorgestheatre.com

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre - Dick Comes Again - Adult Panto

Friday 14th December to Sunday 23rd December 2018

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre also presents an adult only panto that contains a lot of adult themes and strong language. Over 18s only.

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

www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

Maddermarket Theatre - James and the Giant Peach

Saturday 15th December to Monday 31st December 2018

Join the Norwich Players for a stage version of the popular Roald Dahl adventure, James and the Giant Peach.

Maddermarket Theatre, St. John’s Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR

www.maddermarket.co.uk

The Corn Hall Diss - Dick Whittington Pantomime

Wednesday 19th December to Sunday 30th December 2018

Join Dick Whittington and the cast of professional actors and dancers in search of adventure and treasure. Will King Rat thwart their plans, or will the Fairy of the Bells save Dick’s day?

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

www.thecornhall.co.uk/shows/dick-whittington

Dereham - Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Thursday December 27th to Tuesday 1st January 2019

Dereham Theatre Company are performing the classic Christmas pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, at Dereham Memorial Hall.

Dereham Memorial Hall, 61 Norwich Street, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1AD

www.dosoc.co.uk

Great Yarmouth St George’s Theatre – Sinderella Adult Panto

Wednesday 2nd January to Saturday 5th January 2019

The famous rags-to-riches story will be brought magically to life like never-before in this strictly adult only production. Join a cast of hilarious performers for a night you won’t forget in a hurry. Over 18s only.

St. Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

www.stgeorgestheatre.com

Loddon Lecture Hall - Cinderella Pantomime

Friday 11th January to Saturday 26th January 2019

The Loddon Players will be performing the classic fairy tale Cinderella in January 2019. Will Cinderella find her Prince Charming and will she ever be free of her evil stepmother and two stepsisters? A show for all the family, with laughter, fabulous costumes and songs.

The Lecture Hall, George Lane, Loddon, Norfolk, NR14 6QH

www.loddonplayers.com

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