22 May, 2017
Greg McHugh, famed for his hilarious creation for TV (and latterly for stage at The SSE Hydro) Gary: Tank Commander, will star in this year’s SEC Armadillo pantomime as Gary Trot, brother of Jack. Mistakenly selling the family cow for only a bag of beans, Gary faces the wrath of his aunties, before finding that the ‘magic’ beans open-up an unexpected world of adventure.
18 May, 2017
The Theatre Royal Nottingham has announced that this year’s sensational family pantomime Beauty and the Beast will star Sherrie Hewson, Ben Nickless, and Andrew Ryan, in an all-new spectacular production from Saturday 9 December.
11 May, 2017
Wycombe Swan has announced that music and theatre star Simon Webbe has joined the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk alongside the previously announced Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey and CBeebies’ star Chris Jarvis, from Saturday 9 December.
11 May, 2017
As the first full-scale production to play the redeveloped and renamed Darlington Hippodrome, this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, will star Lee Ryan, Zoe Birkett, Patrick Monahan, Eric Potts and Liam Mellor in the ultimate festive treat for all ages from 9 December 2017.
5 May, 2017
Manchester Opera House has announced casting for this year’s must-see pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington. John Barrowman and The Krankies will lead the cast in the magical production which runs from Saturday 9 December to Sunday 7 January 2018 and tickets are already on sale.
3 May, 2017
Swansea Grand Theatre has announced that much-loved Grand Dame of pantomime Kevin Johns MBE will be starring in this year’s wish-filled family production of Aladdin from the 15 December 2017.
2 May, 2017
Darren Day, Brendan Sheerin, Charlie Hardwick, Jonny Labey, Sid Sloane and Ricky K lead the cast in Peter Pan, the high-flying pantomime adventure, in the biggest line-up in recent Hull New Theatre history. The sensational six will set sail up the Humber and dock in Kingston Square this Christmas to star in the first pantomime to be performed at the newly redeveloped venue, with tickets going on sale to general bookers on Friday 5 May at 10am.
25 April, 2017
Leading West End producer Michael Harrison is to be awarded Honorary Freedom of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in recognition of his services to Newcastle Theatre Royal and its record-breaking pantomime.
20 April, 2017
Initial casting is announced today (20 April 2017) for Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Dick Whittington. Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel. Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.
19 April, 2017
Royal & Derngate has announced that Paul Nicholas, Jaymi Hensley and Sheila Ferguson are to star in this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin from Friday 8 to Sunday 31 December 2017 in the Derngate auditorium.
10 April, 2017
Theatre Royal Plymouth have today announced that Soap Star Steve McFadden will lead their panto cast as the villainous Captain Hook in a spectacular production of Peter Pan, which will run from 15 December 2017.
10 April, 2017
The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon has announced that soap legend Adam Woodyatt will return to pantoland in Wiltshire and star in this year’s high-flying family pantomime Peter Pan in the role of Captain Hook, Neverland’s meanest man, from Saturday 2 December 2017.
7 April, 2017
The Churchill Theatre has announced that television and stage star Jessie Wallace will lead the cast in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, from 2 December 2017.
5 April, 2017
His Majesty’s Theatre has announced that music royalty Jimmy Osmond will swap the West of America for the North West of Scotland and make his Doric-pantomime debut in this year’s production of Aladdin from 2 December 2017.
29 March, 2017
The New Victoria Theatre and Qdos Entertainment are thrilled to announce that television, musical theatre and pantomime star Shane Richie will lead the cast in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Robin Hood from 9 December 2017.
23 March, 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre have announced that television, musical theatre and pantomime legend Brian Conley is to star in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Cinderella from Saturday 9 December 2017.
21 March, 2017
Television and stage star Louie Spence will lead the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Cinderella at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford from Saturday 9 December.
16 March, 2017
The Regent Theatre has announced that returning favourites Jonny Wilkes and Christian Patterson will team up once more to star in this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin, opening Friday 15 December – Sunday 7 January 2018.
15 March, 2017
Aberdeen Performing Arts is delighted to announce the city’s favourite panto pair will return to His Majesty’s Theatre for this year’s festive extravaganza. Comedic duo Alan McHugh and Jordan Young will appear in Aladdin at His Majesty’s Theatre from Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, January 7, 2018. This year’s production is produced by Qdos Entertainment – the world’s biggest pantomime producer. Further star casting is still to be announced.
15 March, 2017
She’s baaaack – oh yes she is! First Lady of Scottish pantomime Elaine C Smith returns to the King’s Theatre this Christmas to star in Sleeping Beauty where she’ll play The Fairy. The Great Dame returns to the King’s stage for the first time since 2004 where she played the title role in Mother Goose. Her first appearance at the famous King’s panto – which is renowned for upholding traditional elements of pantomime - was in 1996 during a run of Cinderella. Elaine wowed the King’s audience for years and is truly a firm panto favourite in Scotland.
14 March, 2017
Last Sunday evening Qdos Entertainment received nine accolades at the inaugural Great British Pantomime Awards. Hosted by Christopher Biggins the awards marked the first ever pantomime-only award ceremony of its kind. With 25 pantomimes, actors and creatives nominated in 20 categories Qdos Entertainment were delighted to accept the awards at the Theatre Café in London, attended by pantomime stars, creatives and enthusiasts alike.
13 March, 2017
White Rock Theatre has announced X Factor finalist Honey G will be swapping her native Harrow for Hastings seafront this festive season, making her pantomime debut in Sleeping Beauty from 15 December 2017.
13 March, 2017
Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre revealed the first casting announcement for the 2017/18 pantomime. Gareth Gates will star as Jack in a giant new production of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.
6 March, 2017
The Alhambra Theatre in Bradford has announced that this year’s pantomime audiences will be ‘in the mood for dancing’ as local and much-loved funny man Billy Pearce and current Celebrity Big Brother winner Coleen Nolan will star in this year’s spectacular family pantomime Cinderella, which opens on Saturday 16 December 2017.
3 March, 2017
Mayflower Theatre has announced that television legends The Chuckle Brothers will join the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 15 December 2017 alongside Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, as previously announced.
27 February, 2017
The Scottish Event Campus have revealed that this year’s pantomime at the SEC Armadillo will be the show audiences have bean waiting for, Jack and the Beanstalk from 16 December 2017 to 7 January 2018.
16 February, 2017
Wycombe Swan are excited to announce their initial casting for this year’s giant family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk starring Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh & Pudsey from Sat 9 December 2017.
3 February, 2017
Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, has released audience figures that have seen the company welcome over 1.6 million theatregoers to the 2016/17 pantomime season, a new attendance record for company now in its 35th year of producing pantomime.
1 February, 2017
Crewe Lyceum have announced that legendary double act Cannon & Ball will return to star in this year’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the fairest panto in all the land.
10 January, 2017
Newcastle Theatre Royal’s 2017/18 pantomime Peter Pan has set a new box office record as it hurtles through the million pound barrier whilst the current pantomime, Cinderella, still has a week left to run.
9 January, 2017
Fairy tale dreams have come true for one lucky theatre fan who has scooped a show stopping prize after being revealed as the holder of the one millionth ticket for the hugely popular Theatre Royal pantomime.
9 January, 2017
Mayflower Theatre has announced that the Strictly Come Dancing judge we all love to hate, Craig Revel Horwood, will take to the stage and star as The Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 15 December 2017 for three weeks only.
23 December, 2016
Qdos Entertainment today announces they will return to the London Palladium over the Festive Season in 2017 with Dick Whittington.
30 November, 2016
With less than one month to go until the opening of Birmingham’s favourite pantomime, Qdos Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome are delighted to announce that West End actress and singer DANIELLE HOPE will join JOHN BARROWMAN, STEVE MCFADDEN, THE KRANKIES, JODIE PRENGER and MATT SLACK in this year’s magical, festive production of Dick Whittington in the role of Alice from Mon 19 Dec 2016 – Sun 29 Jan 2017.
16 November, 2016
Hoist the mainsail and steer a course to Neverland with Peter Pan which opens next month at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford the home of Yorkshire’s biggest pantomime!
4 November, 2016
22 NOVEMBER 2016 - 29 JANUARY 2017
26 July, 2016
Since 2010 Scarborough-based Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, together with its sister company HQ Theatres & Hospitality, have been fund-raising partners for the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital.
20 July, 2016
Fresh from winning the tenth series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, Lance Corporal Richard Jones will be making magic in this year’s Swansea Grand Theatre’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty, which opens on Friday 9 December 2016.
19 July, 2016
Wyvern Theatre has announced that Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas will make his pantomime debut in the role of Prince Charming in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Cinderella which opens on Saturday 10 December 2016.
15 July, 2016
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced that actress and singer Jodie Prenger will star as Fairy Bow Bells alongside the previously announced cast John Barrowman, Steve McFadden, The Krankies and Matt Slack in the magical pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington.
1 July, 2016
Amanda Holden will play The Fairy Godmother in Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Cinderella. Cinderella will run at the London Palladium for five weeks only over the Festive season from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016.
29 June, 2016
The Beck Theatre, Hayes, has announced that the popular actress Pauline Quirke will star as the Fairy Godmother in this year’s must-see family pantomime, Cinderella, alongside fellow Birds of a Feather star, her son Charlie Quirke in the role of Dandini.
21 June, 2016
The Theatre Royal Nottingham has announced its headline cast for this year’s giant pantomime spectacular, Jack and the Beanstalk. Leading the cast will be the legendary comedy-duo The Chuckle Brothers, Benidorm star Tony Maudsley, and The X Factor finalist Chico.
1 June, 2016
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford has announced that Emmerdale favourite Charlie Hardwick and pop and West End theatre star Jon Lee will headline alongside Bradford panto king Billy Pearce and actor, singer and presenter Darren Day in the swashbuckling pantomime adventure Peter Pan this winter.
26 May, 2016
Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Cinderella. The 32 strong cast will be led by Paul O’Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup. The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.
10 May, 2016
The Cliffs Pavilion has announced that everyone’s favourite fashionista, television presenter, chef, designer and pantomime star Gok Wan will headline alongside the previously announced Brian Conley in the swashbuckling pantomime Robinson Crusoe & the Caribbean Pirates.
20 April, 2016
The SECC Clyde Auditorium has announced that Marti Pellow will lead the cast of Aladdin, the City’s biggest Christmas show, which runs for three weeks only from Saturday 10 to Saturday 31 January 2017.
14 April, 2016
The Grand Opera House has announced that Gareth Gates will star as Prince Charming in this year’s must-see pantomime Cinderella, alongside Northern Ireland’s Queen of Comedy May McFettridge in the role of the Fairy Godmother.
6 April, 2016
Venue Cymru has scored a pantomime try with the news that Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas will lead the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime at Venue Cymru, alongside Llandudno favourite John Evans and local comedian Andy Jones.
5 April, 2016
Back by huge popular demand Elaine C Smith, Alan McHugh and Jordan Young will make a welcome return to His Majesty’s Theatre for this year’s magical pantomime adventure Dick McWhittington.
4 April, 2016
It has been announced that boyband sensation Jaymi Hensley will take on the high-flying title role in East Sussex’s must-see pirate adventure Peter Pan when it flies into the White Rock Theatre this Christmas.
1 April, 2016
Bradford Alhambra’s king of pantomime Billy Pearce boards the Jolly Roger and heads to Neverland to star alongside Darren Day in this year’s swashbuckling pantomime Peter Pan.
23 March, 2016
Music and theatre star Simon Webbe leads the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate alongside Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey, from Friday 9 to Saturday 31 December.
21 March, 2016
Television and stage stars Linda Robson, Louie Spence and Bobby Davro will lead the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Cinderella at Wycombe Swan.
15 March, 2016
The line-up for Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime ALADDIN just got bigger with the announcement of the addition of Ben Faulks to the cast. Starring alongside the previously announced Joe McElderry and Lisa Riley, Ben Faulks - CBeebies’ Mr Bloom - will play the Chief of Peking Police.
15 March, 2016
The Theatre Royal Plymouth announces that Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph and Duncan James from Blue will lead the cast of this year’s magical Christmas show Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the fairest pantomime in all the land!
9 March, 2016
The New Theatre, Cardiff has announced a major casting coup for this year’s forthcoming pantomime Peter Pan, as it has secured global superstar David Hasselhoff at the helm of the panto in the role of Captain Hoff the Hook, Neverland’s ultimate bad boy.
29 February, 2016
Returning by popular demand Brian Conley makes a welcome return to the Cliffs Pavilion and will lead the cast of this year’s swashbuckling pantomime Robinson Crusoe & the Caribbean Pirates.
24 February, 2016
Following on from last year’s smash hit Cinderella, Crewe Lyceum has announced that legendary double act Cannon & Ball will star in this year’s magical pantomime adventure Aladdin.
22 February, 2016
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre today announce that X Factor winner Joe McElderry will star in the title role of this year’s magical pantomime adventure – ALADDIN.
24 November, 2015
Stars of theatre and screen take to the stage next month for this year’s gilt-edged line-up of Qdos Entertainment pantomimes, 24 of which will come to life across the UK this winter.
7 September, 2015
Darlington’s Civic Theatre’s pantomime will have a hugely entertaining disco sequence in the form of the loveable, if a little highly strung, Dooby Duck! Hatched in 1981, Dooby made his stage debut in pantomime alongside the late Les Dawson, which proved so popular it led to a Royal request to appear at the Children’s Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium.
19 June, 2015
Channel 4’s popular TV show Coach Trip’s Brendan Sheerin and X Factor finalist Niki Evans have joined the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Cinderella at Darlington Civic Theatre. The news follows the theatre’s recent announcement that Ashleigh Butler leads the cast as Cinderella, with her talented four-legged friend Pudsey.
23 April, 2015
The Clyde Auditorium is delighted to announce that Glasgow’s own Pop Idol Michelle McManus will be joining David Hasselhoff and The Krankies in the SECC Clyde Auditorium’s forthcoming pantomime spectacular Peter Pan.
9 April, 2015
The Orchard Theatre has announced that TV star; actor and comedian Shane Richie will star in its pantomime, Dick Whittington which opens on Saturday 12 December 2015.
23 March, 2015
Mayflower Theatre has announced that Joe Pasquale and Duncan James will star in this year’s magical pantomime adventure Aladdin this Christmas.
20 March, 2015
The New Theatre has announced today that comedy kings Cannon and Ball will perform in the fairest panto in all the land, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, at Hull New Theatre this Christmas. The comedy pair will join pop sensation Joe McElderry in the roles as the Wicked Queen’s henchmen!
20 March, 2015
Darlington Civic Theatre has announced that Britain’s Got Talent winning act, Ashleigh and Pudsey, are to star in this year’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella.
19 February, 2015
Hull New Theatre has announced that the cast of this year’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, will be led by X Factor winner and pop sensation Joe McElderry as ‘The Man in the Mirror’.
5 February, 2015
The SECC and the world’s biggest pantomime producer Qdos Entertainment have today announced that Scottish showbiz legends The Krankies are to return in this year’s Clyde Auditorium pantomime Peter Pan, starring alongside David Hasselhoff, whose casting was announced in December.