Star-Studded Shows And Pantos To See This Christmas
Ronan Keating, Priscilla Presley and David Hasselhoff are among a host of famous faces touring the country with amazing stage shows in December 2014. So we suggest you pick a performance from our list glittering pantos and shows, pop the kids in their Christmas jumpers and head to the theatre for some festive fun…
In one of the funniest double acts we've come across this season, David Hassellhoff and Christopher Biggins team up to play Captain Hook and his faithful servant's wife, Mrs Smee, for the festive period! The Baywatch legend and I'm A Celeb King will surely make a raucous twosome on stage and we're already desperate to see it…
Where: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
When: 13 December to 11 January
Tickets: £19.50 - £35.50 from https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/panto-southend-essex
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Bringing a touch of US glamour to the stage is Priscilla Presley, who is currently starring as the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Elvis' ex-wife joins by Star Wars star Warwick Davis who plays Prof in the classic fairytale.
Where: Manchester Opera House
When: 5 December to 4 January
Tickets: £10 - £39.50 from http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs/opera-house-manchester/
Singer Ronan Keating makes his theatre debut in hit Broadway musical Once this Christmas as it comes to London's West End. He'll play an Irish musician who meets an Eastern European girl in Dublin and falls head over heels in love. We suggest you snap up tickets to this touching tale quick-sharp and catch the Boyzone star on stage!
Where: Phoenix Theatre
When: 17 November onwards
Tickets: £64 upwards from http://www.phoenixtheatrelondon.co.uk/once/
A line-up of brilliant acting talent brings the love story of Cinderella to life this Christmas. Dallas star Linda Gray has flown across the pond to make her panto debut as the magical Fairy Godmother. She's joined on stage by funnyman Tim Vine, dancer Wayne Sleep and Stars In Your Eyes' Matthew Kelly who'll be dolling up as one of the ugly sisters.
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre
When: 5 December to 11 January
Tickets: £10 - £39.50 from http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/cinderella/new-wimbledon-theatre/
Emma Thompson and Opera star Bryn Terfel take on the gruesome tale of Sweeney Todd in 2015 following a string of sell-out shows in New York earlier this year. The hotly anticipated stage adaptation of Fleet Street's demon barber is arriving in London in March and has been described as dark and masterful, so pop these A-list tickets on your Christmas list!
Where: London Coliseum
When: 30 March - 12 April
Tickets: £61 upwards from http://www.eno.org/whats-on#Sweeney-Todd:-The-Demon-Barber-of-Fleet-Street
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
If you're a boy band fanatic or soap fan you have to get yourself down to Birmingham Hippodrome as Duncan James from Blue is playing the lead in Jack and the Beanstalk! Stepping onto the stage with the pop hunk are telly stars Chris Gascoyne who plays Peter Barlow in Corrie and Eastenders actor Matt Slack, along with former Loose Women panellist Jane McDonald. One not to be missed!
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
When: 19 December to 1 January
Tickets: £14 - £44 from http://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/WhatsOn_focus.asp?showId=1825
She stole the show as Whitney Houston in the Bodyguard, now Beverley Knight is taking on another incredible role as electrifying nightclub singer Felicia in Memphis. With an amazing soundtrack and a voice to match, this roof-raising show needs to a place on your Christmas calendar!
Where: Shaftesbury Theatre
When: 9 October 2014 to 31 October 2015
Tickets: £26 upwards from http://www.shaftesburytheatre.com/shows
Dr Who's Arthur Davill plays a swashbuckling pirate in Treasure Island this Christmas. If you want a festive show with a bit of bite, the BBC star takes you on a journey of murder and mutiny in this thrilling adaptation of the traditional tale. Suitable for ages 10 and up.
Where: National Theatre, Loondon
When: 3 December - 8 April
Tickets: £15 - £50 from http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/treasure-island
Britain's Got Talent stars Ashleigh and Pudsey are starring in Christmas panto Dick Whittington and if a real dog isn't a reason to get you to the theatre, we don't know what is! With CBeebies' Mr Bloom - actor Ben Faulks - playing Dick, plus a 3D underwater adventure on the cards, this festive show is a must in December.
Where: Bristol Hippodrome
When: 6 December to 4 January
Tickets: £10 - £39.50 from http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome/
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Supermodel Jerry Hall is ramping up the glamour in Richmond as she stars in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Playing the part as the Wicked Queen, she joins a stellar musical theatre cast to recreate this classic festive tale.
Where: Richmond Theatre
When: 9 December to 11 January
Tickets: £11.90 - £56.40 from http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs/richmond-theatre/