The best star-studded Christmas pantomimes to see in 2018

23 November 2018, 17:03 | Updated: 23 November 2018, 17:06

Fancy seeing KIM ACTUAL WOODBURN starring in Snow White this year?
Fancy seeing KIM ACTUAL WOODBURN starring in Snow White this year? Picture: Liverpool Epstein Theatre

What pantomimes have celebrities in them this year? Find out where to see Dawn French, Julian Clary, Jimmy Osmond, Kim Wooburn (!!!) and more

Now that we've dug out our winter coats, put the heating on, and come to terms with the fact we're going to spend the next five months blisteringly cold, we're finally getting excited for Christmas.

And how better to get excited for the festive period than to buy your tickets for the noblest of British traditions - the pantomime.

We've done some digging to find the best shows featuring celebrities across the country.

Here are our picks:

Celebrity pantomimes in London:

Snow White at the London Palladium

Dawn French stars alongside Julian Clary in Snow White at the London Palladium
Dawn French stars alongside Julian Clary in Snow White at the London Palladium. Picture: London Palladium

8 December 2018 - 13 January 2019

Dawn French, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot and Vincent and Flavia star in this year's Snow White at London Palladium. Last year's show won an Olivier award, so we're expecting BIG things.

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Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre

Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre
Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre. Picture: Richmond Theatre

8 December 2018 to - 6 January 2019

Robert Lindsay stars as Captain Hook in this year's Richmond Theatre production of Peter Pan. He's joined by Jon Clegg, Rachel Stanley and Harry Francis in the star-studded line-up.

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Aladdin at New Wimbledon Theatre

Aladdin at New Wimbledon Theatre, London
Aladdin at New Wimbledon Theatre, London. Picture: New Wimbledon Theatre

8 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Comedian Paul Merton stars as Widow Twankey, and is joined by actual Lee Ryan off of Blue! We cannot WAIT.

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Aladdin at Hackney Empire

Aladdin returns to Hackney Empire this year
Aladdin returns to Hackney Empire this year. Picture: Hackney Empire

24 November 2018 - 6 January 2019

Arguably one of the best pantomimes in the world, Hackney Empire will this year play host to Aladdin, starring Eastenders actress Tameka Empson and universally-acknowledged-best-dame-in-the-world Clive Rowe.

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Birmingham celebrity pantomimes: Peter Pan at Birmingham Hippodrome

Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome
Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Picture: Birmingham Hippodrome

19 December 2018 - 27 January 2019

Comedian and actress Meera Syal makes her pantomime debut alongside Jimmy Osmond in Birmingham this year.

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Manchester celebrity pantomimes: Cinderella at Manchester Opera House

Gareth Gates and Les Dennis star in Cinderella at Manchester Opera House this year
Gareth Gates and Les Dennis star in Cinderella at Manchester Opera House this year. Picture: Manchester Opera House

8 - 30 December 2018

Les Dennis stars alongside Gareth Gates(!) in Manchester Opera House's adaptation of Cinderella this year.

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Plymouth celebrity pantomimes: Dick Whittington at Plymouth Theatre Royal

Dick Whittington at Plymouth Theatre Royal
Dick Whittington at Plymouth Theatre Royal. Picture: Plymouth Theatre Royal

14 December 2018 - 12 January 2019

Musical theatre star John Partridge stars alongside Eastenders actress Samantha Womack in Plymouth's performance of Dick Whittington this year.

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Liverpool Celebrity Pantomimes: Snow White at Epstein Theatre

KIM WOODBURN stars in Snow White in Liverpool this year
KIM WOODBURN stars in Snow White in Liverpool this year. Picture: Liverpool Epstein Theatre

7 December 2018 - 2 January 2019

We don't mean to cause alarm, but KIM WOODBURN stars in this year's adaptation of Snow White in Liverpool. So we're guessing it'll be the best pantomime to have ever been. If you sit near the front you're pretty much guaranteed to be called a 'chicken livered s***', surely?

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Celebrity pantomimes in Woking: Cinderella at New Victoria Theatre

Cinderella at New Victoria Theatre
Cinderella at New Victoria Theatre. Picture: New Victoria Theatre

7 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood and Chuckle Brothers star Paul Chuckle star in Woking's Cinderella this year, so you just KNOW it's going to be good

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