07/12/2018 - 13/01/2019
Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne
Friday December 7-Sunday January 13, various times
Tickets £14.50-£19/Premium £18.50-23.50
When Cinderella is left at home by her Ugly Sisters, it seems all hope of going to the ball is lost. However, with a little magic from her Fairy Godmother, the most exciting night of her life is about to begin. There’s fun for all the family as one of the best-loved pantomimes is brought to life with some dazzling special effects and one truly amazing carriage. Written and directed by Chris Jordan, the pantomime features stunning stage effects, glittering costumes, impressive sets and sensational live music, and stars Tucker and Martyn Knight.
Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.
07/12/2018 - 06/01/2019
The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley
Friday December 7-Sunday January 6, 10.30am, 2pm, 5.30pm and 7pm
Fun-packed family pantomime Aladdin has comedy, singing, dancing, stunning sets, dazzling costumes and a cast led by Dancing on Ice’s Mr Nasty Jason Gardiner as Abanazar, Shaheen Jafargholi, star of EastEnders and Casualty as Aladdin, impressionist Jess Robinson, from Britain’s Got Talent and The Imitation Game, and Nathaniel Morrison, from the BBC’s All Together Now, as the Genie of the Lamp. The line- up is completed with the return of two Crawley favourites: Michael J Batchelor is Widow Twankey and Richard Franks is PC Pongo.
Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.
14/12/2018 - 06/01/2019
The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham
Friday-Sunday December 14-16, Tuesday and Wednesday December 18 and 19, Friday-Monday December 21-24, Wednesday-Monday December 26-31, and Wednesday-Sunday January 2-6, various times
More than a traditional take of good triumphing over evil, this tale of a cursed young girl, brought up by the family nursemaid, who sleeps for 100 years before being woken by true love’s kiss, is a roller-coaster ride through time, emotion, laughter and song. Starring Heart Radio’s Nicola Hume, TV’s Nicole Faraday, Ben Ofoedu, Sean Smith, Natasha Hoeberigs, James Fletcher, Howell Dowsell and James Dinsmore, it’s a mix of musical theatre and pop songs, clever and corny jokes and audience participation.
Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.
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