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Festive theatre in Surrey for Christmas 2013

PUBLISHED: 20:20 16 December 2013 | UPDATED: 20:20 16 December 2013

Surrey pantos

Surrey pantos

SUR DEC13 PANTO

As the curtain rises on another festive season, discover a whole world of giant beanstalks, glass slippers and fairy godmothers awaiting you right on the doorstep at this year’s pantos

Cinderella

Friday December 6 to Sunday January 5

New Victoria Theatre, Woking GU21 6GQ: 0844 871 7645

BAFTA award-winning CBeebies star Justin Fletcher leads this magical fairy tale pantomime alongside former Blue Peter presenter Zöe Salmon and comedian Hal Cruttenden. The actor, known for programmes such as Something Special, Gigglebiz and Justin’s House, is loved by children and parents alike.

Tickets: From £13.90

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Peter Pan

Friday December 6 to Sunday January 5

Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG: 0208 688 9291

One of the UK’s most popular baddies and one half of the infamous Mitchell brothers in EastEnders, Steve McFadden takes to the stage as Captain Hook alongside pantomime dame, Quinn Patrick, who is playing Mrs Smee.

Tickets: £17

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The Snow Gorilla

Friday November 29 to Sunday January 5

Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1 HLW: 08444 821556

They may not do panto at the Rose Theatre, but they do have their own festive tale to tell! Join Sunny on the adventure of a lifetime and experience African acrobats, Spanish flamenco dancers, jugglers, contortionists, death defying aerialists and more.

Tickets: From £17

Reader offer:

Claim the best ticket available for £15 (usual prices between £17 and £27) on 5pm performances from Sunday December 1 to Sunday December 8. Quote Surrey Life when booking.

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Cinderella

Friday December 6 to Sunday January 12

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX: 01483 440000

Following her triumphant return to London’s West End, Surrey-born entertainer Bonnie Langford returns to Guildford to star as Fairy Snow. Bonnie is joined on stage by one of the country’s top performers; the inimitable Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Guaranteed to make you laugh, hiss and boo, Kit returns to Guildford in a new guise this year – as an Ugly Sister.

Tickets: From £17

Reader offer:

Claim two tickets for the price of one for Cinderella at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Monday January 6 (7pm), Wednesday January 8 (7pm) and Thursday January 9 (1.30pm). Quote Surrey Life when booking over the phone.

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Aladdin

Saturday December 21 to Sunday December 29

Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG: 01306 881717

This Christmas, take a magical carpet ride to the Far East in Dorking Halls’ fun-packed family pantomime featuring Aaron Sidwell (Steven Beale from EastEnders) as Aladdin, Chris Stanton (Mr Flatley from CBBC’s M.I. High) as Abanazar, West End sensation Tricia Adele-Turner (Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You, Blood Brothers) as Princess Jasmine and the hilarious Chris Casserly as Widow Twankey. 
Tickets: From £16.50

Reader offers:

Buy one full price adult ticket for Aladdin at £17.95 and receive one free child ticket for the show on Thursday December 12 at 7pm. Quote Surrey Life when booking over the phone.

Claim two tickets for the price of one for the Friday December 27 performance of Aladdin at 7pm. Quote Surrey Life when booking over the phone.

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Peter Pan

Friday December 13 to Sunday January 5

Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, 
Epsom KT18 5AL: 01372 742555

The ever-captivating Peter Pan takes flight at the Epsom Playhouse this Christmas. Expect the unexpected as this adventure about the boy who never grew up unfolds. Amazingly, family tickets work out cheaper than a single one for adults. That’s the way to do it!

Tickets: From £12.50 for a family ticket (two adults and two children)

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Tuesday December 10 to Sunday January 5

Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3SY: 01276 707600

This year’s star cast sees the much anticipated return of Camberley’s favourite dame, Mark Slowey, as Jack’s mother, Dame Trott. Another familiar face to Camberley Theatre is local actor Benjamin Wells. Following his busy year touring Spot’s Birthday Party as Marco the Rabbit Magician, Ben will be performing as the dastardly Fleshcreep, the Giant’s henchman.

Tickets: From £15.95

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Snow White on Ice

Friday December 13 to Sunday December 15

Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP: 01483 443333

See the story of Snow White come to life in spectacular style on ice! As usual, the Spectrum’s talented team will be pulling out all the stops for their annual show, which features performances from some of the region’s rising skating stars.

Tickets: From £6.50

Reader offer:

Get a family ticket for £25 (usually £32) for the evening performance on Sunday December 15. Terms & conditions apply.

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Peter Pan

Friday December 6 to Sunday January 12

Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ: 0844 871 7651

Legendary TV and film actor Henry Winkler, best-known for his role as The Fonz in US TV series Happy Days, will be the bad guy everyone loves to hate as he takes on the role of the dastardly Captain Hook in this year’s swashbuckling spectacular. Expect stunning sets, glittering costumes and plenty of audience participation.

Tickets: From £11.90

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Cinderella

Friday December 20 to Wednesday January 1

The Leatherhead Theatre, 7 Church Street, Leatherhead KT22 8DN: 01372 365120

That’s Entertainment Productions return with a professional cast as Cinderella’s coach arrives in Leatherhead this Christmas. Expect dazzling scenery, beautiful ball gowns and hilarious antics, plus live music and some great surprises.

Tickets: From £15.50

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Friday December 13 to Sunday January 5

The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill RH1 1NN: 01737 276500

There are more than seven reasons why people should be heading to The Harlequin Theatre this Christmas with television hunk Stefan Booth taking on a princely role. From Dancing on Ice to the drama of Albert Square, Stefan has dazzled wherever he has appeared and will be joined by Hi De Hi yellow coat Nikki Kelly.

Tickets: From £12

Reader offer:

Claim two-for-one tickets for Snow White at The Harlequin Theatre on Monday December 16, 2pm; Thursday December 19, 2pm; Sunday December 29, 5.30pm; and Monday December 30, 5.30pm. Quote Surrey Life when booking.

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