12 Pantos to Visit in Kent this Christmas!

It’s that time of year where Christmas is fast approaching and during the countdown it just wouldn’t be the same without attending a panto in Kent, would it? So if you’re looking for a place to take the family or even your school class for a festive treat then look no further, here is a list of 12 pantomimes across Kent for you to choose from:

1) Peter Pan, Maidstone Panto, Maidstone Studios, MAIDSTONE – 15th December 2017 to 6th January 2018

A cast full of famous faces including ex Hollyoaks actor, James Sutton, starring as Captain Hook as well as X Factor finalist, Amelia Lily, starring as Tinkerbell. Learn more above about the cast and how you can book tickets.

2) Aladdin, Assembly Hall Theatre, TUNBRIDGE WELLS – 8th December 2017 to 3rd January 2018

One of your three wishes this Christmas could be to see Aladdin! This all classic rags-to-riches tale features former Eastenders star, Michael Greco; Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Jess Robinson and CBBC presenter and Celebrity Wipeout star, Mark Rhodes. 

3) Aladdin, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, TONBRIDGE – 16th to 30th December 2017

If Tunbridge Wells is just that bit too far then here’s Aladdin showing in Tonbridge. Local TV and comedy legend, Michael Fenton Stevens stars as Widow Twankey; local favourite Amanda Swift as Genie and Tom Swift as Wishee Washee. This classic story tale is fun for all the family and produced by Wicked Productions.

4) The Wizard of Oz, Theatre Royal Margate, MARGATE – 9th to 31st December 2017

Another Wicked Production returning to the Theatre Royal in Margate for their third year with a panto version of Wizard of Oz. Margate pantomime favourite, Georgia Rowland-Elliot, will play Dorothy and ‘Jezo’ returns to his third year to play the lovable and hilarious Scarecrow. 

5) Cinderella, Orchard Theatre, DARTFORD  – 9th to 31st December 2017

An unmissable Christmas family treat featuring TV personality - larger than life - Louie Spence as Dandini and ex Eastender and Coronation Street star, Michelle Collins as The Wicked Stepmother. 

6) Peter Pan, Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURY – 24th November 2017 to 14th January 2018

See Peter Pan at the Marlowe in Canterbury starring Eastender and Extras star, Shaun Williamson as Hook; Coronation Street star, Wendy Peters; CBBC presenter, Gemma Hunt and many more familiar faces! 

7) Sleeping Beauty, The Woodville, GRAVESEND – 9th December 2017 to 1st January 2018

A classic fairy tale is coming to The Woodville theatre, featuring TV presenter Linda Lusardi as the Wicked Fairy and 90s pop sister act Cleopatra who are ‘comin’ atcha’ starring as the Good Fairies. 

8) Cinderella, Hazlitt Theatre, MAIDSTONE – 1st to 31st December 2017

For those in the Maidstone area, there’s more choice with the Hazlitt Theatre offering Cinderella magic featuring the star of Bafta nominated The Real Marigold Hotel, Rustie Lee. Alongside Rustin are Ugly Sisters act, Adam Borzone and Stephen Richards. 

9) Beauty and the Beast, Swallows Leisure Centre, SITTINGBOURNE – 15th to 27th December 2017 

Celebrity Big Brother winner and former cage fighter, Alex Reid is leading the cast in this year’s Beauty and the Beast, playing evil Gaston. Joining him is Sheerness’ Robert Brendan and Panto favourite, Harry Moore. 

10) Cinderella, Leas Cliff Hall, FOLKESTONE – 13th to 30th December 2017 

Following the creative team’s smash hit Jack and the Beanstalk last year, this year’s favourite fairy tale, Cinderella is coming to Folkestone. This show promises to be a mixture of song, dance and fun for the whole family. 

11) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Stag Theatre, SEVONOAKS – 1st December 2017 to 7th January 2018

CBBC presenter, Ed Petrie will appear alongside star of 70s TV show Tiswas, Bob Carolgees, and his sidekick, Spit the Dog. Also joining them is Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Danny Beard and West End star, Keith Jack. 

12) Sleeping Beauty, Central Theatre, CHATHAM – 7th to 31st December 2017

Actress, singer and TV personality, Claire Sweeney, will be the star of the stage as the Evil Carabosse; Hollyoaks star, Andy Moss, as Prince Valiant and actor, Joe Tracini returns to the theatre as Chester the Jester. Find out more above on how you can get yourself tickets for the fam!

Share with us which pantomime you will be visiting this Christmas for some festive fun! 

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