Who are the celebrities in panto in 2018?

We round up the celebrities in panto this festive season because Christmas is coming and it’s fun

Jonny Wilkes as Robin Hood this Christmas

The tradition of going to a panto is as festive as decorating the tree and eating mince pies, and if you decide to go along to one this year you will find all ages in the audience from small children to great grannies. It’s about laughter and singing and comedy and proper feel good entertainment – but it’s also about celebrities coming out of self-induced retirement to grace the stage for our amusement. (Que jazz hands)

Panto season will be here before you know it – oh no it won’t, oh yes it will – so we thought we’d round up the list of eager celebrities in panto donning those extravagant costumes for the 2018 season. Enjoy!

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Celebrities in panto 2018

Jonny Wilkes and Christian Patterson return to The Regent Theatre in Hanley playing Robin Hood and Friar Tuck.

Jonny Wilkes as Robin Hood this Christmas

Ashley Banjo and Diversity join Ian Royce playing Wishee Washee and David Phipps Davis as Widow Twankee at the Cliffs Pavilion in Essex

The Chase’s Jenny Ryan and Benidorm’s Hannah Hobley star in Sleeping Beauty at The Gracie Fields Theatre in Rochdale

Claire King makes the perfect ice queen in panto this Christmas 

David Essex, Martine McCutcheon and Tam Ryan star in Elf: The Christmas Spectacular at the Genting Arena in Birmingham

Corrie’s Bill Ward and Balamory’s Andrew Agnew star in Aladdin at Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton

Eastenders’ Matt Lapinskas stars in Snow White at The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

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Martin Kemp stars in Peter Pan at the Manchester Arena

Claire King is the evil queen in Sleeping Beauty at the Plaza Theatre in Stockport

Dance troupe Diversity will be starring in panto in Essex

Duncan James comes to the Derby Arena for Jack and the Beanstalk

Cannon and Ball return to the Lyceum Theatre for Jack and the Beanstalk

Eastenders’ favourite Charlie Brooks will star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Grove Theatre in Dunstable

Still rocking it on stage – Canon and Ball are at The Crewe Lyceum Theatre this Christmas

Shane Richie is taking on the role of Robin Hood at the Milton Keynes Theatre

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