The Staffordshire pantos you’ll be queuing to see in 2019

Oh no we won’t…Oh yes you will! Take a look at our full list of Staffordshire pantos 

Staffordshire panto
Panto season will be here before you know it! Pictured: The cast of Cinderella at the Lichfield Garrick

Fairy tale fun, songs galore, booing and hissing at the baddies and the odd risqué joke or two are just the ticket to get you in the festive mood. And of course the kids will love it too so make sure you get your seats booked at one of these Staffordshire pantos.

Not sure which one to go for?

Here’s our round-up of some of the top pantos in the region.

Sleeping Beauty

Regent Theatre, Stoke

Stoke’s favourite panto star Jonathan Wilkes returns to wake up the Regent as Muddles from December 13 to January 5.

Also starring Christian Patterson as the dame and Kai Owen as the king, the show promises plenty of laughter, spectacular special effects, as well as costumes and sets to knock your socks off.

Jonathan Wilkes said: “We have some great surprises in store and I know that everyone who comes along to see us will have a great time. Christmas is the most magical time of year and I am looking forward to sharing it with my Stokie family.”

Tickets are now on sale at the Regent Theatre Box Office on 0844 871 7649 or online at www.atgtickets.com/stoke.

Peter Pan

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Audiences are set to be hooked as the boy who never grew up flies into action at Stafford’s Gatehouse this year.

The show is set to offer a truly “magical” experience, with jokes galore, lots of audience interaction, chart-hits aplenty, and a ship full of jokes,

Starring former Coronation Street and Eastenders actor Ian Reddington as Captain Hook and Corey Jones as Peter Pan, a swashbuckling adventure is certainly on the cards.

And the panto will also feature youngsters from the Stafford area so you might spot someone you know on stage.

The panto runs from December 13 to January 5. Tickets, ranging from £18.50 to £23, are available from the box office on 01785 619080 or at www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk.


Lichfield Garrick

It’s a panto classic and this year’s offering from the Garrick is certainly set to shoe in plenty of fun and frolics.

The favourite rags to riches story stars Sam Rabone as Buttons and Cbeebies favourite Rebecca Keatley as the Fairy Godmother.

Organisers are promising audiences a lot of hilarity and a sprinkling of magic, not to mention two very Ugly Stepsisters, so you just know you’re going to be in for a real treat.

The panto runs from November 28 to January 5 with ticket prices ranging from £16.50 to £32.

To book contact the box office on 01543 412121 or lichfieldgarrick.com

Peter Pan

Crewe Lyceum

Comedy legends Cannon and Ball will take to the stage by popular demand in Crewe again this year.

Playing Pirate Tommy and Pirate Bobby alongside X Factor star Chico as Big Chief Chico, you can expect plenty of laughs and some wonderful slapstick.

Theatre director Adam Knight said: “The Lyceum Theatre is no stranger to star casting and this year’s Peter Pan looks set to continue that trend as we welcome back Cannon and Ball alongside X-Factor star Chico! It’s always a thrill to welcome familiar faces back to our stage and dame extraordinaire Malcolm Lord returns for his fourth year along with last year’s baddie Stefan Pejic in the coveted role of Captain Hook.”

The show runs from December 13 to January 5. Tickets are available from crewelyceum.co.uk or 01270 368242.


Prince of Wales, Cannock

Cinderella is riding into town on her pumpkin in Cannock this December for a fantastic festive offering.

Back by popular demand is Cannock’s favourite dame Keith De Winter, who will be starring as Conchita, one of the ugly sisters.

He will be supported by a professional cast and the Studio 5 Dancers.

The Prince of Wales prides itself on having all the traditional ingredients of a family

pantomime including music, laughter, stunning sets and costumes and lots of audience participation.

The show runs from December 21-29. Tickets, which are £18, are on sale from the Prince of Wales Box Office on 01543 578762 or www.princeofwales.live


Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

This year’s fun-filled family panto is set to whisk you off on a magic carpet ride of adventure.

With lots of larks and jokes planned, there will be plenty to keep audiences laughing and booing throughout.

Starring Brad Fitt, BBC Radio Shropshire’s Eric Smith, Shrewsbury favourite Victoria Mccabve and  and the National Theatre’s Kate Malyon, there will be something for everyone.

And after last year’s show was seen by more than 42,000 people, you might need to get in quick to reserve your seats.

Tickets range from around £10-£26 and are available from the box office on 01743 281281 or by visiting theatresevern.co.uk

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