Your at-a-glance guide to region’s Christmas shows

Peter Pan, Royal & Derngate
Peter Pan, Royal & Derngate

A guide to all the biggest and best pantomimes in the region this Christmas

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Royal and Derngate Northampton, Guildhall Road

Merlin

November 28 - January 4

Admission is from £9.50*

A young Merlin struggles to keep his extraordinary magical powers under control in this play starring Will Merrick, James Clay and Francesca Zoutewelle, written by Ella Hickson (Wendy and Peter Pan RSC).

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Peter Pan

December 5-January 4

Admission is from £10*

Look out for pirates, crocodiles, lost boys and fairies in this pantomime for all the family starring Joe Pasquale, Alex Giannini and Ross Carpenter.

Both shows feature audio and signed performances.

Call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk to book tickets.

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Deco Theatre Northampton, Abington Square

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

December 12-29

Admission is from £9

An all-singing, all-dancing cast help Dorothy battle the wicked witch in her quest to get back home in this pantomime starring Tamaryn Payne (Hollyoaks), Matt Milburn (Emmerdale) and Andrew James.

Call 01604 622749 or visit www.deco.co.uk to book tickets.

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Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, Marlborough Gate

Peter Pan

December 5-January 11

Admission is from £12

Britain’s Got Talent street dance sensation Flawless will be hip-hopping on the decks of the Jolly Roger in this magical pantomime starring Bradley Walsh (Coronation Street) and David Bedella (Batman Begins).

Relaxed performances are available for those with learning disabilities, communications disorders or autism conditions.

Call 0844 8717652 or visit www.atgtickets.com to book tickets.

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The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Castle Way

Pinocchio

December 8-30

Admission is from £15*

Discover whether Pinnochio will ever fullfil his dream of becoming a real boy in this all-new, family-friendly re-telling by Carlo Collodi.

Call 01933 229022 or visit www.castle.org.uk to book tickets.

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The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering, Thurston Drive

Aladdin

December 12- January 4

Admission is £17 for adults of £14 for children*

Guests should expect the unexpected from this pantomime packed with illusion, comedy and festive cheering and starring Mark Wingett (The Bill) and Andy Moss (Hollyoaks).

Call 01536 414141 or visit www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk to book tickets.

The Core at Corby Cube Corby, George Street

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Dear Santa

December 5-20

Admission is £10*

From the author of Dear Zoo (Rod Campbell) comes a performance with music, laughter and plenty of audience participation starring Peter Edbrook, Gary Jerry and Natalie Bush.

Call 01536 4704470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com to book tickets.

*Concessions are available