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Albany, Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG


Monday 5th December 2016 to Sunday 1st January 2017 at various morning and early afternoon times

A Tall Stories production.

Tickets:             £12, concessions £8, family ticket £34

Box Office:        020 8692 4446

Web-site:          http://www.thealbany.org.uk



Archway, The Drive, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7NQ

Book Now


Tuesday 3rd to Sunday 18th December 2016 (not 11th, 12th) at 7.45pm  (last day 7pm)

By Tim Firth


Friday 13th, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 and Saturday 28th January 2017 at 7.45pm Fris, 2 & 7pm Sats, 2pm Suns

By C S Lewis

Phone:              0333 666 3366 (Mon-Fri 9am – 7pm, Sat 9am – 5pm)

Tickets:             Members £10, non-members £12; telephone bookings £1.50 booking fee

Online:              https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/archwaytheatre

In person:         10.30am – 11.30am every Saturday

Website:           http://www.archwaytheatre.co.uk

Avalon Theatre Company, New Horizon/Pollards Hill Community Ctre, South Lodge Ave, Mitcham, CR4 1LT



Friday 13th January 2017 at 7.30pm; Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th at 1.30 & 5.30pm; Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th at 7.30pm; Saturday 21st at 2.30 & 7.30pm

The Oxted Players traditional family pantomime featuring well-loved fairy tale characters; by Paul Barron and Sarah Dyson.

Tickets:             Adults £10; children £9; 10% on-line booking fee

Telephone:        01883 724852

Online:              http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/149588

Email:               Barntheatre@btinternet.com

Web-site:          http://barntheatreoxted.co.uk/calendar.html

Beckenham Theatre Centre, 46 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5JD


Thursday 15th December 2016 to Sunday 1st January 2017 at 7.30pm, weekend matinees at 3pm (1st 5pm)

No performances on 21st to 26th December

By TLC Creative (Damian Trasler, David Lovesy and Steve Clark), directed by Mike Darbon

All is not well in Nottingham! The wicked Sheriff is growing rich on the many taxes he is forcing the poor townsfolk to pay and he is just about to become even richer. Pip and Penny, recently orphaned and heirs to vast fortunes have been entrusted into his care and he is hatching a horrible plan to make sure that he will inherit the cash and marry Maid Marion into the bargain. All that stands in his way is the very brave and dashing Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the fearsome Nanny Coddle, brainless Dave Knave (the wannabe outlaw) and a rather overworked Fairy. Will they succeed in thwarting the evil plot and beat the Sheriff and his villainous henchmen?

Tickets:             £8 (£9.08 on line)

Box Office:        Lorna Thomas, 07500 908331

On line:             https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pantomime-babes-in-the-wood-tickets-29299357166

Web-site:          http://www.beckenhamtheatre.co.uk  

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR


Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th January 2017, various times

Directed and choreographed by Olympic and four-time world champion, Christopher Dean.

Tickets: Adult £22 to £35; children under 16 £15; ringside seats £50; group and family reductions

Box Office:        open Monday - Saturday, 10.30am - 5.30pm      

Telephone:        0844 847 1515; fax 01273 779 980, Ticketmaster 0844 847 1538; 01273 290 131

E-mail:              brightoncentre@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Web-site:          http://www.brightoncentre.co.uk 

Online booking: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/venueartist/254026/803865

Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway, Catford, SE6 4RU


Thursdays to Sundays from 1st to 18th December 2016 in the Studio Theatre

Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays 2nd & 9th at 10.30am & 1.30pm, 16th at 7.30pm; Sats and Suns at 2 & 5pm

Box Office:        020 8690 0002

On line:             https://broadwaytheatre.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873565303/events/127995485

Tickets:             Adults £10; children under 16 £15; booking fee £1.50 per transaction

Website:           http://www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk

Burnt Ash Drama Association, St Andrew’s Hall, Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5AF




Tickets:             £8

Tel:                  07482 952550

Email:               bookings@burntashdrama.co.uk

Website:           http://www.burntashdrama.co.uk


Chaldon Amateur Dramatic Society, Village Hall, 95 Rook Lane, Chaldon, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5BN



Tickets:             adults £12, children £8

Tel:                  07880 543 467

Website:           http://www.chaldonamdram.co.uk  

Chipstead Players, The Courtyard Theatre, Hazelwood Lane, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3QU 


by William Shakespeare, directed by Sarah Branston

Thursday 5th to Saturday 14th January 2017 (not 9th and 10th) at 8pm; also Saturday matinees at 2.15pm

Originally a Catholic holiday, at the time of Shakespeare the twelfth night after Christmas had become a day of revelry and naughtiness below stairs. Servants often dressed up as their masters, men as women and so forth. This play, full of comic characters and joyful love and laughter, is a comedy for all ages and the most perfect introduction to Shakespeare for a young audience. Xmas trees, carol singing, snow and cross-dressing – quite simply, it’s SHAKESPEARE’S best PANTO!


Tickets:             £10; Wednesdays and matinees £8

Box Office:        open Saturdays from 10am to 11.30pm and before performances

Telephone:        01737 555680 when box office is open, or leave a message on the Answerphone

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/150933

Web-site:          http://www.chipsteadplayers.org

Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA


Friday 9th December 2016 to Saturday 7th January 2017, twice daily (except 10th, 17th, 21st, 25th Dec, 1st Jan)

Craig Revel Horwood will star as Captain Hook in the swashbuckling family panto adventure, Peter Pan!

This dazzling production will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, stunning sets, fabulous costumes and pantomime magic.

Tickets:             £18 - £40, children £3 off, concessions £2 off, friends £5 off, families £102

Special Discounts: Friends on opening night £10 off, over 60s £20 Tue 3rd - Fri 6th January 2017

Telephone:        020 3285 6000

Web site:          https://churchilltheatre.co.uk  


Friday 9th - Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 10.30am & noon daily except Saturdays in the Studio

Enter the magical world of Kensington Gardens after Lock-Out Time, when the park gates are closed and the animals come out to play. Join Snowy the Owl as he tries to catch forty winks, unaware that a mischievous mouse has other plans. Inspired by J.M. Barrie’s The Little White Bird for children aged 2+ and their families. Craft Workshops inspired by the production are available on Saturdays 10th & 17th December.

Tickets:             £13 (under 12s £10 including refreshments), unreserved.

Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG



Saturday 17th to Wednesday 28th December 2016, 1 and 5pm (not 21st, 25th; 19th & 20th 10.15am & 2pm; 24th 1pm & 4.30pm; 26th 3pm only)

From the same team behind Cinderella and The Wizard of Oz, Enchanted Entertainment return to Dorking Halls with another fantastic pantomime for all the family. Dick Whittington tells the rags-to-riches tale of our hero and his hilarious cat, on their fun-packed journey to find fame and fortune in London.

This year’s Dorking Halls pantomime will be packed full of laugh-out-loud comedy routines, stunning dances, show-stopping songs and heaps of audience participation… Oh yes it will!

Tickets:             £18, seniors & children £16, family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £63, groups 20+: £15

Telephone:        01306 881717

Email:               boxoffice@molevalley.gov.uk

Website:           http://www.dorkinghalls.co.uk 

Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AL



Friday 16th December 2016 - Sunday 8th January 2017 2-3 performances daily (not 21st, 25th or 3rd, 4th, 5th)


Friday 9th – Saturday 24th December 2016, 2 – 5 performances daily (not Monday 12th or 19th)

The adventure takes place at Santa's HQ in the North Pole. The Reindeer Sat Nav is programmed, the toys are piled high on the sleigh and Santa is ready to go when suddenly... chaos strikes! Rudolph is missing and the Elves are up to no good. Will Santa ever deliver the presents?! He needs some help from all the good boys and girls in the audience to help him find his way. Witness the truly unforgettable experience when snowflakes fall over the audience and help Santa save the day in this festive extravaganza. With songs, stories, a meet and greet with Santa & a free gift!

Aladdin tickets:  Adults £18 - £20, children £16-17

Santa tickets:    adults £14.50, children £12.50, family 2 adults + 2 children £12.25 each + 60p fee

Box Office:        01372 742555 / 742227

E-mail:              playhouse@epsom-ewell.gov.uk 

Web site:          http://www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk

Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1DG

Temporarily at Waddon Leisure Centre, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 4RG


Wednesday 7th December - Saturday 31st December 2016 twice daily, not 12th, 16th, 25th

Croydon’s spectacular pantomime extravaganza Aladdin, packed full of side splitting comedy, stunning special effects and lavish costumes comes to town for the whole of December with the full support of Fairfield Hall and the Ashcroft Theatre’s operator, Fairfield Trust!

Tickets:             adults £18, children/seniors £17, families £60.50, groups £13 incl £1.50 booking fee

Box Office:        [020 8688 9291] 01494 917 519

E-mail:              [boxoffice@fairfield.co.uk] info@q-productions.com

Web site:          [http://www.fairfield.co.uk] http://www.aladdincroydon.com


Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN


Friday 9th - Saturday 31st December 2016 (2 performances daily except 13th, 19th, 25th)

It's the 30th year of the Harlequin Theatre and Cinema in Redhill, to celebrate we're revisiting our very first pantomime, Cinderella! Glass slippers and a spell that breaks at midnight means it’s time to charm audiences with the classic rags to riches fairytale of the downtrodden girl forced to serve her jealous step sisters. With best buddy Buttons and the magic of a Fairy Godmother on hand, Cinderella’s certain to escape the misery of her dastardly diva sisters and find true love in the arms of a dashing Prince...it’s just the journey getting there may be a little rocky and raucous before romancing reigns supreme!

Tickets:             Previews (9th) £15; Savers £16.50; Rear & Orchestra/Stalls: Adult £20.50/£21.50;

                        Child/Concession £18.50/£19.50; Family (4) £68/£74

Box Office:        01737 276500

Web-site:          http://www.harlequintheatre.co.uk 

Hayes Players, Village Hall, Hayes Street, Hayes, Kent, BR2 7LH


Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th December 2016 at 7.45pm

By Willy Russell

This wickedly observant ’80s comedy by one of the country’s most acclaimed writers (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers) finds Dennis, on the eve of his birthday, making a desperate attempt to ditch the trappings of his newly acquired middle class life. Imprisoned on Phase Two of a new housing estate surrounded by Tupperware parties, John Denver fans and garden gnomes, Dennis yearns for his youth of road trips and music festivals. Once neighbours, Roger and Jane arrive to help celebrate his birthday, it is not long before Dennis realises the need to break for freedom.

Box Office:        07905 210718

E-mail:              boxoffice@hayesplayers.org.uk

Tickets:             £8

Web-site:          http://www.hayesplayers.org.uk

Kingswood Amateur Drama & Dance Society, Village Hall, Waterhouse Lane, Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 6EB


Thursday 15th and Friday 16th December 2016 at 8pm

Box Office:        Londis, 6 Waterhouse Lane; Kingswood News, Buckland Road

Enquiries:          07976 828 633

Online:             http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/KADDS

Tickets:             adults £8, children £4 + on-line booking fee

Web:                http://www.kingswoodvillage.org/clubs-groups/kadds-amateur-dance-drama

Magdalene Players, St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Trinity Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 7HP


Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th February 2017

By Stephen Duckham

Web-site:          http://www.magplayers.org.uk

Facebook:         https://www.facebook.com/MagdalenePlayers

Tickets:             https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/magdaleneplayers

Matchbox Theatre, St Francis Church Hall, Ravenswood Avenue, West Wickham, BR4 0PW


Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 8pm

By Agatha Christie

Tickets:             adults £8; children £4

Contacts:           Annie Norris (Chairperson) or Vicky Pearce (Membership Secretary) 020 8777 1807

Box Office:        39, Grosvenor Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 9PY

Telephone:        0845 680 4568

Website:           http://matchboxtheatre.org.uk

Blog:                 https://matchboxtheatre.wordpress.com

Miller Centre Players, The Miller Centre, 30 Godstone Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6RA



Thursday 1st to Saturday 10th December 2015 at 8pm (not Sunday; also Saturdays at 3pm)

By Shaun McKenna

It is 1936. The Widdington sisters, Janet and Ursula, have lived in their Cornish seaside cottage all their lives – spinsters who enjoy music, listening to the radio and knitting. And then, into their serene and undemanding lives comes a stranger in the form of an unknown young man washed ashore from a shipwreck. The ladies revive him, take him into their home, nurse him and eventually restore him to good health. In time, they discover that the young man is Polish and is a virtuoso violinist. It becomes clear that his future lies in the concert halls of the world. But when he leaves to fulfil his destiny, he leaves behind at least one broken heart.


Thursday 19th to Saturday 28th January 2017 at 8pm (not Sunday)

By Peter Quilter

The dressing room of a theatrical star is as full of conflicting emotions as there are on stage. And so it proves, in this delightful and light-hearted play, as the famous Lydia Martin sweeps in for the final performance of her long and glittering career. Around her are her dresser, her agent, her daughter, her ex husband, her new fiancé and the company manager, bringing with them a flurry of goodbyes, tears, insults, laughs, recriminations, kisses and regrets. On stage she takes her final bow to storms of applause before returning to the dressing room to make a final decision on her future.

Tickets:             £10

Box Office:        01883 349850 (open 10-4 Mon-Fri, 10-12 Sat)

Online:              http://intelligent-tickets.co.uk/index.php?th=mc

E-mail:              niall.monaghan@millercentretheatre.org

Web-site:          http://millercentretheatre.org


New Addington Salvation Army Community Church

Addington Community Centre, Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 0JB


Saturday & Sunday 10th & 11th December 2016 at 2pm & 6pm

Tickets:             Free

Box office:         07531 666362

E-mail:              newaddingtonpanto@gmail.com 

Web-site:          http://www.newaddingtonsalvationarmy.org.uk

New Eltham Community Productions

New Eltham Methodist Church Community Centre, 435 Footscray Road, New Eltham, SE9 3UL


Saturday 7th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th January 2017 at 7.30pm; also Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

The evil Bill Stickers (he will be prosecuted!) is planning on building a railroad through the town of Rock Bottom. Calamity Dame is the town spokesperson (self-appointed) who is hoping that the new station and railroad will bring people and money back to the run down town. The local Red Indian tribe led by Chief Passing Wind and his two wives are against these plans as it would mean that the railroad would go through the sacred feeding grounds of their mystical white Rabbit (which only they can see!) and would kill it off. An all-knowing Totem Pole, fiendish plots from the evil Bill and his two henchmen, a wicked kidnapping and brave rescue attempt and various complicated love matches make this a panto not to be missed!

Tickets:             £8

Box Office:        020 8851 9881 (Rachel)

On line:             https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/necp (fee)

Email:               necpneweltham@yahoo.co.uk

Website:           http://www.necp.org.uk

New Stagers

St. Anne’s Church Hall, St. Ann’s Crescent, Wandsworth, London SW18 2RS


Friday 20th to Sunday 29th January 2017 (Fris 7.30pm, Sats 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 1pm & 5.30pm ONLY)

When Mrs White and her family arrive at the Hideaway Hotel on Christmas Eve, they are expecting a relaxing seasonal break. But they find only nervous and frightened hotel staff, and a scary and elusive creature which appears to be on the loose in the hotel. When the family then discovers that Father Christmas and his elves have transferred their toy workshop from the North Pole to the hotel’s boiler room, and that some of the elves have downed tools and are refusing to work, the scene is set for a Crazy Christmas holiday…

Box Office:        http://newstagers.co.uk/box-office

Tickets:             Adults £10.50, concessions £6.50

Web-site:          http://newstagers.co.uk

Email:               admin@newstagers.co.uk

Tel:                  07814 611239

New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1QG


Friday 9th December 2016 to Sunday 15th January 2017 (not 12th, 19th, 25th, 1st & 9th) twice daily

Strictly sensational Arlene Phillips CBE will make her pantomime debut alongside the return of the side-splittingly hilarious Tim Vine and the best dame in the business, Matthew Kelly. Join Dick and his feline friend Tommy on his fun-filled quest for fame and fortune. Will the streets really be paved with gold? Will he win the hand of the lovely Alice – and will he defeat the dastardly King Rat?

Tickets:             £12 - £46 plus £2.85 transaction fee; no fee for Theatre Card Members

Box Office:        0871 297 5474

Bookings:          http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/dick-whittington/new-wimbledon-theatre/#buy-now

New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1QG


Tuesday 6th to Saturday 24th December 2016, 24 performances daily except Mondays


A fun packed festive experience for children aged 2-6 which will make them laugh, encourage them to get involved and sing their favourite songs as well as meeting Santa and receiving a gift from him...

Tickets:             £17.60 - £19.80 (Theatre Card Members £16 - £18)

Box Office:        0871 297 5474

Bookings:          http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/santas-polka-dot-pirate/new-wimbledon-studio  

Website:           http://www.theambassadors.com/newwimbledon

North Wood Morris Men

"They who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music"



Saturday 10th December 2016, South Bank, London Bridge at 11am


Saturday 26th December 2016, The Harrow Inn, Farleigh Road, Warlingham, CR6 9EL, 12.45pm

On this day in 1899, Cecil Sharp first met the Headington Quarry Morris Dancers at Sandfield Cottage, Headington, Oxford. From that meeting grew the revival of interest in English Morris dancing. 

Web-site:          http://www.northwoodmorris.co.uk

Bagman:           jnwimhurst@aol.com

Orpheus Centre, Caterham School, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, CR3 6YA


Wednesday 14th at 1.30pm and Thursday 15th December 2016 at 7.30pm

Produced and performed by the young disabled adults of The Orpheus Centre.

Tickets:             £10; concessions £8

Box office:         01883 741414 (Monday – Friday, 9-5pm)

E-mail:              enquiries@orpheus.org.uk  

Web-site:          http://www.orpheus.org.uk

Facebook:         https://www.facebook.com/The-Orpheus-Centre-44217694914/

Phoenix Players, Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College


Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th February 2017

By Nicole Shaun Smith


A a fun-filled family panto written by our own full of laughs, sing-a-long songs and an emotional story of our hero's quest to slay the mighty dragon - but not with the traditional ending you may expect!

Box office:         http://www.phoenixplayers.org.uk/buy-tickets

Tickets:             Adult £10.50, child/concession £7.50, family 2A/2C £30.50

Web-site:          http://www.phoenixplayers.org.uk

Priory Players, Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham, London SE9 1SL


Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th January 2017 at 7.45pm; also Saturday at 2.30pm & Sunday 12th at 3.30pm

By Paul Reakes

Sinbad returns from a year at sea on Princess Yasmin's 18th birthday, as soon as their eyes meet he falls madly in love with her, but being from a poor family he's not good enough to woo the princess.

When the Princess is abducted by the evil magician Vazar. With the promise of wealth and her hand in marriage, Sinbad sets sail on his rescue mission with his mother, Dame Semolina Sinbad, Monty the Monkey, the Captain and Mr Mate. As if Sinbad didn't have enough to contend with, the villainous pirate, Black Hook, soon captures them and attempts to sell them at the Zalabar slave auction. With the Captain and Mr Mate dressing as a couple of dancing girls to distract the Black Hook anything can and does happen before Sinbad wins the day and his sweet Princess Yasmin.

Tickets:             Adults £8, concessions £7

Box office:        07502 450983

Website:           http://www.theprioryplayers.com

Email:               tickets@theprioryplayers.com

Purley Pantoloons, Purley United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Rd, Purley, CR8 2LN


Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th January 2016 at 7.45pm, also Saturday matinee at 3pm

Tickets:             adults £8, children under 15 £6

Box office:         Rick Roberts

Tel:                  01883 381884

E-mail:             radiorick101@outlook.com

Web-site:          http://www.pantoloons.co.uk 

Facebook:         https://www.facebook.com/groups/223842611007221

Blog:                 http://pantoloons.blogspot.com

Putney Theatre Company, Ravenna Road, Putney, London SW15 6AW


Wednesday 14th to Tuesday 22nd December 2016 at 7.30pm; not 18th / 19th; also 17th / 18th at 3pm

Cinderellaland is in crisis. A financial crisis that has lead to the dreaded ‘Austerity’. The King and Queen pin their hopes on their slightly immature son, Charming and his less than reliable friend Dandini to rescue the kingdom. Their solution? A great big party. Anyone who’s anyone is invited...

Box Office

Tickets:             Adults £14, concessions £10, Students/Young Persons £8, booking fee £2.50 per transaction

Tel:                  020 8788 6943; panto 07584 464799

Online:              https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/putneyartstheatre; https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/plos

Email:               info@putneyartstheatre.org.uk; plos@hotmail.co.uk

Website:           http://www.putneyartstheatre.org.uk

Quay Players, Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston Street, SE1 3RA


Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February 2016 at 7.30pm; Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Tickets:             £14.50; concessions £12.50, families (2 & 2) £48.50; £2 more on the door

On line:             http://www.quayplayers.org.uk/tickets

Website:           http://www.quayplayers.org.uk  

Contact:            info@quayplayers.org.uk

Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ



Friday 2nd December 2016 to Sunday 8th January 2017

Performances at 1.30 and 5.30 or 7pm most days; not 5th, 12th, 19th, 25th, 1st 

Maureen Lipman makes a welcome return to Richmond’s spectacular Panto as the Wicked Fairy. With a catalogue of acting credits for television, stage and film, Maureen is well-known for her roles in films Educating Rita and the award-winning The Pianist. Joining her after two highly successful pantomimes at Richmond will be none other than CBeebies favourite Chris Jarvis in the role of Chester the Jester, returning for a third year in a row, due to overwhelming popular demand.

Tickets:             £12 - £45 plus £2.85 transaction fee; no fee for Theatre Card Members

Bookings:          0844 871 7651 (Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun 10am - 8pm)

On line:             http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/sleeping-beauty-2016/richmond-theatre/#buy-now

Web-site:          http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre

Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL


Tuesday 6th December 2016 to Tuesday 3rd January 2017 (1-2 performances daily, not 12th, 19th, 25th, 1st)

By Kenneth Grahame; adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville.

When Mole abandons his spring cleaning in search of adventure, little does he expect to be scooped-up by Ratty, Badger and the irrepressible Toad. From summer-days messing about in boats, to an automobile addiction and an evil invasion from the Wild Woods, Mole finds himself hurtling towards the historic Battle for Toad Hall.

Tickets:             £10 to £30; previews (6 - 8 Dec) £10 to £22; fees of £1 per ticket and £1.60 per transaction payable when booking online or by phone.

Box office:        020 8174 0090

On-line:             https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/the-wind-in-the-willows/book-tickets  

Web-site:          http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org

St George’s Players Beckenham, St Georges Church Hall, 5-7 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, BR3 5HZ


Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December 2016 at 8pm; also matinee on 17th at 3pm

By Gill Whinder

Tickets:             Adults £10; children under 18 £5

Web-site:          http://stgeorgesplayers.co.uk

Box office:        Beckenham Bookshop, 42 High Street; St George’s Parish Office, 9.30am to 2.30pm

Telephone:        07510 111 224; 020 8658 6177

On-line:             http://stgeorgesplayers.co.uk/pantomime-2016

E-mail:              tickets@stgeorgesplayers.co.uk


St George’s Players Forest Hill, St George’s church, Vancouver Road SE23 2AG


Dates to be announced; venue the Railway Telegraph in Forest Hill

A Christmas variety show with short one scene plays, maybe some poetry and other treats.

Website:           http://www.st-georges-players.org.uk

St. Mark’s Players (Beckenham), St. George's Church Hall, 25-27 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, BR3 5HZ



Sat 14th January 2017 at 6.30pm; Sats 21st & 28th at 3pm & 7.30pm; Suns 15th and 22nd at 3pm

Dick and Tommy the cat embark on a quest to seek their fortune in London. Join in the fun as they encounter high jinks on the high seas, a revolting rodent queen rat and fraudster Fred.

Box Office

Tickets:             Adult £10; Child under 15 £8

Telephone:        07737 538 794

Online:              http://www.BoxOfficeDiva.com (10% booking fee)

E-mail:              info@smplayers.co.uk

Web-site:          http://smplayers.co.uk

Sanderstead Dramatic Club, All Saints Parish Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead, CR2 9AB


Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th January 2017 at 7.30pm Tuesday to Friday, 2 & 6pm Saturday & Sunday

A traditional family pantomime, written by Sanderstead Dramatic Club member, John Desbottes, and directed by Dot Reid telling the well-loved tale of Jack and his beanstalk and which, of course, includes all the pantomime traditions along with singing, dancing and, last but by no means least, laughter.

Box office

Tickets (Mon-Thu/Fri-Sun): Adult £8/£9; Seniors £7/£8; Children under 15 £5/£6; Groups 12+ 10% discount

On-line:             https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sandersteaddramatic

Tel:                  07864 698429

Email:               Theboxoffice@sdclub.org.uk; general info info@sdclub.org.uk 

Web-sites:        http://www.sdclub.org.uk, http://www.s114331894.websitehome.co.uk

By Post:            The Box Office, 60 Sunny Bank, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9SS

Include cheque made payable to Sanderstead Dramatic Club and SAE.

General info:     15 Clyde Ave, Sanderstead, South Croydon, CR2 9DN

Shoestring Theatre (Croydon Youth Theatre), Oakley Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 4XG


Thursday 8th to Sunday 10th December 2016 at 7.30pm

Under the direction of Debra Tennant and Musical Director, Vanessa Heine, this is the cast’s interpretation of all things music hall. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a rip-roaring night at the Shoestring Theatre.

Tickets:                         £8 (concessions £6)

Box office:                     020 8655 1098

Email:                           tickets@cyto.org.uk 

Web-site:                      http://cyto.org.uk

Southfields Theatre Group, Southfields Academy, Merton Road, SW18 5JU


Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th February 2017 at 7pm; also Saturday matinee at 3pm

Relive the magical tale of Rapunzel like never before, complete with a whole host of zany characters, classic comedy and enchanting music. Rapunzel is no ordinary girl; stolen away by the evilest Witch in all of Pantoland, she has grown up knowing nothing of the world outside her window. Desperately longing for her freedom, Rapunzel’s dreams look to come true as, on the morning of her eighteenth birthday, a mysterious, but handsome, stranger finds himself outside her tower. Before long Rapunzel and Flynn are on the adventure of a lifetime, dodging evil curses, celebrating with happy locals, and discovering their Happy Ever After. Just as it seems everyone will live harmony, Rapunzel is snatched away by the evil Mother Gothel and locked in the tower once more. It's left up to Flynn, his not-so-clever brother Flyck, their mother, Widow Bloom, and the cursed villagers of the Harmony village to save Rapunzel and defeat the Witch once and for all! Will they rescue her in time or will a witch's curse eighteen years in the making ensure Rapunzel and her friends never get their happily ever after?

Tickets:             Adults £10, concessions £7, family £30 (+ online booking fee)

Box office:         https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EIEIGH

Web:                http://www.southfieldstheatregroup.org.uk

Facebook:         http://www.facebook.com/southfieldstg   

South London Theatre, Bell Theatre, 2a Norwood High Street, West Norwood, London, SE27 9NS

2016 performances all in Main Hall, Stanley Halls, South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB


Thursday 1st / 8th  to Sunday 4th / 11th  December 2016 at 7.30pm; also Sats/Suns at 2pm

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