The BIG Panto Guide

Panto season is nearly upon us once again (Oh yes it is!) and here are some of the must see Pantomime’s across the area.

Dick Whittington – DATES CHANGED

Uckfield College Theatre

Due to an outbreak of Covid in the cast and crew and the consequent disruption and risks to other cast members and the audience, they have had no option but to postpone the pantomime until January.

Performances will now be
7.30 on Friday 14th Jan
2.30 on Saturday 15th Jan
7.30 on Saturday 15th Jan

The Uckfield Rugby Theatre Players tell the rags to riches story of Dick Whittington and his cat is a pantomime favourite with all ages and here is a new take on the story.

There are a few new characters as well as the established types, all developed from the fertile mind of writer Derek Tuffley, and brought to life by Sarah Cannon and her excellent cast. Musical Director Will Colley and Choreographer Carine Roberts are there again, all combining to deliver a very funny and rewarding experience for all the family. A great bunch of kids bring extra life to the production too.

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Uckfield Civic Centre

Friday 17 December: 7pm
Saturday 18 December: 1pm and 5pm

Performed by Uckfield Theatre Guild, Aladdin is a traditional family pantomime. Lots of music, dance, laughter and audience participation – just what you want from a panto.

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Sleeping Beauty

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

10 December – 9 January

Sleeping Beauty tells the story of the beautiful princess who is cursed by the evil Carabosse to sleep for 100 years and can only be awoken by true love’s kiss.

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Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

13 December – 2 January

Watch Cinders as she goes from rags to riches and meets her very own Prince Charming! Anyone with a nervous disposition beware though, there will be two very ugly sisters, tight trousers and a few outrageous wigs!

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Robin Hood

White Rock Theatre, Hastings

15 – 31 December

Join us on a festive adventure into the heart of Sherwood Forest as Robin and the cast lead the Sheriff of Nottingham on a merry dance next Christmas, robbing from the rich to give to the poor.

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The Brighton Centre

22 – 27 December

Flying into Brighton this Christmas is the most spectacular pantomime of them all, Aladdin. Make a wish and join us as we follow our heroes Aladdin and Princess Jasmin on a true love journey of a lifetime.

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