Christmas Lights Switch On
Kingston Town Centre Thursday 16th November 2017
Christmas panto & performances
Christmas panto & performances in & around Kingston 2017
Rose Theatre Kingston: Alice in Winterland
Written by Lewis Carroll | Adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville | Music & lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer
Alice has been brought up to believe in wonder, but life takes an unexpected turn when her wounded father returns home from the Great War. Confronted with losing her home, she is visited by a White Rabbit who propels her on a quest to save Winterland, a world of ice and imagination, of mad hatters and cruel queens, curious cats and strong-minded dodos, a frozen world inhabited by the mysterious Bandersnatch and the terrible Jabberwock, where only the most intrepid of girls can make the impossible seem possible…
Richmond Theatre: Aladdin
Jump aboard a high-flying, magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for this year’s spectacular Richmond Theatre pantomime one of your three wishes.
Starring panto-legend Christopher Biggins, TV and radio’s Count Arthur Strong, Fascinating Aïda and West End star Issy Van Randwyck and hilarious comedian Rikki Jay, this is a high-flying adventure your family won’t want to miss.
New Wimbledon Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk,
Jack and the Beanstalk comes to New Wimbledon Theatre this festive season.
The countries’ most outspoken publican Al Murray and West End, television and Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe will lead the cast of this year’s GIANT pantomime.
Follow Jack, his hapless brother, his mother Dame Trot and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in the spectacular family pantomime. Doomed to sell his trusty cow, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams, and the hand of the girl he loves.
Robin Hood, New Victoria Theatre Woking
Starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors Shane Richie as Robin Hood, who will be swapping EastEnders’ Albert Square for the Sherwood Forest.
Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham in a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure and plenty of glitz and glamour!
Epsom Playhouse: Cinderella
Are you ready for a gigantic sprinkle of Epsom Playhouse magic this Christmas? Then get set to join Cinderella on a pumpkin coach ride through pantoland!
There’s only one problem, Cinders’ ugly sisters and wicked step-mum make her clean all day and it’s really not fair. She needs you! Plus some support from her best friend Buttons and maybe a bit of help from a certain fairy Godmother!
Harlequin Theatre, Redhill: Peter Pan
Defying gravity, Wendy, Michael and John Darling take the second star to the right and straight on till morning as they fly from the rooftops of Victorian London to join Peter, the Lost Boys and the fairy Tinkerbell in Never Land where the Jolly Roger is anchored and Captain Hook is on a mission to outwit and out manoeuvre our hero.
Dame Able Mabel is on course to deliver a titanic treasure chest of sea faring couture and ship’s mate Smee will add to the chock-a-block comedy capers and high sea shenanigans!
Children’s Christmas Show with The Gruffalo illustrator!
All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston, KT1 1JP
Date: 2nd December
Time: live shows at 10am, 11.40am and 1.20pm
Tickets: £8*, suitable from 3 years
The Snow Queen at The Polka, Wimbledon
17 Nov – 4 Feb Kai and Gerda are best friends. Not brother and sister but as close as if they were. Together, with their friends, they reimagine the thrilling adventure of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter fairy-tale. Let your imagination soar as a dusty attic is transformed into the Snow Queen’s icy palace, and follow their epic journey of self-discovery, as they try to save Kai from the icy spell of the Snow Queen’s cold kiss. Can Gerda melt his heart before he forgets her forever?
The Three Little Christmas Pigs
Fri 08 Dec – Sat 09 Dec A brand new Christmassy adventure from the team who brought you The Forgotten Christmas Elf and Princess Island, The Three Little Christmas pigs tells the traditional tale of Piggy Straw, Piggy Sticks and Piggy Bricks. Join our three pigs as they embark on their adventures, building houses, running away from the big bad wolf and meeting a very special Christmassy friend. Venue: Arthur Cotterell Theatre, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, KT1 2AQ
Rose Christmas Celebration
Mon 18 Dec, 7.30pm
A Christmas celebration, including performances by Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Singing it back Choirs, Voice Festival UK Champions (2014) The Tiffinians, Movement Warriors Boys Dance Troupe and the internationally renowned Tiffin Boys’ Choir. Proceeds from this event raise funds to support the Rose Theatre’s diverse programme of drama, cultural and learning opportunities. Rose Theatre Kingston is a Registered Charity No. 1000182.
Frozen Singalong fun at The Rose Theatre
Thu 21 Dec, 11am Fun for all the family – experience Frozen on the big screen in our main auditorium with the opportunity to meet Queen Elsa and Princess Anna before the screening and have your photograph taken with them!
A bouncing snowflake hovers over on-screen lyrics, allowing audiences to follow the music and sing-a-long with the story. So come dressed as your favourite character and sing your heart out! Running time 1 hour 50 mins, no interval. Please note this is a film screening only, not a hosted show.