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#KidRatedLoves Panto

#KidRatedLoves Panto

It’s that time of year again, and Emily’s here with her list of the best and worst things about this great theatrical tradition!


Emily has thoughtfully included a handy guide to some of the Pantos that are still on around the UK at the end of this video and below.


Expect larger-than-life characters, loads of laughs, outrageous costumes, dazzling dance moves, incredible live music and, of course, plenty of heroes to cheer and baddies to boo!


  • Cinderella – New Wimbledon Theatre, until 11th Jan

Sumptuous sets, gorgeous fairytale costumes, riotous Panto dames, and real life Shetland ponies make Cinderella guaranteed fun for all the family.


Gareth Gates stars in this fun packed family panto.


If Gareth Gates isn’t a big enough star for you, this Snow White stars the glamorous Jerry Hall as the wicked step mother.


Starring Coronation Street’s Marc Bayliss.


Great family fun for children 6 and older.


  • Cinderella at the Theatre Royal, Bath, until 11th Jan

Starring kids’ (and KidRated) favourite Dani Harmer.

Dani Harmer as Cinderella at Theatre Royal Bath


Extended by popular demand


  • Peter PanOrchard Theatre, Dartford, until 3rd Jan

Starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel-Horwood


  • CinderellaThe Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until 4th Jan

Starring Brian Conley & Gok Wan


  • CinderellaGrand Theatre, Wolverhampton, until 18th Jan

Starring Julian Clary & Joe Tracini

Cinderella – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Starring Julian Clary & Joe Tracini


Starring Nigel Havers


  • Peter Pan – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend, until 11th Jan

Starring David Hasselhoff & Christopher Biggins


Starring The Chuckle Brothers


  • Cinderella – The SECC, Glasgow, until 4th Jan

Starring John Barrowman  & The Krankies


  • Peter Pan – Royal & Derngate, Northampton, until 4th Jan

Starring Joe Pasquale


  • Snow White – Opera House, Manchester, until 4th Jan

Starring Priscilla Presley & Warwick Davies

Snow White – Opera House, Manchester, Starring Priscilla Presley & Warwick Davies


  • Dick Whittington – Bristol Hippodrome, until 4th Jan

Starring Ashleigh & Pudsey

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