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2013 Christmas Pantomimes in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and East Sussex

Wondering which panto to take the kids to this year? Here is our guide to pantomimes in the Tunbridge Wells, Kent and East Sussex area.

Tunbridge Wells

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Assembly Hall Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk

Cost: Prices from £16.50
Dates: 13 December – 5 January
Address: Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LU
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Starring Grantly Budgen from Waterloo Road, Philip Martin Brown as Fleshcreep and Luke Roberts from CITV’s HI-5 as Jack. The show promises to be a spectacular show with a gigantic beanstalk, brilliant music and dance routines, lots of laughs and a very mean giant!

Beauty-and-the-Beast-flyer-frontThe Royal Victoria Hall Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

Dates: 19 December – 5 January
Cost: Prices from £9.50
Address: The Royal Victoria Hall Theatre, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Starring Jake Hendriks (Hollyoaks) as well as the brilliant Tom Swift, Amanda Swift and Keith Higgins. The panto tells the story of the handsome prince, transformed into a hideous beast by a witch’s curse. Find out if Belle and her friends – the glamorous Dame Madame Fifi and her witless son, French Frank – can outwit the bully Clarence and his odious sidekick Pip, and lift the curse. Brought to you by the wonderful Wicked Productions who were responsible for the hilarious 2012 Rapunzel Panto, and the fabulous Easter treat of Treasure Island. For more details click here.

Trinity Theatre: The BFG

Dates: 12 December – 1 January
Cost: Ticket prices from £13
Address: Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP
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Suitable for children aged 8 years and over. Following last year’s magical smash hit Peter Pan, comes Roald Dahl’s disgustingly delightful classic The BFG. Join Sophie the little orphan girl and the 24-feet-high Big Friendly Giant on their wild and wonderful adventure to save the children of the world from being gobbled up by Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Gizzardgulper and the meanest group of giants ever known. The BFG promises to be a spectacular show which uses puppetry and live performers.

Sevenoaks

Stag Theatre: Robin Hood

Dates: 07 December – 5 January 
Cost: Prices start at £16
Address: London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1ZZ
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Starring Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy from Neighbours) and Andy Abraham (X factor). Magic Beans Pantomimes who brought to the Stag the brilliant 2012 panto, Aladdin, brings you Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.

Crowborough

Crowborough Community Centre: Dick Whittington

Dates: 6 – 8 December
Cost: On enquiry
Address: Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1FE
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Enjoy a fun family day out with the Crowborough Players and their production of Dick Whittington.

Maidstone

Hazlitt Theatre: Dick Whittington

Dates: 6 December – 5 January
Cost: Prices from £10.95
Address: Earl Street, Maidstone, ME14 1PL
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Starring Cerrie Burnell from CBeebies and Keith Jack from Any Dream Will Do.

Hastings

White Rock Theatre: Dick Whittington

Dates: 13 December – 4 January
Cost: Prices from £13
Address: White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JX
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Starring Sheila Reid (Benidorm), Dick Whittington promises to be fabulous entertainment for all the family with a hugely talented cast that includes Tommy Jones as the superstar all-singing cat and Mark Pearce, who recently starred in the musical Carnaby Street at the White Rock, as King Rat.

Canterbury

Marlowe Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk

Dates: 29 November – 12 January
Cost: Prices from £11
Address: The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS
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Starring Samantha Womack (EastEnders) and Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker). Expect plenty of family comedy, lots of audience participation, brilliant song and dance numbers, stunning sets and breathtaking special effects (there’s even a breakdancing pantomime cow!).

Margate

Theatre Royal: Cinderella

Dates: 14 – 29 December
Cost: Prices from £10
Address: Addington St, Margate, CT9 1PW
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Starring Scott Wright from Coronation Street as Prince Charming and featuring Lynette McMorrough from Crossroads as Fairy Superior, this panto promises magic, laughter, audience participation and spectacular surprises!

Eastbourne

Devonshire Park Theatre: Aladdin

Dates: 13 December – 12 January
Cost: Prices from £12
Address: Winter Garden, Compton Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex
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Starring Shaun Williamson (EastEnders and Extras). Meet the beautiful Princess So-Shi and the Genie of the Lamp. Evil Abanazaar wants the magic lamp, Aladdin wants adventure, Widow Twankey wants a husband (Row 3 you have been warned) and Wishee-Washee wants a clean vest – but can the genie grant their wishes?

Chatham

Britannia Theatre: Aladdin

Dates: 01 December – 24 December
Cost: From £8.50
Address: Leviathan Way, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4LL
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A fabulous family experience awaits with lots of laughs and audience participation and all ticket prices include a hot dog and soft drink! For a fee you can also upgrade your ticket to include the magical Winter Wonderland Experience (includes 60 minute Dickensian Winter Tour, Gingerbread Decorating, story-time with Mother Christmas, visit to see Father Christmas and the Aladdin pantomime on a day of your choice).

East Grinstead

Chequer Mead: Jack and the Beanstalk

Dates: 20 – 30 December
Cost: Tickets from £13.50
Address: De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3BS
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After their magical production of Cinderella last year, The Company of Friends are back with their gigantic production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. It’s the best show there’s ever ‘bean’ and with prices to suit everyone you won’t have to sell the family cow to enjoy this spectacular pantomime. Oh no you won’t!

Dartford

Orchard Theatre: Cinderella

Dates: 14 December – 04 January
Cost: Tickets from £15
Address: Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED
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Starring Bradley Walsh, expect this panto to have dazzling sets, amazing costumes, an abundance of comedy, and stunning special effects. Packed with audience participation, this will be a truly magical staging of the beautiful rags-to-riches fairy-tale.