BEANS: Adult Panto
Canal Café Theatre 6 - 30 December 2017 - Wednesdays to Saturdays
6 - 23 Dec at 7.30pm , 27 - 30 Dec at 9.30pm
Running time: 1 hour
Tickets: £15 (Members £13.50) Concessions £13.50 (members £12)
Can you guess which panto it is? Oh no it isn’t! Oh, yes it is! You guessed right ladies and gentlemen (no boys and girls allowed), it's Jack and the Beanstalk with a twist, penned by Matthew Floyd Jones aka Mannish - one half of award winning cabaret duo Frisky and Mannish. Join Jackie, her sassy mum Leslie Longjohns, and the rest of their motley crew as they strive to open a hypnotherapy salon for dogs above a Greggs in ye old Kentish Town. But will Giganticus spoil the fun?!
Returning dame Michael Head stars with the creme de la creme of NewsRevue alumni to bring you an adult panto like you've never seen. Directed by Tim McArthur with Katy Richardson on the keys, you won't want to miss this raunchy retelling of Jack and his giant stalk!
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A Live Musical Radio Play
Bridge House Theatre, SE20
27 November – 23 December 2017
Eves 7.45pm, Sundays at 6.00pm, matinees at various times/Approx 2 hours with interval/Age guidance 8+
Tickets: £13.50 - £18
London, 1947. In a busy radio studio, the cast and crew are assembled for a very special recording of this year’s biggest Christmas hit movie. When the actor employed as Santa Claus, the star attraction of the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is discovered drunk, it is up to by-stander Kris Kringle to step up and save the day. However, is there more to this Jolly Gentleman than first meets the eye? Can he really be the real thing?
Come and watch the miracle unfold in this iconic story, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Staged with astonishing live sound effects and a score of new and favourite holiday tunes, Miracle on 34th Street is a tale set in a time where love, respect and spirit of Christmas was paramount and is sure to melt even the most cynical of hearts.
KING TUT: A PYRAMID PANTO
24 Nov 2017 - 6 Jan 2018 Performance times vary
(Young Children’s Matinees 2, 3, 9 & 31 Dec)
KING’S HEAD THEATRE, Islington
Prices from £16
READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH OPERA SINGER JOHN SAVOURNIN HERE
A now legendary part of North London’s Christmas, Charles Court Opera’s seasonal are always cheeky, topsy-turvy retellings of myths, legends and fairytales. This year CCO head for the Valley of the Kings and sprinkle their madcap magic across a LUXORiously entertaining, jaw-droppingly hilarious show with a show full of bling-tastic pharaohs, sand dancing, mystery, intrigue and lots of fun, plus some incredible musical arrangements that will keep your toes tapping well into the new year. Don’t be in denial - it’s only a river in Egypt!