We have a variety of panto styles on offer in the local area so here's a roundup of pantomime in Ealing for you:
The Beaufort Players kick off the panto season with a decidedly adult approach. Phantostein is a scarily silly pantomime featuring Boris and Bertha as they investigate creepy goings on in Cemeteria, a mountain top village in the heart of Transylvania. Dracula, Dr Frank N Stein and Igor as well as the Werewolf all have a part to play. All the elements of traditional family entertainment are here: Songs, laughter and unspeakable violence! (Unsuitable for children under 5). Tickets (£9 adults, £8 concessions) can be bought online. Performances on 28-30 November at the Church of the Ascension Hall. http://www.beaufortplayers.org.uk/
The lively St Faith's Players present Sinbad Aladdin from 5-7 December Tickets £10 Adults, £8 concessions. Box office 020 8567 7075 or 07548 011 131 or purchase on the door subject to availability. Visit the website at ww w.st-faith's-players.org.uk
The local Questors Theatre is home to a production of Aladdin this year. Join them on an adventure in the distant Chinese province Ee-ling. Tickets will go quickly for this entertaining panto specially written for both young and old. Family-friendly performances at 2.30pm and 7.00pm from 14 December until 4 January. Full details on the website http://www.questors.org.uk/event.aspx?id=416 14-20 December: Adult £13, Child £7, Family (2 adult + 2 child) £36; 21 December – 4 January: Adult £15, Child £8, Family (2 adult + 2 child) £42
HEOS Musical Theatre presents “Once upon a panto” a traditional family pantomime on 29th and 30th December 2pm and 6.30pm at Greenford Hall. Help rescue the heroes from trouble in pantoland as they are whirled to five well-known pantos. Tickets £9 and £11 concessions £6 and £8. Full details on www.heos.org.uk
Slightly further afield are these productions:
The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith is home to a production of Jack and the Beanstalk (suitable for ages 6+) from 23 November to 4 January with all the ingredients of a classic panto plus zumba! Details of times and ticket prices www.lyric.co.uk
Richmond Theatre’s production of Peter Pan, starring Henry Winkler (best known for his role as The Fonz in Happy Days) as Captain Hook, will run from Friday 6 December 2013 to Sunday 12 January, and tickets are already on sale. To book visit www.atgtickets.com/richmond or call 0844 871 7651 (fees apply).
And don’t forget to practice your favourite panto phrases before you go!