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Pantomimes in North Yorkshire for Christmas 2010

Beriwck Kaler
There's plenty going on in Pantoland across North Yorkshire

There's lots of festive fun across the county with a wide range of pantomimes and Christmas shows to entertain you.

If you're putting on a seasonal production why not email us the details.


Harrogate Theatre

This Christmas Harrogate Theatre's pantomime is the rags to riches tale of Dick Whittington. The cast includes Harrogate panto stalwarts, Tim Stedman, Howard Chadwick and Lara Denning.

Join Dick and his feline friend on their magical adventure from the heart of Harrogate, to the nation's capital where the streets are paved with gold and the evil King Rat dwells.

If Dick wants to be Lord Mayor he is going to need all the help he can get from Sarah the Cook, the magical fairy and a whole host of hilarious colourful characters.

Dick Whittington is at Harrogate Theatre from 26 November 2010 to 15 January 2011.


Georgian Theatre Royal

For the first time ever, the Georgian Theatre Royal is producing its own professionally cast pantomime, supported by the Janet Seymour School of Dance, Reeth. The classic fairy tale Mother Goose will be directed by the well known actor and producer Tony Lidington. Mother Goose will be played by Dominic Goodwin who is a well known face around The Georgian Theatre Royal and he will be accompanied by a talented cast.

This exciting traditional pantomime promises fabulous music, dance and comedy in a very family-friendly version of this popular tale. Richmond boasts the perfect venue to introduce children of all ages to live theatre, being a historic Georgian playhouse and one that's so intimate you will start believing you are on stage with Mother Goose and friends! Perhaps you will be?!

Mother Goose is at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond from 8 to 31 December 2010.


Scarborough Spa Theatre

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum! Jack and the Beanstalk is at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough.

Get ready to join Jack on a magical adventure to climb the beanstalk, defeat the giant and retrieve the golden treasure!

Jack and the Beanstalk is at the Spa Theatre from 11 December 2010 to 1 January 2011

Stephen Joseph Theatre

An adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's story The Snow Queen is at the Stephen Joseph Theatre this festive season.

Join Gerda on her quest to save her best friend Kai from the icy clutches of The Snow Queen. On her adventure she encounters a host of extraordinary characters as she makes her journey across the Northern Lands to battle with the Snow Queen.

The Snow Queen is at the Stephen Joseph Theatre from 1 December 2010 to 8 January 2011.

YMCA, Scarborough

A wicked step-mother, seven dwarfs, an apple and an handsome prince all mean that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is this year's pantomime at the YMCA Theatre in Scarborough.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is at the YMCA Theatre from 26 December 2010 to 8 January 2011.


Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Will Baron Tightwad ever get his rent from Gertie? Will Houston ever pluck up enough courage to ask Tilly out? Why is Lord Moldevart so interested in Priscilla and will Fairy Floella be able to keep him under control?

The answer to all these questions and more can be found at this year's Rowntree Players pantomime Mother Goose. The amateur production promises jokes old and new, laughs, slapstick, music and dancing.

Mother Goose is at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre from 4 December to 11 December 2010.

York Grand Opera House

Pumpkins, mice and a bit of magic all help to get Cinders to the ball to meet her Prince Charming at the Grand Opera House in York this Christmas.

With former Emmerdale stars, Stuart Wade and Lisa Riley as Buttons and the Wicked Stepmother and Syd Little as Baron Hardup there's something for all the family with this traditional pantomime.

Cinderella is at the Grand Opera House, York from 10 December 2010 to 2 January 2011

York Theatre Royal

Berwick Kaler, Martin Barrass, David Leonard and Suzy Cooper return to York Theatre Royal with a helping of the 'usual rubbish'. Their words not ours!

Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the most popular stories ever told and it's about to get the full panto blockbuster treatment as only York Theatre Royal know how.

Expect spectacular sets and costumes; laughs galore and slapstick in abundance. Expect mad-cap mayhem and lunacy. Above all, expect the unexpected as Berwick Kaler wreaks his zany anarchy on yet another pantomime classic.

Jack and the Beanstalk is at York Theatre Royal from 9 December 2010 to 29 January 2011.


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