Aladdin (Stevenage – panto)

Chris Jordan and his pantomime producing company can be relied on to present a traditional show with a few tweaks to keep the audience's attention.

Jack and the Beanstalk (Peterborough - panto)

It's surprising how effective a comparatively simple pantomime can be, given a good script, committed performances and a simple setting.

Apartment 40C (London Theatre Workshop)
By Carole Gordon

The new musical opened at London Theatre Workshop last week

Jack and the Beanstalk (Park Theatre)
By Laurna Robertson

'If you think panto is dated and not your cup of tea, try the Park Theatre's'

Peter Pan (Watermill, Newbury)
By Judi Herman

A streamlined version of JM Barrie's classic children's story takes flight

Tristan und Isolde (Royal Opera House)

Christof Loy's 2009 production revived for the first time with a superlative cast

The Mikado (Charing Cross Theatre)
By Jane Martin

The Roaring Twenties bring a jaunty air to this cheerful new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's best-loved work

Mrs Hudson's Christmas Corker (Wilton's Music Hall)
By Alison Goldie

'Thought you'd seen enough versions of Sherlock Holmes? Think again'

3 Winters (National Theatre, Lyttelton)

Tena Štivičić's new play creates the portrait of an eclectic family over half a century of Croatian history

Grimm Tales (Bargehouse)

More Grimm from Philip Pullman as a second promenade experience unfolds in the shadow of the Oxo Tower