Cinderella (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Tom Wells returns as writer of the Lyric's Christmas panto
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
By Michael Davies
Adrian Mitchell's Christmas classic is directed by Tessa Walker
Wendy and Peter Pan (RST, Stratford-upon-Avon)
By Michael Davies
Ella Hickson's re-telling of JM Barrie's classic returns to the RST for the Christmas season
Top 5 theatre openings this week - 23 - 29 November
There's a veritable smorgasbord of theatre openings on offer this week
Elf the Musical (Dominion Theatre)
Ben Forster and Kimberley Walsh star in the festive musical
Christmas shows: 15 of the best theatrical treats
If you fancy a trip to the theatre but can't bear the thought of a pantomime, read our list of the best shows to see this Christmas for all the family
A star-studded Christmas: celebrities in panto
From Blue's Simon Webbe to Dallas queen Priscilla Presley, here's which celebrities are donning pantomime frocks and where this Christmas
Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Plymouth)
By Karen Bussell
Thank goodness for Bobby Davro
Aladdin (Stephen Joseph Theatre)
By Ron Simpson
Andrew Pollard's family Christmas fantasy delivers a modern twist on a traditional tale.
Aladdin (Dancehouse, Manchester)
By Kristy Stott
The Dancehouse Theatre's family pantomime returns