Some pantomime titles seem evergreen – they bloom afresh year after year. Others seem to have their own season. Rapunzel, an example of these rare specimens, is newly fashionable – in Bury St Edmunds last year and in Basildon this Christmas.
Sales for Newcastle Theatre Royal's seasonal offering top £1 million
The Park Theatre's first annual panto, running until 19 January, is an "enjoyable piece of surreal theatrical lunacy"
It's sometimes surprising to see what can be done with a small stage but a great deal of ingenuity. This year's Aladdin at the Rhodes Centre in Bishop's Stortford has once more pulled the rabbit out of the hat – or should that be the lamp out of the cave?
Recently, Great Yarmouth has been going through a process of cultural regeneration and a key part of this is the reopening of the St Georges Theatre.
For the third year running, Paul Holman Associates and the Marina Theatre produce a commercial and lavish pantomime that provides a Christmas treat for the audiences of Lowestoft
Plymouth's Robin Hood at the Theatre Royal is great fun, slick, funny and all-inclusive
Warwick Davis leads another polished pantomime at the Milton Keynes Theatre