Countdown to Christmas: Show time in Norfolk

November 30, 2017
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Fun for any age, a Christmas show is a great way to get into the festive mood. Luckily for us, casts and crew all over Norfolk are getting into costume, practising their lines and polishing their shows.

Here are a few highlights from across the county:

CROMER PIER CHRISTMAS SHOW

From November 25 – December 30. The Cromer Pier Christmas Show returns after a hugely successful and record breaking year in 2016.  It’s fast becoming one of the top ‘must see’ family Christmas shows in Norfolk, not only in production values, laugh-out-loud comedy, amazing dance routines and glitzy costumes, but also as an exceedingly good value for money experience.

GORLESTON PAVILION – CINDERELLA

From December 6 – 30. Ohyesitiz Productions are please to return to present the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are being played by Des Barritt (Midsomer Murders) and Thomas Howes (Downton Abbey) plus full supporting cast and dancers.

GREAT YARMOUTH ST GEORGE’S THEATRE – DICK WHITTINGTON

From December 16 – January 7. St.Georges is back with their critically acclaimed and hugely successful pantomime. Following the incredible success of Robin Hood last year the team are back with their unique take on the Iconic “Dick Whittington”. Packed full of slapstick, song and laughter St.Georges Theatre is the place to be this Christmas for Pantomime.

HUNSTANTON PRINCESS THEATRE – CINDERELLA

From December 2 – January 1. A high energy mix of singing, dancing and comedy, coupled with spectacular scenery and costumes not to mention the magical carriage, which makes this a ‘must see’ Christmas treat for all the family.

KING’S LYNN CORN EXCHANGE – JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

From December 8 – 31. Join intrepid Jack on the adventure of a lifetime as he scampers boldly up the beanstalk to do battle with Giant Blunderbore. Does Dame Trott finally get her man? Can Simple Simon work out which end of the cow needs milking? Will Clarabelle remember her dance mooo-ves?

NORWICH MADDERMARKET – THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHY CHASE

From December 16 – 31. A thrilling adventure of snowy wastelands and ferocious wolves. Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. Bonnie and Sylvia must escape their new governess, the cruel Miss Slighcarp, and avoid the beasts as they journey through snowy wastelands. Originally a celebrated children’s  book by Joan Aitken, and then a big screen hit, this gothic fantasy adventure now takes to the stage. Expect steampunk costume, gripping storytelling and plenty of snarling wolves. Whatever your age, join us this Christmas for an alternative to Panto and be drawn into a world just a little different from your own.

NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL – SLEEPING BEAUTY

From December 13 – January 14. A dream of a family pantomime, written & directed by Richard Gauntlett. Starring Derek Griffiths (Coronation Street, Play School) as the upstanding Chortwood the Butler, Gillian Wright (EastEnders) as the evil Aunt Vipera, Richard Gauntlett as the loveable Mrs Midges, Ben Langley as the hilarious Muddles Midges, Elizabeth Carter (Dreamboats and Petticoats) as the beautiful Patience Midges, Glenn Adamson as the handsome Hon. Timothy Norbridge and Stephen Godward as the upper-class Lord Norbridge. Featuring dazzling costumes, stunning sets, mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers that will excite the whole family.

SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE – THE WIZARD OF OZ

From December 9 – January 1. From the creative team who took you to Neverland in last years smash hit Peter Pan, follow us this Christmas down the Yellow Brick Road for a pantomime version of the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, special effects and magic, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Just close your eyes, click your heels three times and say There’s no Place like Sheringham Panto!