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Beck Theatre

Grange Road, Hayes, UB8 2UE. Box of­fice: 020 8561 8371. www.beck­the­ now un­til Satur­day De­cem­ber 31

Cin­derella: Birds of a Feather star Pauline Quirke leads the cast of Beck’s glit­ter­ing pan­tomime, Cin­derella!

The pop­u­lar ac­tress Pauline Quirke will star as the Fairy God­mother in this year’s must-see fam­ily show along­side fel­low Birds of a Feather star, her son Char­lie Quirke in the role of Dan­dini.

A stalwart of tele­vi­sion, film and stage for over 45 years Pauline is best known for her role as Sharon Theodopolopodous in the long-run­ning TV hit Birds of a Feather.

Book your tick­ets to­day and you shall go to the ball with this year’s spec­tac­u­lar fam­ily pan­tomime. Packed with all of the tra­di­tional pan­tomime in­gre­di­ents we know you ex­pect, Cin­derella will fea­ture laugh-out-loud com­edy, stun­ning scenery, beau­ti­ful cos­tumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Join Cin­ders as she goes from rags to riches, out­wits her very ugly sis­ters and meets her dash­ing Prince Charm­ing. See web­site for times and prices.

Com­pass Theatre

Glebe Av­enue, Ick­en­ham, UB10 8PD. Box of­fice: 01895 673 200 www.hilling­donthe­ now un­til Fri­day De­cem­ber 30 Dick Whit­ting­ton: This year’s purr­fect pan­tomime paved with gold is the mag­i­cal tale of Dick Whit­ting­ton. Ex­pect a fun and in­ter­ac­tive show from DK proDuK­tions, packed full of laugh­ter, sen­sa­tional songs, an­i­mated scenery and plenty of com­edy! Chil­dren over 18 months old will need a paid ticket. ‘On lap’ tick­ets must be re­quested in ad­vance – call 01895 250615 to add a lap ticket to your book­ing. Two-hour run­ning time in­clud­ing in­ter­val. Var­i­ous times and prices.

Theatre Royal Wind­sor

Thames Street, Wind­sor, SL4 1PS. Box Of­fice: 01753 853 888 www.the­atreroy­al­wind­ now to Satur­day De­cem­ber 31

Jack and the Beanstalk: Wav­ing her wand will be for­mer Blue Peter pre­sen­ter and Per­fect Housewife Anthea Turner, who will star as The Fairy along­side the en­er­getic Wide Awake pre­sen­ter and ‘ut­terly bril­liant!’ Timmy Mal­lett as The King. Con­tro­ver­sial Danc­ing on Ice judge Ja­son Gar­diner is the Gi­ant’s Hench­man.

In what is set to be the theatre’s most gi­gan­tic panto yet, Jack will be at­tempt­ing to es­cape from the clutches of the Gi­ant voiced by the boom­ing leg­end Brian Blessed.

Re­turn­ing to Theatre Royal Wind­sor is the dodgy duo, the calami­tous comic Kevin Cruise as Sim­ple Si­mon, and reg­u­lar panto Dame Steven Blake­ley as Dame Trott.

This fes­tive fam­ily favourite is a treat for all ages. Wind­sor’s tra­di­tional pan­tomime has a fan­tas­tic rep­u­ta­tion as one of the best in the land with the all singing, all danc­ing cho­rus and full live band. With some per­for­mances al­ready sold out, get your tick­ets to the star-stud­ded show now. £13 to £34, see web­site for times.

Lyric Ham­mer­smith

Lyric Square, King St, Lon­don W6 0QL. Box of­fice: 020 8741 6850 now un­til Satur­day Jan­uary 7, 2017

Aladdin: Our hero flies into Ham­mer­smith on his magic car­pet for some fes­tive fun. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colour­ful char­ac­ters, live mu­sic, lots of laughs and of course the mag­i­cal ge­nie. Suit­able for ages six and over. £15 to £35 or fam­ily £70, see web­site for per­for­mance times Un­til Satur­day De­cem­ber 24 Ray­mond Briggs’ Father Christ­mas: Join Father Christ­mas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christ­mas Eve. Live songs and play­ful pup­petry. £10, see web­site for per­for­mance times.

Paul Robe­son Theatre

Cen­treS­pace, Treaty Cen­tre, High Street, Houn­slow, TW3 1ES. Box of­fice: 0845 456 2796 www. houn­slowarts­cen­ now to Fri­day De­cem­ber 30 Houn­slow Arts Cen­tre and Lon­don

Con­tem­po­rary Theatre present: Cin­derella – an ex­cit­ing pan­tomime. They are de­lighted to in­vite you to join in with the fun, in a way that is ac­ces­si­ble for all. See web­site for times and prices.

Questors Theatre

12 Mat­tock Lane, Lon­don, Eal­ing, W5 Box of­fice: 020 8567 5184 Thurs­day De­cem­ber 15 to Mon­day Jan­uary 2

Cin­derella: Join sweet Cin­ders, bash­ful But­tons, de­vi­ous Dan­dini, and a cast of lo­cal chil­dren, for a brand-new stag­ing of this tra­di­tional fam­ily pan­tomime in the heart of Eal­ing. Packed with colour­ful char­ac­ters, mag­i­cal mo­ments and soar­ing show­tunes.

Join or­phaned Cin­derella, bash­ful But­tons, de­vi­ous Dan­dini, and a cast of lo­cal chil­dren, for a brand-new stag­ing of this tra­di­tional fam­ily pan­tomime in the heart of Eal­ing. £7 to £15 or fam­ily £48. 2.30pm and 7pm, 4pm New Year’s Day.

Fri­day De­cem­ber 16 to Fri­day De­cem­ber 31

The Questors present: Im­prob­a­ble Fic­tion. The Pen­don Writ­ers’ Cir­cle spend most of their meet­ings ex­plain­ing to each other why they haven’t done any writ­ing and how great their writ­ing would be if they had ac­tu­ally done it.

.A storm brews out­side – and fic­tional worlds burst to hi­lar­i­ous life in­side... Ay­ck­bourn’s ex­quis­ite, ob­ser­va­tional com­edy! Suit­able for ages 12+ (con­tains loud bangs and ghost­li­ness) 7.45pm, tick­ets cost £7 to £18.

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