Grange Road, Hayes, UB8 2UE. Box office: 020 8561 8371. www.becktheatre.org.uk 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.
Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, UB10 8PD. Box office: 01895 673 200 www.hillingdontheatres.uk 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.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk 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 Square, King St, London W6 0QL. Box office: 020 8741 6850 www.lyric.co.uk 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. hounslowartscentre.co.uk 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.
12 Mattock Lane, London, Ealing, W5 Box office: 020 8567 5184 www.questors.org.uk 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.