Join in the fes­tive fun with a trip to the the­atre

It’s pan­tomime time again!

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PETER PAN

King’s The­atre, Glas­gow: De­cem­ber 6 to Jan­uary 11: Book­ing line:0844 871 7648. Tick­ets from £9; www.at­gtick­ets.com

He charmed TV au­di­ences as the star of Gary Tank Com­man­der and now Greg McHugh is set to win panto au­di­ences over when he leads the cast of Peter Pan at the King’s.

It’s 50 years since the first ever pan­tomime was staged at the his­toric venue, but the Christ­mas spec­tac­u­lars are as popular as ever.

Still Game ac­tor Gavin Mitchell will re­turn to the King’s for his eighth pan­tomime in the role of Cap­tain Hook, while Record colum­nist Des Clarke makes a hearty come­back as Starkey.

River City star Scott Fletcher plays the boy who never grew up, Peter Pan, and King’s new­comer Joanne McGuin­ness stars as Wendy in a pro­duc­tion that will fea­ture im­pres­sive spe­cial ef­fects, sets and mu­si­cal num­bers along with all the tra­di­tional fam­ily fun.

TREA­SURE IS­LAND

Pavil­ion The­atre, Glas­gow: Novem­ber 26 to Jan­uary 18, 2015: Box of­fice: 0141 332 1846. Tick­ets from £17.50; www.pavil­ion­panto.com

Get set for hi­lar­ity on the high seas in this year’s Pavil­ion panto, in­spired by the clas­sic Robert Louise Steven­son tale.

Join young Jim Hawkins (Stephen Pur­don) as he em­barks on the big­gest ad­ven­ture of his life on board the His­pan­iola, with the good Cap­tain Smol­let (Clark Ste­wart) and Peck the Par­rott (Johnny Mac) as com­pan­ions.

Cat Har­vey, co-host of the Heart Scot­land break­fast show, also stars, this year along­side TV pre­sen­ter pal Michelle McManus.

ALADDIN

King’s The­atre, Ed­in­burgh: Novem­ber 29 to Jan­uary 18, 2015: Box of­fice: 0131 529 6000. Tick­ets from £14 to £30; www.edthe­atres.com/aladdin

It’s a decade since they last per­formed in Aladdin to­gether, but Ed­in­burgh panto trio Al­lan Ste­wart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are set to bring the story of the ge­nie of the lamp to life once again.

The show is pro­duced by Michael Har­ri­son and di­rected by Ed Cur­tis, the cre­ative team be­hind last year’s box of­fice hit at The King’s, Peter Pan.

With lots more 3D spe­cial ef­fects planned, the pro­duc­tion from panto gi­ants Qdos prom­ises to be even big­ger than ever.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Adam Smith The­atre, Kirk­caldy: De­cem­ber 9 to Jan­uary 10. Tick­ets from £12; Box Of­fice: 01592 583302; www.on­fife.com/events/jack-and­beanstalk

Jack’s gi­gan­tic ad­ven­tures are brought to life in a brand new ver­sion of this pan­tomime clas­sic.

Jack’s just a wee lad fae Fife on his way to the big city to seek his for­tune with his old cow for company when events take a dra­matic turn.

Kirk­caldy’s best-loved dame, Billy Mack is back and in fine form, while pro­duc­ers prom­ise “dol­lops of Dick­ens, a sprin­kle of Pop­pins, a

ALADDIN

Mac­robert Arts Cen­tre, Stir­ling: Novembe Jan­uary 4: Tick­ets from £13.50; Box of­fice 0 466666; www.mac­robert.org

Writ­ten by the writer, di­rec­tor, per­form Mac­robert panto favourite, Johnny McK this year’s show is a“disco-tas­tic”take on clas­sic tale of Aladdin.

Widow Marge O’Reen Twankey has b

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