JUST DOWN THE ROAD
Peter Pan Royal and Derngate, Dec 7-30
In a fairy tale flight to Neverland, Peter transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget, full of evil pirates, The Lost Boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook. Actor, singer and television presenter Darren Day will play the dastardly Captain Hook.
Also starring are street dance troupe Flawless, finalists in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 who have been a mainstay of the hip-hop dance scene for a decade.
Robin Colvill and James Brandon, better known as The Grumbleweeds and regulars on the UK comedy scene since the 1960s, will star alongside them as Smee and Starkey, Captain Hook’s first mates. Musical theatre star Rachael Wooding plays the part of Mimi The Mermaid. www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Beauty and the Beast The Core at Corby, Dec 7 to 30
The classic fairytale gets a rustic re-telling that is full of live music, fun and magic, and comes direct from a three-week run at New York’s New Victory Theater. www.thecorecorby.com
Robin Hood Milton Keynes Theatre, Dec 8-30
Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood, starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors Shane Richie along with comedian and panto veteran Peter Piper as Friar Tuck and Musical Theatre star Gina Murray as The Spirit of Sherwood. Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men (played by breathtaking acrobatic troupe The Acromaniacs) outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham in a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure and plenty of glitz and glamour! www.atgtickets.com