Aladdin, Ashcroft Theatre
‘Eastenders’ star Larry Lamb stars as the villain in the classic Far East tale of the boy and his lamp-dwelling, wish-granting friend.
2 Dec – 2 Jan 2012. £15 – £26. Family tickets available.
Ashcroft Theatre
Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG
Rail: East Croydon Rail

Aladdin, Broadway Barking
This family friendly panto promises to take the audience on a magic carpet ride full of song, dance and laughs.
30 Nov- 31 Dec. £14 – £15. Family tickets available.
Broadway Barking
Broadway Barking, IG11 7LS
Tube: Barking

Aladdin, Greenwich
With a reputation as one of the best outside East London, this all-singing, all-dancing pantomime promises to be spectacular.
24 Nov – 8 Jan 2012. £18 – £25. Family tickets available.
Greenwich Theatre
Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES
Rail: Greenwich DLR

Aladdin, Lyric Hammersmith
East meets West (London) this Christmas with the Lyric’s pantomime production of the boy and his wish granting Genie.
19 Nov – 31 Dec. £12.50 – £30.00.
Lyric Hammersmith
King St, London, W6 0WL
Tube: Hammersmith

Babes in the Wood
Traditional woodland creatures — fairies, bears and Robin Hood — promise that this classic pantomime will be a laugh out loud spectacle you won’t soon forget.
6 – 17 December.
South London Theatre
The Old Fire Station, 2A Norwoood High Street, London SE27 9NS
Rail: West Norwood Rail

Beauty and the Beast
A beauty of a panto filled with beastly jokes sure to make you laugh. Tag along in the enchanted forest this holiday season.
24 Nov – 8 Jan 2012. From £12.50.
Millfield Arts Centre
Silver Street, Edmonton, London N18 1PJ
Rail: Silver Street Rail

This ancient epic is done up as a panto with bad jokes, great music and compulsory audience participation. Note some shows are adults only.
9 Dec – 8 Jan 2012. £12 – £17.
Rosemary Branch Theatre
2 Shepperton Road, London N1 3DT
Tube: Haggerston

Bob and the Beanstalk
Hotbuckle’s Christmas pantomime bonanza is full of fun and mayhem.
14 December to 18 December. From £8.00.
Riverhouse Barn Gallery Studio
Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames
Surrey KT12 2PF

A Christmas Carol, Greenwich Playhouse
A family friendly show of Dickens’ holiday tale of morality.
6 Dec – 15 Jan 2012. £13.
Greenwich Playhouse
189 Greenwich High Rd, London, SE10 8JA
Rail: Greenwich DLR

Simon Callow’s A Christmas Carol
Dickens portrayed by one man? Alone? For an hour and a half? Simon Callow’s one-man-show has become a holiday favourite.
8 Dec – 14 Jan 2012. £15- 37.50.
Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport St, London, WC2H 7JB
Tube: Leicester Square

Christmas with the Rat Pack
A tribute show to some of the greats — Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior will have their songs sung in this holiday West End show.
20 Dec to 21 Jan 2012. £20-75.
Wyndham’s Theatre
Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DA
Tube: Leicester Square

Cinderella, Hackney Empire
Regular dame Clive Rowe will not be in this year’s pantomime production, but regular writer Susie McKenna is on board for the classic rags to riches storyline with a bit of added knockabout comedy.
26 Nov – 8 Jan 2012. £9.50 – £27.50.
Hackney Empire
291 Mare St, London, E8 1EJ
Tube: Hackney Central

Cinderella, Richmond
Comic Jenny Éclair plays the Fairy Godmother in this solid, startling humorous  production of the classic story.
9 Dec – 15 Jan 2012. £15 – £29.
Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond, TW9 1QJ
Tube: Richmond

Cinderella, Theatre Royal Stratford East
‘Added sparkle’ and ‘familiar faces’ are promised at this annual panto by the Theatre Royal Stratford East. The show will include some added magic to the story to make it a holiday treat.
3 Dec – 21 Jan 2012. £6 – £22.
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN
Tube: Stratford

Copyright Christmas
A satirical celebration of consumerism and the capitalist dream during the holidays.
10 Dec to 31 Dec. £19.99
Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Tube: Barbican

Dick Whittington
Dame Edna Everage is the original desperate housewife whose rags turn to riches in this family friendly pantomime. The show features songs, dancing, a live band and of course slap stick comedy and audience participation that make pantomime what it is.
9 Dec – 15 Jan 2012. £15.25 – $30.00 (Kids half price.)
New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, SW19 1QG
Tube: Wimbledon

Dublin Carol
An estranged daughter and her Dublin father have an unexpected reckoning on Christmas Eve in Abbey Wright’s rendition of Conor McPherson’s intense drama.
8 Dec to 31 Dec. £15-22 .
Trafalgar Studios
14 Whitehall, SW1A 2DY
Tube: Charing Cross

Herding Cats
This comic drama follows two flatmates attempting to find a bit of intimacy and warmth during the chilly season.
6 Dec to 7 Jan 2012. £15-18.
Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue, NW3 3EX
Tube: Swiss Cottage

Jack and the Beanstalk, Broadway Catford
The seasonal panto features former ‘EastEnders’ actress Angela Wynter playing it up in the magical kingdom full of fun and frivolity.
10 Dec – 2 Jan 2012. £12.50 – £16. Family tickets available.
Broadway Theatre
Catford Broadway, SE6 4RU
Rail: Catford/Catford Bridge

Jack and the Beanstalk, Shaw Theatre
This giant of a pantomime features stars from ‘Eastenders’ and ‘Coronation Street’ with a full supporting West End cast. The magical journey up the beanstalk is sure to have you laughing ‘Ho Hum!’
6 Dec – 31 Dec. £17.
Shaw Theatre
100-110 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2AJ
Tube: Euston

The Lion in Winter
The play is set at the Christmas Court of Henry II in 1183 and imagines a clash of wits between Henry and his wife (who has just returned from jail where her husband had imprisoned her for ten years…)
4 Nov to 28 Jan 2012. £11-60 .
Haymarket Theatre Royal
18 Suffolk St, SW1Y 4HT
Tube: Piccadilly Circus

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! returns to the stage full of theatrical wit and magical fantasy. Clara’s journey from a bleak Christmas Eve to a sweet winter wonderland is accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s musical score in this fresh interpretation of the Christmas classic.
6 Dec – 22 Jan 2012. £10-60.
Sadler’s Wells
Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R
Tube: Angel

Potted Panto
Seven classic pantomimes are crammed into a single show by the bickering duo Dan and Jeff. This show follows their previous hits ‘Potted Potter’ and ‘Potted Pirates.’
18 Dec – 8 Jan 2012. £20-30. Under 16s £15-25. Family tickets available.
Vaudeville Theatre
404 The Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Tube: Charing Cross

Red Riding Hoodie
This saucy annual pantomime is not suitable for children. Self proclaimed ‘dirty and depraved … very adult, very rude, very funny,’ this show promises a laugh as well as a gasp or two.
4 – 8 Dec. £12.75.
The Battersea Barge
Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BP
Tube: Vauxhall

The Snow Man
An annual favourite, tag along with James and his snowman that has come to life in this family show.
Until 8 Jan 2012.
The Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
Tube: Holborn

The Snow Queen, at Rose Theatre Kingston
Artist Su Blackwell creates intricate paper sculptures for this enchanting production of a Hans Christian Anderson original.
2 Dec – 8 Jan 2012. £8-26. Family tickets available.
Rose Theatre Kingston
24-26 High St, Kingston, KT1 1HL
Rail: Kingston

The Snow Queen, at Unicorn Theatre
Without the paper sculptures found in Kingston, this production of Hans Christian Anderson’s play is located right in central London. The story follows a boy who disappears after a snowstorm in southern India and his rescue from the Snow Queen.
23 Nov – 8 Jan 2012.
Unicorn Theatre
Tooley St, London, SE1 2HZ
Tube: London Bridge

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
‘Eastenders’ Patsy Kensit plays the Wicked Queen in this children’s story of rags to riches.
2 Dec – 8 Jan 2012. £22.50 – £32.75.
The Churchill
High Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1HA
Rail: Bromley

Snow White and the Seven Poofs Comes Again!!!!
Not suitable for children! The show — done in drag — features 2009 Drag Idol winner Tanya Hyde in the lead role.
1 Dec – 28 Jan 2012. £18.50.
The Lounge, Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
Tube: Leicester Square