Here’s our guide to Kent’s family-friendly pantos… Oh yes it is!
DICK WHITTINGTON: LEAS CLIFF HALL
This year’s Folkestone pantomime is Dick Whittington, starring the sprightly cast from
Over the past 12 years, CT Productions/Leas Cliff Hall pantomime has established itself as one of the best Christmas shows in the area, with fantastic sets, spectacular costumes and jokes and songs to get everyone laughing and tapping their feet.
Playing Dick Whittington is the talented Hue Cox; Georgia Graham is Fairy Bow Bells; Rob Hancox is King Rat; Paul Ketley is Dolly the Cook; and Colin McKenzie is Alderman Fitzwarrren.
A treat for all the family – head along and join in the fun!
To book, call 0844 871 761, or visit
CINDERELLA: MARLOWE THEATRE
Don’t miss Canterbury’s fun-filled family pantomime. The star-studded cast includes Harry Reid (EastEnders), children’s favourite Phil Gallagher (CBeebies’ Mister Maker), national treasure Sally Lindsay (who first shot to fame in Coronation Street), and Marlowe legends Ben Roddy (Dame of the Year 2017/18) and Lloyd Hollett.
A panto that has a reputation for being one of the biggest
and best in the county.
23 November-6 January
To book, call 01227 787787, or visit
SLEEPING BEAUTY: ASSEMBLY HALL
Following last year’s record-breaking production of Aladdin, the Tunbridge Wells theatre and Martin Dodd for UK Productions proudly present another spectacular Christmas pantomime.
Once upon a time in a land far away, a beautiful princess was born. Cursed by a wicked fairy, she was destined to spend her life as the Sleeping Beauty, until awakened by a true love’s kiss…
This fabulous fairy tale promises to be jam-packed with smash-hit songs, stunning sets, spectacular costumes and magical special effects.
7 December-2 January
To book, call 01892 530613 or visit
ALADDIN: ORCHARD THEATRE
Starring Marti Pellow of Wet Wet Wet fame, this spectacular pantomime in Dartford will be packed with all of the traditional ingredients audiences expect.
Aladdin features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.
Follow the evil sorcerer Abanazar, Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee and, of course, his mother Widow Twankey on a spectacular adventure as audiences are transported to Old Peking on a thrilling 3D Magic Carpet ride.
Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, a wonderful villain and a lampful of laughs at this magical pantomime.
To book, call 01322 220000, or visit