Scottish Pantos: Five must-see pantomimes to book this festive season including Aganeza Scrooge
It's nearly panto season. Oh yes it is!
Audience participation, dames, sing-alongs, pratfalls and jokes all make for a great night out for young and old alike.
It may seem like it's a while until Christmas, but many of the crowd-pleasing shows start this month - and tickets often sell out well in advance.
Here’s five of the best for this year - book now or risk missing out.
The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan
With Edinburgh's King's Theatre closed for renovations, the family fun has this year moved to the Festival Theatre. Join Peter Pan as he sets sail on a brand-new adventure featuring pantomime favourites Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Jordan Young. It's on from November 25-December 31.
Johnny McKnight is back on writing duties in the pantosphere at Glasgow's Tron Theatre with Aganeza Scrooge, so expect lots of laughs for adults and children alike. It promises "a wild, unforgettable spin" on Charles Dickens’ classic tale 'A Christmas Carol' from November 29-January 7.
The Little Mermaid
Kirkcaldy's newly-reopened Adam Smith Theatre is getting into the festive season with a panto production of The Little Mermaid from December 9-January 6. Will Princess Azurial , the little mermaid, finally get to meet handsome Prince Eric with whom she has fallen in love? Find out at the 'fin-tastic' production.
Edinburgh's Churchill Theatre, on Morningside Road, is the venue for the Edinburgh People's Theatre annual panto from December 15-23. It's the company's 80th birthday so join them to celebrate with "lots of laughs, lots of shouting, boos and cheers galore".
Snow White and the Seven Maws
Oran Mor's Christmas Panto is back for 2023 to bring some adult laughs to the top of Glasgow's Byres Road. As ever, a pie and a pint are included in the ticket price (other drinks and a veggie option are available). It runs from November 28-January 6 and always sells out - so don't hang around if you want to enjoy a resolutely child-free show.
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