North Wales Panto guide

Panto season is fast approaching and this year there are a whole load to choose from.
Don't fear though, because here we provide a run-down on where to find the most magical performances in North Wales.
Panto is an experience children will remember for a lifetime and is great Christmas time fun for adults too, so book your tickets early!

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DANIEL Creasey and Liv Evans star in this year's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime in Colwyn Bay.
Daniel plays the Dame - reprising his role as Aladdin in Colwyn Bay last year - while Liv is Snow White.
He said: "I'm delighted to be back in Colwyn Bay after playing the dame in last year's panto, which I enjoyed immensely."
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay Dec 20-Jan 3. Ring 01492 872000 or 01492 532668 to book tickets costing £9 adults, concessions £8 and children £7.


Venue Cymru

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington - Review
The Promenade, Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno, LL30 1BB
12th Dec 2008 to 4th Jan 2009
Starring John Challis (Only Fools and Horses), Kai Owen (Torchwood) and John Evans.
Booking: 01492 879771



Noel, Noel, Dec 7

Enjoy classical Christmas favourites with singers Ros Evans, Kate Woolveridge, Dewi Wyn and Owen Webb accompanied by Annette Bryn Parri

Performance at 3pm, tickets £5-£12, 01766 780667



Aladdin in Conwy, Dec 2-6

Performances at 7.30pm, tickets: £4-£5, 01492 650835



Rhyl Pavilion

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty  - Review
The Pavilion Theatre
Promenade, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 3AQ
12th Dec 2008 to 10th Jan 2009
Popular tale of the princess who sleeps for 100 years.
Booking: 01745 332414



Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Cinderella, Daniel Lloyd

Cinderella - The Panto With Soul  - Review
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA
21st Nov 2008 to 24th Jan 2009
Cinderella is a heady cocktail of traditional panto, laced with a string of smash hits, rock 'n' roll, soul and pop favourites.
All played live by a multi talented cast of 10 actor/musicians.
Booking: 0845 330 3565


Colwyn Bay

Theatr Colwyn

Snow White and the seven Dwarfs
Theatr Colwyn
Abergele Rd, Colwyn Bay,
North Wales, LL29 7RU
December 20 - January 5
Tickets: £9 adults | £7 children
01492 532668 // 872000



Llyfr Mawr y Plant
Theatr Gwynedd
Ffordd Deiniol, Bangor
Gwynedd LL57 2TL
04/10/08 - 11/10/08 (The last ever show at Theatr Gwynedd!)

Llyfr Mawr y Plant the Welsh children's classic takes to the stage. Audiences young and old will be given the opportunity to enjoy a family show this autumn as Theatr Bara Caws, in partnership with Theatr Gwynedd and Galeri, stage a musical version of one of Wales' favourite children's books.

Booking: 01248 351708




Theatr Brycheiniog

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys LD3 7EW
20th Nov 2008 to 23rd Nov 2008
Starring Mike Doyle

Dick Whittington
Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys LD3 7EW
17th Jan 2009 to 24th Jan 2009
This is our diamond year production. Yes! Thats 60 years of panto by the Westenders Brecon. Guaranteed to have laughs, slapstick, romance and all sorts of fun.

Booking: 01874 611622



Aladdin Dec 13-Jan 24

Star-studded panto with Chris Gascoyne, pictured, as Abanazar and former Blue pop star Antony Costa as Aladdin

Performances 2.30pm & 7pm, Sundays 1pm 5pm, tickets £8-£21, 029 20 878889




Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jan 30-31 & Feb 6-7 @Amateur production tells a favourite tale.

Performances 2pm or 7.30pm, tickets on sale soon from Dyfi Marine in Aberdyfi or Wardrobe shop in Tywyn, 01654 767251 or 07972 291280



Aladdin, Jan 30- 31

Performances 7pm and 2pm on those days respectively, tickets: £2-£4, 01248 853280



Peter Pan, Dec 13-20
Performances 2.30pm & 7.30pm, tickets £7.50-£8, 01970 623232



Martyn Mam A'r Wyau Aur Jan 7-8

Martyn Geraint in Welsh language pantomime about golden eggs

Performances 6pm, tickets £6, 01686 625007



Ensemble Cymru concert Dec 14

Ensemble Cymru concert Dec 14

Tickets on sale soon, 01248 383257



Cinderella Dec 20-21 & Dec 27-28

The popular Tip Top Productions return to offer yet another fun and polished run of their latest pantomime offering Cinderella.

Performances 1pm or 5.30pm, tickets £7.50-£8.50, 01978 841300



Aladdin, Dec 11-Jan 3

Traditional panto fun for all the family

Performances 2pm, 4pm, 6.30pm or 7.15pm, tickets £4.50-£6, 01978 351091


Cinders, Dec 2-27

Re-working of Cinderella story as mischievous fairy folk try to rescue Cinders and get her to the ball in time to meet Prince Fraximus.

Performances 11am & 1.30pm, tickets £5-£7.50, 029 20 646900 


From across the border:


Jack and the Beanstalk
Lyceum Theatre
Heath Street, Crewe
3rd Dec 2008 to 3rd Jan 2009
Featuring the BIGGEST GIANT in pantoland! Written by Iain Lauchlan and Will Brenton (of Tweenies and Jim Jam and Sunny Fame). Starring Lynne McGranger (Irene from Home and Away) Directed by Robert Marsden and Choreographed by Louise Redmond.  


27th Annual Family Pantomime
Crosby Civic Hall
Crosby Road North, Liverpool L22 0LQ
28th Nov 2008 to 7th Dec 2008
Another family favourite from the Waterloo & Crosby Theatre Company. Comic dialogue, lively songs, lovely costumes and the Sylvia Stubbs dancers. What else could you ask for?  


St Helens Theatre Royal
Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1LQ
5th Dec 2008 to 11th Jan 2009
Favourite tale from the Arabian Nights.


Mother Goose
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
13 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BH
8th Dec 2008 to 31st Dec 2008
Shake your bootie and swing your maracas, If you miss out on this? your just plain quackers!


Southport Theatre
Promenade, Southport, SOUTHPORT, PR9 0DZ
11th Dec 2008 to 4th Jan 2009
Favourite panto tale of a girl who loses a shoe and finds a prince. 


Liverpool Empire
Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JE
11th Dec 2008 to 4th Jan 2009
The one and only Cilla Black returns to her native city to play the Fairy Godmother, alongside actress, model and singer Jennifer Ellison as Cinderella, comedian and TV star Les Dennis as Buttons, actor Ted Robbins as Baron Hardup.


Sleeping Beauty
Floral Pavilion Theatre
Virginia Road, New Brighton, Wirral. CH45 2LH
22nd Dec 2008 to 11th Jan 2009
Starring Mike Holoway (The Tomorrow People) in the redeveloped theatre.


The Ice Queen
The Little Theatre
Grange Road West, Birkenhead
7th Jan 2009 to 10th Jan 2009
A brand new pantomime performed by the wirral hospital players. Written by the amazingly talented Cathy Marland.  

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