West Sussex pantomimes and Christmas performances: Everything you need to know

West Sussex pantomimes and Christmas performances: Everything you need to know
West Sussex pantomimes and Christmas performances: Everything you need to know

Chichester – Sleeping Beauty

Chichester Festival Theatre. From December 15 to 30.

Rufus Norris’s splendidly entertaining and mischievous version of the original fairy tale ventures beyond the usual ‘happy ever after’ ending with the prince and princess united. The course of true love never did run smooth – especially if your mother-in-law is an ogress with an unfortunate taste for human flesh…


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Brighton – Jack and The Beanstalk

Hilton Brighton Metropole. From December 20 to 29.

With a little help from a few magic beans, this spectacular new production of Jack snd The Beanstalk promises a West End cast, lavish costumes, dazzling special effects and not to mention Daisy, the tap-dancing cow.


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Burgess Hill – Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

Eight performances across December 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22 in the Croft Hall at Burgess Hill Girls School, directed by Suzi Allan.


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Crawley – Aladdin

The Hawth Theatre. Friday, December 7, 2018, to Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Whatever you do, don’t miss the fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin. There will be comedy, singing, dancing, stunning sets, dazzling costumes, and a top-quality cast.


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Horsham – Sleeping Beauty

The Capitol Theatre. From Friday, December 14 to Sunday, January 6. Tickets from £22.50.

More than a traditional tale of good triumphing over evil, this tale of a cursed young girl, brought up by the family nursemaid, who sleeps for 100 years before being woken by true love’s kiss, is a roller-coaster ride through time, emotion, laughter and song.


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Hurstpierpoint – Beauty and the Beast

The Players Theatre. November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.

Passion, imagination and love are set in this heart-warming, beautiful and bewitching family show for Christmas.


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Shoreham – Robin Hood

Ropetackle Arts Centre. December 13 to 31.

The evil Sheriff of Nottingham is fed up with his riches being robbed and will stop at nothing to rule supreme in Sherwood Forest, but there is one man standing firmly in his way! The Sheriff has a dastardly plan to capture the finest archer in the land and maybe bag himself a much revered Silver Turnip along the way! Will good win out? Will love triumph?


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Southwick – Cinderella

Barn Theatre. December 29, 2018, to January 5, 2019.

Full of romance and fun, with a cast of amazing characters, this panto has it all. Follow the twists and turns of this rags-to-riches story of Cinderella who is bullied by her wicked stepmother and her two ugly step-sisters. Treated as a servant by her step family, Cinderella meets Prince Charming, posing as a palace servant, as she is gathering wood in the forest. They part without exchanging names so the Prince arranges a ball inviting every eligible maiden in the county in the hope of finding her… With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball and … well, you know the rest.


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Worthing – Aladdin

Pavilion Theatre. From Friday, November 30, 2018, to Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Tickets from £12.

Join in with the journey of a lifetime, soaring through the skies on a magic carpet ride to adventure. Poor but happy Aladdin hopes all his dreams will come true when he discovers a magical lamp and the mystical genie trapped inside it who will grant the holder three precious wishes.


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Worthing – Santa’s Little Trolls

Connaught Theatre. December 21 to 23.

Featuring exquisite puppets, silliness and laughter, Santa’s Little Trolls is the perfect family entertainment this Christmas.

It focuses on the importance of family, and how a father and daughter reconnect over the surprise invasion of the Snow Trolls. There is even the opportunity to meet the trolls after the show and ask them what it was like to meet father Christmas, and what are their plans now they have got their faces on a Christmas card.



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