Goodies, baddies, pirates and princes.. your guide to what’s hot in panto land

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Don’t forget your glass slippers for this year’s panto at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Audiences will have a ball as Cinderella comes alive on stage.

Press launch for the forthcoming panto Peter Pan at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - pictured is Matt Brown, Holly Brewer, Steven Serling, Andy Collins and Russell Grant

Press launch for the forthcoming panto Peter Pan at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - pictured is Matt Brown, Holly Brewer, Steven Serling, Andy Collins and Russell Grant

TV personality Louie Spence (ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Sky TV’s Pineapple Dance Studios and Louie Spence’s Showbusiness) heads the cast as the Prince’s loyal and slightly outrageous servant, Dandini.

Cinderella features the traditional pantomime ingredients – a handsome Prince, enchanting Fairy Godmother, boo-able Ugly Sisters and the unsung hero, Buttons.

The show runs from December 7 to January 4.

To book tickets, visit www.atgtickets.com or telephone 0844 871 7652.

Cinderella Cast at MK Theatre  Louie Spence   (Dandini)

Cinderella Cast at MK Theatre Louie Spence (Dandini)

‘Strictly’ veteran Russell Grant will lead the cast in the swashbuckling adventure, Peter Pan at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre.

Grant comes direct from playing the Wizard in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Wizard Of Oz.

Bucks singer, actress and MK’s Top Talent winner Holly Brewer is cast as Wendy after wowing Waterside audiences at the Best Of Bucks talent show.

Local comedy hero Andy Collins returns to the Waterside, after appearing alongside superstar Cilla Black in last year’s panto, Cinderella.

Heart Thames Valley breakfast presenter Matt Brown, consummate baddy Steven Serlin and West End star Adam Pettigrew also join the cast.

Join Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys in their thrilling adventure to save Tinkerbell the fairy from Captain Hook and his crew of dastardly pirates.

Peter Pan runs from December 8 to 30. Russell Grant will not be performing on December 17 or the December 21 matinee. To book, telephone 0844 871 7607 or visit
www.atgtickets.com.

Cinderella is also this year’s offering at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate theatre from December 7 to January 6.

The theatre welcomes back Bobby Davro to play Buttons, following his hilarious performance in last year’s Aladdin.

He will be joined by Loose Women star Denise Welch as the Fairy Godmother.

The Oxford Playhouse has Dick Whittington as this year’s panto, from November 30 to January 13.

London’s streets of gold are calling and, with his faithful cat by his side, hero Dick goes searching for his fortune in the big city.

Cheer Dick on his journey, ‘boo’ at the biggest baddie of all time, King Rat, and ‘ahh’ at the object of Dick’s affections, the beautiful Alice.

To book tickets, telephone 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.