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Brian Blessed in Aladdin
Brian Blessed in Aladdin at the Derngate

Christmas shows

Pantomime season has arrived - oh yes it has! Here's our guide to Northamptonshire's professional and amateur Christmas shows.


Shows are listed in date order.  If you want your show listed, email the details to northamptonshire@bbc.co.uk.

Robin Hood

Big Bad Wolf
Big Bad Wolf huffs and puffs at The Castle

NORTHAMPTON: Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road. 01604 714973.
Tue 30 November to Sun 5 December 2004
A brand new family pantomime performed by Duston Players.

See our preview of Robin Hood and listen to an interview with the writer by clicking on the link on the right.

Cinderella

HACKLETON: Village Hall. 01604 870513
Thu 2 to Sat 4 December 2004
Family pantomime by Group 8 Theatre Company.

Big Bad Wolf

WELLINGBOROUGH: The Castle, Castle Way. 01933 270007
Fri 3 to Sun 26 December 2004
Family Christmas show.  Not content with scaring the little pigs, the Big bad Wolf plans to muscle in on other classic and traditional stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and Billy Goats Gruff.

Hansel and Gretel
Hansel & Gretel at the Royal Theatre

Read our review of Big Bad Wolf by clicking on the link on the right.  And listen to an interview with the director.

That'll Be The Day Christmas Show

NORTHAMPTON: Derngate, Guildhall Road. 01604 624811
Fri 3 December 2004
Christmas hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s.  Plus, a 'Carry On' style mini-panto.

Hansel and Gretel

NORTHAMPTON: Royal Theatre, Guildhall Road. 01604 624811
Tue 7 December 2004 to Sat 15 January 2005
The Royal puts the scary buts back into the fairytale with an imaginative show for children.

Read our review of Hansel & Gretel and listen to an interview with the director by clicking on the links on the right. 

Aladdin

NORTHAMPTON: Derngate, Guildhall Road. 01604 624811
Fri 10 December 2004 to Sun 9 January 2005
Family panto starring Brian Blessed, Carl Johns and Roger Kitter.

Read our review of the show and read an interview with the stars of Aladdin by clicking on the links on the right.

A Christmas Carol

NORTHAMPTON: Holy Sepulchre Church, Sheep Street
Tue 14 to Sat 18 December, 2004
Masque Theatre present a dramatisation of Charles Dickens's famous story.

Dick Whittington

CORBY: The Willows Arts Centre, George Street. 01536 402233
Mon 27 December 2004 to Sun 2 January 2005
Corby Amateur Theatrical Society with their unique brand of humour.

Read our preview of Dick Whittington and listen to an interview with the director by clicking on the link on the right.

Cinderella

KETTERING: McKinlay Theatre, St Mary's Road. 01536 482238
Wed 29 December 2004 to Sunday 2 January 2005
Kettering Youth Theatre Group with their 29th annual pantomime - a show with a bang up-to-date script.

Read our preview of Cinderella and listen to interviews with the cast by clicking on the link on the right.

Robinson Crusoe

WELLINGBOROUGH: The Castle, Castle Way. 01933 270007
Wed 29 December 2004 to Sat 1 January 2005
Wellingborough Panto Society present a traditional Christmas show.

Mother Goose

RUSHDEN: Pemberton Centre, HE Bates Way. 01933 318856
Sat 15 to Sat 22 January 2005
Rushden Amateur Theatrical Society present a family panto.

Panto At The OK Corral

IRCHESTER. 01933 624310
Wed 9 to Sat 12 February 2005
Irchester Players present a family panto with a difference - set in the wild west! 

last updated: 20/12/04
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