We round up the celebrities in panto this festive season because Christmas is coming and it’s fun
The tradition of going to a panto is as festive as decorating the tree and eating mince pies, and if you decide to go along to one this year you will find all ages in the audience from small children to great grannies. It’s about laughter and singing and comedy and proper feel good entertainment – but it’s also about celebrities coming out of self-induced retirement to grace the stage for our amusement. (Que jazz hands)
Panto season will be here before you know it – oh no it won’t, oh yes it will – so we thought we’d round up the list of eager celebrities in panto donning those extravagant costumes for the 2018 season. Enjoy!
Celebrities in panto 2018
Jonny Wilkes and Christian Patterson return to The Regent Theatre in Hanley playing Robin Hood and Friar Tuck.
Ashley Banjo and Diversity join Ian Royce playing Wishee Washee and David Phipps Davis as Widow Twankee at the Cliffs Pavilion in Essex
The Chase’s Jenny Ryan and Benidorm’s Hannah Hobley star in Sleeping Beauty at The Gracie Fields Theatre in Rochdale
David Essex, Martine McCutcheon and Tam Ryan star in Elf: The Christmas Spectacular at the Genting Arena in Birmingham
Corrie’s Bill Ward and Balamory’s Andrew Agnew star in Aladdin at Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton
Eastenders’ Matt Lapinskas stars in Snow White at The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage
Martin Kemp stars in Peter Pan at the Manchester Arena
Claire King is the evil queen in Sleeping Beauty at the Plaza Theatre in Stockport
Duncan James comes to the Derby Arena for Jack and the Beanstalk
Cannon and Ball return to the Lyceum Theatre for Jack and the Beanstalk
Eastenders’ favourite Charlie Brooks will star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Grove Theatre in Dunstable
Shane Richie is taking on the role of Robin Hood at the Milton Keynes Theatre