Christmas panto season is on its way

There is nothing quite like the excitement on the faces of small children when you take them to a panto.

Sadly, that hasn’t been possible during the last 18 months of various pandemic lockdowns and restrictions but it looks as if life will be returning to something more normal during this year’s festive season.

Shows that we know about include the Co-op Juniors at Snape Maltings, Aladdin at the Ipswich Regal and the Colchester Mercury, and Cinderella in Bury St Edmunds.

Dates here:

Cinderella, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, November 26 – January 16, 2022

Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular, Snape Maltings, December 3-12, 2021

Aladdin, Ipswich Regent Theatre, December 17 – January 2, 2022

Aladdin, Colchester Mercury, November 27 – January 16, 2022

There is also a New Wolsey Theatre “rock ‘n Roll” production of Jack and the Beanstalk from November 25 – January 8, 2022 and, perhaps more for the adults Eastern Angles will be streaming performances of its Christmas Bond-style show From Rushmere with Love to watch at home from December 9 – January 8, 2022.

There are festive offerings in Norfolk too, including Cinderella at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, from December 17-January 19, the Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus and Water Show, Great Yarmouth December 7-January 5 and Beauty and the Beast at the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, from December 14 to December 31.