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Pantos in Hampshire – 2013/2014

PUBLISHED: 10:52 10 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:52 10 December 2013

Hampshire Life December 2013 front cover

Hampshire Life December 2013 front cover


The curtain has risen on another festive season and we take a look at the Pantos on offer across Hampshire this Christmas

Peter Pan

Where: Princes Hall, Princes Way, Aldershot, GU12 4RR.

When: Between Friday December 6 and Monday December 30.

Who: Robert Hopkins plays the role of Smee whilst Adam Pettigrew, who trained at The BRIT School, plays Peter Pan.

Website: www.princeshall.com.

Sleeping Beauty

Where: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 2QJ

When: Running between Wednesday December 11 and Sunday January 5.

Who: Lynne McGranger from Home and Away has the role of the wicked fairy godmother. Also starring Christopher Marlowe from Come Dine With Me.

Website: www.kings-southsea.com.


Where: The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, RG21 7QR.

When: Between Thursday December 12 and Sunday January 5.

Who: Former Doctor Who Colin Baker has the role of Abanazar, Chris Carswell plays Aladdin, Ian Good portrays Widow Twankey and Derek Moran plays Wishee Washee.

Website: www.anvilarts.org.uk.


Where: Starburst @ Samuel Cody Sports College, Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, GU14 8SS.

When: Shows between Thursday December 12 and Sunday December 15.

What: (info from www.bigpantoguide.co.uk) Starburst’s annual pantomime promises to entertain the whole family. This highly acclaimed Company is run by local volunteers for over 20 years, Starburst’s profits help local children with special needs.

Website: www.starburst-foundation.org.uk.

Dick Whittington

Where: The Harlington, 236 Fleet Road, Fleet, GU51 4BY.

When: Running between Tuesday December 17 and Wednesday January 1.

Who: Featuring Hollyoaks and Holby City star Jeremy Edwards, BBC3’s Bad Education actor Layton Williams and Robert Rawles from Keeping Up Appearances.

Website: www.theharlington.co.uk.

The Snow Queen

Where: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road, Bordon, GU35 0LR.

When: Shows start on Thursday January 16 and run until Saturday January 25.

What: (info from www.bigpantoguide.co.uk) Based on a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, this Panto has all the traditional ingredients.

Website: www.phoenixarts.co.uk.

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