As the festive tradition returns, we’ve rounded up some of the shows taking place across the region this Christmas.
5. King Arthur, Arts Centre Washington, January 14-29, 2022
Taking place later on in the season, King Arthur will be putting on a royally good show at Arts Centre Washington on January 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. The Washington Theatre Group presents 2022’s panto, King Arthur, a tale of magic, betrayal, love and the worst cook in the kingdom. Come and watch King Arthur and his friends battle the ladies Morgana and Morguese to see who will rule Camelot in an all new story written by Barry Hogan for 2022. Tickets are £5 from https://sunderlandculture.org.uk/
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6. Peter Pan, Alnwick Playhouse, January 17-25, 2022
Alnwick Theatre Club celebrate their 70th Anniversary by presenting their own version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan from January 17-25, 2022. A totally original script that sticks faithfully to Barrie’s original storyline sees Wendy and her brothers help Peter Pan to rid Neverland of the evil Captain Hook and his henchmen. So sit back and enjoy this helter skelter ride through Pantoland and see some old favourites never growing old. Tickets from www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk
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7. Cinderella, Borough Hall, Hartlepool, December 13 - 24.
AJ Theatrical Productions presents Cinderella at the Borough Hall, on the Headland, from Monday, December 13, to Friday, December 24. It stars CBBC’s Joe Tasker, from Saturday Mash Up, award-winning comic Jack Gleadow and Hartlepool’s own hip-hop crew Ruff Diamond. The show also sees the return of Hannah Woodward, Gary Martin Davis, Ben Roberts and Stephanie Aird. Seats cost £18 for adults, £15 for children or £59 for a family ticket. To book, and for full details of performance times, visit www.hartlepoolboroughhall.com.
8. Sleeping Beauty, Tyne Theatre, December 3 - January 3
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House panto features homegrown talent Laura Baxter, from Sunderland, as Sleeping Beauty who will be starring alongside Britain’s Got Talent Winner and singing sensation , Collabro’s Matt Pagan as Prince, as well as hilarious Geordie comics Charlie Richmond as Jester and Lewis Denny as Dame. It runs from December 3 - January 3. Tickets from tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk