It's Showtime - Pantomime, christmas and winter theatre in Norfolk

Its Showtime for Christmas 2021!

Theatres across Devon are marking the festive season with a great selection of pantomimes, musicals and other shows this winter, all suitable for families. See our guide to stage shows that you can see this Christmas in Norfolk.


Dick Whittington and his Cat - Norwich Theatre Royal - 8th December to 10th January 

This year's pantomime at Norwich Theatre Royal tells the rags to riches tale of a young man leaving home with only a spotted handkerchief and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune!  Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients including sensational songs, a live band, magic, dazzling dance routines, magnificent slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation. A show guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.

Cast members include TV and Soap Star Sian Reeves as Queen Rat, Dengineers presenter and YouTube Sensation Joe Tracini ad Tommy the Cat, The Bill actor Graham Cole and returning for his 21st Norwich Panto and Richard Gauntlett as Sarah the Cook.

Captioned performance on 2nd January, signed performance on 3rd January, relaxed performance on 6th January, audio described performance on 8th January.

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Jack Frost - Norwich Theatre Stage Two - 18th to 23rd December

A magical, wintery production brings Jack Frost to life through puppetry, music and enchanting storytelling. Meet our mischievous sprite on a snowy adventure but wrap up warm or you’ll catch Jack nipping at your fingers and toes! A story about embracing and celebrating difference to warm hearts this winter.

Moon On A Stick return to transform the stage using their unique combination of shadow play, song and interactive theatre to reimagine this well-known seasonal legend. Recommended age 3+


Beauty and the Beast - Alive Corn Exchange - 8th to 31st December

Join Alive Corn Exchange in Kings Lynn for a spectacular adventure as Dame Dotty on their son, Potty Pierre cause chaos that the chateau.  Featuring Ian Marr at Dame Dotty, Alex Scott-Fairley as Beauty, Steven Pinder as Jean-Jacques and Scott Cripps as Potty Pierre.  Signed performance on 21st December at 5:30, relaxed performance on Tuesday 28th December.

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My First Panto 2021: Cinderella Rocks - The Garage Norwich - 26th November to 16th January 

Ella dreams of being a world-famous rock star but she must clean and cook for her horrid sisters. Until her dreams become a reality she must make do with her sisters trying to sabotage every show. Her life is turned upside down by her fairy godmother who joins Ella’s band and helps her on her way to play the music at the royal party with just a little bit of magic sparkle. 

For all the families, but recommended for ages up to 7.  My First Panto: Cinderella Rocks, the panto that allows the audience to get up and join in.  Dance along with the fairy godmother and help to make sure Ella get her happy ever after!

Relaxed performances on 9th and 11th January.  Socially distanced performances on 9th and 11th January.  BSL Interpreted Performances on 5th December and 16th December.

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Mother Goose - Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston - 8th December to 2nd January 2022

The story tells of how Mother Goose is about to be thrown off her land because she cannot pay the Squire and his Bailiffs the rent. Along comes Priscilla the goose. Mother Goose loves her as a friend and doesn’t know the good fairy has sent her to help Mother Goose. Priscilla lays golden eggs, and Mother Goose is rich. Along comes the Demon King. He has a bet with the fairy. He claims there is no-one on earth who is happy with what they have got- no one is content. They want more. The fairy disagrees, and uses Mother Goose as an example of goodness.

The Demon King tempts Mother Goose with the one thing she doesn’t have - youth and beauty. He persuades her to give him Priscilla in exchange for a visit to the “Pool of Beauty”. She gives him Priscilla, and enters the pool, emerging as (she thinks) a beautiful woman.

All her friends don’t like her now - they want the old Mother Goose back. Too late, she realises that beauty is NOT everything, and that she must get Priscilla back. After a lot of trouble she gets her back, and all ends happily ever after.

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Cinderella - Maddermarket Theatre - 15th to 31st December

You shall go to the ball this Christmas, with the spectacular family pantomime, Cinderella.

For the first time ever, The Maddermarket Theatre plays host to the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes. Packed with traditional pantomime ingredients, Cinderella features laugh out loud comedy for all the family, stunning costumes and a whole heap of festive fun.

Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked step-sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.

Tickets are £16 for adults and £14 for children (under 16) and a family ticket discount of £2 per child ticket will automatically be applied at checkout, if you buy 2 Adult and 2 Child Tickets.

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