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From traditional fun-loving pantomimes to much-loved nativity plays, we pull out some of the best festive Surrey & SW London shows to entertain the whole family this Christmas! Read more

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CRAIG SUGDEN

4.5 STARS, December 15 – January 14. Despite his best efforts, William Gadsby Peet can't help but shout merrily along with Biggins and Co at the Richmond Theatre pantomime, Aladdin Read more

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CRAIG SUGDEN

4.5 STARS, December1 15 – January 14. Paddington may be making a splash at the box office but if it's live theatre that kickstarts your festive celebrations Amanda Hodges relishes  a terrific panto in darkest Wimbledon Read more

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Robin Hood at The New Victoria Theatre Woking 2017 | Photo © 2017 Ian Olsson

Ian Olsson

5 STARS, December 15 – January 7. Shane Richie leads a group of very merry men in this high-energy, hi-tech version of Robin Hood at the New Victoria, Woking Read more

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Bryan Allman

4 STARS, December 14 – January 7. A wonderful traditional pantomime that'll entertain children and parents alike, says Alison Hunt Read more

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Kids in tow, Shane Richie swaps Walford for Woking and the seasonal merry mayhem of Robin Hood Read more

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IAN STRATTON Photo: Ian Stratton

Peter Pan has some sizzling opposition this year, as a dastardly Dave Myers hits the Redhill stage. Jane McGowan is hooked Read more

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Neale Blackburn

The panto season is upon us. Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! William Gadsby Peet catches up with some of the shooting stars coming to a theatre near you… Read more

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CRAIG SUGDEN

Panto’s grande dame Christopher Biggins talks to Jane McGowan about cross-dressing, costumes and carpets Read more

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IAN STRATTON Photo: Ian Stratton

As the festive season approaches and we start to dig out our winter coats, many of us will be asking ‘Where’s the best pantomime in Surrey and South West London this Christmas?’ It’s behind you! Well, actually, it isn’t – it’s in this roundup Read more

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Anthea Turner talks to Jane McGowan about her upcoming performance as the Fairy Destiny in Jack and the Beanstalk at Windsor's Theatre Royal. Read more

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Not only does CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis star in Richmond’s panto – he wrote and directed it too. Jane McGowan ventures behind the scenes Read more

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Actor Warwick Davis talks to Jane McGowan about Snow White, Star Wars and his latest role as game show host Read more

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Windlesham actress Anita Dobson is showing her scary side this Christmas at Woking's New Victoria Theatre, running December 11 – January 10. Jane McGowan chases the Wicked Witch... Read more

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    IAN STRATTON Photo: Ian Stratton

    Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, Pantomime 2017 - The cast of Peter Pan at the Theatre. Picture Shows: L/r Abigail Welford, Simon Bashford, David Myers, Neil Wheatley and Chrissy Kett.

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    IAN STRATTON Photo: Ian Stratton

    Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, Pantomime 2017 - The cast of Peter Pan at the Theatre. Picture Shows: Hairy Biker Dave Myers as Captain Hook

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    IAN STRATTON Photo: Ian Stratton

    Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, Pantomime 2017 - The cast of Peter Pan at the Theatre. Picture Shows: Panto cast in Redhill l/r Neil Wheatley, David Myers and Simon Bashford