Pantomimes & Family Theatre…..Fun for all the family!!
There’s still time for the whole family to book tickets and enjoy a pantomime, there are also lots of Theatre shows to choose from. Here are a few for you to consider in and around Sutton Coldfield……
Jack & The Beanstalk
8th Dec 2012 to 20th Jan 2013
Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE
This year’s Grand Theatre pantomime stars the much-loved actress, TV star and Loose Women presenter Sherrie Hewson and veteran panto entertainer Keith Harris plus the lovable Orville and Cuddles the Monkey in an unmissable family spectacular.
Actor and comedian Ken Morley will play The King; X-Factor singing sensation Niki Evans returns for her third Grand Theatre pantomime as The Fairy and legendary pantomime performer Nigel Ellacott joins the line-up as Jack’s mom, Dame Trott. Completing this year’s all-star line-up is Any Dream Will Do semi-finalist and West End star Ben James-Ellis best known for playing the roles of Link Larkin in the London production of Hairspray and Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats.This year’s Grand Theatre pantomime stars the much-loved actress, TV star and Loose Women presenter Sherrie Hewson and veteran panto entertainer Keith Harris plus the lovable Orville and Cuddles the Monkey in an unmissable family spectacular.
Robinson Crusoe & the Caribbean Pirates
15th Dec 2012 to 27th Jan 2013
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB
This year’s action-packed show, Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates, is another must-see Birmingham Hippodrome panto featuring fabulous sets, outrageous costumes and stunning special effects…along with a few surprises to shiver your timbers!With panto king Brian Conley and Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph, you can be assured of a show packed with comedy, mayhem and madness!
James and the Giant Peach
14th Nov – 2nd Feb 2013
The Old Rep Theatre, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY
Presented by Birmingham Stage CompanyRoald Dahl’s classic book tells the story of James, a lonely young boy who lives with Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, the most revolting Aunts in England. They make him work and slave and never let him play with other children. Then one day he meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known. When James accidentally spills the bag near an old peach tree, the most incredible things start to happen – and James embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with the most amazing group of characters you could ever meet!
12th Feb-16th Feb 2013
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road,Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
Ticket Hotline: 0121 308 5522
The Snow Queen
Sunday 6th January 2013
Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B75 6LN
The whole family will love this highly acclaimed mini-pantomime!
You’ll embark on an imaginative journey through the snow and mountains of a magical frozen land as our brave heroine, Gerda battles to rescue her brother Kai from the frosty group of The Snow Queen. She’ll need all her strength and wits about her as she tackles the mysterious and comical creatures of the Frozen North – even the hairy Yeti himself!
The Gruffalo’s Child
Sat 22nd Dec-Wed 16th Jan 2013
Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude! Just how brave is she?
One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?
Tall Stories Theatre Company returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.