London Traditional Christmas Pantomimes

Christmas celebrations across London are full of mirth and laughter. Visitors throng the city in December to indulge themselves in traditional Christmas festivities taking place in the city. Hotel bookings take place in advance and most hotels report houseful during the Christmas week even many days before the Christmas Eve. Among the various events that take place around the city, traditional Christmas pantomimes attract a lot of attention. A number of best London theatres will be hosting stage adaptations of some of the world famous children’s classic tales that will be narrated by talented actors in the funniest possible costumes.

The popular Arabian folk tale Aladdin, for instance, is much loved by one and all. The Beck Theatre of London will be hosting the story’s panto version that will also feature Aladdin’s magic carpet and lamp and also the mighty genie. Mark Jones will be playing Wishee Washee again this year. The show will take place from 17th December 2011 – 08th January 2012.

Fans of Dick Wittington must book tickets for the panto version of this English folk tale that will be hosted by the New Wimbledon Theatre. A favourite with families this story will be narrated by popular British artists who will leave no stone unturned to make their audiences roar with laughter. The show will be taking place from 9th December 2011 – 15th January 2012.

This year at The Hackney Empire you can enjoy the magical tale of Cinderella. One of the best panto groups of the city will take on to stage to delight Cinderella fans with their narration of the classic fairytale packed with hilarity. From Cinderella herself, a Fairy Godmother and Ugly Sisters to Prince Charming, you will enjoy all the nuances of this tale in an amusing manner. The show will start taking place from 26th November 2011 and will end on 8th January 2012.

Some other pantomimes hosted in London will include Potted Panto, The Gruffalo, The Snowman, and Jack and the Beanstalk.

So, what are you waiting for? Book a room at Paddington hotels London now to enjoy a lifetime of Christmas events this year.

After garnering much appreciation with their performance last year, CBBC’s Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner are back again to charm their fans Vaudeville Theatre. The duo will be creating a magic via an 80 minute show comprising seven pantomimes and leave their audiences spellbound with their talent. Each pantomime will last 12 minutes. Family holidayers must not miss this show as it won hearts of hundreds of children last year and promises to do so this year also. The performance will take place from 18th December 2011 – 8th January 2012 and charge £10.00 per person. Charing Cross is the nearest tube station to reach Vaudeville Theatre.

The Garrick Theatre near Leicester Square will enthrall children over 3 years in age on the panto version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award winning picture book The Gruffalo. Children are sure to enjoy this funny amalgamation of scary stories, songs and laughter as they see the story of little Mouse and the powerful Gruffalo live. Book tickets for any date from 24th November 2010 – 16th January 2011 to enjoy this show.