Pantomime and Christmas show guide for venues in and near Saffron Walden, Dunmow, Chelmsford, Bishops Stortford and Cambridge

PUBLISHED: 23:30 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 23:30 21 November 2018

Dick Whittington at Haverhill Arts Centre

Dick Whittington at Haverhill Arts Centre

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Here is our pick of the pantos and other Christmas shows

Merlin and Mme Fromage from Beauty and the Beast at the Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop's StortfordMerlin and Mme Fromage from Beauty and the Beast at the Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop's Stortford

Here is our pick of the pantos and other Christmas shows

CLAVERING: December 14-16: Clavering Players present Aladdin at Clavering Village Hall. Shows 7pm on the Friday, 1.30pm and 5pm on the Saturday, 2pm on the Sunday.Tickets, £8, concessions, £6 from Clavering Post Office, Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre or https://aladdin.eventbrite.co.uk.

The Nutcracker at Cambridge Corn ExchangeThe Nutcracker at Cambridge Corn Exchange

BISHOP’S STORTFORD: December 8-January 5: Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford Beauty and the Beast. Shows various times. Tickets from £19, families from £66 from 01279 710200 or rhodesartscomplex.co.uk

DUNMOW: Foakes Hall.Dunmow Pantomime Group, presents Dick Whittington on December 29, 30 and 31 at 2pm and on New Year’s Day at 5pm. Tickets are £12 and £10 from www.dunmowpanto.co.uk or 07769 684 839 and from December 1 at Starr Lite in Dunmow Market Place.

Aladdin is playing at the Cambridge Arts TheatreAladdin is playing at the Cambridge Arts Theatre

SAFFRON WALDEN: Saffron Hall: Sunday, December 23, at Saffron Hall, A Victorian Christmas with actors Robert Powell and Liza Goddard plus Clive Conway, flute and Christine Croshaw piano. With Queen Victoria, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Gilbert and Sullivan among others. 3pm. Tickets, £10-£20 from 0845 548 7650 or www.saffronhall.com.

SAFFRON WALDEN Town Hall: Saffron Players present Alice in Wonderland, Friday, January 11, Saturday, January 12 Sunday, January 13, then Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19 at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on both Saturdays. Tickets £9-£13 with a 10 per cent discount for family bookings. They from https://thelittleboxoffice.com/saffronplayers or Tourist Information, 01799 524002.

Christmas Gothic at Chelmsford Civic TheatreChristmas Gothic at Chelmsford Civic Theatre

HAVERHILL: Arts Centre: Dick Whittington, December 21-31. Shows at various times. Tickets, £14.50/£12.50, family £50 from 01440 714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

CAMBRIDGE:

Arts Theatre November 29-January 6, Aladdin. Preview, November 29, all tickets £16. Otherwise from £19-£45. Shows various times. Tickets, 01223 503333 or www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.

The Junction: December 5-31, Snow White. Various times, tickets, £15.50, £10 concessions from 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk

ADC Theatre: January 8-12, Cambridge Theatre Company present Little Women the musical. Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets Tuesday, £12/£9, Wednesday/Thursday, £14/£11, Friday/Saturday, £15/£12 from 01223 3000085 or adctheatre.com.

Cambridge Corn Exchange: Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet. The Nutcracker December 29, 30 and 31 and Swan Lake January 1. Evening and matinees. Tickets from £18-£38, seniors £21, under 16s £18, from 01223 357851 or tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk.

CHELMSFORD:

Civic Theatre: November 30-January 6: Cinderella, various times, tickets, £23, concessions £20, family £76 (under 2s free on laps). Relaxed performance January 2, 2pm, all seats £16. January 2 and 4, at 6pm, all seats £16. 01245 606505 or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres.

Civic Theatre, Cramphorn Studio, Christmas Gothic, (ghost stories) from Dyad Productions. December 16 and 17, 8pm. Tickets, £14/£12 from 01245 606505 or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres.

Court Theatre, Fairfield Road: A Christmas Carol, December 4-15, 7.45pm plus 2.30pm matinee December 8. Tickets, £10/£9 01245 606505 or boxoffice@chelmsford.gov.uk.

Hylands Estate: Grand Pavilion: December 27 and 28: Rapunzel. 11.30am and 4pm. Refreshments and bar. Tickets £8 for adults and £7 concessions and children, babies on laps free. www.hylandsestate.co.uk or £9 on the door.

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