Pantomimes

No Christmas is complete without a trip to the theatre and a few shouts of ‘he’s behind you’.

A great way for the family to spend time together, a pantomime is guaranteed to get everyone laughing and joining in with a good old sing-song at the end.

Here’s what’s on in Scotland’s cities:

Glasgow

If one panto doesn’t fill your boots this Christmas, Glasgow has two pantos on offer!

Jack and the Beanstalk

When: Saturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020
Where: King’s Theatre​
Panto favourite, Elaine C Smith is back alongside Johnny Mac and Jonathan Watson for this laugh-a-minute tale as Jack climbs the beanstalk to Cloudland.
Closest station: Charing Cross
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Snow White and the seven dwarfs

When: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2020
When: SEC Armadillo
A star-studded cast from Scottish TV, including Gary Tank Commander brings the story of Snow White to life.
Closest station: Exhibition Centre
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Edinburgh

Goldilocks and the three Bears

When: Saturday 30 November 2019 - Sunday 19 January 2020
Where: King’s Theatre​
A twist on the traditional story, this panto blends circus and panto with lots of laughs and of course, bowls of porridge!
Closest station: Haymarket
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Stirling

Rapunzel

When: Friday 22 November 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019
Where: Macrobert Arts Centre
Find yourself swept away in this hair-raising adventure as Rapunzel seeks to follow her dreams of escaping the tower and getting a haircut!
Closest station: Stirling - around 2.5m from station but regular buses run from station to venue.
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Perth

Sinbad

When: 29 November 2019 – 4 January 2020
Where: Perth Theatre​
After sailing the seven seas, Sinbad is back looking for a quiet life in Perthepolis but will she find it? It’s sure to be a colourful, hilarious, musical journey along the way.
Closest station: Perth
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Dundee

Our Wullie

When: Saturday 23 November 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020
Where: Dundee Rep Theatre​
A special treat for Dundee this Christmas as the world premiere of Oor Wullie, the Musical comes to town.
Closest station: Dundee
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Jack and the Beanstalk

When: Friday 13 December 2019 – Friday 20 December 2020
Where: Whitehall Theatre​
For one week only, the Downfield Music Society bring this year’s tale of Jack and his beanstalk to life.
Closest station: Dundee
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Aberdeen

Cinderella

When: Saturday 30 November 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020
Where: His Majesty’s Theatre​
TV’s high-kicking, bundle of energy Louie Spence leads the cast as they tell the story of Cinderella’s transformation.
Closest station: Aberdeen
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Inverness

Beauty and the Beast

When: Friday 6 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020
Where: Eden Court
The much loved tale is brought to life through plenty of slapstick humour, songs, dancing and a good dose of audience interaction.
Closest station: Inverness
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