Arts & Culture Round-up: Festive shows part 2

Arts and culture 610Welcome back, culture lovers. This is part two of the yuletide arts & culture round-up: festive shows. I put together a similar round-up for BritMums last year, and I’ve been astonished at how many more people are blogging about shows this Christmas. Perhaps our love of pantos is on the rise. Or maybe theatres are welcoming more bloggers through their doors, to sample the treats on offer over the festive period. Whatever the case, it means there’s a feast of reading about pantomimes and festive shows, up and down the country.

This post will just be a list of the main highlights of the season, so you can see at a glance any shows that might be on near you. Most of the performances below will still be playing, or on tour when this post goes live, so if you fancy a last-minute Christmas treat, just click on the links.

Pantomime

Curious Mum: A Christmas Carol at the Rose Theatre, Kingston on Thames

Raisie Bay: Treasure Island at the Old Rep, Birmingham

(also reviewed by ET Speaks from Home and Here Come the Girls)

Max and Mummy: Peter Pan at the Lighthouse, Poole

Globalmouse: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bristol Hippodrome

A Family Day Out: Aladdin at the Oxford Playhouse

Emma and Three: Cinderella at the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Chelsea Mamma: Snow White at the Pavilion, Bournemouth

Chocolate is not the only fruit: Aladdin at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fashion Mommy: Peter Pan at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Mummy Moo’s Blog: Jack and the Beanstalk at Anvil Arts, Basingstoke

Five Adventurers: Pinocchio at Blackpool Circus

Other Theatre

the Pigeon Pair and Me: Father Christmas at the Lyric, Hammersmith, London and The Bear at the Albany, Deptford, London

New Mum Online: The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre, London

Parentshaped: Neverland at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham and Beauty and the Beast at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, London

An Organised Mess: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff and Alix in Wundergarten at The Other Room, Cardiff

Rambling Through Parenthood: Mr Popper’s Penguins at the Lowry, Salford

(also reviewed by Five Adventurers)

It’s a London Bird Thing: The Table of Delights at The Coronet, London

Max and Mummy: Otto and the Robin at the Lighthouse, Poole and the Christmas Spectacular at the Regent Centre, Christchurch

What have you seen this Christmas? Please let me know in the comments below.

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About Nell Heshram

Nell Heshram is a writer who blogs at the Pigeon Pair and Me. On her blog she shares tips on arts and culture for kids; family travel; and what's new in her home town of London.

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