Getting tickets for a pantomime is guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas. Problem is, we’re spoilt for choice this year. So we’re playing Fairy Godmother and waving our magic wand to find out which celebs have starring roles in the pantos we know and love – to help you make your decision…

Dick Whittington

Where: Milton Keynes Theatre

When: 8 December–15 January

The stars: The X Factor finalist and queen of the jungle Stacey Solomon takes to the stage as the much-loved Fairy Bowbells in this renowned Christmas panto. Samantha Womack, EastEnders’ fiery Ronnie Mitchell, plays the role of the evil Queen Rat.

Sleeping Beauty

Where: Sunderland Empire

When: 9–31 December

The stars: It’s time to start practising your best ‘booo’ as former star of the cobbles Vicky Entwistle is set to channel her evil side when she takes on the role of the wicked fairy in this classic children’s tale.


Where: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

When: 9–31 December

 The stars: TOWIE star Jasmin Walia will be making her pantomime debut as the beautiful Princess Jasmine in this popular Arabian-inspired stage production. She’ll be joined by soap star Michelle Collins.

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Peter Pan

Where: New Theatre, Cardiff

When: 10 December–8 January

The stars: Who doesn’t love a bit of The Hoff? David will be taking to the sea when he reprises his role as the villainous Captain Hook in the magical adventure of Peter Pan.

Jack and The Beanstalk

Where: Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

When: 9–31 December

The stars: Blue’s Simon Webbe will be taking centre stage as the heroic beanstalk-climbing Jack and will be joined by Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey.

Snow White

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

When: 10–31 December

The stars: TV star Jorgie Porter will be making her panto debut as the fairest of them all when she takes to the stage as the much-loved Snow White.

We really hope this has helped in making your decision. Don't forget to let us know which one you'll be watching!