It’s almost that time of year, which means there’s going to be loads of panto and people shouting ‘HE’S BEHIND YOU!!!’

Robin Hood at The Queen’s Theatre

28 November – 5 January

Let’s start with the classic, The Queen’s Theatre is bringing their traditional panto spectacular back, with the classic Robin Hood.

John Barr, who garnered rave reviews for his turn as Dame Dotty Trott in 2018’s Jack and the Beanstalk, returns as Nanny Fanny, Maid Marian’s hilarious nurse, and it’s sure to delight audiences and critics alike

Written by Andrew Pollard and directed by Douglas Rintoul (the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director), this actor-musician panto is twanging to the beats of pop hits from across the decades, traditional audience participation and laugh out loud family silliness.

For further details and to book, call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit

Peter Pan at Brookside Theatre

11 – 21 December

Brookside Theatre is growing and continues it’s tradition of classic with Peter Pan

Join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to a land full of imagination, possibility and a host of colourful characters including the mischievous Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly, villainous Captain Hook. With a spectacular mix of swashbuckling adventure, jaw dropping effects and an infectious score, Peter Pan the Musical is an unforgettable family adventure guaranteed to warm hearts and bring forth one’s inner child.

The Frozen Snow Queen at Brookside Theatre

4 – 5 January

Just after Christmas, Brookside Theatre is putting on a second show and many children will be excited, as the story that was made famous by the Disney film Frozen (and soon Frozen 2) will be coming to The Brookside Theatre in Romford.

This production features a cast of two live performers who are then joined digitally by a host of other characters.

In the show we are taken on a journey through an icy landscape with a young woman searching to find her soulmate who has been kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen.

The interactive production is aimed at all families and sign language is used as part of the production.

Cinderella by The Wesley Player

23rd – 24th January

Based at The Methodist Church, 10 Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex. RM14 1AE

Wesley Players in Upminster a fun amateur dramatic group and we’re looking forward to seeing the classic Cinderella by Alan and Kathryn Cordell

All the family are invited to Prince Charming’s Homecoming Ball! Cheer on Cinderella and Buttons! Jeer and Boo the Ugly Sisters! Will Cinderella make it to the ball? Will the Ugly Sisters get their comeuppance? One thing is sure; there will be fun for all the family along the way!

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The Boy Who Cries Wolf at Brentwood Theatre

3 – 29 December

There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, “Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!”

It’s the classic Aesops Fable that teaches about lying and Brookside Theatre are using their amazing skills to bring this to the theatre. They are always been great at putting on a panto alternative, with a play aimed at children that often doesn’t include the line ‘he’s behind you’.

This should be a lot of fun, and possibly a lesson for many children