Glasgow Pantomimes 2012

Photo: weans in the woods. Weans in the Woods

Cottiers Theatre

5th - 31st December, 2012

From the same folk that brought you last years smash hit Scrooge the Panto comes another original fantastic Christmas panto for all the family.

Weans in the Woods at the Cottiers Theatre

Follow the orphan Weans through this magical tale as they take shelter with their sweet Uncle Jim and wicked Auntie Brenda, near the Right Creepy Woods.

Auntie Brenda resents having to share the caravan and Uncle Jims wages with the Weans, and often talks of having them taken care of by Christmas. At first glance this might look like a caring thing to say, but Brendas thinking is more Sopranos than Barnardos!

Join us this Christmas in a show jam-packed with great characters, live music, original songs, magical patter, laughter, tears oh, and scary bits too.

Cast: Ian Bustard, Mark Cox, Martin Docherty, Claire Knight and Floss Ross

Tickets: £10 - £13 - Book online

Box Office: Tel: 0141 357 4000

Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St Glasgow G11 5PU

Photo: aladdin and wee jeannie. Christmas Panto: Aladdin and Wee Jeannie

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, OranMor

Written by Dave Anderson and David MacLennan

Monday 3rd - Saturday 22nd December, 2012 (excluding Sundays)

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Due to the success of our previous Christmas Pantomimes, we have added in some extra performances for you this year.

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Further details and times of shows

OranMor, top of Byres Road, G12

Photo: ugly duckling. The Arches and Catherine Wheels present - The Ugly Duckling

Until Sunday 30 December, 2012

the show bristles with brilliant ideas ***** Sunday Herald on Rudolf

Its hatching time, and theres one last egg. One huge egg. One last, huge egg that just wont CRACK! And then out flops one crazy looking dude. Big feet, long neck This is one ugly looking duck.

Will he find love? Will he find happiness? Will anyone love that duck? And, most importantly, will he find the nearest disco?

Come along and enjoy this brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens classic tale. Written by Andy Manley, creator of last years favourite Rudolf and the multi-award winning White, and co-produced by Catherine Wheels, this is a disco-fuelled, glitter-filled tale for anyone whos ever felt theyre a little bit different. Perfect for getting kids, young and old, into the festive party mood!

Show times

School days: 10.30am & 1.30pm
Weekends & school holidays: 1pm & 3.30pm
Fri 21st Dec: 10.30am only
Christmas Eve: 10.30am & 1.30pm
No performances on Mondays (except 24th)
No performances on 25th and 26th Dec

£9.50/£5 (child/conc) | Family ticket: £24 (2 adults & 2 children) | Teachers go free with school groups
Tickets are selling fast with many shows already sold out! Book online or call 0141 565 1000

Performance lasts 55 minutes

253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL

Photo: aganeza scrooge. Aganeza Scrooge

presented by Tron Theatre Company

30th November, 2012 - 5th January, 2013

The pantosphere is decking the halls and rocking around their Christmas trees. Well everywhere except one place: Dickensian Street, home of the frightful Aganeza Scrooge, the scariest skinflint in the pantosphere. A woman so tight with money she makes Fifers look generous.

And Aganeza HATES Christmas! She hates those festive jumpers that her employee Bobby Scratchit keeps wearing; hates that Whiny Tim who walks around everywhere with a croquet stick; and don't even get her started on those ghosts of panto past, present and future that have decided to keep her awake all through the night! A girl has got to get her sleep.

Aganeza is on a quest to end Christmas! It's sooooo.....bah humbug.

This year's Tron panto is an all-female spin on Charles Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol. A wildly funny, family show that will have you singing in the aisles, dancing in your seats and skipping home just like Tiny Tim.

' every great Glaswegian panto should be - full of top-notch slapstick, magic and terr-eeble French accents..all that glitters here is pure gold...' **** TV BOMB on MISTER MERLIN

Please note: there are no performances on Christmas Day or New Year's Day

£7 - £17, Family Ticket £50 (£38 off-peak)

Book Tickets 0141 552 4267 Book online

Tron Theatre Ltd, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB

Photo: sleeping beauty. Sleeping Beauty

Citizens Theatre

1st December 2012 - 6th January, 2013

Fairy tale misfits abound in this weird and wonderful adaptation, with original music, where Tim Burton meets Shrek meets Once Upon a Time! A fun, family adventure to celebrate the festive season.

Pricked by a spindle on her 16th birthday, Sleeping Beauty falls into a deep, deep sleep under the watchful eye of the mischievous, flatulent Fairy Goody whose spell backfired and left her with wonky wings. Obliged to play matchmaker for the slumbering princess, Goody puts prospective princes through their paces in search of the one who will awaken her mistress with a kiss.

But the prospect of happy-ever-after is not so straightforward in this gleefully gruesome take on the traditional tale. Perilous secrets will be revealed and ogres lurk within the kingdom, as Beauty uses all her wits to get her family home safe.

Adult £13 - £18 | Child £7 - 10
Family & Friends (2 adults/2 children) £38 - £52)

Charity preview:
Adult £10.50 | Child £6.50

£3 off full price tickets for Senior Citizens, Disabled and Students
£5 Gorbals Card/Unemployed (max 4 tickets) plus Group Concessions.

Family Tickets can only be booked in person or on the phone. Bok Office: 0141 429 0022

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Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS

Photo: cinderella. Cinderella

Kings Theatre, Bath Street, Glasgow

30th November, 2012 - 6th January, 2013

Tickets for this year's Christmas 2012 panto Cinderella are now on sale.

Starring King's favourite Karen Dunbar who returns for her fifth panto as a Fairy Godmother like no other, stand up and Capital FM's Des Clarke as Buttons, star of We Will Rock You and Over the Rainbow runner up Jenny Douglas as Cinderella, Gavin Mitchell makes a very welcome return to the King's playing an awfy Ugly Sister alongside I Dreamed a Dream actor Gordon Cooper. King's regular Steven McNicoll makes his regal appearance as Dandini, right hand man to the Prince played by Kieran Brown, who is currently in Wicked at the West End and we are thrilled to welcome back King's panto stalwart John Ramage as Baron Hardup!

Featuring all the traditional fun and games, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and a carriage load of panto magic, book today for what promises to be The Godmother of all pantos.

There will be touch tours on Wednesday 19 December at 11.45am and Friday 28 December at 5.45pm.

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Photo: wizard of oz. The Wizard of Never Waz

The Pavilion

28th November 2012 - 9th January, 2013

Set in Govan instead of Kansas the story follows Dorothy, Leo the Lion, The In Man and Strawsjuit Bob on an adventure that's bound to go wrong along that long and winding Yellow Brick Road.

With and all star cast including Dean Park, Stephen Purdon, Michelle McManus, Joyce Falconer, James McAnerney and Johnny Mc.

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The Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3AX

The Singing Kettle - Fairytale Christmas

Braehead Arena, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow, G51 4BN

13th December 2012 -16th December 2012

The perfect treat to get everyone in the festive spirit. Cilla the Good Fairy, Artie the Mad Hatter, Gary as Prince Charming and Kevin as the Pied Piper will see the Singing Kettle at their breathtaking best.

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Photo: twinklebell. Twinkle Bell

The Citizens Theatre

8 December 2012 to 30 December 2012

A Christmas Show for 3-6 year olds with puppets, music and song. Grinagog Theatre return to the Citizens with a new version of their sell-out show about a very special Christmas fairy.

Its Christmas Eve and poor Twinkle Bell is lost. After following the snow flake out of her window she cant find her way back to her Christmas tree! Join this special fairy on a magical adventure where she meets new friends on her journey through the snow.

Will she make it back home in time for Christmas day?

Twinkle Bell is a 45 minute interactive Christmas show - created and directed by Clare McGarry - from the same company that previously brought young audiences Wonderland and Little Ulla - two hit favourites at the Citizens in 2010 and 2011.

What was said about last years show, Little Ulla:

A near perfect rhythm of narrative, interaction and song for young children. Scotsman ★★★★

A delightful Christmas show for wee ones created & directed by Clare McGarry

45 minutes

Tickerts: Standard: £7 per person, Family of 3: £18, Family of 4: £24, Family of 5: £30
Wheelchair Access, Guide Dogs welcome

Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS

Photo: jack and the beanstalk. Jack And The Beanstalk

Clyde Auditorium

15th December 2012 to 6th January 2013

Starring John Barrowman as Jack and The Krankies as Farmer Trot & Jimmy Trot

SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW

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Ticketsoup Box Office: 0844 395 4000

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