Pantomimes and Winter Shows in Glasgow this Christmas


OzPoster-273x300The Pure Amazing Wizard of Oz

Cottiers Theatre, Hyndland, Glasgow

5th – 29th December

Insideout Productions are joining Cottiers to produce this year’s panto.  Full of Glasgow banter and fun for all the family, The Pure Amazing Wizard of Oz is the next in a long line of top class pantos here at Cottiers, following on from the success of last year’s Weans in the Woods.

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Featuring Joanne McGuinness (Glasgow Girls, Company, The Wee Man); Connor McAllister (Billy Elliott, Lend Me A Tenor);  Alison Rona Cleland (I Will Survive, Company); Neil McNulty  (Wolves in the Walls, River City, Hustle) and Lee Reynolds (Company, Hair)

With a top notch cast of musical theatre stars, high energy choreography from Zoe Chatterton and a hilarious take on the well known story, this is going to be a fantastic show for the whole family.

PRICES: £14 adult, £12.50 concession including booking fee.  Family tickets available for parties of 2 adults + 2 children – family ticket costs £44 including booking fee.  Normal phone fees apply.

Directed by Paul Harper-Swan/Zoe Chatterton
Musical Director Alison Rona Cleland
Choreography by Zoe Chatterton
Casting by Laura Donnelly

Cottiers Theatre  93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU
Bar & Restaurant Tel: 0141 357 5825

Òran Mór Panto: The Uglies

Written by Dave Anderson and David MacLennan

2nd – 21st December (excluding Sundays)   Doors 12 p.m.

Cinderella – aye, very good: Cinderella.

She’s pretty. She has a hard time – for about half an hour. But she has a Fairy Godmother. Everybody loves her. She has Magic on her side. She marries the prince. She lives happily ever after. Blah, blah, blah.

But with whom do we really identify?

Sorry, did you say “Buttons”? That wimp?

No, let’s be honest – we most resemble the Ugly Sisters, don’t we? We are destined never to be Happy. (Though maybe that’s another story)

The Òran Mór present the classic Cinderella story, told from the viewpoint of the much maligned “ugly” (how cruel is that?) sisters. Maybe this time, things won’t turn out so badly for The Uglies.


We will always have some tickets on the door on the day for early birds. These  sell very quickly so come along early.

Òran Mór’s annual Christmas Panto by Dave Anderson and David MacLennan for grown up children has become a not to miss Festive Season comedy treat. Boo, cheer and sing-along, Oh,yes you will.  Only suitable for real children with very liberal parents.

Unreserved Seating  £12 – £14

Ticket price includes a drink (beer, wine or soft drink) plus a meat or vegetarian pie.

 Book online or phone 08444 771 000 (booking fee will apply) or from the Òran Mór box office on the day of the performance. The box office is located just inside the main front entrance on Byres Road and opens at 12noon.

OranMor, top of Byres Road G12 (Nr Hillhead Underground)

059_305__peterpantoresized2_1374859358_standardPeter Panto And The Incredible Stinkerbell

Written By Johnny McKnight

The Tron

Friday 29th November 2013 to Saturday 4th January 2014
Selected dates Audio Described: Wed 11th Dec
Selected dates BSL: Sat 7th Dec

All children grow up – except one. Peter.

You see he’s not like the others. He can fly. He has a sworn enemy in the evil Captain New Look, who has one hand and one cheesy-pineapple-on a stick for the other. Peter also has a best friend, Stinkerbell. She’s a fairy but she’s no fool. She’s got magic flatulence and powerful rifts that she’s willing to turn on full force to any girl that comes between her and her love Peter.

Enter Wendy. Wet West End Wendy. She’s falling for Peter, but Stinkerbell would rather she fell off a cliff.

Will Stinkerbell get her man? Will Captain New Look swap his hook for a Dyson attachment? And how will we manage to fly anyone when there’s no flying rig? Find out in this year’s Tron panto!

For ages 6 years plus

With Darren Brownlie, Helen McAlpine, Louise McCarthy, Sally Reid, Anita Vettesse and Laura Szelecki.

‘…McKnight’s show is a tremendous romp…and Kenny Miller’s design and costumes are dazzling…’ The Scotsman on Aganeza Scrooge

£8 – £18 | Family Tickets £38 – £54 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Concessions are available for this event
Book online
Box Office: 0141 552 4267

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

?????????Red Shoes

Selected dates Friday 29 November – Saturday 21 December


Tramway launches its first ever winter show

Please note due to unforeseen circumstances the performance times differ from some printed material -please double check performances using the guide below.

Judy Two Shoes loves the forest. Judy Two Shoes loves the city. Can she stand tall like the forest trees? Can she tread her true path beside the roar of the motorways?
Red Shoes is a brilliantly bold blend of live music, singing and visual theatre. It will be handmade, it will be heartfelt.  There will be singing, there will be dancing. There will be one shoe, there will be another.

Created and performed by Jude Williams with the support of her forest and city friends.
Previews £5. All other performances £8/6*
Book online

Or buy tickets from our box office on 0845 330 3501
25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
0845 330 3501

NightBeforeXmasA3lost-smallThe Night Before Christmas

The Arches

Wednesday  4 December 2013 – Sunday 5 January  2014

A magical Christmas tale for ages 3-7 yrs, written & directed by Robert Alan Evans.

‘Side-splittingly daft antics… with happy endings all round!’ ★★★★ Herald

 It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is excited – wrapping presents, going to parties, singing songs – everyone, that is, except Carol.  She hates Christmas and wishes everyone would stop going on about it!  But that night, as she settles down to sleep she hears some crying and finds an elf under her bed.  Lost and lonely, the elf just wants to find Santa again.  And so begins the adventure of a lifetime, one which Carol will never forget; a search for the true magic of Christmas!
Praise from parents for previous Arches’ Christmas shows:

“Brilliant!  Loved the approach and the close proximity to the actors, it really kept the kids entranced.  I will definitely come again.” Heather Scott

“Have attended last 3 years – every year great.  Ticket price fab.  Venue and staff excellent.  Recommend it to friends.  Love it.  So family friendly.” Alison Tausney

Children: £5.50
Adults: £9.50
Family Ticket: £25

 Buy tickets online
School days:  10.30pm/1.30pm Weekends & school holidays:  1.30pm/3.30pm

Performance lasts 55 mins.  Accessible for wheelchair users.  Small theatre so every seat has a great view!  Kids’ menu in the cafe bar.  Activity sheets for kids!

253 Argyle St, G2 8DL

Panto 2013 JACK IN BEANSTALKJack and the Beanstalk     

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Saturday 7th – Friday 13th December, 2013

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum … to our panto, you must come!

Welcome to Inverweedge … where the Inverweedgies are under threat from the Giant and his loathsome henchman, Fleshcreep.
The Giant’s monstrous appetite has gobbled up all the animals in the town… except one – Moomoo – the family coo-coo of Daisy McDough-heid and her two boys; Jack and Archie.

Jack loves Princess Lulu. Lulu loves Jack. But he’s just a commoner and surely they can never be wed.

When Princess Lulu has been kidnapped by the Giant, and Fleshcreep has tricked Archie into selling Moomoo for a bag of beans, is all hope lost? Or will Fairy Firefly be able to use the beans to get Jack and his friends up to the Giant’s castle in Cloudland to defeat the Giant before lunchtime?

Find out this Christmastime at the Royal Conservatoire, as we take you on a magical journey of adventure, laughter, thrills and spills in the best value panto in town.

Alasdair Hawthorn Director, Kerry McLellan Choreographer, Alan McHugh Writer

 Box Office (0141 332 5057).
Book online
RCS, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB 


King’s Theatre

6th December – 12th January

One of Scotland’s finest comediennes and King’s panto favourite Karen Dunbar will play a new role, Slave of the Ring, Stand Up and Capital Scotland’s Des Clarke returns has the loveable yet loopy Wishee Washee, son to Widow Twankey played by Gordon Cooper who was last seen as an awfy Ugly Sister alongside panto stalwart Gavin Mitchell who this year will be pure dead evil Abanazar. Completing the cast we are thrilled to welcome back Steven McNicoll as a Palace Guard, Kieran Brown as Aladdin, Jenny Douglas as Princess Jasmine and John Ramage as The Emperor…. Read more >>

£10.90 – £32 40

Tickets and information

castMagical Adventures of Pinnochio

Pavilion Theatre

27th November – 18th January

The Team are back with a Brand New Adventure.

Based on the original story but with that Glasgow twist in true Hilarious Pavilion style and unlike some other Panto’s, you can be confident that it is good clean Family entertainment .

It is sure to be a Sing-A-Long, Join In Adventure and has an all star cast featuring; from Clyde 2 and Pavilion favourite Dean Park as Geppetto, River City’s Stephen Purdon as Pinocchio, Johnny (I’m Enjoyin Masel”) Mac as the Hilarious Jiminy Cricket, Michelle McManus returns as the Blue Fairy together with Clyde 1’s Girl About Town Shebahn Littlejohn as Loveable Lampwick! Not forgetting the Baddies who you all love to hate!  Joyce Falconer as Kitty Kat, Iain Gouck as Honest John the Fox and star of RAVEN CBBC James Mackenzie as The Evil Stromboli!

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0141 332 1846

121 Renfield Street, Glasgow

Mother Goose – SOLD OUT   

Eastwood Park Theatre    

9th Decrmber 2013 to 14th January 2014

The panto with the eggs factor !  

Eastwood Toll, Giffnock, Glasgow

Glasgow dick whittingtonDick McWhittington


14th December to 5th January /2014

Starring John Barrowman as Dick McWhittington and The Krankies as Councillor Krankie and Jimmy Krankie

This year’s pantomime is, once again, produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer who will stage 24 pantomimes across the UK this Christmas. Dick McWhittington will be packed with comedy, amazing 3D effects, fabulous costumes and lots of audience participation.

Dick McWhittington replaces the previously advertised Robin Hood. Existing ticketholders will be contacted by the SECC.

Tickets cost from £13.00 and available now:

Telephone 0844 395 4000  
Book online
SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW

Peter Pan – The Never Ending Story    

10th January 2014 to 12th January 2014

The Hydro    

Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW

Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story World Arena Tour is a high-flying, hi-tech fantasy adventure that combines the drama and excitement of live theatre with the epic visuals of a blockbuster movie.

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