PUBLISHED: 16:04 16 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:10 20 February 2013
Slap your thigh and laugh out loud, <br/><br/>it's pantomime time so join the crowd
2nd to 4th December
Thursday and Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 1pm and 6pm
Mill Arts and Event Centre
Rayleigh Arts and Operatic Society present their annual pantomime which this year tells the tale of Cinderella, her ugly step sisters and, of course, Prince Charming.
Admission: Adults 9, concessions 7
3rd December to 2nd January
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
In association with One from the Heart, this tale follows Aladdin as he tries to win the heart of Jasmine, an Arabian princess. Panto favourites Wishee Washee, the Emperor, Widow Twankey and the Genie join in the fun to help Aladdin find his way to true love.
Admission: Adults 18/16, concessions 15/13, family 59/51, under twos 3.50
3rd December to 3rd January
The Playhouse, Harlow
Another action-packed adventure from the Far East featuring all the best music, singing, dancing, costumes and comedy that you could want from a pantomime. In association with New World Productions.
Admission: Peak adults 17.50, concessions 15.50, children 13.50.
Off peak adults 16, concessions 13, family 52. Schools 9 per head
4th December to 15th January
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch
10.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm on selected days
The classic tale comes to Hornchurch for the 2010/2011 season and follows the ups and downs of Aladdins quest to marry his princess, Jasmine. With the story by Nicholas Pegg and words and songs by Carol Sloman, this years cast includes Simon Jessop as Widow Twankey, Oliver Seymour Marsh as Aladdin and Steve Simmons as the Genie.
Admission: Adult 18.50/13.50, children 13.50/16, concessions 13.50, family tickets 58/65
11th December to 9th January
Cliffs Pavillion, Southend
TV star Bradley Walsh brings his cheeky performance to Southend in this pantomime depicting the heart-warming tale of the boy who never grew up. The audience will be wowed with the many flying scenes, stunning scenery and amazing costumes.
Admission: Adults 11.50-25, concessions/children 12.50-24
18th December to1st January
Princes Theatre, Clacton
Join the ride to The Cave of A Thousand Dreams to find out whether evil Abanzer does get in the way of lowly Aladdins quest to get his girl, Princess Jasmine.
Admission: Adults 13/14, concessions 11/12, children 10/11, family tickets 42/46
18th & 19th December
Saturday 1pm, 4pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm and 4pm
Witham Public Hall
This heart-warming and hilarious pantomime is brought to Essex by The Crowded House Panto and written by Gary Jones.
Admission: Adults 9, concessions 6
Jack and The Beanstalk
2nd to 16th January
Sir James Hawkney Hall, Woodford Green
Celebrating 50 years of the Woodford Pantomime, join Jack as he runs into trouble with the giant at the top of the magical beanstalk.
Beauty and the Beast
11th to 22nd January
The Institute, Bocking End
Join Belle and The Beast in this precious tale of how a selfish prince is taught by a sorceress to respect and love despite appearances. Brought to you by the Pantoloons.
Admission: From 4.50
23rd to 25th February
The Warehouse Centre, Rayleigh
Join Aladdin as he tries to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, but not without evil Abanzar trying to get in his way.
Admission: Adults 7.50, concessions 5, family tickets 22.50