Manchester's Must-See Pantomimes this Christmas 2019

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By Alex Watson | November 8th '19

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Maybe not. Love 'em or hate 'em there's something about them that can be quite fun, especially at this time of the year. Here's the best Panto's you can get involved with this Christmas... Image result for How the Grinch Stole Christmas Salford Quays Theatre How the Grinch Stole Christmas @ The Lowry Theatre 10th December 2019 - 5th January 2020 Prancing, dancing and a mean green Grinch machine. The infamous tale by Dr. Seuss and the greatest Christmas film easily of all time has been made into a musical. Buy Tickets   Image result for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Manchester Opera House Snow White and the Seven Dwarves @ Opera House 6th - 29th December 2019 Fresh from the ballroom and with his best dancing shoes on, Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood takes on the role of the Wicked Queen attempting to outwit Snow White and prove that he, is in fact, the fairest of them all. Buy Tickets   Image result for The Snowman Manchester Opera House The Snowman @ Opera House  7th - 10th November 2019 The live action version of the wintry wonderland classic that might just melt your heart. You might even be Walking in the Air after... Buy Tickets   Image result for Aladdin The Albert Halls Bolton Aladdin @ Albert Halls, Bolton 30th November - 31st December 2019 The classic tale of a young lad who finds a genie lamp and then uses it to get exactly what he wants, Aladdin is coming to Bolton Albert Halls with Ray Quinn starring in the title role. Expect spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes, spellbinding special effects, and lots of audience participation. Buy Tickets   Image result for Jack and the Beanstalk The Plaza Stockport Jack and the Beanstalk @ Stockport Plaza 29th November 2019 - 5th January 2020 Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, easily everybody's favourite Eastenders character and meme-friendly, Cheryl Fergison is taking to the stage in a giant, green and beany production. Buy Tickets   Image result for The Slightly Annoying Elephant HOME, Manchester The Slightly Annoying Elephant @ HOME 5th - 29th December 2019 Based on the David Walliams book, there's a big, blue, bossy, uninvited and slightly annoying elephant who's obsessed with cycling brought to life with puppets. Buy Tickets   Image result for Mr Popper's Penguin Waterside Arts Centre Sale Mr Popper's Penguin @ Waterside, Sale 27th November - 31st December 2019 P-p-p-pick up a Popper's Penguin. Spending his life dreaming of antarctic adventures, Mr Popper unpacks a surprise delivery of penguins dropped on his doorstep. You can even pre-order milk and cookies to go along side this one. Buy Tickets   Image result for Dick Whittington Salford Arts Theatre, Salford Dick Whittington @ Salford Arts Theatre 1st - 31st December 2019 Probably the most famous pantomime, slapstick and good old fashioned comedy guaranteed. Don't take his advice either - the streets of London are NOT paved with gold. They're paved with disappointment, crime and a thick layer of sludge. Buy Tickets   Image result for Goldilocks the Panto The Dancehouse Goldilocks the Panto @ The Dancehouse 15th - 31st December 2019 A spellbinding Christmas spectacular that's not too hot, not too cold but just right. The Dancehouse is always a great place to watch a bit of theatre - just don't get really drunk and start heckling the people on stage like someone I know did once. Buy Tickets   Image result for Grandpa's Great Escape Live Manchester Arena Grandpa's Great Escape @ Manchester Arena 1st Jan 2020 Another by David Walliams, recreated by Tony Award nominee for a fantastic live arena show. Watch the Manchester Arena be turned into the Big Smoke complete with Buckingham Palace and even the Thames. Buy Tickets