It’s that time of year again - oh, yes it is! - to snap up your tickets for a family outing to the annual panto. We’ve rounded up a selection of the region’s best, from a clutch of Cinderellas to a pair of Aladdins ...

November 29 to January 11
The Courtyard, Hereford

This magical, family-friendly show will be packed with spectacular costumes, magnificent sets and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance that all make a trip to The Courtyard an unmissable Christmas treat. What’s more, with not one but two devious dames in the shape of the Ugly Sisters, this year’s show is set to be double the fun! Prepare to boo, hiss and cheer – oh yes you will! – in this sparkling festive treat. 340555

November 29 to January 12
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Polish your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and grab your glass slippers to join a host of crazy characters as The Everyman’s annual, family-friendly pantomime returns! Cinderella features the hilarious return of Tweedy as Buttons, Cinderella’s best friend in this rags to riches tale. 572573

December 12 to January 5
Malvern Theatres

Starring John Challis from Only Fools and Horses and Malvern’s favourite funny man, Mark James.
Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs… 892277

December 18 to December 21
The Night Before Christmas
Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse….. Well not quite… High up in the attic, far away from the fire, Ingrid the Shepherdess and Toy Soldier dream of the day when their cuckoo clock will be repaired and Father Christmas will return it to its rightful place in the hall. 01873 850805

January 18 to 25
Jack and the Beanstalk
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Join The Westenders for their pantomime, Jack and The Beanstalk! A show full of comedy and magic, bursting with energy, it’s Giant fun for the whole family. The performance on Tuesday, December 21 is BSL signed. 611622

December 18 to January 3
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Regal, Tenbury Wells

It’s Snow White’s turn to take up residence in Tenbury for the annual local professional pantomime. When Snow White’s beauty puts her stepmother’s nose out of joint, Snow White finds herself in a strange house with seven even stranger men, and then a bite of a tempting apple sees life turned upside down. 811442

December 28 to January 2
Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

The biggest family pantomime in Monmouthshire. Spontaneous Productions bring you their 10th consecutive show. The world’s favourite pantomime story of Cinderella, the Alderman’s daughter who defeats the wicked ambitions of her step-sisters to find Prince Charming. 772467

Sunday, December 1
Penyard House Hotel, Ross-on-Wye

A traditional pantomime for all of the family to enjoy! Written and directed by Odd Socks Entertainment.
10.30am and 1pm showing. Each performance lasts for 90 minutes.
01989 760716

December 2 to January 5
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Swan Theatre, Worcester

Join the Worcester Repertory Company as they melt hearts with one of the most enchanting pantomimes of them all, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 
Can beautiful Snow White escape the reaches of her evil Stepmother and find safety with her seven trusty friends deep in the heart of the forest? Who is that old crone with the tempting red apple? And when all seems lost, can love’s first kiss save the day? 611427

December 7 to January 12
New Theatre, Cardiff

New Theatre’s Cinderella will feature star casting (Gok Wan and Ceri Dupree), laugh-out-loud comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, stunning song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses as the ultimate pantomime is brought magically to life. 2087 8889

Saturday, December 7 to January 5
Dick Whittington
Bristol Hippodrome

Join Dick Whittington (soap legend, actor and music theatre star Shane Richie) in his search for fame, fortune and happiness as he battles Queen Rat and her rodent hoards to become Mayor of London and win the day. 
Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells, can he outwit the evil King Rat, free London from a team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!