Wyvern Theatre, Swindon: Peter Pan

Dig out your pirate hat and buckle on your sword for a trip to Neverland in the Wyvern’s Theatre’s pantomime spectacular, Peter Pan, staring Eastender Adam Woodyatt.

Playing villain of the high seas Captain Hook, and starring alongside talented panto newcomer Antony Lawrence, Woodyatt enjoys a swaggering turn on the stage as the villain we love to hate.

Based on the story by JM Barrie, the pantomime follows Peter, the boy who never grows up, his adventures with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinkerbell and a band of Lost Boys as they outwit and outfight the dastardly Hook. The Wyvern’s production features magnificent scenery, beautiful costumes, plenty of slapstick comedy and some stunning flying sequences. It runs until Sunday, December 31, with two performances each day except Mondays.

Tickets are now fully sold out.

Bristol Hippodrome: Aladdin

Take a trip on a flying carpet headed for Old Peking to see Aladdin, this year’s spectacular pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Starring Joe Pasquale, actor, comedian and presenter, as Wishee Washee, and Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow as the evil sorcerer Abanazar, Aladdin is a classic tale of rags to riches, with a dash of romance and a wish-granting genie in a magic lantern.

Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest creator of pantomimes, the show possesses all the ingredients you expect – a star cast, fabulous orchestra, plenty of comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and lots of audience interaction. Watch out for a dramatic 3D episode, and a scary giant puppet King Kong.

Aladdin runs at the Hippodrome until Sunday, January 7. To book visit ww.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome.

The Hexagon, Reading: Peter Pan

Let your dreams take flight in another panto production of Peter Pan, at the Hexagon in Reading till January 7.

CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher is Mr Smee and Paul Morse dons a host of fantastic frocks as Nanny McSmee in this adventure of fairies and pirates. Expect a stunning set, spectacular song and dance routines, traditional slapstick and a ticking crocodile.

Peter Pan runs till Sunday, January 7. To book, visit readingarts.com or call 0118 960 6060.

Theatre Royal, Bath: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is another hit panto for the Theatre Royal team, in a cracking re-imagining of the familiar fairy tale with plenty of jokes and lashings of slapstick humour.

When the magic mirror declares Snow White to be ‘the fairest of them all’, the odious wicked queen flies into a jealous rage and orchestrates a master plan to dispose of her step-daughter. In this case she casts a spell on poor servant Muddles (played by Jon Monie) but he recovers just in time to let the princess escape into the wood – where she seeks refuge with the seven dwarfs.

Packed with singing, dancing, glamorous costumes and lots of audience participation, this panto is being staged for the third time in the theatre’s illustrious history.

Glamorous Harriet Thorpe plays the wicked queen while Devon-Elise Johnson is Snow White. The show runs till Sunday, January 7. To book, visit theatreroyal.org.uk or call 01225 448844.

Oxford Playhouse: Jack and the Beanstalk

Now what is a mother to do when her son exchanges a cow for a lowly handful of beans?

The classic tale of a beanstalk, a giant and a boy who triumphs against the odds, Jack and the Beanstalk is this year’s pantomime at the Oxford Playhouse. Expect lots of sparkle, along with plenty of music, dance and terrible jokes.

Reviewers have described the panto as ‘funny, endearing and a bit saucy’ – fun for all the family.

The pantomime runs until Sunday, January 7. To book, visit oxfordplayhouse.com or call 01865 305305.