WITH THE VERY BEST MIND’S EYE WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR!
It’s panto time, - Oh yes it is!
So quick, before it snows,
Reserve your headsets, and your seats For fun and festive shows!
Book your places on the touch tours,
Do it now, while you remember!
The BFG is first to be described,
At the Octagon, 4th December.
Mother Goose panto in Oldham
Is sure to be full of (bad) jokes,
While Peter Pan is flying high –
He’s taking off in Stoke.
He’s fighting with Pirates and Captain Hook,
At Wolverhampton Grand,
Whilst Aladdin, in Milton Keynes
Has got his Christmas planned.
You’ll catch Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
If you go to Venue C,
It’s always lovely in Llandudno,
At the Theatre by the sea.
Meanwhile up in Cumbria,
At Theatre by the Lake,
A new version of The Snow Queen
Is this year’s Christmas take.
Rapunzel is letting her hair down
At the Everyman, Liverpool,
With live music from several eras,
RocknRoll panto is cool.
Over at The Lowry
Whatever the winter weather,
Audio-described for the children,
Is the story of Hetty Feather.
At the Hippodrome down in Bristol,
Gracing the pantomime scene,
Is another Snow White, with 7 Dwarfs
And her very vain, step-mother Queen.
Inkheart is at Manchester’s HOME;
A Beanstalk’s in Bradford, by ‘eck!
And an early one not to be missed -
At the Empire, the wonderful Shrek!
Later, at Liverpool Empire,
If you book your tickets real quick,
You’ll meet Tommy the cat, and Richard,
Whittington, known as Dick!
The hills are alive at the Lowry,
And last, but by no means least,
In the list of the family shows,
Is The Dukes’ Beauty and the Beast.
For grown ups, we’ve got The Haunting,
The Bodyguard, and The Girls,
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life,
And An Inspector Calls.
Next year - Mary Poppins, Chitty Bang Bang,
Billy Elliot, Mama Mia and others,
Seasons in Bolton, Manchester, Liverpool,
And Wicked and also Blood Brothers
We look forward to welcoming you
To the shows, and to the touch tours;
Have a wonderful festive season
Best wishes to you and to yours!