Oh, yes it is! Pantomime season is here again so we’ve put together a list of the biggest and best pantos in Hertfordshire. Which evil villain will you be booing to see this year?

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Hertfordshire Pantomimes 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk
The Gordon Craig Theatre
Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ
Friday 1st December 2017 to Sunday 28th January 2018
Does Dame Trott finally get her man? Can Simple Simon work out which end of the cow needs milking?? Will Clarabelle the cow remember all her dance mooooo-ves? Find out in a pantomime that scales new heights, with a spectacular stomping giant and all the magic and mayhem of a truly traditional Christmas extravaganza.

Watford Palace Theatre
Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ
Friday 1st to Saturday 3oth December 2017 
Your festive family treat, featuring talented talented actors, live music and dazzling sets and costumes made right here in Watford, and a Panda!

Dick Whittington
Harpenden Public Halls
Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PD
Saturday 9th to Friday 22nd December 2017
With fantastic singing and dancing, a brilliant live band, sumptuous costumes and scenery and bags of audience participation, book now for Dick Whittington, Harpenden’s pantomime for December 2017! Box office 01582 767525.

Beauty and the Beast
The Radlett Centre
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL
Saturday 9th to Sunday 31st December 2017
With fantastic musical numbers, dazzling sets and costumes, this production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ promises fun and laughter, colourful pantomime characters, a beautiful heroine, a beast who is not as he seems and lots of audience participation!

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood
Broxbourne Theatre Company
High Street, Hoddesdon EN11 8BE
12th – 14th and 18th – 20th January 2018
Join Robin Hood and his Merry Men as they search the forest to rescue the Babes from the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Nurse Norah the pantomime dame doubles as their school teacher. Her lessons are sure to be much more fun than any class you’ve been in.

Snow White
The Spotlight Theatre
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8BE
Wednesday 13th to Saturday 30th December 2017
This Christmas a wonderland of magic and enchantment awaits audiences as this spectacular family pantomime bursts onto the stage at the Spotlight, Hoddesdon!

Wyllyotts Theatre
Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2HN
Monday 18th December 2017 to Sunday 21st January 2018
This year’s magical extravaganza once again promises you live music, stunning sets, sensational costumes, slick choreography and spectacular music.

Beauty and the Beast
Watersmeet Theatre
High Street, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1EH
Thursday 7th to Sunday 31st December 2017
Bigger, better and beastlier than any panto seen in Rickmansworth, Beauty and the Beast will not disappoint with live music, wonderful sets, beautiful costumes and rip-roaring adventure in true panto style!

The Alban Arena
Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD
Thursday 7th December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018
Whatever you do, don’t miss this fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin. There’ll be comedy, singing, dancing, stunning sets, dazzling costumes, and a top-quality West End cast!

Narnia the Musical
The Barn Theatre
Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD
Friday 15th to Sunday 31st December 2017
The first and most famous story of The Chronicles of Narnia has become a musical presentation of this unique, enchanted world, populated by creatures and spirits both good and evil, and ruled by the majestic King Aslan, the great lion, often absent from the land but returning when the need for him is greatest.

Hertford Theatre
The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS
Saturday 2nd December 2017 to Monday 1st January 2018
Whether you are 4 or 104, this wonderful family Christmas show is a sure-fire remedy for any bad hair day!

Dick Whittington
The Market Theatre
Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AE
Saturday 9th to Saturday 30th December 2017
This year’s Christmas play is a re-working of the legendary tale of Dick Whittington. We accompany Dick on his journey to London to make his fortune and to eventually become Lord Mayor of London. But there are obstacles in his way and only with the help of the audience does he stand any chance of succeeding. Aimed specifically at 4 to 9 year olds but great fun for children of all ages.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Rhodes Bishops Strotford
South Road, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3JG
Saturday 9th December 2017 to Saturday 6th January 2018
The Rhodes Pantomime returns for Christmas 2017 with a magical performance of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs in association with Phoenix Theatre Arts, the same team and Director, Phil Dale, behind last years Box Office hit Cinderella.

Sleeping Beauty
The Sandpit Theatre
The Ridgeway, St.Albans, AL4 9NX
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th December 2017
Top Hat Stage School presents a fun filled original pantomime for the family to enjoy, with their production of Sleeping Beauty, a reimagining of the classic tale set in a 60’s diner. Performed by students aged 4-17 from across all seven Hertfordshire branches, with each school having their own unique show for one night only.