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Christmas pantos and carol concerts

Published: 21 November 2017

Surrey’s selection of festive fun and entertainment

Ding Dong! Looking for festive and musical entertainment this December? Look no further – we’ve put together a list of Christmas carol concerts and pantomimes across Surrey for you. Oh yes it is!.

8 – 31 December: The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan, The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill – Starring Hairy Biker Dave Myers as Captain Hook, book your tickets now and join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their trip to Never Land with Peter and Tinkerbell. Prices start at £16 and are available from the Harlequin Theatre’s website or the box office on 01737 276500.

8 December – 7 January: Dick Whittington, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford – Starring Judy Cornwell from TVs ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ as Fairy Blowbells and Eagle Radio’s breakfast show host Peter Gordon as Sarah the cook. Tickets from £20, available via the Yvonne Arnaud website, or call the box office on 01483 440000.

9 December – 7 January: Robin Hood, New Victoria Theatre, Woking – Shane Ritchie stars in this year’s Woking panto. Join the heroic outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men for a production full of audience participation and laughs-a-plenty. Tickets start at £14 and are available from the ATG website.

11 December: Epworth Choir’s Family Christmas Concert, Woking St Andrews School Choir joins Woking’s Epworth Choir for an evening of carols old and new at Christ Church, Woking from 7.30pm. This year the choir will be raising funds for local charity yourSanctuary, which has been supporting survivors of domestic abuse for the past 40 years. Tickets: Adults £15, Children £5, available from the Epworth Choir Box Office on 07771 726722 or online via the Epworth Choir’s website.

12 - 17 December: Aladdin, Ben Travers Theatre, Godalming – The Godalming Theatre Group present their 2017 Christmas panto – Aladdin. A funny and friendly production for all the family. Tickets from £11, available from The Godalming Theatre Group’s website.

12 – 31 December: Peter Pan, Camberley Theatre – Looking for a panto with flying? Sing along songs? Laugh-out-loud gags? Camberley Theatre presents a modern take on J M Barrie’s classic story. Find out more and get your tickets via the Camberley Theatre website, or call the box office on 01276 707600. Tickets start at £19.

14 – 16 December: Hansel and Gretel, Ashtead – The Woodfield Entertainers present Hansel and Gretel at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. Written and directed by Ashtead resident Lissea Jordan, this panto is sure to entertain adults and children alike with jokes, songs, audience participation and colourful characters. Tickets are £10, with under 16’s tickets at £5. Find out more and get tickets online via The Woodfield Entertainers website, or call the box office on 07941 105612.

16 December: Egham Choral Christmas concert, Englefield Green – Join Egham Choral at St. Jude’s Church, Englefield Green at 7.30pm for a programme of traditional and modern carols. Music by Benjamin Britten, Bob Chilcott and John Rutter will also be performed by the choir.  Mulled wine and mince pies available. Tickets £10 (Under 15s free, Students £5) available from the Egham Choral website or via the box office on 07508 320348.

16 December: Bisley Ladies Choir Christmas Concert, Knaphill – The choir invites you to their annual Christmas concert at Knaphill Methodist Church which starts at 4.30pm. Featuring a range of Christmas music, carols and readings, plus refreshments will be available. Adult tickets are £10, under 16's tickets are £5 and under 5's go free. Buy your tickets on the door or call 01483 474911. For more information on the event and the choir visit the Bisley Ladies Choir website.

16 – 28 December: Sleeping Beauty, Dorking Halls – Staring X-Factor finalist Christopher Maloney as the Prince and Emmerdale’s Gemma Oaten as the Wicked Fairy. Get your tickets now and come along to enjoy seasonal songs, spectacular dance routines as well as that all important audience participation. Tickets from £16, available from the Dorking Halls website, or via the box office on 01306 881717.

17 - 20 January: Jack and the Beanstalk, Sunbury on Thames – The Shepperton Players present their take on this traditional family pantomime at the Riverside Arts Centre in Sunbury this January. Tickets from £12, available from The Shepperton Players website or from the box office by calling 07505 206757

19 - 24 December: The Garden Dragon and the Lovely Lily, Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames Looking for an alternative to the traditional panto? Yellow Rose Productions presents this musical story at the 1920's Cecil Hepworth Playhouse during the lead up to Christmas. Featuring a local cast of actors and musicians, this family friendly production is sure to be entertaining for all ages. Tickets start at £15 and are available on the Ticket Source website. For more information about the show, visit the Yellow Rose Productions Facebook page.

20 December: Young Epilepsy Christmas concert, Guildford Cathedral – Organised by mezzo-soprano star and Young Epilepsy supporter Jean Rigby. Highlights include opera and readings, with Surrey resident Dame Penelope Keith confirmed as one of the readers. The festivities start at 7.30pm – tickets from £12. Find out more and book your tickets on the Young Epilepsy website.

21 December: Age UK Surrey and Guildford Cathedral Christmas Carol Concert This annual concert will be a mix of traditional Christmas carols and readings. The Guildford Cathedral Singers, the Surrey Cantata singers and Organist Matthew Kelley will perform. The concert runs from 11am – 12.15pm, with refreshments served from 10.15am. Entry is free, however If you need wheelchair access, or are bringing a group please call Age UK Surrey on 01483 503414 or email enquiries@ageuksurrey.org.uk

Don’t forget – if you have an event you would like listed here or on our main What’s On page, just send information to surreymatters@surreycc.gov.uk

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