10 top pantos and where in the North East you can see them this Christmas
It's panto time again - oh yes, it is!
Whether it's joining in the songs, assisting in conjuring tricks, booing the villains, warning the heroes 'He's behind you!' or cheering them on, it's a night out for all the family. Here's our quick guide to the best pantos you can see in the North East this Christmas.
5. Cinderella, Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
Starring singing legend Maureen Nolan as Fairy Godmother, BGT winner Jamie Lambert from Collabro as Prince Charming, X-Factor finalist Lola Saunders as Cinderella and Lewis Denny as Dandini. It runs until December 30.
The most-loved fairytale of them all. Featuring all the fun and laughs of a traditional, family panto and backed by a live band, this Fairy God-Mother of a Pantomime is one you dont want to miss! It's on from December 15 to 30.
The People's at Heaton has a reputation for fun-packed panto at a price that won't break the bank, and this year's show, featuring Cinders, Buttons, Prince Charming and the Ugly Sisters, is no exception. It's on until December 16.
Starring Antony Costa from Blue as Captain Hook, Steve Walls as Smee, and Ben Hanson (Bouncer from Tracy Beaker) as Starkey. This action-packed adventure will be full of special effects and songs. Showing until January 5.