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Richard Gauntlett dressed as a dame, holding a large storybook, on stage at the Theatre Royal

Panto in a Pickle!

A Right Royal Christmas

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‘The perfect tonic to a tough year’ Eastern Daily Press

‘We loved it. Plain and simple and highly, HIGHLY recommend booking (if you can get in)!’ RockNRollerBaby

‘Good family fun for everyone’ TheatreThoughts

There has been a terrible mess-up in Panto-land. What is Cinderella doing with those magic beans? Why did Captain Hook stop Snow White going to the ball? How did Aladdin end up in an enchanted sleep? This really is Panto in a Pickle!

Putting all our favourite characters back where they belong will be quite a quest. But don’t worry we have our very own trusty panto super-heroes, our favourite dame Richard Gauntlett and award winning comedian Tucker, who has worked with lots of stars from Bradley Walsh to Basil Brush and Gladys Knight to Barry Manilow. Written and Directed by Richard, Tucker will be there to lend a hand and add to the mayhem!

So join us for this magical festive treat for all ages – its not to be missed.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: Our Christmas season will go ahead as planned in line with the current guidelines and timescales outlined by the government. If for whatever reason these shows cannot happen, all  ticket holders will be offered an exchange, credit or refund.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Check out our frequently asked questions blog to find out more about the measures that we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe this Christmas.

Important information

Running time: 60mins (No Interval)

Age recommendation: 3+

Family Ticket: 4 x tickets @ £50

Friends:  £2 OFF is no longer valid  this discount expired on Sat 31 Oct 23:59

Access Performances:

AD: Sat 19 Dec 2pm

CAP: Sun 20 Dec 2pm

BSL: Tue 22 Dec 2.30pm




Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

Directions to  the Theatre Royal. Where to park near the theatre, drop-off & disabled parking plus public transport information.

Access Information

Up-to-date information on access our building, accessible performances and details on personal assistant tickets.