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Christmas Pantos Around These Parts

Jennifer Ho does the listing. Oh yes she does.

Published on November 26th 2012.

Christmas Pantos Around These Parts

Bolton Octagon Theatre Howell Croft South, Bolton, BL1 1SB 01204 520661 

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Peter Pan (16 November 2012–12 January 2013) – a festive adaptation directed by Elizabeth Newman, with original music . 

Bury Met Derby Hall, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BW 0161 761 7101

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Snow Play (3-4 December 2012) – Mr White has moved into Mr Green’s home and covered everything in snow, but Mr Green can’t stand the snow... Who gets to stay, and who has to go away? Starring Patrick Lynch from CBeebies and Carlo Rossi from Italian TV in an interactive smash-hit production. 

Pinocchio (10-24 December 2012) – based on the original book by Carlo Collodi, the Proper Job Theatre’s adaptation of Pinocchio is full of singing, live music, comedy, puppetry, amazing animation and visual effects. 

Buxton Opera House Water St, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AZ 0845 127 2190 

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Pinocchio (1 December 2012) – a family theatre production of naughty Pinocchio’s journey towards becoming a 'real live boy' with interactive opportunities for children to take part as actors. 

Yes we know Bury Met are doing this as well.

Library Theatre Company,  Pier 8, Salford Quays, 0843 208 6010 

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Arabian Nights (30 November 2012–12 January 2013) – a young girl brings the magical stories of One Thousand and One Nights to life; a Christmas delight that will keep both children and adults spellbound. 

Lowry Theatre Pier 8, Salford Quays, 0843 208 6000. 

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White Christmas (30 November 2012–5 January 2013) – an adaptation of the 1954 film, brimming with classic songs, starring Steven Houghton (Coronation Street) and Dallas star Ken Kerchevel, with Claire Sweeney and Wendi Peters (Coronation Street). 

Oldham Coliseum Theatre Fairbottom Street, Oldham, OL1 3SW 0161 624 2829 

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Cinderella (24 November 2012–12 January 2013) - a festive bash full of stunning costumes and shimmery magic, starring Fine Tine Fontayne, Richard J Fletcher, Liz Carney, and Justine Bailey. 

Opera House Quay Street, M3 3HP 0844 871 7660

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Peter Pan (8 November 2012–13 January 2013) – global mega-star, David Hasselhoff, plays Captain Hook in this swashbuckling extravaganza, with Amy Bird (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Holby City) as Peter Pan. 

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Palace Theatre Oxford Street, M1 6FT 0844 871 7660

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The Lion King (1 December 2012–31 March 2013) – the worldwide theatrical phenomenon hits Manchester during December, with glorious colours, stunning effects, and dazzling staging set to the enchanting rhythms of Africa. 

Salford Arts Theatre Kemsing Walk, M5 4BS 0161 925 0111

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Pinocchio (6-9 December 2012) – a modern interpretation of the famous children’s story by Joan Breen. The third Pinocchio in the region.

Dick Whittington (13-24 December 2012) – a pantomime following the adventures of Dick Whittington and his trusty cat, Tommy, to seek fame and fortune. 

Sale Waterside Arts 1 Waterside Plaza, M33 7ZF 0161 912 5616

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Charlotte’s Web Musical (14 December 2012–5 January 2013) – a Christmas treat adapted by Joseph Robinette about love and friendship between Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig. 

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