THEATRES around the South West are gearing up for their festive pantomimes having been forced to cancel show last Christmas because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lesley Joseph will be heading from Chigwell to Bristol this Christmas to star as The Wicked Queen in the Hippodrome’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

She will be joined by TV presenter and Strictly celebrity Robert Rinder, who will be making his panto debut as The Man In The Mirror, and Bristol favourite Andy Ford as Muddles.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients Bristol audiences have come to expect, the show will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of jaw-dropping dance, side-splitting comedy, sensational special effects and plenty of festive magic.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is on from Saturday, December 4 to Sunday, January 2. Tickets are available from £13.

To buy, contact the Bristol Hippodrome Box Office on 0844 871 7615 or visit

In Swindon, dance and television sensation Louie Spence pirouettes onto the Wyvern Theatre Stage as The Spirit of the Beans in the magical family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation at Wiltshire’s biggest Christmas show.

Jack and the Beanstalk is on from Saturday, December 4 to Sunday, January 2. For tickets, call 0343 310 0040 or visit

At Salisbury Playhouse, the festive production is Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon, written by Mike Akers. In a magical 1950s fairytale wonderland, young apprentice Snow is working hard in her Aunt Trish’s Beauty Salon.

The show is on from Friday, December 3 to Friday, December 31. Tickets from £12 are available on 01722 320333 or visit