Curtains up! Christmas shows around Derbyshire

Jack and the Beanstalk at Nottingham Playhouse

Jack and the Beanstalk at Nottingham Playhouse - Credit: Archant

A look at the festive shows and pantomimes in store for us

Horrible Christmas - Derby Theatre

Horrible Christmas - Derby Theatre - Credit: Archant

Derby Theatre

David Hasselhoff in Peter Pan at Theatre Royal Nottingham

David Hasselhoff in Peter Pan at Theatre Royal Nottingham - Credit: Archant

What: Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

'Cinderella' at Buxton Opera House

'Cinderella' at Buxton Opera House - Credit: Archant

When: December 6 to January 1

The cast of 'Beauty and The Beast', performed at Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre

The cast of 'Beauty and The Beast', performed at Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre - Credit: Archant

Details: Horrible Histories author Terry has written this stage version especially for Derby Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company, who will be making a much-welcome return to co-produce and present this brand new, never-before-seen fun and festive ‘horrible’ Christmas show.

Go to www.derbytheatre.co.uk or call 01332 593939.

Royal Centre, Nottingham

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What: Peter Pan

When: December 7 to January 12

Starring: David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider, Baywatch) as Captain Hook, Su Pollard (Hi De Hi) as the Magical Mermaid and children’s TV favourite Barney Harwood as Peter Pan.

Go to www.trch.co.uk or call 0115 989 5555.

Derby Assembly Rooms

What: Jack and the Beanstalk

When: December 4-January 5

Starring: Cheryl Fergison (East Enders), Marcus Collins (X Factor), Mike McClean (returning from 2011 and 2012 by popular demand) and Don MacClean (Crackerjack, Songs of Praise). Go to www.derbylive.co.uk or call 01332 255800.

Nottingham Playhouse

What: Jack and the Beanstalk

When: November 29 to January 18

Starring: Kenneth Alan Taylor as Dame Daisy, John Elkington as Slurp and Kelly Edwards as Annie

Go to www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call 0115 941 9419.

Chesterfield Pomegranate

What: Beauty and the Beast

When: December 6 to January 5

Starring: Tina Barrett (formerly of chart-toppers S Club 7), Jon Moses (ITV’s Superstar) and, back by popular demand, Rik Gaynor.

Go to www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk or call 01246 345 222

Buxton Opera House

What: Cinderella

When: December 12 to January 1

Starring: Sarah Thomas (Last of the Summer Wine) as the magical Fairy Godmother and Jonny Freeman (Frank London from CBBC’s M.I. High) as Buttons. Olivia Sloyan (fresh from the musical Blood Brothers) returns to Buxton Opera House in the title role, after her 2011 performance as Snow White.

Go to www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or call 0845 127 2190.

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