Pantos in Sussex – 2013/2014

Sussex Life December 2013 front cover

Sussex Life December 2013 front cover - Credit: Archant

The curtain has risen on another festive season and we take a look at the Pantos on offer across Sussex over the coming holiday period


Where: Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6YZ.

When: Friday December 13 to Sunday January 5.

Who: Featuring TV presenter Stephen Mulhern and Sid Sloane from CBeebies.


Dick Whittington

Where: White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX.

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When: Friday December 13 to Wednesday January 1.

Who: Sheila Reid, best known to millions of television viewers for her role as ‘Madge’ in the award-winning ITV hit sitcom Benidorm, will play the role of Fairy Bowbells.


Aladdin - A Fabulous Family Pantomime!

Where: Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4BP.

Friday December 13 to Sunday January 12.

Who: Shaun Williamson (EastEnders & Extras) stars in this traditional pantomime. Come find out why Eastbourne’s Panto are so famed, with a live band, stunning costumes and ticket prices that you don’t need a magic lamp to afford!


Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: 3 Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG.

When: Friday December 6 to Saturday January 4.

Who: With a star cast led by TV’s green-fingered guru Charlie Dimmock as Fairy Organic, joined by Tom and Jack from Heart Breakfast as the King and Chamberlain, Ian Mowat as Dame Trott and, back by popular demand, comedy impressionist Tony Rudd.


Peter Pan

Where: The Capitol, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1RG.

When: Friday December 13 2013 to Sunday January 5 2014.

What: JM Barrie’s Peter Pan is undoubtedly one of the most famous and best-loved stories for children; an unforgettable magical fantasy that has been enjoyed by generations for over a hundred years. Website:

Beauty And The Beast

Where: 103 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9BQ

When: Fridays 10th, 17th and 25th January at 7.30pm, Saturdays 11th, 18th and 25th January at 2.00pm and 6.30pm and Sunday 19th January 2.00pm.

Further Info: The box office will be open from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10.00am to 1.00pm through to January (except Christmas and New Year Days) at the Theatre Club in Church Walk.