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This year's Christmas panto at the New Wimbledon Theatre will be Aladdin.
Ever since my mum and dad took me to Aladdin when I was a little kid I have been obsessed with genies (seriously). And whenever I see a lamp I rub it. When I see a jug, I rub it. When I see a mug, I rub it. When I see a bottle, I rub it. But nothing ever comes out of it -- not once! No cloud of dust or purple smoke or a big genie offering me three wishes -- nothing!
Hopefully Paul Merton will have better luck than me because he's heading up the cast as Widow Twankey, alongside comedy magician Pete Firman who will help Aladdin overcome the evil Abanazar (boo!).
Expect all the usual laugh-out-loud comedy, sparkly costumes and plenty of things to boo and hiss.
Robinson Crusoe at Greenwich Theatre – 23 Nov 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – Set sail with Robinson Crusoe this Christmas and help him battle the Pirate Queen and find the treasure chest full of gold.
Aladdin Panto at Hackney Empire – 24 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Join Aladdin in the magical land of Hackney, where he'll rub a magic lamp and get three wishes from a genie.
Beauty And The Beast at Shaw Theatre – 8 to 30 Dec 2018 – Beauty and the Beast is a traditional Christmas panto with lots of laughs and dancing and a bit of panto magic
Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre – 8 Dec 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Robert Lindsay will be starring as Captain Hook in this year's Christmas pantomime at the Richmond Theatre.
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo – 19 to 31 Dec 2018 – The smash-hit 'Nativity' movies have been turned into a comedy musical, fun for all the family this Christmas.
42nd Street — High-kicking Broadway hit – 20 Mar 2017 to 5 Jan 2019 – 42nd Street tells the story of a Broadway dancer who gets her shot at stardom when the leading lady gets injured.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – 6 Nov 2017 to 6 Apr 2019 – 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is all about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Maybe you could take your kids to a Christmas pantomime
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans