Emmie Newitt

The Best Adult Pantomimes To See In London In 2023

Did you know London has some great adult pantomimes to see in December? We’ve put together a list of the best ones to check out this festive season.

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Pantomimes are a traditional show to watch across the festive season, but why should families have all the fun? This year London has such a vast variety of adult pantomimes on offer. Let us help you make your Christmas an unforgettable one with the best adult pantomimes in London this December.

1. Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick

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The team behind Above The Stag Theatre’s legendary queer Christmas shows are bringing a brand new, adults-only pantomime to London this festive season. SLEEPING BEAUTY TAKES A PRICK promises to be a fabulous, feel-good, festive treat that is jam-packed with big laughs, sensational songs, vibrant sets and still not forgetting all of the panto trimmings you’d expect!

Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick Tickets

2. The Nutcracker, A Very Adult Pantomime!

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Over at Turbine Theatre for a limited time in December is THE NUTCRACKER. This production focuses on Carly who has had a terrible year but thanks to a present from her inappropriate, local drunk uncle - this Christmas will be one she will never forget.

The Nutcracker, A Very Adult Pantomime Tickets

3. Sleeping Beauty

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TuckShop is back in the West End for a third season armed with their hilarious all-drag pantomime for a limited season from 27 December. SLEEPING BEAUTY is written by Soho and West End drag legend Miss Moppe so expect a retelling of the story unlike any other and performed by some of the best in the Drag universe.

Sleeping Beauty Tickets

4. Potted Panto

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In 70 minutes, seven classic pantomimes will go under the spotlight with the Olivier Award-nominated festive celebration POTTED PANTO heading back to the stage. For only four weeks only, allow this company to take you on a rollercoaster ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime.

Potted Panto Tickets

5. A Very Very Bad Cinderella

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This festive season The Other Palace are presenting a brand-new twist on the classic fairytale. A VERY VERY BAD CINDERELLA will be full of filthy festive fun, featuring loads of songs lovingly ripped off from the repertories of West End’s leading ladies. This production will give you an entirely new perspective on the story of Cinderella, you won’t want to miss it!

A Very Very Bad Cinderella Tickets

So whether you fancy an all-drag pantomime with SLEEPING BEAUTY or a rollercoaster festive production like no other with POTTED PANTO, London really plays host to a brilliant array of adult pantomimes this year. Grab your nearest and dearest for an unforgettable night in London ahead of the big day, you’ll make memories that will last with you forever.