It’s that time of year again in St Albans and Harpenden

December 16th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge

Oh no, it’s not! Oh yes, it is! If you love the tradition of panto at Christmas then there are some great options in St Albans and Harpenden and in the surrounding areas. 

For a really local St Albans panto Cinderella is coming to the Alban Arena. So you shall go to the ball at this year’s Alban Arena extravaganza running until Sunday 6the January 2019. “Don’t miss their hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime” say the venue.

This Cinderella stars Rachel Stevens from S Club 7,  Ben Faulks  

who is CBeebies’ Mr Bloomand local legend Bob Golding. It also features St Albans’ favourites Ian Kirkby and Jemma Carlisle, plus a full supporting West End cast. The show once again has been written by Paul Hendy and produced by EVOLUTION, who brought St Albans last year’s smash hit, Aladdin. “St Alban's audiences have high expectations for their pantos, and once again the Arena delivers in spades”. Signed performances are on Tuesday 18th December 1.30pm & 5 pm and on Wednesday 2nd January 1.30pm & 5 pm.

But don’t forget Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs it on until Sunday 30th December at Harpenden Public Halls. “Hollyoaks’ Jeremy Edwards and Steve Shappelle star in this enchanting fairytale of magic and joy will captivate audiences of all ages and is the perfect festive treat for the whole family,” said the venue. 

Jeremy Edwards as Prince Charming has been a firm TV favourite for over 20 years, starring as popular character Kurt Benson in Hollyoaks, before moving on to BBC’s flagship medical drama Holby City. Joining Jeremy Edwards is Harpenden’s favourite pantomime dame, Steve Shappelle back by popular demand, as the hilarious Nurse Nellie. Steve received rave reviews for his role as Sarah the Cook in last year’s Dick Whittington and is sure to raise even louder laughter this year, with outrageous costumes, and expert ad-libbing.

Book your tickets now to see a Panto in St Albans or Harpenden as it really is that time of year again and it’s never been better.