Venues in the South West and on television


Robin Hood runs at The Egg, Bath from 8 December to 15 January

Robin Hood, written by award–winning writer and director Greg Banks, has toured across the globe and now arrives in Bath. The composer and lyricist is Thomas Johnson.

Snow Mouse runs from 15 December 2016 to 22 January 2017.

Trouble in Mind runs at The Ustinov Studio until 17 December

Part of a season of plays from North America, Trouble in Mind tells the story of African-American actress, Wiletta Mayer, who find herself rehearsing an anti-lynching play with a white director.

The play is directed by Laurence Boswell and the composer is Jon Nicholls.


The Jungle Book runs at Barbican Theatre Plymouth from 13 December to 15 January

Family fun with Barbican Theatre and Le Navet Bete's latest co-production, The Jungle Book.


A Little of What You Fancy runs from 20 December to 21 January, The Night Before Christmas runs from 5 to 31 December in The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse

The 149-seat Salberg has Victorian entertainment this season with A Little of What You Fancy.

A jolly combo of music, sketches, melodrama and magic, the show features songs from the period including "The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery", "After The Ball is Over" and "I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside".

The Night Before Christmas is a new musical adaptation of Clement C Moore’s work with original songs by Glyn Kerslake and Gareth Machin. It is a Salisbury Playhouse Original Drama commission.

The Night Before Christmas and A Little of What You Fancy are performed by an ensemble cast led by Sophie Evans, and Glyn Kerslake and directed by Gareth Machin, with arrangements and musical direction by Glyn Kerslake.

Aladdin plays the main house from 3 December to 7 January.

A lot of these shows offer touch tours, relaxed, audio-described and captioned performances and post-show talks. Details of these can be found online.


Peter Pan Goes Wrong BBC One (no date of broadcast available yet)—Peter Pan Goes Wrong runs at London's Apollo Theatre until 29 January

And finally for those of you who don’t want to part with your slippers or plate of mince pies, Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre's Peter Pan Goes Wrong is coming to a television screen near you. It has been filmed at Pinewood Studios, directed by Dewi Humphreys for BBC One.