Six Festive Favourites To Catch In South Wales This Christmas

Christmas is coming and so are a selection of Christmas shows and pantomimes for the family to enjoy between the frantic moments of putting up decorations and Christmas shopping. Andy Howells checks out six shows coming to a stage near you over the next few weeks.

Newport Riverfront’s Christmas pantomime, Cinderella is already underway and stars returning TV favourites Elin Llwyd as Cinderella and Richard Elis as Buttons along with Lloyd Green as Prince Charming and Nic Gibney and Liam Tobin as The Ugly Sisters.

The show runs until Monday January 2, 2017. Ticket information is available on The Riverfront’s website at and via the Booking Line on 01633 656757.

Fans of BBC Radio Wales presenter Owen Money only have a few days to catch him in Beauty and The Beast at Ebbw Vale’s Beaufort Theatre. The panto continues until December 4 and tickets are available via or from the Box Office on 01495 355800.

Llanyrafon Drama Group’s pantomime production Peter Pan continues on December 3 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Then Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 10 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm Tickets at £5 are availablefrom the Box Office on 0845 4742545 (calls cost 5p per minute + your phone company’s access charge) or online (booking fee applies)

This years Christmas show at The Sherman Theatre is The Emperor’s New Clothes.  a reimagining of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. Written by award-winning playwright Alun Saunders, with songs and live music, made especially for 3 – 6 year olds and their families. The production runs from December 5 – 31. Visit for ticket details.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins will take to the stage of the Wales Millennium Centre between December 14 2016 and January 14 2017.  Adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the Walt Disney film, the magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny stars Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Matt Lee as Bert. Age guidance 5+. For more information visit or call 029 2063 6464.

Cardiff New Theatre’s Christmas Pantomime for 2016 is Peter Pan and stars David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook. The Hoff will be joined by returning panto favourite, comedian Mike Doyle as Mrs Smee. The pantomime runs from December 10 until January 8. Visit for ticket details.

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