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Christmas shows in Hull


In case you don't already know, 25th December is Christmas Day.Once you've recovered from stuffing yourself and watching endless box sets, there are still three amazing Christmas shows running in the city centre:  Cinderella at Hull Truck Theatre, Aladdin at Hull New Theatre, and  Jack and the Beanstalk at Fruit.

Each show has a unique flavour, so check out the details below and book yourself some tickets!



Five rats. One romance. No cheese.

It’s got all the traditional elements for a fabulous Christmas treat – a feisty girl who dreams of dressing up and dancing, a wicked stepmother and a slightly geeky Prince – but this Cinderella has one big difference. The rats are in charge.

Join Whiskers, Tail, Teeth, Ears and Claws as they tell their story, play music, dance, sing and squabble their way through to the hilarious and fairy-tale ending.

A new production for the whole family from award-winning writer for children, Mike Kenny (The Railway Children and Stig of the Dump), directed by Artistic Director Mark Babych.

This Christmas show is great for all the family and runs until Saturday 10th January.



Hull New Theatre’s annual pantomime has become an unmissable family tradition and the adventures of Aladdin are brought magically to life by a superb cast, lead by much-loved actress, TV star and Loose Women presenter Sherrie Hewson, playing Empress Savage. Joining Sherrie on stage will be David Witts, best known for his portrayal of heart-throb Joey Branning in EastEnders, as the Genie of the Lamp. Also taking to the stage in this unmissable Christmas show is the hilarious comedy duo The Grumbleweeds.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients of comedy in abundance, stunning sets, beautiful costumes, plenty of boos and hisses and an Aladdin’s cave full of surprises, Aladdin offers a world of magic, mystery and mayhem.

This traditional panto at Hull New Theatre runs until Sunday 4th January.



"Fe fit fo fum, I smell the blood of a Hullian."

This Christmas, join our hero, Jack, as he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime to do what many have failed to do before him: defeat the evil Giant Deficit and rescue the beautiful Princess. 

With endless fun, frolics and festivity along the way Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a treat for all the family without breaking the bank. 

Middle Child's alternative panto is written by Dave Windass and runs at Fruit until Saturday 3rd January, with some adult performances available.

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