Potted Panto announces an Easter West End season at the Garrick theatre


Producer James Seabright said: “‘Potted Panto’ played just eight performances of its 10th anniversary season at the Garrick theatre to rapturous audiences and rave reviewss, before the run had to be suspended following government guidance. This led to at least 26 performances being cancelled. Happily we have been able to agree new Easter holiday dates with Nimax Theatres and the show will return to the Garrick stage from 1 to 18 April, harking back to the pantomime tradition of running all the way from Christmas to Easter – although they didn’t have a pandemic-enforced closure in the middle back then! The new dates replace all 26 of those missing performances and if necessary we will keep rescheduling them until our audiences get their live pantomime experience! We are also delighted to be releasing the show onto the Stream.Theatre platform from Christmas Eve, following the capture of one of our final performances. Huge thanks are due to my incredible show team on and off stage for making this happen.”

Double Olivier nominees (and former CBBC TV presenters) Dan and Jeff received rave reviews for their 10th anniversary festive season of ‘Potted Panto’, which was originally due to run at the Garrick theatre until Sunday 10 January, 2021. Capacity was reduced to comply with COVID-19 secure guidelines for social distancing plus robust risk mitigation. In addition to hand sanitation, face coverings and track and trace, other measures included contactless tickets, temperature testing and the deep clean and sanitation of the theatre. Performances were cancelled when the Government moved London in Tier 3, closing all theatres.

‘Potted Panto’, which had its West End premiere at the Vaudeville in 2010 and was subsequently nominated for Best Entertainment in the Olivier Awards, is unmissable fun, whether you’re six or 106! In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, written by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner and Richard Hurst, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball. Not to mention the full-scale versions of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty which see Dan and Jeff trying to work out not only how two people can play 7 dwarves, but also which of them will make the prettiest princess!

Cast: Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner, with Jacob Jackson, Charlotte Payne.

Creative team: Director Richard Hurst, Set and Costume Design Simon Scullion and Nicky Bunch, Lighting Design Tim Mascall, Sound Design Tom Lishman and Leigh Davies, Composer Phil Innes, Producer James Seabright.


Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road

London WC2H 0HH

9 and 10 January, 2021

(pending updates to Government guidance)

Easter run from 1 – 18 April , 2021

which will go on sale on Thursday 17 December

Duration: 70 minutes no interval

Age recommendation: 6+

Tickets: from £20.00 Family ticket £70.00 for 4

Box office: 0330 333 4811 www.nimaxtheatres.com

Streamed shows now on sale: www.stream.theatre/season/20

Stream price, £15 plus £3 transaction fee

Streaming Performance schedule:

Thursday 24 December, 1pm & 4pm

Friday 25 December, 4pm

Saturday 26 December, 1pm & 4pm

Sunday 27 December, 1pm

Monday 28 December, 4pm & 7.30pm

Tuesday 29 December, 1pm

Wednesday 30 December, 1pm

Thursday 31 December, 1pm

Saturday 2 January, 1pm

Sunday 3 January 2021, 1pm

Monday 4 January 2021, 4pm & 7.30pm

Tuesday 5 January 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 9 January 2021, 1pm

Sunday 10 January 2021, 1pm

Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 7pm

Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 7pm

Thursday 14 January 2021at 7pm

Friday 15 January 2021 at 7pm

Saturday 16 January 2021 at 4pm and 7pm

Sunday 17 January 2021 at 4pm

Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 7pm

Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 7pm

Thursday 21 January 2021 at 7pm

Friday 22 January 2021 at 7pm

Saturday 23 January 2021at 4pm and 7pm

Sunday 24 January 2021 at 4pm

Social media:

Facebook: pottedpanto

Twitter: @PottedPanto


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