The show, created by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner and Richard Hurst will run at the Garrick Theatre for a festive season from the 5th December.

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Olivier Award nominees Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner will celebrate the 10th anniversary festive season of Potted Panto at the Garrick Theatre this Christmas from the 5th December until the 10th January 2021.

In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, 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!

Given the ongoing pandemic, capacity has been 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 will include contactless tickets, temperature testing and the deep clean and sanitation of the theatre.

Talking about the news, writer and star Daniel Clarkson said: “So excited to be able to bring Pantomime to London this Christmas. Just a few Covid challenges to solve, how will we wake up Sleeping Beauty? How can the seven dwarves bubble together with the six-person rule? How will Jack be able to sell daisy the cow when her bottom has to be socially distanced one metre away from her head! But you better believe we will have this figured out by December 5th. Oh yes we will!”

Meanwhile, producer James Seabright commented: “I’m delighted to be working with Nica Burns and her brilliant team at Nimax Theatres to bring Dan and Jeff’s wonderfully funny show ‘Potted Panto’ back to the West End, offering London’s families the chance to enjoy seven classic pantomime stories in 70 minutes. We’ve reduced ticket prices since our last season at the Garrick Theatre to make this festive treat as affordable as possible – after all, everyone needs a good laugh this Christmas!”

Potted Panto made its West End debut at the Vaudeville in 2010 and was subsequently nominated for Best Entertainment in the Olivier Awards. It is set to star Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner, with Jacob Jackson, Charlotte Payne.

Meanwhile the creative team includes: Director Richard Hurst, Set and Costume Design Simon Scullion and Nicky Bunch, Lighting Design Tim Mascall, Sound Design Tom Lishman and Leigh Davies.

Potted Panto will run at the Garrick Theatre from the 5th December until the 10th January 2021. To book tickets visit: Love Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, London Theatre Direct.com, From the Box Office.