For toddlers in the UK, the CBeebies Panto is an annual institution. BBC children's channel CBeebies has produced a pantomime on may occasions, starring many of CBeebies favourite characters and presenters.
In recent years they have produces an annual, interactive CBeebies Christmas Show which is shown in cinemas in early December.
If you loved the pantos produced in previous years, many of these are available to purchase on DVD or to download.
The 2021 show is an adaption of the classic poem, ‘The Night Before Christmas’. Follow the adventures of Holly and her brother, Jack on Christmas Eve, as they send their wishes to Father Christmas. But then they have to deal with the mischievous Wish Taker who steals those wishes, leading Holly to travel far and wide in search of them. Will she succeed and ensure Father Christmas has all the wishes in time for Christmas Day?
In cinemas on 4th and 5th December 2021.
For 2020 CBeebies produced a filmed Christmas show, Christmas in Storyland.
It follows the tale of Dillydally the Delivery Elf, played by Andy Day and his boss Head Elf Jiffy, played by Jennie Dale, as they set out on a quest to deliver a stocking full of Christmas goodies. Their journey will take them deep under the ocean, high up to castles in the clouds, via the solar system and through the snow-capped mountains. With Justin Fletcher as a Yeti.
Available on BBC iPlayer
Inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm tale, the stars of CBeebies bring the enchanting story of Hansel and Gretel to life with a vibrant 80s twist. Laugh along as the Gingerbread Cooks try to cook up a feast for the naughty Witch.
Featuring many of CBeebies' favourite faces, including Andy Day, Maddie Moate and for the first time, Waffle the Wonder Dog.
Available on BBC iPlayer.
Filmed in front of a live audience, the 2018 panto will be Thumbelina and stars include Justin Fletcher, Ben Faulks, Maddie Moate, Andy Day, Cat Sandion and many more.
It is available in BBC iPlayer for Christmas 2021.
The Snow Queen is a stage musical adaptation of the iconic tale in which village girl Gerda sets out to rescue her best friend Kai before the Snow Queen freezes him forever. Starring Justin Fletcher, Cat Sandion, William Vanderpuye, and Dr Ranj.
The CBeebies panto for 2016 was The Nutcracker. Two children have a magical Christmas Eve adventure as they travel to the Land of Sweets and witness their toys coming to life. Filmed live on stage at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
It is available on BBC iPlayer.
Based on Lewis Carroll's ever-popular story, 2015's panto was Alice in Wonderland. This CBeebies pantomime version stars Justin Fletcher, Cat Sandion, Chris Jarvis, Ben Faulks, Katrina Bryan, Phil Gallagher and Pui Fan Lee. It is available on iPlayer until 18th October 2019.
JM Barrie's classic tale is adapted for the stage to tell the story of the boy would wouldn't grow up and the adventures of the Darling children in Neverland as they battle with Captain Hook. Peter Pan and Tinker Bell visit the home of the Darling Family, taking the children on an adventure to Neverland. There they meet the Lost Boys & Girls and Captain Hook, who each want Wendy as their Mother.
Staged at The Lowry, Salford, with a cast packed with children's favourite CBeebies stars, the blend of music, laughter and high-flying adventure is a treat for all the family.
This unique Live Panto combined the ever popular stars of CBeebies with the BBC's biggest Show Strictly Come Dancing, for Strictly Cinderella.
Prince Charming enters a dance competition - only to be given the lowest score ever by the four judges. Later in the woods, he meets a beautiful girl who teaches him a few steps - but when she disappears, he decides he must see her again, so he holds a royal ball for everyone in the land.
Starring Katrina Bryan (Nina and the Neurons) as Cinders with Alex Winters as Prince Charming,as well as Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker) and Justin Fletcher as the ugly sisters.
Based on Charles Dickens classic Christmas story A Christmas Carol, this panto version stars Chris Jarvis, Justin Fletcher, Katrina Bryan (Nina & the Neurons) Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker), Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom) and children's TV legend Derek Griffiths.
This pantomime version of the popular pantomime story Jack and the Beanstalk stars Justin Fletcher, Sid Sloan, Chris Jarvis, Cerrie Burnell and Andy Day.
King Justin the Messy is worried. The Royal Family have had a very busy year touring the country for his Jubilee celebrations, but some things are not going to plan - and things keep going missing. Can Jack climb the beanstalk, overcome the Giant and retrieve the missing CBeebies things?
This fabulous DVD box set includes the CBeebies pantos A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan and Strictly Cinderella .
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