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Potted Panto

Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH 0330 333 4811

Potted Panto
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Previews from 11th December, opens 12th December 2021 at 4pm. Ends 9th January 2022. 

‘Potted Panto’ is a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime. Over 70 hilarious minutes, 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 the boys trying to work out not only how two people can play 7 dwarves, but also which of them will make the prettiest princess!

‘Potted Panto’, written by double Olivier nominees (and former CBBC TV presenters) Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner and Richard Hurst, returns for a five-week West End festive season at the Garrick Theatre.

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Dan Clarkson and Gary Trainor (who played Dewey Finn in ‘School of Rock the Musical’ in the West End original cast and US tour) are joined by Kevin Yates and Liam Jeavons (as alternate performers) with Charlotte Payne as The Fairy and assistant stage manager and Joseph Peters as Mr Nut and assistant stage manager.

‘Potted Panto’ had its West End premiere at the Vaudeville in 2010 and was subsequently nominated for Best Entertainment in the Olivier Awards. It is unmissable fun, whether you’re six or 106!

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

Watch the show's trailer:

Social media:
Facebook: pottedpanto 
Twitter: @PottedPanto


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Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.

For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, visit the theatre page (link at the top of this page) and click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).

On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.

Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.

Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.

Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

Garrick Theatre seating plan showing value for money

As a general note, it is worth choosing to be near the front or - with children - in seats that give them a good view of the stage. In the latter case, front dress or upper circle seats are worth considering. Remember that in the upper circle the "green" rated seats have extra legroom, which is worth thinking about even if the view isn't as good.

The stage much higher than usual. May be worth going back to at least row B at the front at top non-premium price. Also at the front, the restricted view seats at the ends of rows E and F are not reduced in price, so are worth avoiding.

In the rear stalls, all restricted view seats are cheaper. The single ones in the centre block are always decent, and for those willing to miss a bit of stage the ends of row N have nothing in front.

For the rest of the rear stalls, take V over T and U in the centre for the same view. Keep off the side block more than a couple from the aisle for maximum value.

The dress circle is "premium" or "top non-premium" price with the ends of rows B and C not discounted as they usually are, so skip those, and also row F for being a bit far back.

The entire upper circle is at bottom price. For those who don't mind a lack of legroom, row A - otherwise go a row behind. As stated, the monkey always endorses the seats with extra legroom for comfort rather than view.

The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

11am: 11, 18, 23, 24, 30, 31 December 2021; 8 January 2022.

1pm: 12, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 December 2021; 2, 3, 9 January 2022.

4pm: 12, 19 December 2021; 2, 9 January 2022.

Runs 1 hour 10 minutes approximately, with no interval.


Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

Garrick Theatre seating plan showing prices

When the theatre does not have the tickets you desire available, it is well worth trying the Theatremonkey Ticketshop agency, telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom), charge £7.70 on £35, £6.60 on £30, £5.50 on £25, £4.40 on £20 seats booking fee per ticket - moderate by agency standards, though higher than box office fees, worth trying as they often have an alternative choice of seats available! Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases.

Another alternative is which charge £5.25 on £35, £4.50 on £30, £3.75 on £25, £3 on £20 seats booking fee per ticket, and £2.75 per booking (not per ticket) postal charge.

Alternatively, through Ticketmaster with a sliding scale of per ticket booking fees: £5.75 on £35, £5 on £30, £4 on £25, £3.25 on £20 seats. This system allows you to choose your own seats from the selection the company has available.

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