Oh yes it is, panto season is on us again. This year, there’s lots to enjoy this Christmas with TV stars, sparkly costumes and cheesy jokes abound at theatres around south London, north Kent and north Surrey. Here’s our guide to what’s on and where.

Beauty and the Beast at The Tramshed, Woolwich, from November 30 to December 20

The Tramshed will be transformed into an enchanted castle for a family musical directed by Kate O’Connor and written by award-winning children’s playwright Brendan Murray. Tickets cost £10 adults, £8 children or concessions or £8 each for groups of four or more. Go to glypt.co.uk or call 020 8854 1316.

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Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods at The Woodville, Gravesend, from December 11 to January 3

EastEnders’ Ricky Norwood and B*Witched twins Keavy and Edele Lynch star in The Woodville’s panto as Robin tries to free Sherwood Forest from the clutches of Norwood’s evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Tickets cost from £13. Go to Woodville.com or call 08442 439480.

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Dick Whittington at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, from December 12 to January 3

Shane Richie has been working out specially to be in shape to lead the cast at the Orchard in the title role alongside Tommy the Cat. Tickets cost from £10. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.

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Aladdin at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, from November 27 to December 3

Fresh from a stint on Celebrity Masterchef, former EastEnders and The Bill star Scott Maslen turns on the nasty as Abanazar. Milkshake’s Jen Pringle plays Princess Jasmine and variety legend Bobby Crush is back again as Widow Twankey. Tickets cost from £12.40. Go to atgtickets.com/Bromley or call 08448 717 620.

Red Riding Hood at Greenwich Theatre from November 20 to January 10

Consistently one of the best pantos in London, Greenwich passes on the celebs to focus on putting on a top family show. The theatre’s go-to panto guy Andrew Pollard celebrates 10 years of doing pantos in south east London with one of the lesser told stories, Expect stunning special effects, belting songs and dances and a razor sharp script. Tickets cost from £29 adults or £20 concessions and half price for children. Go to greenwichtheatre.org.uk or call 020 88587755.

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Cinderella at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, from December 4 to January 3

Catchphrase and Britain’s Got Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern returns to Croydon as Buttons a decade after he last won rave reviews for the role in the town. Tickets cost from £18. Go to www.fairfield.co.uk or call 020 86889291.

Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas at Fairfield Halls in Croydon from December 5 to 24

Following last year’s record-breaking run of Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey last year, the big man returns to Croydon for a family-friendly interactive show that is the perfect introduction to theatre which includes bubbles and snowflakes. All of the good boys and girls in the audience get to meet Santa and receive a present after the show. Tickets cost from £14 adults and £11.50 children. Go to www.fairfield.co.uk or call 020 86889291.

Cinderella and the Beanstalk at Theatre503, above The Latchmere in Battersea, from November 25 to January 3

Award-winning comedy trio Sleeping Trees present their critically-acclaimed three-man panto which combines the classic elements of the pantomime with fast-paced and physical comedy. Tickets cost from £12 or pay what you can on Sundays. Go to theatre503.com or call 020 79787040.

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Peter Pan at New Wimbledon Theatre from December 5 to January 10

There’s plenty of star power in Wimbledon’s panto this Christmas. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke, who recently played King Arthur in Spamalot, plays Captain Hook while Britain’s Got Talent street dancers Flawless and Kiwi comedian Jarred Christmas also lend their talents. Added to the mix is Austin Powers’ Mini Me, aka Verne Troyer. Tickets cost from £10. Go to atgtickets.com/Wimbledon or call 0844 8717646.

Beauty and the Beast at Epsom Playhouse from December 13 to January 3

Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding makes his panto debut in Epsom, starring alongside Holly Atterton of Nick Jnr fame and ventriloquist Sam Jones. Tickets cost from £14.50 adults and £13 children. Go to epsomplayhouse.co.uk or call 01372 742227.

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Cinderella at Richmond Theatre from December 4 to January 10

Stars In Their Eyes presenter-turned-serious-actor Matthew Kelly is one of the ugly sisters in Richmond this year – and his son Matthew Rixon plays the other one. It’s a double act that goes back a long way, Kelly first brought his son on stage in panto aged just 18 months. Acting royalty Hayley Mills also stars as does CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis. Tickets cost from £11.90. Go to atgtickets.com/Richmond or call 0844 8717651.

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A Christmas Carol at Rose Theatre, Kingston, from December 1 to January 3

It’s not a pantomime but the Rose’s festive show is a heart-warming family show and an adaptation of Dickens’ great story about Ebenezer Scrooge, the man who hates Christmas but is forced to re-evaluate his life after he is visited by three ghosts. Tickets cost from £9. Go to rosetheatrekingston.org or call 020 81740090.

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Cinderella at Lyric, Hammersmith, from November 21 to January 3

Tradition panto gets a Lyric-style makeover so grab your glittery converse and put the pumpkin in to top gear as Cinders heads to the biggest party of the season. Tickets cost from £15. Go to lyric.co.uk

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Cinderella at Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells from December 11 to January 3

CBBC’s Tracy Beaker Dani Harmer stars in Tunbridge Wells’ festive show alongside CITV’s Jamie Rickers and Louise Jamieson from EastEnders and Doctor Who. Tickets cost from £17. Call 01892 530613 or go to assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk