Box office: 01268 205 300

Towngate Theatre and Simon Fielding Ltd are delighted to present

The Panto Adventures of Peter Pan

Our high-flying, pan-tastic pantomime for 2022-23!

Following the 5-star success of Beauty and the Beast 2021-22, we are back this festive season with our high-flying panto for 2022-23, The Panto Adventures of Peter Pan! This swashbuckling spectacular promises to be even more breath-taking and magical than ever before – a Pan-tastic Adventure for all the family to enjoy!

Basildon favourite, Simon Fielding, returns this year as Peter Pan’s Director and Producer and the baddie everyone loves-to-hate – Sophie Ladds – will be back on our stage, playing the dastardly Captain Hook. After winning the hearts of the audiences as Dame Dolly Dumpling in Beauty and the Beast, Ian Hallard will be popping on more fabulous frocks to play the role of Mrs Smee this year. Joining Sophie and Ian will be Harvey Zaffino as cheeky Peter Pan, Hannah Taylor as lovable Wendy, Antonia Luisa-Clarke as mischievous Tinkerbelle and Michael Loftus as silly Wibbles.

Our award-winning, critically-acclaimed pantomimes are the jewel in the crown of Essex – we’re renowned for our stunning scenery, colourful costumes, dazzling dancers and a fantastic live band at every performance. Each show is a non-stop, musical spectacular that is not to be missed!

The clock is ticking, tickets are out-selling previous years so you need to snap them up because demand is already sky-high! So turn right at the second star and secure your seats now!

We can’t wait welcome you to Panto Neverland!

Family ticket discounts are worked out automatically online. For groups of 10 or more or for School Reservations, please contact the Box Office on or call us on 01268 205 300. A ticket must be purchased for all children attending a performance of the pantomime, regardless of their age. It has always been our policy that we do not recommend bringing children under 3 to our pantomimes.

Please note that this performance will be a Relaxed Performance, which is suitable for children and adults with learning difficulties, are on the autism spectrum, or anyone who may benefit from a performance in a more relaxed environment. This performance is open to everyone, however there will be a calmer setting for the performance and the theatre to suit the occasion. During our relaxed performance the theatre announcements will be minimal to none, the house lights will stay up at around 50% and many of the bumps and jumps throughout the performance will be edited so that the performance is accessible to all.
Carers/Companions assisting people who require the Relaxed Performance are eligible for a free ticket to this performance. This performance is unavailable to book online, please call 01268 205 300 or email to book tickets.

Download a copy of our relaxed performance pack here!

2nd January 2023

Tickets from £13.00

Recommended for ages 3+

Running time approx 2 hours 40 minutes

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Critical acclaim for The Panto Adventures of Peter Pan

“A truly talented line up with some totally knock out performances
“Be prepared for lots of gasp out loud as well as laugh out loud moments”
“A fabulous festive treat to remember”


Fantastic entertainment for all the family
Spectacular flying scenes”
“A brilliant show, definitely one to see this year”

Drama, comedy and jazz hands in equal measure in this lively reworking of the JM Barrie classic”
Bold musical choices… electric dance sequences”

“Bursting with fun, frivolity and festive cheer
“This was an amazing show, extremely funny and fantastical
“This is a show that captures your heart and reminds us that we all have the capability to fly

“Another triumph at the Towngate”
“A feast of entertainment
“Aside from the talents of a superbly-choreographed cast – the staging, lighting and music is top class