Pick of the Line: From ice skating to pantomimes 22/12/12-29/12/12

Cinderella at Hackney Empire

Here is some of the best festive entertainment in the week over Christmas


Lady Beau Peep’s Extraordinary Christmas @The Brickhouse Hackney



The Magician’s Daughter @The Albany Centre




Ice rink @Canary Wharf

Tower Hamlets



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Southwark Cyclists’ Christmas Day Ride @Brick Lane

Tower Hamlets



Cinderella@ Hackney empire




Jack and the Beanstalk @Broadway Theatre




Aladdin @ Fairfield Hall


Lady Beau Peep’s Extraordinary Christmas @The Brickhouse Thursday Dec 22 6-9pm, The Brickhouse, 152c Brick Lane, Whitechapel E1 6RU

Not one for the kids. Lady Beau Peep presents a Christmas showcase of burlesque, aerialism, laughs, flames, songs and a hint of panto. Tickets £10, or £49.50/£69.50 with a meal. Go to  www.thebrickhouse.co.uk for further details and to book.

The Magician’s Daughter @The Albany Centre

23 December 11.30am/2pm

Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this production by Little Angel Theatre brings a blend of puppetry and music to a story of the adventures of a young girl on a magical island. The perfect Christmas treat for young children.

Ice rink @Canary Wharf

24 December Skating sessions between 9:45am to 11:00pm

The Canary Wharf Group is hosting an open air ice rink for the seventh year in a row. Located in the magnificent setting of Canada Square Park skaters can enjoy the view of Canary Wharf’s world famous towers. The park will again be decked in festive lighting transforming the estate into a winder wonderland. A magical way to spend Christmas Eve.

Southwark Cyclists’ Christmas Day Ride @Brick Lane

Sunday, 25 December 10:30am- 4.00pm

Location: Beigel Bake, north end of Brick Lane

The Christmas Day ride now is now in its tenth is a perfect opportunity to see the city sights in the rare, traffic free environment in central London. Also a great way to build up an appetite before Christmas dinner!

The cyclists will meet at the Beigel Shop in Brick Lane at 10.30 and make their way to Southwark Needle and participants will be advised to bring festive treats for sharing!

Contact: Mr Jones 07944 177343

Cinderella@ Hackney empire

Monday Dec 26, 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street
E8 1EJ

A classic fairytale with a twist. Alongside the ugly sisters and Prince Charming, luminous dinosaurs and soulful mice also grace the stage making an alternative festive pantomime.

Tickets are between £ 9.50 – £ 27.50 For further details call  020 8985 2424, hackneyempire.co.uk

Jack and the Beanstalk @Broadway Theatre

Tuesday Dec 27, 2:00pm and 5:30pm, Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway, SE6 4RU

This year’s pantomime at Catford’s Broadway Theatre offers a traditional tale with spectacular scenery, colourful costumes and live music. Eastenders’ Angela Wynter is among the stars in the giant kingdom and brings magic and comedy to this family show.

Aladdin @Fairfield Hall

Wednesday Dec 28 7-9pm, Fairfield Hall, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG

A Christmas classic starring Eastenders’ Larry Lamb as the baddie. A magical story, some slapstick laughs and plenty of booing and hissing in this old favourite about a boy, a lamp and a very special genie. Tickets £15, www.fairfield.co.uk to book.


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