Panto season finally kicks off in Redhill next week with The Harlequin playing host to Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs from Friday, December 12.

The show, which will run to Sunday, January 4, is set to be the biggest panto yet at the theatre.

The cast is being headed by two familiar faces from the small screen - Kim Hartman, of classic comedy 'Allo 'Allo, and Jez Edwards, from CBBC.

Kim will be whipping up the boos and hisses from the crowds in her role as Queen Helga, the evil ruler intent on destroying Snow White and Jez will be whipping up the cheers for the heroine as the easily-confused Muddles.

Vicki Davids will be starring as the fairy tale heroine Snow White, who enchants the Seven Dwarfs, and David Rumelle will play the panto dame, Dolly Dumpling, In addition, also treading the boards will be a company of experienced performers, alongside children from local dance schools, who will be playing the villagers and the dwarfs.

Tickets are available from £9.50 on previews and saver special performances, and from £13.50 to £15.50 at all other times, with further discounts for families and groups available, from the box office on 01737 765547.

HIT rock and roll show, Rockin' On Heaven's Door, including greats by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran, will be staged at Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, on Thursday, December 11, at 8pm. Tickets at £22, pass card £19.80, on 01372 742555.

THE Hawth in Crawley hosts its panto production, Aladdin, starring CBBC's Ciaran Joyce as Aladdin and Jon Clegg as Wishee Washee, from Friday, December 12, to Sunday, January 4, with tickets at various prices available from the box office on 01293 553636.

CHILDREN'S TV favourite Bruno Bear will bring his festive show, Bruno Bear's Christmas Ding Dong, to Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, on Saturday, December 13, at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Suitable for children aged from two, Bruno invites youngsters to take their teddies along. Tickets at £5.75 on 01372 742555.

BARNSTORMERS Comedy returns to The Hawth Studio, Crawley, compered by Kevin Precious, on Sunday, December 14, at 7.30pm. Overs 18s only, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets on 01293 553636.

MAYPOLES To Mistletoe, a celebration of the festive season in verse, music, drama, dance and song, and featuring performers including Magog, The Rusper Mummers and The Maypole Band, will be presented at The Hawth Studio, Crawley, from Monday, December 15, to Wednesday, December 17, at 7.30pm. Tickets at £9.50 on 01293 553636.

HORLEY Singers will perform an evening of Christmas songs and carols with conductor Richard Cartmale and pianist Christine Finlayson, at the Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Horley, on Tuesday, December 16, at 7.30pm, with free admission, interval refreshments and a retiring collection in aid of Macmillan Nurses. Details on 01293 771216.

PETER Pan flies into the Epsom Playhouse in Ashley Avenue as the venue's panto production this year, featuring special flying effects and hi-tech projection, from Friday, December 19, to Sunday, January 11, with tickets from £7.60 on 01372 742555.

THE Enrico Tomasso Swing Six will be performing at Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, on Monday, December 22. Tickets at £9.50, pass card £8.40, on 01372 742555.

STORYTELLER Frances Lynch, accompanied by pianist Mary Troop, will recount the tale of The White Reindeer, the story of a boy saved from a snowstorm by a magical reindeer, at Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, on Tuesday, December 23, at 11am and 2.30pm. Tickets at £8.50 on 01372 742555.