27 Nov 2023 - 31 Dec 2023

Potted Panto

Written by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner and Richard Hurst

The longest running West End, Olivier Award Nominated, Pantomime is coming to Reading Rep this Christmas!

Why see just one pantomime when you can see 7? In this wonderfully absurd festive treat, our dastardly double act will try and tell 7 seven of the most beloved Christmas tales. From Cinderella to Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin to Dick Whittington – this might not be the traditional pantomime you’re looking for, but it’s the pantomime you need!

Featuring a bundle-load of laughter and fun for all the family, this is a great way to kick off the holidays! 

★★★     ★★★     ★★     ★★★★    ★★★★

‘So silly it’s just one long joke… featuring a 3D journey to nowhere but tear-inducing laughter.’ The Guardian 

‘A hoot of a show… Huge fun.’ Evening Standard 

‘Deliciously festive fun for all’ WhatsOnStage







Age Guidance: 6+ 



Our British Sign Interpreted Performance takes place on 22 December at 3pm. Our interpreter is Fliss Becker. A BSL interpreted show is exactly the same performance, just with the lovely Fliss standing stage right translating the actors for those who would benefit.

Relaxed Performance takes place on 29 December at 3pm. Our Relaxed Performances have reduced capacity to help create the best experience.

For more info on both our access performances click here



Join is for a free Panto workshop at Reading Central Library on Saturday 16th December, 1-2pm. 

Learn all about what a pantomime is, and create a short five minute scene together in five easy steps!

This is a drop-in session, so no need to book just turn up and have fun! We can’t wait to see you there.



Get 4 tickets for the price of 3. 2 of those tickets MUST be child tickets.

BOOK NOW using the code RRFAMILY on checkout.


Under 16’s 

Under 16’s get £15 tickets


Under 30’s 

For the first week of performances, tickets will be £5 for those between 16-30 years old.

BOOK NOW using the code 30UNDER on checkout

*please note, tickets are limited to two people per purchase. Ticket buyers must bring proof of age to Box Office. The number of discounted tickets is limited to 30 per performance.


Babes in Arms Tickets 

Babes in Arms tickets, for children (where suitable) up to 18 months cost a £1 administration fee. These tickets are required in order to comply with our Health and Safety policy. Please note, these cannot be bought online and will need to be purchased at the Box Office on arrival.


School Bookings

Reading Rep Theatre has a long history of working with schools, and we look forward to collaborating with you. If you would like to discuss a bespoke workshop for your school or group please email engage@readingrep.com

For schools enquiries and ticket bookings, please email boxoffice@readingrep.com  School specific performances of Potted Panto will run from 27 November – 13 December.

Cast & Creative

Mark Desebrock

Eugene Evans

Orla O'Sullivan

Charlotte Warner

Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner, and Richard Hurst


Paul Stacey


Chris Cuming


Libby Todd


Julian Starr

Sound Designer

Aaron J Dootson

Lighting Designer

Molly Fraser

Costume Supervisor

Heather Smith

Stage Manager

Jamie Kubisch-Wiles

Assistant Stage Manager

Jordan Harris

Production Manager

Elese Palmer

Associate Production Manager

Josie Binfield

BSL Interpreter