It's very nearly the time of year when diets go out the window, novelty jumpers make an appearance throughout workplaces, and clumsy parents cover gifts in so much sellotape it takes less effort to break into Fort Knox. Yes, Christmas is just around the corner... which also means it's panto season!
Maidstone's Hazlitt Theatre has a fantastic reputation for hosting high-quality shows all-year round, ranging from comedy and drama to live music performances. But it's the annual Christmas pantomime that often sees locals flock to the stalls, eager to enjoy family fun featuring stars from the screen. For 2016, the opportunity for such enjoyment returns, with a magnificent new production of Sleeping Beauty featuring BBC EastEnders starlet Louisa Lytton taking to the stage.
The production - which runs from December 2 to January 2, 2017, also features Bethany Black, Adam Borzone, and Craig Anderson, and promises to offer a show that offers great entertainment for all ages.
Watch the preview today
To support the promotion of this year's pantomime, some of the stars of the show paid a visit to Maidstone Museum in order to film a short trailer. Take a look today and get in the festive spirit!
Win a family ticket
Fancy the chance to win a family ticket (for up to five) to see this exciting new production over the festive period? For your chance to win and see Louisa Lytton and the team, simply head over to the Visit Maidstone competition page today and sign up. Closing date for entries is Friday, November 25, so make sure you enter now to avoid missing out.
For more details on Sleeping Beauty, or to order your tickets online, head over to the Hazlitt Theatre's pantomime page today. Tickets start at just £12 per person.