11 December 2022 11:00 am - 24 December 2022 5:00 pm

Rainton Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton le Spring, DH4 5PH

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About The Event

It’s Panto season! 

This year at Rainton Arena we will be presenting the timeless tale of “Sleeping Beauty” written by, directed and starring – the North East’s much-loved pantomime villain Neil Armstrong

Bring the family along to witness Seaham Harbour’s legendary baddie “Rupert Von Rottenchops” as he attempts to gate-crash the beautiful Princess Briar Rose’s eighteenth birthday party, send her to sleep and take over the fair kingdom of County Durham. 

            Rottenchops has a poisoned Spinning Wheel and he intends to use it!  If successful the Princess will sleep for all eternity.  Only a Handsome Prince, Dame Nanny Nutter (Paul Dunn) and her equally nutty son “Muddles” stand in his way.  Will he succeed or will good conquer evil?  Find out in this rip-roaring, all singing. all dancing. fantastic family pantomime – featuring a full cast, live music, spectacular visuals and bucket load of local laughs! 

Tickets on sale now!    

Sunday 11th December 2pm & 6pm
Monday 12th December 11am & 6pm
Tuesday 13th December 11am & 6pm
Wednesday 14th December 11am & 6pm
Thursday 15th December 11am & 6pm
Sunday 18th December 2pm & 6pm
Monday 19th December 11am & 6pm
Tuesday 20th December 11am & 6pm
Thursday 22nd December 2pm & 6pm
Friday 23rd December 2pm & 6pm
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 11am & 3pm


Show Timings

First Half: 50 Minutes

Interval: 20 Minutes

Second Half: 50 Minutes

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