It's that time of year again - oh, yes it is! Panto season is upon us, which we all know is the perfect opportunity to see celebs swap swanning in the back of limos to making up the back-end of a panto-horse. Here are our picks of who to catch, and where to find them (they're behind you!).

Cinderella - London Palladium

For the first time in almost 30 years, panto is back at the Palladium with one of the starriest casts of them all. Following her acclaimed performance in Funny Girl earlier this year, Natasha J Barnes plays Cindy with Lee Mead as her Prince Charming, Paul O'Grady as her Wicked Stepmother, and Amanda Holden as the Fairy Godmother. Julian Clary will play Charming's right-hand man Dandini, whilst Nigel Havers plays Lord Chamberlain.

Dates: 9 December to 15 January.

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Dick Whittington - Birmingham Hippodrome

We've all booed and hissed at Steve McFadden on our screens as Phil Mitchell in EastEnders, but here's your chance to do the real thing. He plays King Rat in Dick Whittington, with panto favourite John Barrowman taking on Dick. Children's entertainers The Krankies will bring also bring "fan-dabi-dozi" performances as the councillor and Jimmy Krankie.

Dates: 19 December to 29 January.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - New Victoria Theatre, Woking

He boasts probably one of the most impressive CVs in recent cinema (Harry Potter, Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia), and Warwick Davis will be treading the boards at the New Victoria. Davis plays head dwarf Prof in Snow White..., and will be joined by panto regular Andy Ford as the Henchman.

Dates: 10 December to 8 January.

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Robin Hood - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Kat and Alfie swap pints at the Queen Vic for tights in Nottingham as Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace play Robin Hood and Maid Marion. Richie goes on to tour in Not Dead Enough whilst Wallace spent the year touring Chicago as Mama Morton.

Dates: 17 December to 8 January.
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Peter Pan - New Theatre, Cardiff

The Hoff comes to Wales in Peter Pan as he takes on the argh-duous task of playing Captain Hook. "Hasselhook" will be joined by comedian Mike Doyle, who will play Mrs Smee. David will be hoping you won't have to "Jump in My Car" to get away from this one.

Dates: 10 December to 8 January.

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Peter Pan - Churchill Theatre, Bromley

He's used to being the villain on Strictly Come Dancing, Craig Revel Horwood will bring his wicked charm to Bromley as he plays Captain Hook in Peter Pan. He's joined by impressionist and Britain's Got Talent finalist Paul Burling as Smee.

Dates: 9 December to 7 January.

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Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Royal Nottingham

Children's entertainers and absolute legends The Chuckle Brothers star as Paul and Barry Trot in Jack and the Beanstalk, with Benidorm's Tony Maudsley as Dame Trot, with an X Factor bringing star "Chico Time" to Nottingham as he plays Jack.

Dates: 10 December to 15 January.

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Cinderella - King's Theatre, Glasgow

Rab C Nesbitt himself Gregor Fisher returns to the theatre for the second year in a row as one half of the Ugly Sisters, with Tony Roper completing the duo. Gary Lamont plays Dandini, Elaine MacKenzie Ellis is the Fairy Godmother and Gillian Ford plays the title character... if the shoe fits.

From 2 December to 8 January.
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Dick Whittington - Milton Keynes Theatre

Chart-topper Stacey Solomon and Eastenders Samantha Womack bring some glitz to Milton Keynes as they play the evil Queen Rat and magical Fairy Bowbells. They're joined by Britain's Got Talent comedian and MK regular Kev Orkian.

From 8 December to 15 January.

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