Written by PAUL SMITH.

Our rock’n’roll Hull panto is back – and this year it’s extra fishy

Join our hero, Ariel, on a riotous adventure to the surface of the Humber as she swashbuckles her way to saving the seafaring Prince.

Will Hull’s favourite panto dame, Pattie Breadcake, be crowned Queen of the Humber? Or will the evil witch, Ursula, seize the throne? Find out in our wet and wild, rock and roll take on the classic fairy tale this Christmas.

With a full live band, mess galore and the chance to make as much noise as you can, The Little Mermaid continues the rowdy, chaotic style that has made the Middle Child panto an unmissable part of Hull’s festive season.

Tickets are on sale now – sea you there!

BSL performances

The 6pm performance on Friday 27th December will be BSL-interpreted by our regular panto signer, Dave Wycherley.

Wheelchair spaces

To book one of the wheelchair spaces please contact the Box Office, run by Hull Truck Theatre, by calling 01482 323638.

Late-night shows

Looking for our ever popular late-night, adult-only shows? They’re back once again for three nights only. See our separate listing for more details and to buy tickets.

Mischief performance

Our final show, on Sunday 29th December at 6pm, is our “mischief performance”.

This tradition sees the cast and crew play pranks on each other throughout the show, with the audience in on the joke. Think our usual panto madness, but cranked up to 11.


“Middle Child delivers another anarchic and riotous pantomime”
The Stage on Beauty and the Beast


Jubilee Central, Hull
Family Shows

Child £10
Concession £13
Adult £16
Family £46 (Select 2x adult and 2x children’s tickets; the discount will be applied at the checkout.)

Saturday 21st December
2pm - Tickets6pm - Tickets
Sunday 22nd December
2pm - Tickets6pm - Tickets
Monday 23rd December
2pm - Tickets6pm - Tickets
Tuesday 24th December
10am - Tickets
Friday 27th December
6pm - Tickets (BSL)
Saturday 28th December
2pm - Tickets6pm - Tickets
Sunday 29th December
2pm - Tickets6pm - Tickets

Box office services powered by Hull Truck Theatre. If you have a ticket query please contact Hull Truck Theatre on 01482 323638 or

Beauty and the Beast - Lord Wigbert

Beauty and the Beast (2018). Photo by Thomas Arran.

Beauty and the Beast - Belle

Beauty and the Beast (2018). Photo by Thomas Arran.

Beauty and the Beast - Betty

Beauty and the Beast (2018). Photo by Thomas Arran.