Christmas is here – nearly – which means it’s pantomime season.

And that means there’s no shortage of choice to get your panto fix, with drama groups across the area rising to the occasion.

Children’s favourite Peter Pan is on show at the Bocking Arts Theatre this month to help audiences get into the festive spirit.

This classic fairytale is ideal for all the family and will wow audiences with wonderful songs and dazzling dancing.

Laughs are also guaranteed, with plenty of Christmas cheer and audience participation.

Shows are running until Christmas Eve.

Visit or call 01376 618189 for full details of times and tickets.

Meanwhile, Dick Whittington And His Cat will entertain crowds in Witham with 11 showings.

Performances started this week todayon Thursday, December 20, and run until Friday, December 28, and will be performed at Witham Public Hall.

The show tells the tale of Dick, who has spent most of his years at sea, but has decided to step back on to terra firma and head to London to make his fortune.

With him is his pet cat (pictured), which turns out to be to his good fortune, because together they rid London of quite a few rats.

Dick is rewarded by being made the Lord Mayor of London and wins the hand of the beautiful Alice.