The classic pantomime is the perfect way to entertain the family over Christmas.

There's no better way to get into the spirit of the festival season than by going to see one of the many pantomimes (oh no, there isn't).

Across Glasgow and the west of Scotland there's a huge variety of shows on offer, from the classic well-loved fairytales of Cinderella, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty to original and adapted stories.

You can also catch stars including Karen Dunbar, John Barrowman, the Krankies and Evening Times columnist Michelle McManus, along with a cast of pantomime dames, princesses, wicked witches, good fairies and flying carpets, all putting on a show to entertain the whole family. 

Glasgow – Cinderella

Glasgow – Jack and the Beanstalk

Glasgow – The Wizard of Never Woz

Glasgow – The Singing Kettle Fairytale Christmas

Glasgow – Oh Crumbs, Scary Biscuits!

Glasgow – Aganeza Scrooge!

Cumbernauld – The Night Before Christmas

East Kilbride – Once Upon a Fairytale

East Kilbride – Ali Baba

Giffnock – Sleeping Beauty

Hamilton – The Singing Kettle Fairytale Christmas

Kilmarnock – Snow White

Motherwell – Aladdin

Motherwell – Sleeping Beauty

Mugdock Country Park – Puss in Boots

Paisley - Jack and the Beanstalk

Rutherglen – Sleeping Beauty

Irvine – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Ayr – Cinderella

Seamill Hydro – Sleeping Beauty/Beauty and the Beast/Cinderella