Local events in Essex this week: 9 to 16 December

Sleeping Beauty will be at the Civic Theatre throughout December

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The build-up to Christmas is well and truly upon us and the panto season continues in earnest across the county's theatres.

The Towngate Theatre in Basildon has "Dick Whittington" until Sunday 2 January.

"Beauty and the Beast" is the panto of choice at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester until Saturday 7 January.

The Civic Theatre in Chelmsford has "Sleeping Beauty" until Monday 2 January.

"Peter Pan" is at the Harlow Playhouse until Monday 2 January.

"Jemima Puddle-Duck and Friends" at the Brentwood Theatre from Monday 5 December until Friday 30 December.

"Aladdin" at the Thameside Theatre in Orsett from Wednesday 7 December to Wednesday 7 January.

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