Join in the fun at our magical SBADS pantomime for 2023

Does size matter? Oh, no it doesn’t! Tom Thumb is the pantomime which shows that life is not about how big you are, but how big your heart is.

One of the oldest stories in pantomime, the adventures of Tom Thumb were first recorded in the 17th Century: our version for 2023 is written by the popular pantomime author, Paul Reakes.

Tom Thumb must battle the forces of evil and win the heart of his true love, the Princess Primrose, with help (or not) from his family, his friends and (of course!) the audience. Will Tom manage to escape the clutches of the dastardly Slugslime? Can Lucy Lastic and dim Tim Thumb handle a simple recipe? Who is the mysterious Spellena? And can fun-loving Mum Thumb keep on top of all the chaos?

With plenty of opportunities for audience participation, and much fun for all the family, Tom Thumb is the perfect antidote for a winter of discontent.

Ticket prices held!

We are charging the same ticket prices as we did in 2014 – and we’ve even added a discounted family ticket! Book two adult and two child tickets and you will receive a £4 discount.

You can choose your own seats if you book online. In common with most theatres, there is a small online booking fee. There’s no booking fee for tickets bought with cash/card direct from SBADS at our village box office in January 2023.

Ticket sales


Tickets for ‘Tom Thumb’ are also available on-line 24 hours a day. Tickets for the South Brent pantomime will remain available on-line until two hours before each performance.

In person

As well as on-line sales, we are pleased to offer a pop-up box office for our pantomime ‘Tom Thumb’ on selected days from 6th to 26th January at the South Brent Old School Community Centre in Totnes Road, South Brent. We will be accepting payment by cash or by card.

Tickets will be on sale in South Brent village for the SBADS pantomime on the following dates and times in January 2023:

  • Friday 6th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Saturday 7th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Wednesday 11th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Friday 13th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Saturday 14th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Wednesday 18th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Friday 20th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Saturday 21st January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Monday 23rd January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Tuesday 24th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Wednesday 25th January, 10am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 27th January, 10am to 12 noon

Last-minute tickets

Tickets may be purchased ‘on the door’ each night, if seats are available, for that night’s performance only.

Doors open

Doors open thirty minutes before each performance.

Refreshments and Raffle

Tea, coffee and soft drinks available in the interval at every performance. Bar open from 7pm.

A raffle will be drawn at each performance: tickets available before the performance.


The pantomime is at South Brent Village Hall, which has been home to SBADS for nearly a century. The traditional village hall has a licensed bar, permanent elevated stage, induction loop and full wheelchair access.

If you are coming by car, there is limited parking on the road outside the hall, and a free public car park the other side of the railway line. Please obey the road markings – particularly the ‘no loading’ restriction around the junction outside the hall – and please park courteously wherever you park in our village.