Aladdin flies into Sunderland Empire tonight - and here’s the first look at the festive spectacular.
The panto opens tonight at the High Street West theatre and runs until January 3.
It stars Coronation Street’s Terence Maynard as Abanazar, ITV’s This Morning and Strictly Come Dancing’s Alison Hammond as Slave of the Ring, Derek Moran (Channel 5’s Milkshake) as Wishee Washee and North East-born Ian Good who will be taking on the role as Dame (Widow Twankey) and director.
Middlesbrough-born Matthew Dale will take on the role of Aladdin, Leanne Kyte to play Princess Jasmine and Newcastle born Tom Whalley as PC Pong, alongside Oliver Jacobson as Emperor and Alex Green as Genie of the Lamp.
•Read our review of the show online tomorrow or in Thursday’s WOW 24/7