STILL playing on the panto front is Lancaster Footlights festive fable Dick Whittington at the Grand Theatre, on various dates until December 29, a fabulous and fun-filled traditional family show brimming with music, dancing, jokes and lashings of laughter.

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Across Lancaster's fair city at The Dukes, Aladdin is on a flyer entertaining audiences until January 6, bursting with laughs, levity and live music. Playing Aladdin will be star of the ITV series Britannia High, Marcquelle Ward.

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Also in the yuletide mix is Sleeping Beauty, running until December 31, at The Sands at Carlisle with local lad and former 911 band member Lee Brennan playing the Prince.

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Meanwhile, this year's pantomime at The Forum theatre Barrow is Cinderella, running until Saturday, December 30 with Furness-born actress Emily Dodd in the title role.

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New Year sees the slapstick fun and knockabout comedy continue with Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society's laughter-laden, traditional pantomime.

Definitely not the Disney version, Ben Crocker's Beauty and the Beast plays The Bryce from Friday-Sunday, January 5-7 and from Wednesday-Saturday, January 10-13. Box office 07792-777213 or book online at

Elsewhere at Storth, the Entertainers put on a panto version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, from Wednesday-Saturday, January 10-13 with a matinee on the Saturday, and The Lakes Players Cinderella spectacular is staged at The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge, from Wednesday-Sunday, January 24-28.

Performances start at 7pm with matinee performances on the Saturday and Sunday, 1.30pm. No evening performance Sunday.

Tickets are available from or buy in person from Aqua Hair, Bowness or Barbara Blackwell alterations Ambleside.