Brighton production company E3 is bringing family panto back to its home city once again with a stunning new production of Aladdin.
EASTENDERS legend Anita Dobson has been revealed as the star act for the first ever panto at the iconic Brighton Centre this December.
Best known as the cheeky Angie Watts in the top soap EastEnders, Anita will be playing the deliciously evil Abanazar in Aladdin, which is being staged from Thursday December 22 until Tuesday December 27.
She is joined by a stellar cast also including children's TV star Carl Tracey, Brighton favourites The Sundaes and popular BBC Sussex breakfast presenter Allison Ferns.
Aladdin incorporates all your favourite ingredients from jaw-dropping sets to dazzling costumes and magical special effects.
Follow the story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmin as they embark on their true love story, alongside hilarious comedy capers from Aladdin's brother Wishee Washee and their eccentric but much-loved mother Widow Twankey - without doubt the funniest Dame in the land!
All will need the audience's help to defeat the evil Abanazar with those gut-busting boos, loudest singing voices and maybe even some help on stage.
So, book your magic carpet ride to Old Peking and secure the best seats in the house for Brighton's biggest festive family adventure. Watch out for the Super-soakers!