Aladdin flies into town for Christmas panto perfection

Matching PJs, mistletoe and wine, so much cheese you start smelling a bit like gone off milk… These things may shout Christmas to you but how about a family trip to the panto? If this doesn’t already make you fizz with all sorts of winter wonderland joy then maybe it’s time to start a new festive tradition? …Oh yes it is! (You know we had to.)

Aladdin’s flying in to the Brighton Centre over the festive period and it promises glitz and gags aplenty. Not only are the Brighton-born production company bringing a whole new world of set design, costumes and special effects they’ve also enlisted some West End stars; including EastEnders icon, Anita Dobson.

We’ve been getting ourselves limbered up and ready for some good old audience participation… there’s even warning of a super soaker! With a 15-minute interval nestled between two acts, each under an hour, this could be the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get gathered up in the magic of this festive season.

Thursday 22nd to Tuesday 27th December; various times; from £15

By Jessie Brown