Casting for the Alhambra’s 2014/15 pantomime will not be revealed until spring, breaking a tradition of announcing Billy Pearce as the panto star a year ahead.

Billy is currently starring in Aladdin at the Alhambra, his 15th panto at the Bradford theatre.

Over recent years details of the following year’s panto have been revealed in the current programme, alongside a picture of Billy in the lead role, and seats for the forthcoming panto could be booked in advance.

But although the programme for this year’s production reveals that the 2014/15 panto will be Peter Pan, there is no mention of who will star and tickets don’t go on sale until spring.

A spokesman from Bradford Theatres declined to comment on whether or not Billy Pearce would appear in the Alhambra’s next panto.

A Bradford Theatres statement said: “West Yorkshire’s biggest pantomime, Peter Pan, will go on sale this spring. Details about casting as well as further information on the production will be announced around the same time as the on-sale date."