PANTO season is already underway at Bradford Playhouse, with the announcement of an Emmerdale star heading its production of Aladdin.

The Littler Germany theatre has teamed up with north west pantomime company Trio Entertainment to stage the family favourite this Christmas.

The show will star Peter Amory, who played Chris Tate in Emmerdale. He said: "I'm really looking forward to appearing in Aladdin this Christmas as Abanazar. I have played panto villain a number of times and I love the experience and cant wait to get back into the pantomime mood again and have lots of fun."

Peter will be joined by Garry King as Widow Twankey, Sofia Klimovsky as Princess Jasmine, Tiago De Sousa as Aladdin and Natasha Griffith as the Spirit of the Ring, along with local dancers.

Producer Kevin Brown said " We can't wait to transform Bradford Playhouse into a magical space filled with lots of panto fun this December."

* Aladdin runs at Bradford Playhouse from December 18-29. For tickets go to or call (01274) 800415.