SEVEN dwarfs, a musical trip down memory lane, fake snow, a ‘flying Lambretta’ and a life size T-Rex are just some of the highlights at this year’s Alhambra pantomime.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, brought to us by Qdos Entertainment, sees Billy Pearce taking centre stage for his 21st year. Bradford’s beloved comic is joined this year by classic children’s entertainer Paul Chuckle and Steps star Faye Tozer in what is an evening of non-stop entertainment and comedy.

From the outset Billy, who plays Muddles, delights his audience with his time-honoured cheeky humour, it is clear he has a real passion for Bradford, its folk and the city’s history. His hard work and endearing character soon had the audience, both young and old, in the palm of hand, preparing them for what is a magical experience.

Just as you thought the evening couldn’t get any funnier, Paul Chuckle is thrown in to the mix, playing Oddjob. And the jokes just keep on coming, followed by a fitting tribute to his late brother, Barry Chuckle.

The pairing of these two legends is a comedy masterclass and really does lift the evening to new heights.

Faye Tozer, best known for being in Brit Award-winning pop band Steps and a Strictly Come Dancing finalist, expertly brings to life the evil Queen Lucretia, giving the panto baddie just the right amount of villainess flare, before leaving the audience dancing in the aisles to a Steps mash-up.

Snow White and Prince William of Wakefield, played by Sarah Goggin and Matthew Croke, round off this classic tale to perfection, ably assisted by the magnificent seven dwarfs and of course the talented Sunbeams, courtesy of the Sara Packham Theatre School.

The talented cast is only heightened by the sumptuous set and thrilling special effects brought to the stage courtesy of The Twins FX. Not least, an integral part of the tale is the magic mirror, which takes centre stage and is pivotal to Snow White’s happy ending.

Audience participation is a must at panto and audiences down at the front beware - the first three rows became a ‘wet zone’, thanks to Muddles and his pet dog.

Every year the Alhambra pantomime seems to go from strength to strength, and this year is no exception. Bradford is truly lucky to have such a legendary ambassador as Billy Pearce. I just hope his reign continues in the city and Billy returns for years to come, alongside Qdos Entertainment and other such talent from the world of stage and screen.

* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at the Alhambra until January 26.