THE VICTORIA Theatre in Halifax has announced the full cast of its family pantomime Aladdin.

More familiar faces are returning to the venue to join the previously-announced Neil Hurst and Adam Stafford.

Lucy Keirl, who played Tiger Lily in last year’s production of Peter Pan, will play both the Princess’s handmaiden So Shi and the Spirit of the Ring.

She will perform alongside Katie Faye, who last year played Wendy and will this year be the Princess.

Andrew Piper, who played Captain Hook, will be back to continue his wicked ways as the evil magician Abanazar.

After an absence of two years Felicity Skiera returns to the Victoria Theatre to play the title role of the mischievous and daring Aladdin. Felicity played Jack in the 2015 production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Felicity said: “I have played Jack for three years now and although it has been a fabulous three years climbing the beanstalk I am definitely ready for a change.

“I’m thrilled to be working with my on-stage brother again, the wonderful Neil Hurst. He’s super talented and never fails to make me laugh - usually at the times I’m not supposed to be!”

One new face is Aaron Gibson who is taking on the role of the larger-than-life Genie of the Lamp.

Aaron has previously played the role in both Southport and Barnstaple and is delighted to be spending his first festive season in Halifax.

He said: “The Genie is great fun to play. It will be a new script for me this year as this version of Aladdin has been written by Eric Potts.

“I am sure the character will be just as flamboyant as ever and I will still get strange looks off people when I go out in-between shows covered in glitter!”

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