FELICITY Skiera will fly into Halifax this Christmas to play the title role in the pantomime Aladdin.

She will appear onstage at the Victoria Theatre with Halifax panto favourite Neil Hurst who is this year the dim-witted but lovable Wishee Washee.

The show, which begins on December 16, also features Adam Stafford as Widow Twankey, Andrew Piper as Abanazar, Aaron Gibson as the Genie, Katie Faye as the Princess, and Charlotte Elisabeth Yorke as So Shi and the Spirit of the Ring.

Felicity Skiera is delighted to be returning to Halifax where she previously played Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk in 2014.

She said: “I cannot wait to be back at the Victoria Theatre again and to work with my onstage brother Neil Hurst! Neil is great fun and very naughty as he always makes me laugh when I am not supposed to!”

Halifax favourite Neil Hurst is looking forward to being back home, having spent the last couple of months working on the UK tour of Fat Friends – The Musical alongside Sam Bailey, Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Kennedy.

He said: “Fat Friends has been great fun but I am really looking forward to being back home for Christmas. Panto is such a part of the festive season for me now I cannot imagine not doing it.

“Victoria Theatre audiences love their panto and it is always a pleasure to perform there.”

Aladdin runs at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax until January 6.

Visit victoriatheatre.co.uk or call 01422 351158 for further information and to book tickets.