YOUNG Keighley actors – and one of their mothers – are appearing across the country in professional Christmas shows.

Keighley Playhouse stalwart Laura Judge and her actor son Bradley star in pantomimes in Coventry and New Brighton.

Meanwhile Fraser Campbell-McDonald, already a Keighley Playhouse veteran at the age of 11, will perform in Nativity The Musical.

Fraser, who made his stage debut at the age of three, is the son of another Playhouse actress of many years standing, Laura Campbell.

Laura Judge last week took to the stage at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, to play baddie Carabosse in the pantomime Sleeping Beauty, playing until January 6 with a cast that also includes Coronation Street’s Bill Ward and Balamory’s Andrew Agnew.

Laura started out in amateur theatre groups including Keighley Playhouse, and after many comic and serious roles she won parts in TV series and professional stage productions.

Laura’s son Bradley is due to play the title role in Aladdin at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, from December 8 until January 6.

Bradley began dancing at the age of four and in 2004 was a Bradford Alhambra panto Sunbeam with his sister Chloe.

Following a childhood in West Morton, he studied performing arts and spent 12 months performing in the musical Grease on an ocean liner.

He last year appeared in a London production of the musical Yank, a Manchester revival of Tony award-winning musical Pippin, then the title role in Mansfield panto Jack and the Beanstalk.

Fraser Campbell-McDonald made his stage debut at the age of three at the Railway Children at Keighley Playhouse.

He went on to appear in Goodnight Mr Tom at Keighley Playhouse, and also with Harden Players, Bingley Little Theatre and Kaleidoscope.

His mother Laura said: “Aware he had a talent, I knew he needed lessons so he joined the Sara Packham Theatre School.

“She has been his foundation stone and opened so many doors. He has ballet, jazz, tap and musical lessons every week.

“During his time at Sara’s school he has played Fritz in The Nutcracker and in 2016/17/18 he was a Sunbeam at Bradford Alhambra with Billy Pearce and other stars.”

In 2015, at the age of seven, Fraser had principal roles in the musicals South Pacific and The King and I, both directed by his godfather Kevin Moore.

For the past three years Fraser has received intensive training from Broadway and West End professionals at the prestigious Stagebox in Leeds.

Now with an agent, he has auditioned for numerous professional musicals, including Mary Poppins, The Sound Of Music and Elf, and he reached the final auditions for the current John Lewis Christmas TV ad.

In the UK tour of Nativity The Musical, based on the hit family film, Fraser will perform a solo when he joins the cast in Stoke-on-Trent in early December.

Laura added: “We are currently looking at performing arts schools. He is recording a song for local charity and has been asked to perform in York in April with Adam Allison, the theatrical animateur, director and producer.”