ALL your wishes could come true this Christmas as Colne’s Muni Theatre unveiled Aladdin as its festive pantomime.

It will star The X Factor’s Sean Smith as Aladdin, Emmerdale’s Kelsey-Beth Crossley as Princess Jasmine and Bruce Jones, who was Coronation Street’s Les Battersby, as Abanazar.

The show’s producer, Shone Productions Ltd, is promising Colne’s biggest ever pantomime when the production arrives for its run between January 3 and January 19, 2020.

Producer, writer and director James Shone said: “Shone Productions are thrilled to be producing this year’s pantomime at The Muni Theatre.

“We were here at Easter with The Wizard of Oz which went down really well so the theatre have asked us to come back.

“We produce pantos up and down the country and last year over 100,000 people saw one of our shows and each year it is growing and growing.

“The atmosphere in this venue is brilliant and always really loud because it is so intimate and we can’t wait to get started.”

“I think this is my ninth pantomime now,” laughed Bruce, who joined the cast of Coronation Street in 1997, playing the legendary role of Les Battersby ­— a firm favourite with the public for his outspoken opinions and memorable storylines.

“It’s totally different for me to perform in front of an audience - it’s what I was trained to do years and years ago and I love doing,” he said.

“A lot of us who do films or TV have the luxury of being able to stop and start but in pantomime if you forget what you’re doing you’ve got to make it up and keep going!

“I always get the bad guy roles but I enjoy scaring people to death and getting away with a lot with the audience. I get lots of boos but I can give it back really nasty!”

Sean, who was one half of X Factor stars Same Difference, added: “Pantomime is my favourite job of the year and I cannot wait to get on that stage and start entertaining all the families.”

For tickets call the box office on 01282 661234