Best pantomimes not to miss in Yorkshire this Christmas

Yorkshire boasts has a rich panto heritage.

PICS: Third Party
PICS: Third Party

And this season there are some festive crackers to enjoy right across the region. Here are a selection of the best:

Emmerdales Sapphire Elia is playing the role of Belle in this years production of Beauty and the Beast. Her beast is played by Jez Edwards, in his tenth consecutive pantomime performance. Performances run until December 31.

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The classic fairytale is injected with rock and roll hits as well as heaps of panto charm. Cinderella is played by Grace Lancaster and her Prince Charming is Alex Wingfield. It runs until January 13. Tickets are 16 to 24.
Starring panto legend Billy Pearce, Christopher Biggins and Simon Webbe this retake of the classic tale of Aladdin runs from December 8 to January 20. Tickets range from 15.50 to 40.
Dorothy is off to see the Wizard this December at the Bradford Playhouse. The show runs from December 21 to December 30. Tickets cost 12.50 to 14.50.
Leeds Insurance Dramatic and Operatic Society will bring the fairytale to life with music and humour at the Carriageworks. Performances run on January 18-20 & January 22-26. Standard tickets costs 17 and 15 for concessions.
What could be more festive than Dickens A Christmas Carol brought to life on the stage. Ebenezer Scrooge will be haunted by the four classic ghosts, in the production directed by Deborah McAndrew. It runs until January 19.
This York Theatre Royal production will mark the end of an era for panto legend Berwick Kaler. It will bring down the curtain on a remarkable 40 year career. It runs from December 13 until February 2.