Tickets for this year’s pantomime in Harpenden are reportedly selling faster than they ever have.

Coming to Harpenden Public Halls this Christmas is Dick Whittington. It tells the story of the boy who travels to London in search of fame and fortune.

The show stars Jen Pringle from Channel 5’s Milkshake as Fairy Bowbells. Jen is also a voice on Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and Peppa Pig.

Luke Roberts from TVs Hi-5 returns as Idle Jack. Luke is well known from the hit TV show and spent this summer performing twice daily in Butlins resorts across the UK.

From BBC Three Counties Radio, Ernie Almond returns to the Harpenden stage as the Sultan of Morocco, Alissa King-Underwood (2016s Miss Cambridgeshire) will play the part of Alice and musical theatre performer Kane Coxall takes the lead role of Dick Whittington.

Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1TE, December 9 to 22. Details: 01582 767525