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Christmas comes early as Union J singer launches panto

Paul Nicholas, Sheila Ferguson and Jaymi Hensley in Aladdin. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Christmas has arrived early in Northampton after one of the town's theatres launched its panto.

It stars TV actor Paul Nicholas, Sheila Ferguson from The Three Degrees, and Union J singer Jaymi Hensley.

The show at the Royal and Derngate runs from the 8th until the end of December.

Jaymi Hensley, who plays Aladdin, said: "It's fun, it's full of magic, it's Christmas and it puts you in a good mood for the year."

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Sheila Ferguson in Aladdin Credit: ITV News Anglia
Paul Nicholas in Aladdin Credit: ITV News Anglia
Union J singer Jaymi Hensley in Aladdin Credit: ITV News Anglia