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Record breaking year for Carlisle's pantomime

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs ends its run tomorrow Credit: ITV News Border

This year's pantomime at the Sands Centre in Carlisle has broken box office records, making it the most successful year yet.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has become the highest-grossing panto in the centre's history.

The show, starring singer Maureen Nolan, has sold out six times and has regularly attracted audiences of up to 1,000 people.

The show final performance is at 11am tomorrow.

It's expected the total audience figures for the 2013 run will exceed last year's 18,000.

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Panto season comes to Carlisle

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs starts this Friday Credit: ITV News

It's that time of year again - panto has come to Carlisle.

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs starts at the Sands Centre this Friday with singing legend and actress Maureen Nolan as Wicked Queen and Robbie Dee from CFM as Muddles the Jester.

Panto masterclass for pupils

Panto fever is building in Cumbria, as Aladdin opens at the Sands Centre in Carlisle this Friday, and Cinderella opens at North Lakes School in Penrith on Monday.

However, the the young performers are feeling a bit apprehensive about appearing on stage, so the professionals have been brought in to boost their confidence.

Kim Ingles has the full report:

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