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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