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:
More top news
Heavy rain pushes down into the Border region from the NW on Sunday morning and continues all day. Gusts 50-60mph again at the west coast
Scottish leader Johann Lamont's resignation highlights the post-referendum divisions.
Remaining windy in the west. Heavy rain on Sunday morning