Comedian Julian Clary is starring in this year's pantomime at the Grand Theatre in Woiverhampton, with this year's festive feature being Cinderella.
The 2012 Celebrity Big Brother Winner will be playing the role of Dandini. The show will run from tonight until the 18th January.
Leslie Joseph is starring in this year's pantomime at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham
The Birds of a Feather star is cast as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs alongside former Eastenders actor Sam Attwater, who is this year's Prince.
The opening night is tonight, and the show will run until the 11th of January.
After more than three decades of writing, directing and starring in Pantomimes this year's show will be Kenneth Alan Taylor's last.
He started writing Pantos in 1962 in Oldham, but for the last 30 years it's been the Nottingham Playhouse that's been the beneficiary of his talent. Michael Sibert reports.
Fiona Allan, the Chief Executive, looks back on the achievements of the last five years.
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The Leicester Haymarket Theatre, which closed in 2007, is costing the council £150,000 a year on a lease that has another 60 years to run.
Leicester City Council is now hoping to find a developer by advertising the property online for a price in the region of £500,000.
If the council continues to lease the property, the final cost will total £9m.
The theatre was once considered one of the country's top provincial theatres, attracting stars like Anthony Hopkins and Peter O'Toole.
School leavers with severe learning disabilities and a passion for dancing are preparing to wow audiences tonight with a special performance.
They're celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Freefall Dance Company, which is run by former dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Fox Hollies Performing Arts College in Mosley.
The company says dancing raises their confidence and improves their self-esteem.
Lee Fisher, from the Birmingham Royal Ballet said: "They get all the benefits that anybody would get from dance, physical well being, but also an opportunity to be creative, an opportunity to be part of a community and to be able to male independent choices about what they want to perform."
Ian Dickens Productions and Derby Theatre have released a statement announcing the play will go ahead next week, despite its star, Dean Gaffney, recovering in hospital following a car crash.
The father-of-two was rushed to hospital in a critical condition before being stabilised, it has been reported.
Dean Gaffney was made famous in EastEnders, where he player Robbie Jackson.
Dean Gaffney's agent has said the actor is "going to be OK" despite suffering head injuries in a car crash.
Dave Read said: "He's got some nasty head injuries but the good news is that he's going to be OK.
"It was a bad crash and we're grateful it wasn't any worse."
Gaffney was driving to a friend's house from Derby Theatre, where he is starring in 'A Murder is Announced', when the accident occurred.