For many of us, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas - without a trip to the pantomime.
But if it's been a while since you've been in the audience, you'll find things have changed.
Abigail Bracken reports from the Mayflower in Southampton.
For many of us, this time of year just isn't quite the same without a trip to the pantomime. From fashion experts to showbiz veterans, there are plenty of famous faces in the region for this year's panto season. Emma Wilkinson has been having a look at what's on offer.
Thousands of people have now been targeted by the Peter Pan e-mail scam. We talked to a victim. We also talked to the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth.
Thousands of computers have been exposed to a virus after they received a scam email about booking tickets to see a pantomime in Bournemouth this Christmas.
The email, purportedly from BH Live Tickets, claims to have tickets for Peter Pan at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre attached.
But clicking on the attachment will instead download a zip file containing the virus.
BH Live Tickets said they had received "a high-volume of calls" since yesterday morning about the email and confirmed it had not originated from them.
More details shortly.
It was an annual tradition that began in the 1950s: the Royal Marines put on a pantomime at their barracks at Deal in Kent. But when they relocated to Portsmouth sixteen years ago, the Pantos stopped.
Now, former Marines still living in Deal have revived the idea - and "The Wizard Who's Odd" starts tonight. David Johns has been to see rehearsals and spoke to Wally Walters ("Royal Maureen"), Alan Upton ("Dorrity") and Brian Short (writer and director)
An annual tradition that began in the 1950s where the Royal Marines put on a pantomime at their barracks in Deal in Kent has been revived.
When the unit relocated to Portsmouth fifteen years ago, the panto ended. But now, ex-Marines still living in Deal have re-launched the panto. David Johns has been speaking to Brian Short and Alan Upton.
The stars of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs have been in Southsea to promote a production that doesn't open for another eight weeks. They include Strictly star Lisa Riley. As Kerry Swain reports - a third of the tickets have already been sold.
Southampton's Mayflower theatre has unveiled an all star cast for this years Christmas pantomime.
Lee Mead, Julian Clary, and Nigel Havers will be starring in Jack and the Beanstalk this winter and Simon Parkin has been along for a sneak preview.