Christmas may be over but it's still panto season at many of our theatres - oh yes it is - a time for booing the villains and cheering the heroes.
A huge amount of work is required to stage a pantomime, and our Gloucetershire Correspondent Ken Goodwin has been getting a peek behind the scenes of Aladdin at Cheltenham.
Panto preparations begin
It might only be September but the cast of the Christmas pantomime, Cinderella have got together at the Bristol Hippodrome to launch this year's production.
Actress Suzanne Shaw will take the title role, with Louie Spence as Dandini and comedian Andy Ford as Buttons along with David Roper as Baron Hardup and Liz Robertson as Fairy Godmother.