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Soap stars take leading roles in new pantomime

Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace - better known by millions of television viewers as Alfie and Kat Moon - are to star in Robin Hood at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. Kerry Swain went to meet them and asked about their off screen relationship.


It's all change during panto season...

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.

Gok Wan and Brian Conley rehearse for Mayflower panto

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.

Advice for victims of e-mail scam

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.


Bournemouth panto hit by e-mail ticket scam

One of the fake tickets Credit: ITV

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.

  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Oh Yes We Can!

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)

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