A FAMILY panto promises to bring lots of festive run and Christmas joy.

Young dancers will be performing Aladdin at The Evans Theatre in Wilmslow from Thursday, December 16 to Sunday, December 19.

Lali Brown and dancers

Lali Brown, Jemima Vaughan, Florence Perry, Jessica Farrelly, Ariella Assulin, Alice Rose, Rose Blackmore and Summer McElroy

Dance at the Smithy usually stage their show in January but this year they are delighted to be on stage before Christmas.

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The dance and theatre school was founded 27 years ago by Deidre Middleton.

Daughter Danielle Minns, who has four sons, now runs the business.

Lali Brown, Darcey OBrien and Ophelia Taylor

Lali Brown, Darcey O'Brien and Ophelia Taylor

The mum-of-four said: "It has a real festive feel to it. There is lots of singing and dancing and plenty of Christmas songs.

Knutsford Guardian:

Ariella Assulin as Missie

"We are so pleased to be able to perform again after not being able to do it last year.

"We are back with a bang.

Isabelle Hutchinson and dancers

Isabelle Hutchinson, Georgia Willbourn, Sophia Rascagneres, Poppy Pilkington, Lucy Pankhurst, Darcey Dilley Markwick, Isabella Pengelly, Ellie Anderron, Eloise Travis, Emma Mayers, Erin Lee and Lula-Beau Blackmore

"It will be really magical. Aladdin is a nice feel good panto."

Dancers from the age of two promise to win the hearts of audiences as they perform well practised routines.

Teenagers and adults will also bring the stage to life.

Lily Odell plays Princess Jasmine and Mason Peters is Aladdin.

Lily Odell as Princess Jasmine and Mason Peters as Aladdin

Lily Odell as Princess Jasmine and Mason Peters as Aladdin

Aladdin will be performed on Thursday and Friday at 7pm and there will be two shows on Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon and 4pm.

Tickets prices are adults £14-17, concessions £12-15, children £11-14.

To book call 07771 644591.