ST HELENS Theatre Royal’s Christmas panto will go ahead this evening (Monday, December 20), the venue has confirmed.

The Corporation Street theatre's Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been hit by Covid-related disruptions.

It had to cancel three shows on Sunday after previous shows earlier in the week had also been called off.

However, this evening, Monday evening's performance will go ahead.

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A statement said: "Following a strict testing regime, all cast scheduled to perform have submitted two negative tests.

"The 6pm show will go on as planned."