ST HELENS Theatre Royal bosses have announced that their spectacular pantomime Aladdin has broken all box office records to "be their most successful pantomime ever staged".

By the start of this week 37,000 people had already booked to see the spectacular pantomime Aladdin ahead of the final performances taking place this weekend.

Some tickets are still available for shows taking place from Friday to Sunday.

The seasonal production from acclaimed panto producers Regal Entertainments has not only been their best-seller and fastest-selling panto, but also its most well received.

There have been five-star reviews from the press and thousands of audience members leaving the theatre to the 1000s of comments left on the theatre’s social media channels.

It represents a huge success story for St Helens - with visitors flocking from across the region to enjoy the fun at the Corporation Street venue.

Regal Entertainments have been entertaining the St Helens region, producing pantomimes since 1999 and previously as Crown Productions since 1994.

Putting St Helens on the map

They have established themselves at one of the region’s top panto producers, putting St Helens on the map for quality live family entertainment.

Emmerdale’s Liam Fox made his professional panto debut as the evil Abanazer, and panto royalty and queen of the airwaves, Leanne Campbell appears digitally as the magical Genie of the Mirror.

Aladdin is directed by Chantelle Nolan, musical direction by Callum Clarke, choreography by Nazene Langfield and written by Liam Mellor.

Theatre Manager and panto director, Chantelle Nolan said: “We are completely blown away by the response and success of our Christmas show, officially breaking all venue box office records.

St Helens Star: Aladdin has been a huge hit with audiencesAladdin has been a huge hit with audiences (Image: David Munn)

'Incredible responses'

"It’s seen the most incredible responses from audience members and the media alike, I must give a huge round of applause to our fabulous hardworking cast, but we also must remember that it’s a huge team effort that’s made this a success, from everyone connected to the production, the creatives, the backstage crew through to our friendly front of house staff and our team of volunteers, I couldn’t be prouder.

“A very special thanks to everyone who has been to see the show and for their support, but it’s not too late, we still have 6 shows until we finish on Sunday, so grab those tickets fast to see the show everyone is talking about. This show is undeniably our best panto ever.”