Thousands of tickets already sold for next year's Shrewsbury panto
The six week run may of this year's annual pantomime may have only just started but theatre bosses have already revealed that next year's show in Shrewsbury will be Aladdin.
More than 40,000 tickets have been sold for this year's production of Mother Goose, which has gone down a storm in its first opening week.
Sell out crowds have been packing out Theatre Severn since the show opened last Wednesday and all have agreed that this year's show is one of the best.
Adults and children alike have been enjoying the tale of Mother Goose and her children Jill and Billy and their map-cap adventures.
New for this year is the 3D vision scene with ghosts, spiders and mummies a plenty. Laugh a minute capers and aerial acts entertain the audience with Brad Fitt in the title role supported by Radio Shropshire's Eric Smith.
Critics have universally praised the cast and crew for the slickness of the production and the quality of the gags and laughs.
Next year's show will once again be produced by Evolution Pantomimes - the company behind the theatre's successful run of annual shows including Cinderella, Peter Pan and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Theatre goers will be able to take a magic carpet ride with in the fun-filled family pantomime Aladdin - and since going on sale earlier this week, 5,000 tickets have already been snapped up.
Shropshire's favourite Dame will be back, this time in the role of Widow Twankey, and the audience can expect all the magic and mayhem that pantomimes at Theatre Severn have become renowned for.
Beki Poole, marketing officer from Theatre Severn, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming back our brilliant panto dame Brad Fitt who will be returning to Theatre Severn next year in the role of Widow Twankey.
"Following a fantastic opening weekend of Mother Goose and in space of 48 hours, 5,000 tickets have already been snapped up for Aladdin 2019.
"We’re very much looking forward to collaborating with Evolution Pantomimes again and taking audiences on a magical carpet ride next Christmas.”