PANTOMIME actors are today’s Timeout theme.

Christopher Biggins, actor and television presenter, is pictured here in 1983, and again with Dora Bryan in 1985 when they both performed in a pantomime production of Aladdin.

Christopher is also pictured with the cast of Aladdin.

He is most well known for his pantomime performances, and his most famous role was that of pantomime dame Widow Twankey in Aladdin.

He has also played Buttons in Cinderella.

Dora Bryan was a popular stage, film and television actress who was born in 1923.

She was from Parbold in Lancashire but lived in Brighton for many years and owned Clarges Hotel in Marine Parade.

Hundreds of people turned out for her funeral after she died in a care home in Hove in 2014 at the age of 91.

Her acting career began in pantomime before the Second World War.

As well as Aladdin, she appeared in musicals Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! and in the 1961 film A Taste of Honey.

She was also well known for her role in TV’s Last Of The Summer Wine.

She is also pictured here with writer, actor and playwright Alan Melville in 1961 in Brighton.

Comedian, theatre actor and television actor Freddie Frinton is pictured playing King Blolto in the Frog Prince.

Freddie starred in the pantomime at the Brighton Hippodrome in 1964, at Christmas time. He was born in 1909 and died in 1968.

A 1963 recording of his play Dinner for One is aired every year on German television every New Year’s Eve and has become something of a ritual for Germans.