THE Brighton Centre is to host a Christmas pantomime for the first time ever in December.

Brighton production company E3 is bringing family panto back to its home city once again with a stunning new production of Aladdin.

The panto will run from Wednesday December 22 until Monday December 27 for ten performances, including three on Christmas Eve to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.

E3 has staged three pantos at the Hilton Metropole on Brighton seafront, and now producers David Hill and Lukas Wojcik are delighted to have secured the iconic Brighton Centre as this year's venue.

Performed by a West End cast, Aladdin will incorporate jaw-dropping sets to dazzling costumes and magical special effects. The show promises to have the whole family rolling in the aisles and singing in their seats.

Follow the story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmin as they embark on their true love story, alongside hilarious comedy capers from Aladdin's brother Wishee Washee and their eccentric but much-loved mother Widow Twankey - without doubt the funniest Dame in the land!

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E3 Director David Hill said: "This is going to be amazing for Brighton after what has been a tough 18 months for everyone.

"Aladdin is going to be the most spectacular panto that we have produced to date, and certainly the biggest!

"We've had a fantastic time at the Hilton, and it's a major coup to be bringing panto back to the city at the Brighton Centre. I can think of no better place to be staging our glittering show.”

"Brighton deserves the very best, and that is what we will be delivering this Christmas."

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Howard Barden, Head of Tourism and Venues, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to host our very first pantomime.

"Being able to work with a local company which has such a talented array of performers is the perfect pairing for us.

"We know that this is going to be a great success and would encourage anyone wanting some seasonal light relief to book early to avoid disappointment."

Tickets will be on sale from Friday April 23 at 10am and are available from, prices start at £15.