A THEATRE has cancelled today's performances of a pantomime after a cast member tested positive for coronavirus.

All of today's showings of Aladdin at The Capitol Theatre, Horsham, have been scrapped after a positive case was confirmed among performers.

It means all shows have been cancelled for the day, with those who booked tickets urged not to travel to the venue.

A Capitol Theatre spokesman said: "Unfortunately, despite our stringent measures and work to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in our pantomime this year, a member of the cast has tested positive for Covid-19.

"Consequently, all performances today will be cancelled.

"All customers who have booked tickets to see Aladdin today will be contacted in due course and given options by our Box Office team.

"We hope to be able to return to the stage very soon.

"If you have a ticket for Aladdin for Tuesday, December 21, then please do not make your journey to the venue.

"From all of us at The Capitol, we apologise for any inconvenience caused."