It’s going to be an exciting panto this Christmas in Harpenden. Aladdin will be played by Rochelle Knowles Gadd, from Grange Hill, Hollyoaks and Tracy Beaker. The evil Abanazar will be played by EastEnders’ Pete Beale, actor Peter Dean. Ernie Almond from BBC 3 Counties Radio returns to play PC Pong. Simon Nicholas finishes his run in London at the Royal Opera House soon, in time to don frocks and become Widow Twankey. Andrew Willis plays Emperor, Sophie Massie plays Princess and Chris Law is Wishy Washy. John Stenhouse will be making an appearance as the Genie of the lamp.