If your genie can grant just one wish this year ...

With star-studded productions of Aladdin earning rave reviews in Derby, Mansfield and Sheffield, Nottingham’s Theatre Royal might be the shiniest lamp of them all.

Following last year’s record-breaking run of Snow White, this year’s 150th anniversary show looks set to soar higher than a magic carpet. Leading the cast of a spell-binding production is the nation’s favourite pantomime dame, Christopher Biggins—winner of I’m a Celebrity and Come Dine With Me, and Saturday Night Takeaway regular. Taking the rags-to-riches title role is Simon Webbe, best known for his work with chart-toppers Blue, West End stage turns and as the 2014 runner-up in Strictly. Packed full with laughs, surprises and jewels of stagecraft, the run lasts until Sunday, January 10. Tickets are great value, starting from as little as £15 along with generous group discounts. For showtimes and bookings, call 0115 9895555 or visit www.trch.co.uk.