Worthing Theatres have announced that the well-known and well-loved cabaret artiste, Dave Lynn, will star as everyone’s favourite panto dame, Widow Twankey, in their star-filled family Christmas pantomime, Aladdin, at the Pavilion Theatre from Friday 30 November 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Brighton local Dave is one of the UK’s leading cabaret artistes with a loyal following and successful career spanning over five decades.

Dave has become a frequent face on British TV screens with roles in some of the nation’s favourite dramas including EastEnders, Coronation Street and, most recently, a guest spot singing alongside Lesley Joseph in Birds of a Feather. Dave even stood up to the fearsome Anne Robinson in a memorable episode of popular TV quiz The Weakest Link.

He is perhaps best recognised for mentoring an unlikely naval officer to become a drag artiste in just four weeks in the award-winning Channel 4 series Faking It and for his role in the iconic film Beautiful Thing.

An experienced pantomime performer, he has played a multitude of roles ranging from King Rat to Evil Queen and now the iconic Widow Twankey.

Pantomime producer Paul Holman said: “Dave is the perfect complement to our already wonderful Aladdin cast. With a warm heart and a twinkle in his eye, the audience will no doubt fall for the charms of Dave’s Widow Twankey”.

Dave is the final cast member to be announced in a star line-up that includes Lee Latchford-Evans from pop super group Steps as Aladdin and CBeebies favourite, presenter Rebecca Keatley, as Princess Jasmine.

Following on from the record-breaking success of last year’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin will feature spectacular scenery and costumes, breath-taking special effects, plenty of traditional pantomime audience interaction and laughs-a-plenty making it the must-see family pantomime on the South Coast this Christmas.

Aladdin runs at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing from Friday 30 November 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019.  Tickets for this family favourite pantomime are on sale now, click here to purchase tickets online or call the Box Office on 01903 206 206.