AN ANNUAL pantomime has been postponed.

Aladdin was set to be staged at Venue Cymru in the run up and over the festive season.

A spokesperson for Venue Cymru said: "The show, which was to be produced by Qdos Pantomimes, was also going to be their last with us after producing the show for many years.

"However, we’ll be back in 2021, oh yes we will".

Venue Cymru, along with all arts organisations across the country, closed its doors for live events and conferences in March 2020.

Amid the pandemic, Venue Cymru has been utilised by the local health board as a temporary field hospital.

The spokesperson added: "It is important that the provision of Venue Cymru / Ysbyty Enfys remains with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board into 2021, in case of a surge in Covid cases."

All pantomime bookings will automatically be transferred to a corresponding date in 2021.

"Further advice, production and casting information will be available in due course, and as soon as we have this we’ll be contacting customers again," the spokesperson added.

"We kindly ask patrons to await direct updates from us regarding their booking before contacting the box office.

"We know a Christmas without panto won’t be the same, but stay safe, and we’ll be back when we can.

"We want to take every opportunity to thank you our loyal patrons, so thank you, again for your support and patience during this time."

More than 30,000 theatregoers attend the pantomime season at Llandudno each year.

This year's Aladdin - which was set to run from December 12 until January 3 - would have seen the return of Llandudno comedy favourite, John Evans.