Bob Golding was the life and soul of this year’s panto in St Albans - full of energy and comedy.

He appears every year in this panto and has become the Mr Alban Arena Panto. Without Bob it’s just a panto, with Bob it’s a magical panto experience for all.

Phil Gallagher, aka Mister Maker, hit star the of CBBC show, was the big attraction for the children and does not disappoint: great comedy and acting from one of the most popular children entertainers in the business

The magic carpet flew across the audience with children gazing at the magical Aladdin as the spectacular show lived up to its annual, top notch expectation.

However, in my opinion, as a father and frequent audience member, it was the best panto by far.

The ‘panto bench’ was brought out for the yearly Mummy sketch: “We will have to do it again then, won’t we” is the line every member of the audience sings back to the trio of comedy geniuses on stage.

The entire show was full of fantastic singing and acting from all members of the cast from start to finish, the momentum was kept high and children’s interest stayed at their peak.

This panto satisfies all your needs for a great family day out during another festive season in St Albans.

Running until January 7, 2018. The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD. Details: 01727 844488