Panto fun!

We all got into the Christmas spirit at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Friday at the launch of this year’s pantomime, Aladdin.

We invited local clubs, children’s centres and organisations who have supported us over the past 12 months to join us as our VIP guests for the dress rehearsal performance.

And a grand night was had by all!

As well as watching the pantomime, which features X-Factor winner, Joe McElderry, actress and presenter, Lisa Riley, Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Lucy Kay, CBeebies favourite Mr Bloom and the Black Country’s very own Doreen Tipton, visitors were also transformed into their favourite animals by DZG’s face painters and got the chance to meet the zoo’s mascot, Jambi and get up close to some of our small animals from the Discovery Centre.

Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “We are pleased to once again team up with the Grand Theatre for this year’s Christmas pantomime.

“It’s a fantastic family-fun show and hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did.”

See if you can spot yourselves in our photo gallery from the night!

Aladdin runs until January 22 and tickets can be purchased through the theatre’s box office on 01902 429212.