A DENBIGH panto veteran who has starred in seven pantomimes has described this year's show as one of his all-time favourites.

Following 36 performances, panto season came to at the at Rhyl Pavilion on Saturday, January 5.

Sean Jones played Wishee Washee in Aladdin which was headed up by ex-Emmerdale actor Jonathan Wrather, who took on ultimate boo-hiss villain Abanazar.

He was joined by David Perkins (Aladdin); Gemma Naylor (Princess Jasmine) from Nick Jnr's Go! Go! Go! Tom Whalley (PC Pong) and Simon Jessop (director and Widow Twankey).

Sean, who has played the award winning lead role of Mickey in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers for 16 years, had audiences hooting with laughter with his genius comic timing.

The last performance received a well-deserved standing ovation, much to Sean's delight.

He said: "This year was probably my favourite panto so far for a number of reasons.

"We had a lovely cast who all enjoyed the show and importantly, got on well with each other.

"The theatre is one of the best in the county in terms of crew and staff who all pull together to make sure we bring something special.

"Having such a beautiful theatre, where there are no bad seats in the auditorium, is such an asset to Denbighshire and I am honoured that I get to be the local boy in the pantos there, especially since the last three panto's has seen my young daughter join me as a juvenile dancer in the shows."

Sean said the final show was both "moving and exhilarating."

"We had a lovely standing ovation to finish on," Sean added.

"I now get to rest my aching bones for a few weeks before starting again with Blood Brothers."