THE MAYFLOWER pantomime has been cancelled for 2020 but the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth is going ahead with theirs.

X Factor singer Sean Smith is to lead the panto cast this Christmas, playing the title role of Dick Whittington at his hometown theatre.

Dick Whittington appears from Saturday, November 28, to Thursday, December 31, with all tickets priced at £20.

Social distancing measures will be in place with the theatre at a reduced capacity.

Sean Smith shot to fame as one half of the duo Same Difference, and has been performing since the age of seven.

As part of the pantomime run, there will be a free performance for NHS and key workers on Wednesday, December 2.

Tickets for Dick Whittington are available to buy at