CHRISTMAS may be six months away, but Newport’s Riverfront Theatre is already gearing up for some festive fun courtesy of its annual family pantomime.

This year’s show will be Dick Whittington – and cast members paid a visit to the city to launch the show, which will run fromDecember 2 until January 6.

The show is presented by the Riverfront and Hiss and Boo, the team that produced last year’s record-breaking Beauty and the Beast.

Tickets, priced from £5.50 to £18 are on sale now at or by calling 01633 656757.