WHO will play Snow White in the Grand Opera House pantomime in York?

The answer will be announced on Monday by producer, director and writer Chris Moreno after he held auditions at the Cumberland Street theatre last Wednesday.

Mr Moreno is seeking a local actor for the principal girl role. From the applications, 30 were invited to take part in the auditions, from which a dozen were shortlisted for the afternoon second session.

Rehearsals for Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs will start in early December, when the successful auditionee will join regular dame Steve Wickenden's Nurse May Brexit and Australian soap star, comedian and presenter Mark Little as the villain, The Evil Sorcerer. The rest of Moreno's cast will be announced at a later date.

Produced by Three Bears Productions, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs will run from December 13 to January 4 2020, with tickets on sale on 0844 871 3024, at atgtickets.com/york.

Three Bears made their Grand Opera House debut with Aladdin in 2016, followed by Beauty And The Beast in 2017 and Cinderella in 2018.