AIDEN Banyard is relishing the idea of being royalty for a month!

Banyard, who is playing the prince in Rhyl Pavilion's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime, said it is 'brilliant' and 'he loves it.'

Speaking to the Journal, he said: "I shouldn't but I do boss people about a lot. The stage management don't like me!

"It is really fun, I love it.

"I get to wear tights and that has always been a dream of mine," he joked.

"And I love waving swords around."

Banyard (Prince) is starring alongside Sue Holderness (Wicked Queen), Andrew Agnew (Muddles/director), Laura Loutit (Snow White), James Lusted (Smiler) and Jamie Legg (Kip) in the production, running between December 11 and 31.

Banyard, who grew up in South Yorkshire and has played the role of the prince before, said: "For the last couple of years I've been on the road in the States, Australia and Edinburgh for a show called Choir of Man. Very fun. And I have been having a bit of a break from that as I've got to the stage where I am very very tired."

Asked what makes him a perfect fit for a prince, Banyard responded: "I love waving swords around. I think that hits the nail on the head!

"And the hair. It has got to be the hair. Under my hat, I have got long flowing locks of curliness."

It is Banyard's first time in Rhyl.

Asked what his first impression of the town is, he said: "I love it.

"I am a big seaside person. Doing something at a seaside town - I am well at home."

To book this year's panto, head to or telephone the box office on 01745 330000.