RHYL Pavilion attracted more than 20,000 visitors to its pantomime this year.

This was across 32 performances.

There was an average increase of more than 100 visitors more per show from the previous year.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which ran between December 11 and 31 2019, was headed up by Sue Holderness - best known for her role as Marlene in Only Fools and Horses.

Holderness, who played the Wicked Queen, was joined by Andrew Agnew (Muddles/director), Laura Loutit (Snow White), Aiden Banyard (Prince), James Lusted (Smiler) and Jamie Legg (Kip).

Speaking about the increase in audience numbers, a spokesperson for Denbighshire Leisure said: “The audiences were absolutely fantastic, helping create a brilliant family atmosphere for the panto.

"The shows on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, as well as the final performance on New Year’s Eve, were especially enjoyed by the audiences. There were also a number of performances attended by schools from across Denbighshire.

"We would like to thank the fantastic cast for their hard work, as well as all the backstage team, box office staff and front of house volunteers for putting on yet another successful panto season at the Rhyl Pavilion."

Holderness showered praise on Rhyl.

Upon her arrival, she said: "I just think it is stunningly beautiful."

Holderness spent six week's in Rhyl as well as Christmas Day. She was pictured on the beach with her husband Mark Piper and daughter Harriet.

Preparations are already underway for the 2020 pantomime.