A statement from Woodford Pantomime: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce our 60th panto, Aladdin, will be postponed until January 2023. In these uncertain times, we are worried about cancelling shows at short notice and the financial impact that could have on us as an amateur company. We are looking forward to putting the pandemic ‘behind us’ and welcoming you on the magic carpet in 2023. Woodford, we will be back! Oh yes we will!” The group have performed at Sir James Hawkey Hall since 1962.