Pantomime making return
A pantomime will be staged at De Montfort Hall after a gap of nearly 20 years.
The venue announced that a professional show would be staged in 2013 – 19 years after the last production there.
Antony Flint, general manager of De Montfort Hall, said: "I have only been in this post for two months but one of the first things I wanted to do was to tell people we are bringing their panto back.
"It will be a traditional title but will be done in a way unique to Leicester. With 2013 also marking the hall's centenary year, it seems the perfect time for the panto to return."
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Mr Flint said it was too early to say what the show would be or who would star in it.
He said: "It is very exciting and I am glad families in Leicester will not have to go to Nottingham or Derby to get their panto fix."
The last pantomime to be staged at the hall was Cinderella with EastEnders star Steve McFadden, alias Phil Mitchell.
The following year a production of Mother Goose was cancelled weeks before it was due to open.