Theatre boss to talk all things panto on the radio

York Theatre Royal. Photograph: De Matos Ryan

If you’ve been following the story about the end of the York Theatre Royal panto as we know it, we’re going to hear from the man at the centre of the storm this lunchtime.

Executive director of the theatre Tom Bird is going on BBC Radio York after 2pm to make his first public statement about the plans.

We’re told that Tom is not announcing next year’s pantomime – that’s still scheduled for early February – but he will be talking about the current situation, about the next pantomime, and the situation with the actors.

You can listen online here.