The Rose Theatre's Christmas concert returns following its sell-out success last year with a line-up featuring some well-known stars.

The programme of yuletide fun will be introduced by chat show star and Rose patron Michael Aspel, all in aid of the Rose Theatre productions.

The new show promises to be a lively evening of festive songs, poignant poems and witty readings, with contributions from the Euphonix community choir lead by Dominic Stichbury, former Radio Two DJ Sarah Kennedy and BBC Pride and Prejudice Mr Wickham and Rose regular Adrian Lukis.

With additional material coming from the Rose Youth Theatre and Richard Sisson, formerly the widow in Kit & the Widow, the December 11 show promises to be one not to be missed at the Kingston theatre.

Show producer Roger Chown said: “We had a very positive response last year and the ‘formula’ seemed to go down well with the audience.

“I hope we can make this year even better."