A star-studded pantomime production of Snow White featuring Leeds singer Mel B has been postponed.
The £2m show, billed as the world’s largest pantomime adaptation of the fairy tale, was due to be staged in December.
But organisers were forced to push it back to December 2017 after writer and producer Jon Conway dropped out because of an illness.
The production would have reunited Mel with Mr Conway, who gave the singer her first big role in a pantomime in Leeds before she rose to fame with the Spice Girls.
A spokesman for the organisers said: “As the creative force of the project, plus scriptwriter and show director as well as executive producer, Conway has been fundamental to every aspect of the show. Therefore, the tough decision has been made to postpone the event 12 months to December 2017.
“Further details regarding the 2017 performances and the cast will be announced later this year.”
The pantomime was also due to feature TV presenter and former Big Brother star Rylan Clark-Neal, ITV Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness and Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.
Mel was going star in the show as the Scary Queen, as well as working as a co-producer
Organisers planned for the production to be performed on December 19-22 at the Barclay Card Arena in Birmingham and from December 28-30 at the SSE Arena in Wembley.
Tickets which have already been bought for shows will be valid for new dates, or people can contact the seller for a refund.