Getting to the panto hasn't been possible for people this year but help is at hand (Oh no it isn't!) as RTÉjr Radio and the After School Hub Podcast help to fill the gap with a brand new radio play just in time for panto season.

'The Emperor’s New Duds' follows Hansel and Gretel, on the run from their mother, as they get embroiled in a fiendish fashion fight.

Stars from across our Young People's Programming have recorded lines remotely and they’ve been woven into a riotous retelling of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale.

Muinteoir John plays Emperor Trout - tiny Feet, small heart and a sense that he is the most important man in the universe, while muinteoir Ray twiddles his moustache as the devious designer, R Stiltskin. 

Phil Smyth, scientist extraordinaire, tries to advise the awful tyrant, with Aisling Moloney of News2day is on hand to document proceedings, giving the goings on a hard news stare. 

Clara Murray, Niamh McManus and Shannon Keenan from RTÉjr Radio play rival tailors and the tricky mother. 

Producer and writer Nicky Coghlan plays Rufus, the cat narrator, while Sadhbh and Rosa Marshall Coghlan with Gabriel Sankey fill the kids roles.

Get set for 30 mins of rollicking panto goodness!

You can listen to The Emperor's New Duds here or wherever you get your podcasts.