Aladdin

A pantomime by David Wood
25th-27th January + 1st-3rd February 1990
Faringdon Community Theatre
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

The story of Aladdin is faithfully told, with comedy scenes carefully and logically interpolated into the action.

Zadia, a spirited princess and Aladdin himself are written as childhood friends (the romantic side of their relationship is played down). The storyline involves a monkey and a baby dragon, both of which appeal to the younger members of the audience. Novel touches include the method by which Abanazar obtains the lamp; it takes him ten years to do this, by which time Aladdin and his wife have had a son, who plays a small but crucial part of the action. As a neat twist, the Genie of the Lamp proves to be the long lost uncle of the Genie of the Ring.

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Ieuan Thomas; Mike Durham; Louise Collins; Helen Barter

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Nick Hobden; Mike Durham; Helen Barter; Richard King; Melanie Stallard

Photographs by kind permission of Helen Barter

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