Aladdin

A pantomime by David Wood
Thursday 25 January 1990 - Saturday 27 January 1990
Thursday 1 February 1990 - Saturday 3 February 1990
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Matinée on Saturday only.
Tickets available from Moynes (Ironmongers), 10 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

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

8 shows were performed over 6 days.