A pantomime by David Wood
Performed in Jan/Feb 1990
Faringdon Community Centre
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.
|Ieuan Thomas||Mike Durham||Louise Collins||Helen Barter|
|Nick Hobden||Mike Durham||Helen Barter||Richard King||Melanie Stallard|
Photographs by kind permission of Helen Barter