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
Musical Director: Anita Thomas

Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Matinée on Saturdays only.
Tickets were 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.


Ieuan Thomas; Mike Durham; Louise Collins; Helen Barter


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

Aladdin 1990 3

Helen Barter; Mike Durham

Photographs by kind permission of Helen Barter

Cast (in order of appearance):

Abanazar - Peter Webster
The Genie of the Ring - Lorraine France
Zadia - Louise Collins
Aladdin - Helen Barter
Widow Twankey - Mike Durham
The Sultan - Ieuan Thomas
Guard 1 - Alistair Warner
Guard 2 - Debbie Lock
Courtier - Sarah Woodyer
Prince Abdul - Tim Reeves
Monkey - Melanie Stallard
Baby Dragon - Richard King
The Genie of the Lamp - Nick Hobden
Aladdin Junior - Kevin Pratt
Camel - Barry Willett; Richard Stallard
Chorus - Jessica Anderson; Matthew Barber; Lucie Burford; Tim Cady; Cressida Chatfield; Emma Cornwell; Katy Harbour; Tricia Harbour; Pamela Harrison; Gemma Jones; Vanessa King; Penny Lee; Amy Leon; Nicola McKnight; Lisa Moore; Christina Pride; Felicity Pride; Emma Warner; Naomi Whale; Marc-Daniel Youngs; Michelle Youngs
Drums - Pat Metcalfe

See programme for further details.

Production No.101 (8 shows were performed over 6 days).