FDS - Aladdin poster


A pantomime by Ron Hall
Friday 29 January 2010 - Saturday 30 January 2010
& Friday 5 February 2010 - Saturday 6 February 2010
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Debbie Lock
Producer: Fiona Merrick
Musical Director: Marianna Thompson

Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Each performance lasts approximately 2½ hours. MatinĂ©es on Saturdays only.
Tickets: £7. Concessions £5. Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

aladdin-2010-2Poor young laundryman Aladdin is recruited by evil magician Abanazar to fetch a lamp from a magic cave. After the magician attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin finds himself trapped in the cave. With the aid of the genie of the lamp, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful and marries the Emperor’s daughter and they live in a wonderful palace. Abanazar returns and tricks Aladdin’s wife into giving him the lamp. He orders the genie of the lamp to send Aladdin’s palace away into the desert. Fortunately, Aladdin still has the magic ring, and although the slave of the ring cannot undo the magic of the genie of the lamp, he is able to help him defeat Abanazar. Ron Hall’s Aladdin is a really traditional pantomime. There are lots of corny jokes, a really bad baddy, a very butch dame, a beautiful princess and of course Aladdin, who will save the day. Add lots of singing and dancing and you have a great family show.

More info? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin

The booking and paying for tickets became available online for the first time with this production.


Photographs by Alex Oliver

Cast (in order of appearance):

Wishee Washee - Allan Dover
Widow Twankey - Gary Thompson
Aladdin - Andrea Smith
Princess Lotus Blossom - Verity Roberts
Abanazar - Daniel Lander
Emperor Roo Ling Yu - John Taylor
One Long Pong - Seb Allum
Minnie - Meg Porter
Winnie - Verity Green
Slave of the Ring - Katie Dyet
Genie of the Lamp - Luke Gerry
Vendor - Rhys Lewis; Matthew Warner
Chorus - Charlotte Allum; Becky Arlott; Joshua Ascroft; Abby Benson; Emma Butcher; Jordan Caldecourt; Esme Cottier; Sasha Dobner; Anna Dyet; Joanna Garrard; Katie Goodwin; Amelia Hunt; Chloe Jordison; Addie-Rose Lewis; Fiona Merrick; Alex Oliver; Beth Porter; Kate Robbins; Georgia Stevens; Afton Stinnie; Carole Tappenden; Carolyn Taylor; Megan Taylor; Julia Thomas; Harriet Warner; Jo Webster; Jenny Whiffen; Karen Whiffen
Musicians: keyboard - Steve Page
clarinet / saxophone - Debra Warner
guitar - Richard Lock
bass - Cleve Forty
clarinet / saxophone - Elli Morton
drums - Mark Langley Smith

See programme for further details.

Production No.163 (6 shows were performed over 4 days)