A pantomime by Peter Webster
Saturday 25 January 2020 - Sunday 26 January 2020
Friday 31 January 2020 - Saturday 1 February 2020
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Debbie Lock
Produced by Carolyn Taylor
Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Each performance lasts approximately 2½ hours. Matinées on Saturdays and Sunday.
Tickets: Adult £10. Child (under 16) £5. No concessions. Adult ticket includes a free programme.
Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and Stay Grounded, 7a Market Place, Faringdon.
Aladdin was last performed in 1990 and again in 2010. This time we have a brand new version especially written by our own Peter Webster. This will be his eleventh pantomime.
This production of Aladdin has all the traditional elements you want in a pantomime, but with several new twists. (A rather self-important Sultan perhaps?) So, we have a feisty hero, a beautiful Princess, not one but two genies, a dotty dame and an evil sorcerer and his two useless apprentices. Plus, lots of laughs, songs and action, all backed by a live band. Enjoy!
Synopsis: Aladdin and his idle young friends are planning what mischief they can get up to, but are taken to task by some of the citizens, just as Aladdin’s mother, Widow Twankey, arrives on the scene, getting the brunt of their displeasure. They are interrupted by the arrival of the Sultana, the Vizier, the Princess and their entourage. The Sultana brags about all she plans to do, only to be reminded by the Vizier that the palace treasury is empty. Once the procession has moved on, Aladdin, obviously smitten by the Princess, is ribbed by his friends and then brought down to earth by his mother, who talks of the job he must find…. Read more? petepanto.co.uk/aladdin.htm
Interested in taking part? See our Pantomime page for downloadable forms and general information.
The Cast (adults):
All productions stopped following this pantomime in 2020 as the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic rampaged through the country and the rest of the world. All public performances were banned for the rest of the year and everyone except for key workers were told to stay at home for many months during three lockdowns, taking us well into the following year.6 shows were performed over 4 days.