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Aladdin – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Chris Gascoyne as Abanazar

Writer / Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Rob Eckland Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson The pantomime season is here again and this year’s production at Sheffield's Lyceum does not disappoint. Aladdin has glamour and glitter, sparkle and splendour, singalongs, shouting and, of course, the customary baddie alongside a man in a dress. How much more magic could anyone ask ...

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Aladdin – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writer and Director: James Shone Musical Director: Sam Coates Reviewer: Janet Jepson “You might as well laugh cos the jokes don’t get any funnier” and no, they probably don’t, but that doesn’t seem to stop everyone rolling around in their seats at a traditional pantomime. The Civic Theatre in Rotherham has all the ingredients for a great family night out ...

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Aladdin – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Ed Curtis Musical Director: Andy Pickering Choreographer: Stillie Dee Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald As the festive season hits full swing, Edinburgh’s favourite variety triplet return to the King’s Theatre in Aladdin, showing they are an entertainment force that is difficult to beat. Telling the classic story of the pauper from Peking who's luck changes when he finds a magic lamp ...

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Aladdin – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Director: David Burrows Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4] Aladdin seems to be the pantomime of choice this year, with magic lamps being rubbed up and down the country. It’s easy to see why; the spectacle and exotic settings providing a sumptuous backdrop to the onstage clownery. The Orchard Theatre’s production, though, has added a new twist to the Eastern setting, mixing ...

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