Aladdin—The Pantomime

Aladdin and his mother, Widow Twankey, are poor and their future at the laundry looks bleak until their luck changes with the arrival of villain, Abanazar who uses Aladdin to retrieve the magic lamp from a cave where it has languished for many years. When Aladdin rubs the lamp the genie appears and makes his wishes come true. Aladdin falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmin, whose face he is supposed never to look upon. She is about to be married at the Sultan's command, against her wishes.

Controlling events (to some extent) is The Grand Vizier, hopelessly in love with Widow Twankey, who is continually issuing tickets for those who will have to endure ‘The Terrible Punishment’. Aiding proceedings are Hankey and Pankey, identical twins, who get in the way of almost everything.  

As with all pantos, there are numerous opportunities for theatres to place their own local and topical jokes. There is lots of humour, audience participation and many songs.

A version without songs is also available.

Cast expandable.