Aladdin at Theatre Royal Winchester

November 23, 2021
Dick Whittington
Theatre Royal Winchester
30th November 2019
©The Other Richard

Aladdin, this year’s traditional family pantomime, at Theatre Royal Winchester opens on Saturday 4 December 2021 and runs until Sunday 2 January 2022.

Aladdin is being produced by the same creative team behind the last few pantomimes at the venue: writer, lyricist and director James Barry and composer Simon Slater. This successful partnership was nominated for their original musical score for Beauty and the Beast in the Great British Pantomime Award’s Musical Achievement Award. James Barry was also nominated for Best Script in the Great British Pantomime Awards for his script of Dick Whittington

The wonderful Julian Eardley returns as Widow Twankey (his 12th year as Winchester’s Dame!), his comic sidekick Ed Thorpe as Wishee Washee; and the incredibly talented Libby Gore returns in the title role of Aladdin.  This much loved trio performed in last year’s Four Dames in Search of Panto and Dick Whittington in 2019.  

Joining these panto favourites are Ben Tolley as Abanazar; Michaela Bennetts-Higgins as Spirit of the Ring; Rikki Chamberlain as the Genie and Policeman; and Rosie Coles as Princess Jasmine.  The production will also feature a support cast of local young performers.

Aladdin is a timeless rags to riches tale. With original songs, a great cast and hilarious script this ‘genie-us’ panto is suitable for all the family. Aladdin is kindly supported by The Brooks Shopping.

Aladdin at Theatre Royal Winchester runs from Saturday 4 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022.Tickets are available from theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 840 440.