Review: Aladdin panto at Southport Theatre (Dec 11)

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The pantomime season is upon us again…oh yes it is!

Southport Theatre opened its doors to the production on Friday 11th December.

Three local stars appear in Aladdin this Christmas. Heartbeat’s David Lonsdale will be playing Widow Twankey with Radio City’s Claire Simmo as Spirit of the Ring and they are joined by Matt Crosby as the loveable Wishee Washee. Alongside these are Coronation Street star Scott Wright as the deliciously devilish Abanazar with Brookside’s Ann Marie Davies as So Shi. Laura Robson returns for her second year in Southport to play the title role of Aladdin with Ashley Andrew as the Beautiful Princess Baldroubadour. Aaron Gibson completes the line up as the magical Genie of the Lamp.

There’s lots of singing, audience interaction, young ones up on stage, a very bright flying carpet.

Defiantly kept young and old entertained throughout the whole show.

The Princess Baldroubadour played a wonderful part, with an amazing costume.

The huge bright dragon was amazing, children in particular were mesmerized.

The full cast on stage at the end of the first act was brilliant, lots of dancing and singing.

John Barton said: “The kids loved it, a little bit of adult humor, my son loved the mummy especially when he was chasing people everyone”.

Highly recommend the panto this year, great atmosphere, definitely go see 8/10

The show runs until January 2 and tickets can be booked by calling 0844 871 3021 or going to .


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