Nottingham Playhouse will stage the family favourite pantomime Aladdin in 2022, it has been announced.
The show will be written and directed by Nottingham Playhouse artistic director, Adam Penford and will star John Elkington who returns as the dame for his 23rd panto. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
“Aladdin is one of my favourite panto titles. It’s a beautiful story, with the perfect balance of adventure, magic and romance. I remember as a child being captivated by the magic carpet, horrified when Aladdin was trapped in the cave, and wondering what I’d choose if I had three wishes. Perhaps one would be wishing for a fantastic actor to play the dame. And it’s been granted! In the form of the irreplaceable John Elkington, now in his 22nd Playhouse panto” said Adam Penford.
The venue reopened its doors this Summer with an acclaimed production of Pam Gems’ Piaf featuring tv and West End star Jenna Russell in the title role. This was followed by a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Mark Gatiss which has now transferred to Alexandra Palace and the current seasonal festive treat of Beauty and Beast.
Tickets for Aladdin at Nottingham Playhouse are now on sale