Panto at St. Anne’s Church Hall
Local theatre group The Newstagers are running their version of this classic Pantomime story this January.
The evil magician Abanazar has a problem. He has lost the powerful magic lamp in a dark, dirty, dangerous cave, and he needs the help of a young boy to retrieve it. Someone very like Aladdin, in fact.
Aladdin himself is a laundry worker in Old Peking, and is besotted with the Princess, who he sees regularly on her walkabout in the city. We meet Aladdin’s mother, the Widow Twankee, and Aladdin’s friend and co-worker Wishee Washee. Together with the Princess they fight the force of evil that is Abanazar, and his fawning henchman Karkus.
Who will win the battle to secure the magic lamp, and the services of its magical owner, the Genie? Will Widow Twankee pluck up the courage to ride on the flying carpet? Why is the Palace on the Moon? And what exactly is “The Parrot of Truth”? All the answers, and many more questions, are in this new version of the classic Pantomime story.
Venue: St. Anne’s Church Hall, St. Ann’s Crescent, Wandsworth, London SW18 2RS
Performance dates and times:
Friday Jan 17th 2014 at 7.30pm
Saturday Jan 18th 2014 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday Jan 19th 2014 at 1.00pm and 5.30pm
Friday Jan 24th 2014 at 7.30pm
Saturday Jan 25th 2014 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday Jan 26th 2014 at 1.00pm and 5.30pm
November 19, 2013