Christmas wish for Aladdin

Aladdin at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster.
Aladdin at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster.
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Aladdin will bring a cave of wonders to the Grand Theatre in Lancaster this month.

The family show is this year’s pantomime by Lancaster Footlights.

Written by Tom Walker, the play was performed at the Grand in 2009 when it was directed by his wife, Dorothy Walker.

Their daughter Anna choreographed the first performance making the show very much a family affair.

This time it will be directed again by Dorothy Walker, who will be working with Jean Hardy.

This is the first time Jean will have directed for Footlights.

Amy-Jo Clough, daughter of the theatre’s manager, is the choreographer for the pantomime, and she has decided to use many of Anna’s original choreography ideas.

There are more family connections amongst the cast. The Dame will be played by Stuart Langhorn and the ‘baddie’, Abanazer, will be played by his son, Harry.

Amongst other cast members there is also a mother and son combination and a grandmother and granddaughter combination. The show will be performed on Friday, Saturday, Sundays from December 5-21 and from December 22-30, excluding Christmas Day.

Tickets can be obtained from the box office in St Leonardgate or on 01524 64695.