Panto is back in Doncaster, oh yes, it is - Aladdin’s magic carpet is set to fly into Doncaster this Christmas

Christmas wishes are set to come true thanks to the return of the much-loved Doncaster pantomime at Cast.

After a year without the family favourite festive tradition due to the pandemic this year’s show is set to be the best yet and the cast of Aladdin met this week in the town to get rehearsals underway.

Guests will be taken on a dazzling magic carpet ride full of adventure, comical moments, mischief and mayhem in this fully BSL interpreted family show which will run from Friday 26 November through to Friday 31 December.

The classic musical tale of Aladdin, set in a world where Peking meets Doncaster, will tell the story of Aladdin falling in love with Princess Jasmine and meeting the mysterious genie of the lamp - all the while trying to save the world from the cunning sorcerer.

With striking sets, dastardly plots and a spectacular theatrical cast, this Deaf friendly pantomime is a hit for all the family this Christmas. It comes as a welcome festive celebration for theatre fans following a difficult year for performances and theatres.

Deborah Rees, director at Cast, said: “Aladdin is a pantomime that is always a firm family favourite, full of laughter, sparkle and all the fun of the theatre. It’s fantastic for us to be able to offer this show after lockdown has brought such a challenging time for theatres.

“We’re really excited to welcome families to this vibrant show and share the festive spirit that we missed out on last year.”

The cast for this year’s Aladdin includes:

Lladel Bryant - Aladdin

Connor Bryson – Lemmi the Lemur

Ian Crowe - Abanazar

Sophie Ellicott - Wishee / Jean Genie of the Lamp

Katie Erich - Scheherazade / Empress

Alyce Liburd - Jasmine / Spirit of the Ring

Mark Stratton - Widow Twankey

Connor Wood - Understudy

Isabelle Betts - Understudy

Both Connor and Sophie are making a welcome return to Cast after starring in Cinderella and Ian returns after starring at the evil Sherriff in Robin Hood.

There will be relaxed/accessible performances on 2 December at 10am for schools or 28 December at 6pm for the public. Cast will also hold socially distanced performances of Aladdin on 27 November at 7pm and on 12 December at 6pm. A captioned and audio described performance will take place on Saturday 4 December at 3pm.

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