Traditional festive show 
is full of eastern promise

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Family favourite Aladdin takes to the stage at The Core
theatre, Corby, with its cast of well-loved characters.

With its cast of more than 40, the show opens at The Core theatre on Thursday, December 27, and runs until Sunday, December 30.

Luke Simcoe, the society’s communications manager, who also plays the part of Widow Twankey, said: “It’s a great traditional panto with plenty of audience participation.

“People will have the song sheets and there will be plenty of jokes with local references.”

The panto has been directed by Craig Machar, with Sophie Tranter playing Aladdin, Leona Sontag as the princess and Stuart Reynolds as the Genie of the Lamp.

Gordon Ritchie plays Abanazar, with Richard Nicholls as Wishee Washee, Heather Bunnewell as So Shi and Janice Young taking the role of Empress.

The Spirit of the Ring is played by Janet Askew and, in the roles of two Chinese policemen, are Catherine Bass and Janet Askew.

The panto will feature live music, dazzling sets and costumes and a magic carpet adventure.

Performances of Aladdin start at 7pm each night and there will be matinees on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 2pm. Tickets are £12, or £10 for concessions, and there are also family tickets for two adults and two children for £40.

To book call The Core theatre on 01536 470470.