Wellingborough panto featuring Atomic Kitten star launches

Wellingborough's first in-house pantomime had a very special launch on Friday (September 27) to introduce its stars.

Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 9:43 am
The production of Aladdin is the first professional pantomime to be put on in Wellingborough's Castle Theatre.
The production of Aladdin is the first professional pantomime to be put on in Wellingborough's Castle Theatre.

The star of the show is Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton, who is about to go on an arena tour that finishes just in time for the panto. The cast were introduced by children from Great Doddington primary school who at the launch, where they also enjoyed a drama workshop with Elizabeth Bright and Joe Chadwick who are playing Princess Jasmine and Aladdin. You can buy tickets by calling the box office on 01933 270007 or going online.

The panto is set to delight audiences with a mix of music, dance, humour and a flying magic carpet!
Children from Great Doddington primary school introduced the cast, including Robert Squire as Widow Twankey

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The children were invited to take part in a drama workshop led by Elizabeth Bright (pictured) who is playing Princess Jasmine, and Joe Chadwick who is playing Aladdin
The launch gave an idea of what you can expect on stage
The cast took part in a Q&A with Martin Cleverly, general manager of the Castle Theatre, who described the ambitious plans for an actual flying carpet and plenty of jokes, dancing and music.
All good pantos have a star and Wellingborough has Atomic Kitten and musical theatre star Natasha Hamilton. She said she loves panto and so do her kids and we can expect some Atomic Kitten references.
Joe Chadwick is playing Aladdin in his first professional role since graduating from the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts
You can be sure to shout 'He's behind you!' at this one! Kivan Dene is playing Abanzar and said he enjoys whipping kids up into a frenzy of boos and hisses
Children from Great Doddington primary school with the cast of Aladdin at the launch
Aladdin is at the Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, from Saturday, December 14 until Tuesday, December 31.