Aladdin

A new version by Bille Brown. Original Score by Gareth Valentine

The Old Vic presented a new version of Aladdin with all the popular characters and pantomime ingredients, including Ian McKellen (Widow Twankey), Maureen Lipman (Dim Sum), Roger Allam (Abbanazar, Sam Kelly (Emperor), Joe McFadden (Aladdin) and Ramon Tikaram (Genie).

Panto has everything theatrical – song, dance, verse, slapstick, soliloquy, audience participation, spectacle, cross-dressing and a good plot, strong on morality and romance. What more could you want for a family outing?

Ian McKellen explains the lasting appeal of this classic British genre

Cast Members

  • Marina Abdeen

  • Madelena Alberto

  • Roger Allam

    Abbanazar

  • Ian McKellen

    Widow Twankey

  • Maureen Lipman

    Dim Sum

  • Sam Kelly

    Emperor

  • Joe McFadden

    Aladdin

  • Ramon Tikaram

    Genie

  • Peter Caulfield

  • Simon Clark

  • Nina French

  • Julia Hinchcliffe

  • Gavin Keenan

  • Joanna Page

  • Daniel Redmond

  • Owen Sharpe

  • Leah Sheldrick

  • Cat Simmons

  • Lee William-Davis

  • Matthew Wolfenden

Creative Team

  • John Napier

    Designer

  • Sean Mathias

    Director

  • Mark Bouman

    Costume

  • Mark Henderson

    Lighting

  • Fergus O'Hare

    Sound

  • Wayne McGregor

    Choreographer

  • Gareth Valetine

    Musical Supervisor

  • Christopher Walker

    Orchestration

  • Kevin Amos

    Music Director

  • Ian Brown & James Hendrie

    Additional Script

  • Flo Perry

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