Fly to Blackpool for Aladdin
14 November 2023
Reporter: David Chadderton
The cast has been announced for Blackpool Grand's panto Aladdin, running from 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024.
Join Aladdin, his mother Widow Twankey and his madcap brother Wishee Washee as they embark on a magical adventure and try to defeat the evil Abanazar and his plan to become master of the world with help from the Genie of The Lamp and the Spirit Of The Ring. Will Aladdin save the day, and will he marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine? Will the Genie be freed?
Tom Lister (Emmerdale’s Carl King) will star as wicked magician Abanazar, joining Britain’s Got Talent finalist and panto family favourite Steve Royle.
This double act will be joined by actor Ben Harlow as Widow Twankey and K-pop superstar Moo Yi Kim as the beautiful Princess Jasmine, along with Mervin Noronha as Aladdin, Liam Morris as the Genie, Amy Perry as Spirit of The Ring and Michael Robert-Lowe as the Emperor.
Aladdin is presented by Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd, who has presented the Christmas pantomime at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre since 1996.
- Aladdin (Martin Dodd for UK Productions)