Jan 2019

Aladdin, by Chris Cooper and Matt Barnard, played from Thu 17 – Sat 19 Jan 2019.

Jump aboard a magic carpet and see the return of our annual pantomime! Join Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee and his mother Widow Twankey on a spectacular adventure. Will he find the Magic Lamp? And if he does, will the power it holds help him to foil wicked Abanazar and wed Princess Jasmine?

Photography: Nigel Thomas

Audience Reactions

“Congratulations SSA Drama Section for a fabulous panto. Hilarious from start to finish – slick, witty and so up-to-date. Fabulous costumes great performances from all principals. Well done to everyone involved.”

“Fabulous feel good panto with a great cast!”

“We loved this show! The best one I’ve seen in ages!”


Abanazar – Matt Barnard
Spirit of the Ring – Jen Alton
Wishee Washee – Jack Walsh
Widow Twankey – Chris Cooper
Aladdin – Emma Davies-Doran
Princess Jasmine – Erin Craddock
Empress of China – Helen Gibbs
Sebastian – Pete Bayliss
So Shy – Jess Gilbert
Policeman Ping – Rachel Pinwell
Policeman Pong – James Newman
Genie of the Lamp – Harvey Grant
Prince Pekoe – Ricardo Alexander
Kiki the Camel – Ella Begley, Hannah Wood
Chorus – Ella Begley, Rupert Dowler, Zara Mae Dowler, Alex Fraser, Harvey Gibbs, Angela Ingram, Luke Newman, Laura Parker, Huw Perry, Liberty Severn, Lily Vyakaranam, Adam Williams, Amy Williams, Hannah Wood


Director – Chris Cooper
Assistant Directors – Harvey Grant, Emma Benton
Choreographer – Ellen Tozer
Musical Assistant – Alison Griggs
Makeup – Melody Faulkner, Jen Alton
Set Design & Construction – Chris Cooper, Harvey Grant, Matt Barnard, Jen Alton, Jack Walsh, Skye Ihme and members of the cast and crew
Scenic Artist – Francis Cooper
Stage Management – Tim Gibbs, Skye Ihme, Dorian Pratt, Ali Scoble, James Skinner