Aladdin is Tamworth’s Biggest Pantomime

December 15, 2015

TAMWORTH’S biggest ever community pantomime arrives at the Assembly Rooms next week.

Aladdin spans for 19 performances from 16 December to 3 January, making it the Tamworth Pantomime Company’s longest ever production run.

Company manager Alex Farrell, who also plays Dame Widow Twankey, said: “This is not only the biggest pantomime we have ever put on, both because of the amount of performances we are putting on and also the larger than life sets, costumes and characters, but it also in my opinion the best.

“The script is funny, the special effects are magical and the cast of local Tamworth people are absolutely incredible.”

Aladdin follows the story of a young washer woman’s son who finds a magic lamp and tries to win the hand of Princess So Shi, with plenty of singing, dancing and comedy thrown in to entertain all the family.

The 19 performances are spread between 16 December and 3 January, with extra performances in the week between Christmas and New Year, something which the group have never done before.

Also starring in Aladdin is long-standing villain Terry Batham, now in his 19th pantomime at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms, local councillor Olivia Shepherd as Princess So Shi and hairdresser Neil Lucas as Aladdin, who recently received rave reviews for his portrayal as Romeo at Middleton Hall.

Tickets are still available for some performances at £12 for adults, £9 for concessions and £38 for a family ticket. Discounted prices are available for group bookings.

They can be bought at the Tamworth Tourist Information Centre on 01827 709618 or by visiting www.TamworthAssemblyRooms.co.uk.