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Aladdin

Catford: Broadway Theatre

15 December 2007 to 06 January 2008

Mark Wingett (The Bill & EastEnders)
Chris Park (Boyband Phixx)
Rochelle Wiseman (S Club 8)
Nicole Davis (CBeebies)
John Brenner
Ian Jones
Gareth Davies
Joanne Bispham
Aimee Brooke
Aimee Marie Bow
Laura Reeve

CSM Tony Hudson
Percussion Chris Ford
Woodwind Kelvin Parker

Directed and choreographed by Michelle Blair
Musical Director James Moriarty
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Press Reviews

Sparkly and eye-catching

The Stage, December 17, 2007

The ex-detective (Mark Wingett) makes an ideal rogue and with some powerful raving and ranting, abetted by wicked charm, leads the cast through the story.

A man worthy of his boos. (Mark Wingett)

On the other side of the audience affection is the youthful looking Ian Jones.

He’s (Ian Jones) playing the idiotic knock-about Wishee Washee and performs non-stop as if believing in the script.

He (Ian Jones) works ceaselessly to win over the kids and is clearly at ease on stage.

Applause, too, for John Brenner. A vastly experienced Dame he presents a fine Widow Twanky and is helped throughout by some of the daftest hats to decorate panto since that 1813 opening in Covent Garden.

One of the stronger points of this particular show are the costumes in general. They are sparkly and eye-catching across the cast, including juvenile and adult dance teams.

..the sets can take a bow..

Chris Park is a handsome hero as Aladdin.

Gareth Davis as the Emperor of China has the strongest voice.

Nicole Davis enjoys herself as a pert and saucy Cockney genie.

Genie-us of Aladdin

News Shopper, January 02, 2008

Popular panto Aladdin may be set in Peking, but the Broadway Theatre’s production puts a twist on it which is, as one character points out, is “so Catford”.

He (Mark Wingett) is a revelation. He seems to relish the role of the show’s dastardly villain.

Eyes and teeth gleaming with malevolence, he (Mark Wingett) booms out his lines and draws out every last boo and hiss from the excitable crowd.

Drawing plenty of screams was panto hunk Aladdin, played by Chris Park

Best of all, for me, was John Brenner as Widow Twankey, he was an immediate hit with the audience.

Aladdin is a genie-us panto kids and adults will love.

Go see it.