ALADDIN is the most magical pantomime ever written!
ALADDIN is the story of a streetwise boy living in Old Peking, trying to earn enough money to buy food for himself and his mother. One day he finds an old broken lamp which he intends to sell in Peking’s market. He takes it and shows it to his mother, Widow Twankey.
While working in her laundry she meets the wicked wizard, Abanazar.
Abanazar sees the lamp and realises that it is the lost lamp of the genies, with wondrous magical power. With this he would become the most powerful man in the world, even more powerful than the Emperor Trump. He sets about obtaining the lamp and once it is in his possession intends to force the Emperor's daughter to marry him.
Follow Aladdin’s fabulous, frenzied, fantasy adventure as he involves his hapless brother Wishee Washee and his larger than life mother, Widow Twankey.
Can he defeat the cruel Abanazar?
Can he rescue the Princess and live happily ever after?
Will Wishee Washee ever tell a funny joke?
Will Widow Twankey ever finish washing her smalls?
OUR TALENTED CAST WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER IN THE YEAR!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Chris Moreno has produced and directed many theatre productions both in Great Britain and throughout the world, with frequent visits to Australia, Canada and the USA. In London, he produced Animal Crackers at the Lyric, was Associate Producer on the hit musical Buddy for 15 years at the Victoria Palace and then Strand Theatre, I do I do with Rock Hudson and Juliette Prowse at The Phoenix Theatre, Ross with Simon Ward at the Old Vic, Jolson with Brian Conley and Annie the Musical, both at the Victoria Palace. He co-produced the massive hit Run For Your Wife which ran in London for 14 years.
World premieres include The Great Gatsby, The Cemetery Club, Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench, There’s No Place Like a Home, Teen Scream, Phantom of the P'Opera, The Darling Buds of May and Sin and Salvation.
His national UK tours include Annie the Musical for 11 successive years, Crazy For You, and Hello Dolly! starring Anita Dobson for a year-long national tour. Other tours include Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera, Double Double with Susanna York and Robert Powell, Speed-the-Plow with David Soul and Michael Brandon, Rock Hard with Alvin Stardust and many more.
Chris has produced, directed and written more than 120 pantomimes and Christmas productions; he co- produced White Christmas in Southampton, Dublin and Liverpool and a new musical of Peter Pan in Dublin and Southampton. He has co-produced a further 160 pantomimes throughout the UK.
Away from straight theatre, Chris has produced many artists in concert, including: Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Aled Jones, Hayley Westenra , McFly, The Sugababes, The Feeling, Girls Aloud, Jane McDonald, Leo Sayer, Alvin Stardust, Status Quo and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chris has owned and run three theatres – The Grand Opera House in York, The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham and The Theatre Royal in Lincoln.
JAMES CUNDALL MBE
James Cundall has had a unique career which has combined private banking at the highest level in Australia and Asia as well as producing the biggest global brands in live entertainment.
In 1992, concurrent with his career in finance as Director of Global Asset Management (GAM) and later as Chief Executive of the Asian/Japanese business of Rothschild Asset Management, James founded Lunchbox Theatrical Productions in Hong Kong, which over the next six years created a reputation for presenting quality international productions such as Les Misérables and the acclaimed Alegría from Cirque du Soleil. In 1998 the company expanded its reach to Singapore.
In 1999 James moved to Sydney to take up the role of Director of Arts and Entertainment for Australasia with IMG, where he was responsible for over 30 productions in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia during his four year tenure, including Cats, Miss Saigon, Cabaret, Chicago, Oliver!, Riverdance, Andrea Bocelli, Shirley Bassey, Ricky Martin, Bryn Terfel and Kiri te Kanawa, to name but a few.
James returned to the UK in 2004 to re-establish Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, which grew to have companies in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and The Philippines. Over the next 15 years Lunchbox Theatrical Productions brought musicals, boutique shows, plays, international artists, concerts, spectaculars, ice shows, outdoor events and children’s shows to many millions of theatre-goers in 27 countries across five continents.
James spent the first five months of 2010 based in Shanghai, as Producer of the Outdoor Opening Ceremony of Expo 2010 Shanghai China, on behalf of David Atkins Enterprises.
In 2019, following the closure of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James established Jamboree Entertainment, based in Yorkshire, which in 2020 produced the 15th season of Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at York Designer Outlet, The Great Yorkshire Maze and Sounds in the Grounds – a series of socially-distanced live outdoor concerts at Scampston Hall and Ripley Castle featuring Beyond the Barricade, Abba Mania, The Bootleg Beatles and A Country Night in Nashville. Future productions for 2021 include A Country Night in Nashville at the Royal Albert Hall; Sounds in the Grounds featuring The Definitive Rat Pack, One Night of Tina and Killer Queen; The Great Ryedale Maze; and Aladdin – The Great Yorkshire Pantomime.