Ashdon Players

Aladdin - Our 2015 Pantomime

Aladdin's Lamp

Our pantomime took place on Friday 28th November at 7.45 and Saturday 29th November with performances at 2.45 and 7.45 in Ashdon Primary School.

The original tale of Aladdin comes from Tales from the Arabian Nights. Our story does not differ too much apart from the omssion of a father and the addition of a brother called Wishee Washee. The brother becomes the lazy one whereas the Aladdin of the old story was idle and uncaring. The order of the genies' appearances has changed and Abanazer, the sorcerer, had a brother who was even more evil than him.

This year's performance had the usual addition of larger than life characters, a plethora of jokes, brilliant scenery with a rich background set in China, and songs that enabled the audience to participate in the singing. Our young people were especially good this year and we had some very competent behind the scenes people. The pantomime horse made his usual appearance in the guise of an elephant! We hope that everyone enjoyed this traditional pantomime.

If you wish to view some of the sequences from the pantomime, available on YouTube, please click on the following or look for the titles or Ashdon Players:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUW8VloS3T8 for If I were not upon this stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8AEybYgeE4 for Washing machine scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c86YPhdI3bw for 12 Days of Christmas

Also - see our Facebook Page.

If you are interested in being involved with the pantomime please contact us.

If anyone would like to purchase a dvd of this pantomime or certain others they are available at £5 each. Please contact John Brooker.

Stills taken from the dvd
Images of the cast at rehearsals
Opening Scene
Opening Scene villagers
Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee
Wishee Washee, Ping and Pong and French Count
I'm forever blowing Bubbles
The Vizier and Widow Twankey
Wishee Washee has shrunk in the Washing machine
Wishee Washee is now flat from the mangle
The Princess with Say Hi and So Shi and Aladdin
The Postman delivers the prints
Trumpeters announce the Royal Family
The Emperor and Empress with Vizier and Police
Abanazer with Cola
Abanazer and Aladdin
You Can Go but Be Back Soon
It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day
Once a Week Man
The skeletons and ghosts of the cave
Abanazer with Ping and Pong
12 Days of Christmas
If I were not upon this stage
New Lamps for Old
Pepsi and Cola have a bet
I'm Getting Married in the Morning
~Trouble is on it's Way
Empress orders arrest of Aladdin
Behind the Parlour Door
Genie of the Ring arrives
Genie of the Lamp Returns
John
Finale
Chloe
charlotte
Malcolm
Steve
Ian
Grace
Carol
Aaliyah
Caroline
Greg
Andy
James
Gillian
Peter
     

Cast of Aladdin

(in order of appearance)
Pep Si George Bartlett
Ko La Chloe Halls
Postman Charlotte Marsh
Wishee Washee Malcolm Lewis
Widow Twankey Steve Willis
Ping Andy Long
Pong Caroline Sutherland
French Count Greg Wray
Preacher Grace Cordall
Aladdin Ian MacDonald
Vizier James Hill
Emperor Peter Smith
Empress Gillian Brooker
Princess Jasmine Carol Goodchild
So Shi Grace Cordall
Say Hi Aaliyah Kinnley
Abanazer John Brooker
Abba Dabba Don't Charlotte Marsh
Abba Dabba Do George Bartlett
Genie of the Lamp Greg Wray
Skeletons George Bartlett and Grace Cordall
Genie of the Ring Charlotte Marsh
Other Parts and Chorus Members of the Cast


Production and Crew of Aladdin
Director John Brooker
Pianist Brian Farley
Script Writer John Brooker
Stage Crew Scott Kinnley, Malcolm Lewis, Terry, Derek Austin & Members of the Cast
Scenery Carol Goodchild and friends
Sound Effects & Lighting Dan Willmott
Costumes Gillian Brooker, Andy Long
Props Gillian Brooker, Sue Austin
Make up Caroline Sutherland, Denise French
Prompt Chrissie Swann
Visual recording terry Collins
Front of House Mary Green
Refreshments Janet & Mike Elsey, Denise French
Producer and Programmes Gillian Brooker
Programme Sales Ashdon Post Office & Gillian Brooker

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