Aladdin - Our 2015 Pantomime
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.
|Pep Si||George Bartlett|
|Ko La||Chloe Halls|
|Wishee Washee||Malcolm Lewis|
|Widow Twankey||Steve Willis|
|French Count||Greg Wray|
|Princess Jasmine||Carol Goodchild|
|So Shi||Grace Cordall|
|Say Hi||Aaliyah Kinnley|
|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|
|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|
|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|