Edinburgh People's Theatre bring Aladdin to the stage
EDINBURGH People’s Theatre (EPT) have been presenting a pantomime, or Christmas show, every year since 1946.
As another festive season approaches as the old adage says, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, and so this year they look to the age-old favourite Aladdin for their inspiration.
Director Derek Ward says, “I have been involved in amateur theatre for over 40 years and have performed or directed pantomime every year. I love Pantomime and the joy of live theatre it brings to young audiences and families.
“The story of Aladdin has everything I could wish for in a panto. It is a magical fun filled joy ride, packed full of all the traditional ingredients, genies, goodies, baddies, magic, adventure and plenty of comedy chaos with thrills, laughs and, above all, audience participation.
"Aladdin meets and falls in love with the beautiful Jasmine and that’s where all their troubles begin. Throw into the mix the evil Abanazer, an Empress who puts Henry VIII to shame with her answer to every problem to chop off someone’s head, a timid Emperor, two hopeless palace guards, Aladdin’s overprotective mum, Widow Twankey, and friends Wishee Washee and Nobby, the mischievous Panda, and you can be sure fun filled mayhem will fill the stage.”
EPT’s Aladdin runs from Friday 13 to Saturday 21 December at the Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Road, with many performances already sold out.
Tickets, priced at £12 and £10 (concession), or £9.50 (group rate each for parties of 10+) are available from 0333-666 3366 or online at www.ept.org.uk/boxoffice