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Aladdin

Promenade Productions Present crack

Continue the magic of the festive season with a visit to a Traditional Family Pantomime presented by Cheltenham’s award winning amateur dramatic society – their 2010 production of Jack and the Beanstalk won the G.D.A’s(Gloucestershire Drama Association) award for Best Pantomime.

Aladdin is a poor lad who lives with his mum, the Widow Twankey and his layabout brother in old Peking. Things start to look-up when a supposedly long-lost uncle turns up and persuades Aladdin to help him find a magic oil lamp which is hidden in a dark, spooky cave. Abanazar attempts to double-cross Aladdin who finds himself trapped in the cave.

Will he ever get out?
Who will come to his rescue?
Will he ever see the beautiful princess again?
You can find out if you book your tickets now!

Promenade Productions have been awarded a number of prestigious awards for past productions and we promise that this forthcoming pantomime will have all the ingredients that make it a not-to-be missed panto - a large cast of singers and dancers, lavish costumes, colourful scenery and lots of audience participation.

Not only will the Genie of the Lamp conjure up magical song and dance but he has worked his magic on ticket prices so that the price for all seats on Wednesday and Thursday are a magical £8.00.

You couldn’t wish for better!

Other performances £11.00, with a £2.00 concession for children and senior citizens and £8.00 side seats.

From its origins in Ancient Greece, pantomime, a mixture of comedy and tragedy, reached Britain in the 16th century. By the Victorian era it had become closely associated with the Christmas tradition and was considered a treat for children. Now British pantomime is a popular form of theatre incorporating song, dance, slapstick comedy, cross-dressing, slightly risqué jokes, outrageous costumes and special theatrical effects and of course audience participation!

And Promenade Productions panto Aladdin will have them all - Oh Yes It Will!

Panto story lines typically make no reference to Christmas and like our current production of Aladdin, are based on traditional children’s stories.

The show as usual will be staged at The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School Hatherley Road Cheltenham which has excellent facilities for both performers and audience. Car parking is free and it is a short level walk into the auditorium, a plus for the less mobile!

Two matinee performances at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Evening performances at 7pm.

For Tickets phone Showcase on: 01242 224144

STOP PRESS

Only a few tickets left for the matinee performances on Saturday15th and Sunday 16th January 2011 – phone Showcase on 01242 224144 now to avoid disappointment.