Cast of Aladdin line up


Thu 29 November 2018 - Sun 6 January 2019

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Starring Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard, Matt Crosby, Suzie Mathers, Andy Abraham, Holly Easterbrook, Max Fulham and Rosalind James.

The most thrilling pantomime adventure of them all returns to Cambridge this Christmas, as Aladdin flies into the Arts Theatre to make all your wishes come true!

Aladdin and his family dream of a better life filled with riches and adventure, far away from the humdrum of their daily life in the backstreets of Peking. When a mysterious stranger offers untold riches in return for helping him find a magic lamp,  Aladdin can’t believe his luck! His head filled with dreams of money and marrying beautiful princesses, Aladdin sets off on an adventure that will change his life, and fortunes, forever...

Don’t miss this GENIE-us production of the timeless classic pantomime, brought to you with Cambridge Arts Theatre’s trademark blend of singalong tunes, spectacular dance routines, dazzling costumes and laugh-out-loud jokes guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles, whether you’re three... or ninety-three!

Aladdin is directed by Phil Clark and written by Al Morley.

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Running Time

Approx 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

General Guidance

Performance contains bright flashing lights and smoke

Assisted Performances:

BSL Interpreted performance: Sunday 2 December, 1:00pm
Relaxed Performances performance: Saturday 15 December, 11:00am
Audio Described performance: Saturday 5 January, 1:00pm

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Wayne Sleep
Wayne Sleep (Abanazer)

Wayne Sleep is best known for his legendary career at the Royal Ballet, achieving a coveted scholarship which led to him to become a senior principal dancer for the company. Sleep famously set a world record by performing an entrechat-douze – the most jumps ever completed in the step. His stage credits include originating the role of Mr Mistoffelees in Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats in the West End, the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and over 20 pantomimes.  Notable recent TV appearances include The Chase, Celebrity Big Brother and The Real Marigold Hotel

Liza Goddard
Liza Goddard (The Empress)

The acclaimed stage and television actress Liza Goddard returns to Cambridge following her Arts Theatre appearance as Fairy Beansprout in 2017’s Jack and the Beanstalk. Goddard is much loved for her roles as the glamourous jewel thief Philippa Vale in Bergerac, Mrs Jessop in Woof! and Clarissa 'Clancy' Merrick in Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, as well as numerous stage roles. 

Matt Crosby
Matt Crosby (Widow Twankey )

Aladdin will be Matt Crosby's fourteenth Cambridge Arts Theatre pantomime, most recently performing as the pantomime dame in Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington and Aladdin in 2014. 

Suzie Mathers
Suzie Mathers (The Princess)

Suzie Mathers makes a welcome return to Cambridge as the Princess, following her role as the title character in 2015’s Cinderella. A world-class theatrical performer, Suzie is best known for her acclaimed role as Glinda the Good Witch in the Australian, Asian and London productions of Wicked

Andy Abraham
Andy Abraham (Genie)

Andy Abraham rose to fame on the world-famous TV show The X-Factor in 2005. With his soulful voice and down to earth personality audiences branded him the ‘voice of the people’. He has since released four albums and performed in theatre hits including the West End’s Respect La Diva and Godspell.

Holly Easterbrook
Holly Easterbrook (Aladdin)

Aladdin will be Holly Easterbrook's third Arts Theatre pantomime, having played the title characters in both Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Max Fulham
Max Fulham (Wishy-Washy)

Ventriloquist Max Fulham's credits include appearances at Trix in the Stix conference, Marlborough Puppet Festival and The Little Angel Puppet Theatre. Max also performed as Wishy-Washy in Aladdin in Spalding in 2017.

Rosalind James
Rosalind James (Aura, Spirit of the Ring)

Rosalind trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and her theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and Bat Out of Hell (London Coliseum). Other credits include Dick Whittington and his Cat (Lyric Hammersmith) and the UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar

Phil Clark (Director)
Al Morley (Writer)


  • Aladdin and dancers in a triangle
  • Abanazer shouting in a big cloak
  • Aladdin and Abanazer rubbing the magic ring
  • The Empress of Peking
  • Widow Twankey
  • The Princess and Aladdin holding hands
  • Aladdin dancing with the Genie
  • Wishy-Washy with a monkey
  • Spirit of the Ring
  • Princess
  • 'An all-singing, all-dancing, laugh out loud production…The perfect festive treat for all the family'

    Cambs Times
  • 'One of the best the Arts has ever staged…I laughed so much my ribs began to hurt!'

    Hunts Post
  • 'The Arts Theatre had once again outdone itself; this year’s pantomime really is the best we’ve seen'

    Cambs Times