Starring Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard, Matt Crosby, Suzie Mathers, Andy Abraham, Holly Easterbrook and Max Fulham.
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.
Aladdin is proudly sponsored by Laragh Homes, the award-winning Cambridgeshire property developer.
Approx 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval
BSL Interpreted performance, Sunday 2nd December, 1:00PM
Relaxed performance, Saturday 15th December, 11:00AM
Audio Described performance, Saturday 5th January, 1:00PM
Wayne Sleep (Abanazar)
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 (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 (Widow Twankey )
Aladdin will be Matt Crosby's thirteenth Cambridge Arts Theatre pantomime, most recently performing as the pantomime dame in Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington and Aladdin in 2014.
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 (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 (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 (Wishee Washee)
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 Wishee Washee in Aladdin in Spalding.