Aladdin cast


Thu 2 December 2021 - Sun 9 January 2022
Tickets £17-£46*

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Starring Rachel Lumberg, Rolan Bell, Matt Crosby, Isaac Stanmore, Carl Au, Aiesha Pease, Jak Allen-Anderson and Megan-Hollie Robertson. 

All your wishes shall be granted this Christmas as Cambridge Arts Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin flies into town on a magical carpet ride.

Aladdin longs for riches, good fortune and his one true love while stuck working in Widow Twankey’s launderette. But when the dastardly Abanazar lures him into the depths of a deep dark cave, Aladdin’s life is turned upside down! With the Genie by his side and the magic lamp in his pocket, Aladdin finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime. But Abanazar has other plans… can Aladdin defeat him and win the hand of the Princess, or will he be back in the launderette before you can say “open sesame”?

The incredible cast includes West End actor Rachel Lumberg (East is East, Calendar Girls), BBC One's Our Girl star Rolan Bell and the return of Cambridge's #1 dame Matt Crosby. Joining them will be Isaac Stanmore (Hetty Feather), Carl Au (Waterloo Road), Aiesha Pease (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Jak Allen-Anderson (Kinky Boots) and Megan-Hollie Robertson (Annie, South Pacific).

This enchanting tale is brimming with singalong songs, sparkling costumes and side-splitting jokes for the whole family to enjoy. Christmas in Cambridge just wouldn’t be complete without the Arts Theatre pantomime and Aladdin promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Book today… Your wish is our command!

Aladdin is directed by Michael Gattrell and written by Al Lockhart-Morley.


© Production photography by Richard Hubert Smith
Trailer filmed by Ciaran Tunmer

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval

Age Guidance

Suitable for ages 1-101!

Assisted Performances:

Audio Described performance: Sunday 5 December, 1:00pm
Relaxed Performances performance: Saturday 11 December, 11:00am
Captioned performance: Saturday 8 January, 5:00pm
BSL Interpreted performance: Saturday 8 January, 5:00pm

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Rachel Lumberg
Rachel Lumberg (The Empress)
Rolan Bell
Rolan Bell (Abanazar)
Matt Crosby
Matt Crosby (Widow Twankey)
Isaac Stanmore
Isaac Stanmore (Wishy-Washy)
Carl Au
Carl Au (Aladdin)
Aiesha Pease
Aiesha Pease (Spirit of the Ring)
Jak Allen-Anderson
Jak Allen-Anderson (The Genie)
Megan-Hollie Robertson
Megan-Hollie Robertson (Princess Poppy)
Morgan Broome
Morgan Broome (Ensemble)
Hettie Pearson
Hettie Pearson (Dance Captain/Ensemble)
Celeste Williamson
Celeste Williamson (Ensemble)
Iroy Abesamis
Iroy Abesamis (Ensemble)
Ben Carter-James
Ben Carter-James (Ensemble)
Jared Thompson
Jared Thompson (Ensemble)
Dave Murphy (Producer)
Michael Gattrell (Director)
Kevan Allen (Choreographer)
Mike Robertson (Lighting Designer)
Chris James (Sound Designer)
Al Lockhart-Morley (Writer)


  • Widow Twankey looks at a magic lamp, held by a mysterious figure in a hooded cloak
  • Aladdin and Wishy Washy wave their hands at the audience, they are holding bags of laundry
  • Widow Twankey and Wishy Washy pose with the ensemble with bags of laundry
  • Abanazar wears a dark green outfit and a cloak, he looks menacing and angry
  • Aladdin is singing into a microphone with sunglasses on, the ensemble are also wearing sunglasses
  • Princess Poppy looks at the Genie, who looks confused
  • The Empress is wearing a long blue coat with big sleeves
  • Aladdin looks heroic with his hands on his hips, he is carrying bags of laundry
  • The Spirit of the Ring is smiling at Abanazar, Abanazar looks angry
  • Aladdin has given the magic lamp to the Genie, who is holding it and smiling
  • Widow Twankey is dressed like a girl scout and smiling
  • Widow Twankey and Wishy Washy have their arms round one another and are smiling at the camera
  • Widow Twankey and The Empress are singing with one arm each outstretched, Abanazar has been hit in the face by their hands and has fallen backwards
  • Aladdin and Princess Poppy stand together, Princess Poppy is looking longingly into the audience and smiling


Audience feedback

  • 'Something worth celebrating'

  • 'It lifts the spirit and cheers the heart'

  • 'Even if you had your own Genie of the Lamp, you honestly couldn't wish for a better show than this'

  • 'A super night's entertainment to be enjoyed by all'