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Blackpool Grand Theatre and UK Productions are proud to announce that TV soap regular Mark Moraghan (Holby City, Coronation Street) will don the cloak as evil villain Abanazer in this year’s Christmas panto Aladdin.
Starring alongside him will be Blackpool lad and BAFTA-winning CITV presenter Barney Harwood as Aladdin, the cheeky hero who sets off on a quest to win the heart of the beautiful Princess and retrieve a mysterious lamp.
Moraghan and Harwood head a cast of favourites including BBC Radio Lancashire and Grand panto legend Steve Royle as Wishee Washee and Radio Wave’s Hayley Kay, who returns to the panto for 2016 in the role as Slave of the Ring. Steve’s appearance will make this his fourteenth year on stage in the Grand Christmas panto! Playing alongside them will be the hilarious Philip Meeks as Widow Twankey and comedy magician Mark James as PC Pong.
Children and parents can follow all the action as Aladdin battles against Abanazer’s dark magic in this feel-good fantasy tale. Jam-packed with hit songs, hilarious dance routines, and another rollicking good script, this story of love, bravery and a magic lamp containing a certain special genie is the perfect way to experience the traditional magic of Christmas.
Will Aladdin and the princess ever find true love? Will the Princess tell her father of Abanazar’s evil plot? And, more importantly, will Widow Twanky ever get her washing done? Answers to all these and more await in the spectacular pantomime of the season – Aladdin – at Blackpool Grand Theatre!
Marketing Manager Andrew Howard said,
“We just love pantomime season at The Grand and with such a stellar line-up we’ll be hoping for another record-breaking year. We’re delighted to announce Coronation Street star Mark Moraghan as our baddie and local lad turned Blue Peter presenter and BAFTA winner Barney Harwood. And of course, children and grown-ups everywhere will be excited to hear Steve Royal and Hayley Kay are sharing yet another magical Christmas with us. Putting on the panto takes a lot of hard work but it’s a really rewarding experience seeing the magic it brings to so many children at Christmas time.”
Following last year’s record-breaking pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Blackpool audiences are guaranteed another year of spectacular sets, dazzling costumes and side-splitting comedy.
Aladdin plays at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 8 January 2017. Tickets are available from blackpoolgrand.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01253 290190.
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 8 January 2017
Show times vary, visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/Aladdin
Audio Described and BSL Sign Interpreted performance – Sat 17 Dec 2016 (2pm)
Adults: Band A £22.50/£16.50, Band B £22.50/£16.50, Band C £16.50
Children: Band A £22.50/£16.50, Band B £20.50/£16.50, Band C £15.50
Concessions (Band B) £2 off Top Priced Adult Ticket
Friends of The Grand: £15.00 all Band B performances
Matcham Monkey: All seats £11.00 (Sat 10 & Sun 11 Dec)
Family Ticket: £66*
Senior Pass: £56*
*Only available: 27 Dec(7pm), 28 Dec (2pm), 29 Dec (2pm), 2 Jan (2pm), 3 Jan (7pm), 5 Jan (2pm & 7pm), 6 Jan (2pm & 7pm), 7 Jan (2pm & 7pm), 8 Jan (1pm)
Group discounts available call 01253 743232