Aladdin Kicks Off Christmas at the Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre's annual panto set to run through to the new year

Kate Donnachie as the Emperor
Kate Donnachie as the Emperor. Picture: Helen Maybanks

Get ready to sing 'Glory, Glory, Hammersmith' once again and join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends on a magical carpet ride.

This festive family adventure follows Aladdin on his quest for true love, fortune and hugs with his nearest and dearest. Expect the usual Lyric twist on all of your favourite characters as well as live music, magic lamps, plenty of laughs and a journey to a faraway land.

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s 2021 pantomime Aladdin, written by Vikki Stone and directed by Abigail Graham, opened on 27 November.

Stephan Boyce as Twankey. Picture: Helen Maybanks

Writer Vikki Stone is well known for her comedy songs and returns to the Lyric to write her debut panto following her appearances as Abanazer in Aladdin and Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk. Abigail Graham recently directed Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s MUM and will also be directing The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe next year.

The 12th annual panto from the Lyric runs until 02 January 2022. It stars Qasim Mahmood as Aladdin, Stephan Boyce as Dave Twankey, Kate Donnachie as Genie, Irvine Iqbal as Abanazer, Gracie McGonigal as Wishy, Ellena Vincent as Jasmine, and Caroline Adebayo, Kane Feagan, Carla-Jean Lares and Harry Drane.

Set Design is by Lily Arnold, Costume Design by Kinnetia Isidore, Lighting Design by Sally Ferguson, Composition and Arrangement by Corin Buckeridge, Sound Design by Nick Manning, Choreography by Chi-San Howard, Musical Direction by Adam Gerber and Casting by Harry Blumenau.

To book visit the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre's web site.

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November 29, 2021

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