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Roger Hall’s Aladdin The Pantomime At Circa

The SOVEREIGN Season of Roger Hall’s Aladdin The Pantomime

Songs by Paul Jenden and Michael Nicholas Williams

Directed by Susan Wilson

The festive season is here again, and this year Circa brings you all the rich colours and vibrancy of the Arabian Bazaar with Roger Hall’s fabulous new pantomime, Aladdin, which opens in Circa One on Saturday 18th November at 8pm.

Aladdin, which stars the world’s best-known Pantomime Dame, tells the story of Widow Twankey who, with her son Aladdin, runs a laundry in a country ruled by the Sultan and his beautiful daughter, Jasmin.

With its evil villain, the wicked Abanazar (Hiss! Boo!), amazing Genie of the lamp, a cave filled with gold and jewels, hilarious laundry assistants, Hankey and Pankey, lovelorn Grand Vizier and rags-to-riches happy-ever-after ending, Aladdin is set to be a musical, magical and spectacular evening that will have all generations entertained and laughing. Once more the team that brought you Cinderella conjures up a wonderful mix of the traditional and topical, spiced with loads of magic, local references, Roger Hall’s legendary wit, Michael Williams’ original score of great toe-tapping music and Paul Jenden’s amazingly creative and opulent costumes - great fun for everyone!

Starring a stunning line-up of hugely talented, highly energetic and very funny Wellington actors with: JULIAN WILSON (The Underpants, The Rivals); LYNDEE-JANE RUTHERFORD (Troy, The Rivals); TIM BARTLETT (Cinderella, Take a Chance on Me); JEFF KINGSFORD-BROWN (Dinner, Mum’s Choir); PAUL JENDEN (Cinderella, Fairy Stories); HOLLY SHANAHAN (The Underpants, The Cherry Orchard); AARON WARD (The Rivals)

Aladdin is The perfect Holiday treat!

Opens SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER at 8pm and runs until 23rd DECEMBER 2006.

Returning in January for the summer holidays from 3rd JANUARY – 3rd FEBRUARY 2007

$20 PREVIEW - Friday 17th November- 8pm

$20 SUNDAY SPECIAL - Sunday 19th November – 4pm

Performance times: 18 November – 23 December Tues, Wed and Thurs- 6.30pm; Fri and Sat - 8pm; Sun - 4pm.

3 Jan – 3 Feb: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm; Sunday 4pm

Prices: $35 Adults; $28 Students, Senior Citizens and Beneficiaries $15 Children $18 Student Standby - from 1 hour before the show $30 Groups (6+) $85 Family Ticket – 2 adults plus 2 children

Aladdin is proudly sponsored by

BOOKINGS: CIRCA Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington Phone 801 7992 www.circa.co.nz

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